Expat Experiences in Ireland

When considering a move to a new city, there is nothing more useful than hearing real life stories and experiences from other expats who have lived there. We'd love to hear about your expat experiences. Please contact us if you live or have lived in Ireland and would like to share your story.


Alejandra is a Spanish teacher and translator living in Dublin. Originally from Santiago, Chile, Alejandra now lives and works in Ireland and, despite the weather, loves the kind people and describes the city as "enchanting". Read our expat interview with Alejandra.

Alejandra

Grace Taylor is a Canadian expat living in Ireland. Having transferred to work at the Dublin branch of her company, she operates as a consultant in the tax and accounting industry. A lover of travel, her main priority when moving to a new country is proximity to a major airport and yoga studio. Learn more about her life as an expat in Ireland.

Terri Lee is an American expat who moved to Ireland with her husband and their two children about seven years ago. She says that there were challenges in the beginning, including getting to know and understand the local health and education systems, but a few years down the line, they're happily settled into their new lives in Cork. Read more about her experiences as an expat in Ireland.

Kevin is an American expat who has been living and working in Dublin for a number of years. Although he misses his family back in the States, the Irish locals, culture and scenery are what keep him happy in the Emerald Isle. Read about his expat life in Ireland.

Joanna moved from Poland to Dublin to pursue a career and love life. The move was an easy one for her as she has been visiting Dublin since she was 19 years old and fell in love with it. Read more about Joanna's expat experience in Dublin.


 

Jehan is from Australia but moved to Dublin with her Irish husband where she works as a course developer for a private college. She loves the scenery in Dublin, the friendliness of the locals and Dublin's social scene. Read more about Jehan's expat experience in Dublin.

FJ is an American expat of Austrian extraction now living in Dublin with her husband, a US diplomat, and children. She loves the friendly people, beautiful countryside and is trying to adapt to the constant rain and high cost of living. Get her take on expat life in Ireland.

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