Moving to Ireland
Ireland is a country known for its beautiful landscapes and historical sites, as well as a lively atmosphere. Often referred to as the Emerald Isle, Ireland is filled with vibrant cities tucked behind cozy bays and sheer cliffs.
Ireland may geographically be small, but it has an enormous amount to offer, including an incredibly rich culture, diverse artistic talent, lively people and gorgeous, lush landscapes.
Moving and Living in Ireland
Ireland’s pervasive grasslands create a green-hued landscape, renowned for its wealth of folklore, rugged natural beauty as well as world-class beer and whiskey. A dynamic cultural and music scene, great schooling system and jobs industry are a handful of reasons why people choose to move and live in Ireland.
Ireland may geographically be small, but it has an enormous amount to offer, including an incredibly rich culture, diverse artistic talent, lively people and gorgeous, lush landscapes. Well known for its economic and political history, Ireland went from one of the European Union’s poorer countries to one of the wealthiest from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s, with an additional economic boom experienced in the past few years in light of Brexit regulations seeing big corporations move their European headquarters to Dublin. Thanks to Ireland’s central geographic location, the country is a perfect launching pad for travelling. Barcelona is two hours away, Rome is three hours, and for a short trip, the United Kingdom is barely 45 minutes away.
Ireland’s cities and towns are bursting with life and activity, from the fascinating medieval living history along the streets of Dublin to Adare’s thatched cottages and historic buildings, which helps earn it the title as one of Ireland’s prettiest towns. The quaint and quirky seaport town of Cobh is an important port for transatlantic ships, with it being the last stopping point in Europe before the Titanic began its fateful maiden voyage. There is so much more to Ireland than the traditional tourist destinations, with towns such as Kilkenny showcasing the Kilkenny Arts Festival which displays Irish and international creativity every August.
Explore the glorious Irish countryside and its landmarks with dramatic scenery and over 954 developed hiking trails all over the country, with vastly differing landscapes, such as ocean views on the Ballycotton Cliff Walk in Cork, to the Black Mountain ridge trail overlooking Belfast all the way across to Scotland on a clear day. With over 3,000km of coastline, Ireland is home to some of the most stunning beaches. From secluded bathers’ coves to stretches of exposed shoreline, locations such as Banna Strand in County Kerry and Dog’s Bay in County Galway are idyllic locations for holiday destinations and for partaking in recreational water sports.
Popular tourist destinations in Ireland include kissing The Blarney Stone, which is told to give a person the gift of eloquence and persuasiveness, visiting the creativity and culture of Galway city’s charming craft shops and old-style pubs, as well as sampling Michelin starred restaurants and traditional meals of venison liver, creamy mash and crispy onions. The Guinness Storehouse is a must-see attraction in the heart of Dublin City where visitors are able to discover the story of the iconic stout, experience the history and culture of the famous pint, all accompanied by a creamy pint in the Gravity Bar overlooking panoramic views of Dublin at the end of the tour.
How can I move my personal goods to Ireland?
Ireland’s cities and towns are bursting with life and activity, from the fascinating medieval living history along the streets of Dublin to Adare’s thatched cottages and historic buildings, which helps earn it the title as one of Ireland’s prettiest towns.
Moving your household goods to Ireland
Visa and Immigration Information
When travelling or moving to Ireland, make sure your passport and visas are correct and valid. Check these links to find out some of the latest requirements.
Consulate / Embassy in Australia
Contact the Irish Embassy by visiting 20 Arkana Street, Yarralumla, ACT 2600 Canberra, Australia. Phone +612 6214 0000 or follow this link to the embassy website: https://www.dfa.ie/
Visa information can be found here: https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/australia/our-services/visas/visas-for-ireland/
Passport information can be found here: https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/australia/passports/how-to-apply-for-a-passport/
Immigration information can be found here: http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/pages/Immigratioon%20information
Citizenship information can be found here: https://www.dfa.ie/passports-citizenship/citizenship/
General information can be found here: https//www.dfa.ie/news-and-media/publications/publicationarchive/2013/may/ireland/ireland-in-brief
Social Media Links
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SydneyIrishConsulate
Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/irlembaustralia