Thinking of moving to Ireland... advice appreciated

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congobongo Sun 08-Nov-20 17:35:21

What towns/cities are considered attractive? Their equivalents to say York? Is property good value over there?

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BillBaileysPasoFace Sun 08-Nov-20 17:38:01

Ok, where are you moving from? Will you be working? Children needing schooling? What are your interests-cultural stuff that benefits from being near a city, or rural mountain climbing surfing stuff?

Dublin houses are pricey, remote areas cheap.

TinyGhost Sun 08-Nov-20 17:44:21

Like in the uk, property prices vary by area. The more desirable the location, the more expensive the property.

There are no equivalents to York.

congobongo Sun 08-Nov-20 18:00:09

I'd imagine Dublin has plenty of history, surely...

From UK... I have no kids...

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congobongo Sun 08-Nov-20 18:10:12

It'd be nice to be within a couple of miles of somewhere with pretty buildings...

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TinyGhost Sun 08-Nov-20 20:01:13

There is plenty of history, you will find beautiful buildings in cities.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architecture_of_Ireland

Galway is picturesque and costal, but
is smaller than York, Dublin is bigger and is noted for it’s Georgian Architecture. Cork is also beautiful as is Killarney.

There are lots of lovely towns and villages too.

www.travelmag.com/articles/most-charming-towns-ireland/

BillBaileysPasoFace Mon 09-Nov-20 07:06:14

Pretty buildings to look at? Or to visit? Will you need a job? Thatched and colourful cottages? Or historic castles? Is it for you to live in yourself? Or are you looking for something you could rent out to tourists?

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7to25 Tue 10-Nov-20 15:57:37

BIL lives in Kilkenny. I think it is a bit like York. I could live there.

willitbetonight Tue 10-Nov-20 16:07:25

Yes

pigcon1 Tue 10-Nov-20 16:08:23

I second Kilkenny

TreestumpsAndTrampolines Tue 10-Nov-20 16:13:45

We moved to Ireland a couple of years ago. We have kids, so our needs were a bit different.

The move was easy though - there's a lot to be said for having the same language and being able to drive to a place. Be aware that to get your PSC card (bit like an NI card, but not really) you need 'a reason' so that can be a bit tricky to justify (eg. I got one because my kids needed one to go to school, but DP couldn't because only one parent needed one) - and to get that PSC card I needed proof of address etc. Which can end up with you being in a bit of a catch-22 situation around proofs of address to get the PSC card, and requiring the PSC card to get some kind of proof of address (luckily for me, my UK bank account let me have an Irish address).

Are you thinking long term? Or just for a couple of years? Healthcare is different here, so a thing to think about if it's long-term.

Maverick66 Tue 10-Nov-20 16:14:20

Have you considered North of Ireland?
Some beautiful towns and cities.
Hills borough is beautiful as is Moira.
Portrush, Portstewart and Bangor all coastal.

TreestumpsAndTrampolines Tue 10-Nov-20 16:15:21

Oh, and yes, excluding Dublin, you can get some beautiful stuff for fair prices - be aware that if it's rural it'll likely be septic tank and well (which is fine, we have that now, and it just needs to be serviced. Costs no different to mains stuff)

fluffdefluff Tue 10-Nov-20 16:19:56

Cork, Kilkenny or Waterford would be most like York I think OP.

You will need a pps number for everything OP...you will need to apply for that.

Will you be working OP?

ReefTeeth Fri 20-Nov-20 01:03:17

Maverick66

Have you considered North of Ireland?
Some beautiful towns and cities.
Hills borough is beautiful as is Moira.
Portrush, Portstewart and Bangor all coastal.

Is that a typo and you meant "the north of Ireland" as I'm curious where north of Ireland is, Iceland?

I've lived in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. I preferred Dublin (where my dh is from) but Cork is also lovely.

Twistered Fri 20-Nov-20 01:06:52

The north of Ireland as it's known by is in the north of Ireland. Nowhere near Iceland.

Just like you would say the north of England..

What's your point ?

MindyStClaire Fri 20-Nov-20 08:11:43

When people say the North of Ireland, they mean Northern Ireland but don't like to acknowledge NI being part of the UK. I've only ever heard it from republicans or staunch nationalists.

ReefTeeth Sat 21-Nov-20 01:38:23

Twistered

The north of Ireland as it's known by is in the north of Ireland. Nowhere near Iceland.

Just like you would say the north of England..

What's your point ?

What's your point explaining something I didn't ask 😂

PP said to look '...north of Ireland' not look at the north of Ireland. I was curious if it was a typo or if people say north of Ireland, meaning north of the ROI.

whatsoccuringnow Sat 21-Nov-20 01:47:53

OP was just looking for general advice not snide digs about the north?

whatsoccuringnow Sat 21-Nov-20 01:48:48

FWIW I agree, if you like York,Galway is nice or Kilkenny

IfNotNow12 Sat 21-Nov-20 01:58:04

I'm pretty sure not all of the North of Ireland is Northern Ireland..!

DramaAlpaca Sat 21-Nov-20 01:59:46

Have you ever visited Ireland, or lived here for a while?

Ireland may share a language with the UK but culturally it's very different indeed, something a lot of British people are not aware of. I've lived in Ireland for over 20 years and I love it and am well assimilated, but I have an Irish DH and his family to help me navigate the many differences.

What I will say is that it's expensive. Dublin massively so, but everywhere else too. Food, housing, healthcare, insurance... you name it, it's expensive.

There are lots of very nice places but nowhere even vaguely similar to York. As I say, it's very different.

I'd recommend a long visit to get a feel before you think about moving here.

DioneTheDiabolist Sat 21-Nov-20 02:11:39

What criteria are yis all using for equivalent to York?confused I've never been to York, but I've been to Galway, Kilkenny, Dublin etc. and they're not even each other's equivalent.confusedconfusedconfused

*Have you considered North of Ireland?
Some beautiful towns and cities.
Hills borough is beautiful as is Moira.
Portrush, Portstewart and Bangor all coastal.*

These places are in Northern Ireland which is part of the UK.

Twofingers Sat 21-Nov-20 02:33:54

Killarney, like York is a relatively wealthy, pretty place powered by tourism.
The weather is mild and it’s near to world class scenic beauty. Mountains, lakes, beaches...
Most of the west coast of Ireland is stunning.
County Donegal has some great value property. Dublin is really expensive.
Other places to consider: Kenmare, Kinsale, Galway city, Westport and Dingle.

Shopgirl1 Tue 22-Dec-20 08:43:09

Why are you considering this move? No offence, but you don’t seem to know much about irish towns and cities, there aren’t that many so I’m wondering if you have spent much time here?

I’ve just googled York. I don’t think any place is just like it. I think the best thing would be to spend some time visiting Irish cities and see where you like - Galway, Kilkenny, Waterford, Cork, all mentioned and all very different from each other.
Killarney is a provincial small town, remote from anywhere unless you fly to Dublin from the small regional airport there. There is amazing scenery near there though. It depends what you are looking for.
When normality resumes do a driving holiday and explore.

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