Ireland – the perfect expat destination

In the early 2000s Ireland became one of the wealthiest countries in Europe – earning it the affectionate nickname of “Celtic Tiger”. The country was an expat hotspot and a global player punching above its weight.

Location: Europe
Capital City: Dublin
Other Important Cities: Belfast, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Kilkenny, Knock
Currency: Euro €
Language: English, Gaelic
Calling Code: +353
Internet TLD: .ie
Electricity: 230V 50Hz
Emergency Numbers: 999


Ireland is multi-cultural and standard of living is comparable to most European cities. Accommodation can found for modern to rural and everything in between! Living in the capital will cost considerably more than if you were to reside in a neighbouring city however if convenience is more your thing then Dublin is well connected has great transport and healthcare links.

International Schools

St. Andrew’s College
St Andrew’s College rejoices in its increasingly international character and is keen to acknowledge the invaluable contribution which its overseas students make to the academic and cultural life of the school.   Our international student population represents more than fifty countries worldwide, including the United States, Spain, the UK, South Korea, Japan, Australia and Brazil –  to name but a few. The international composition of the school community fosters a warm welcome and a supportive atmosphere for new students, making it easier for them to adapt to life in their new surroundings.
Address: St. Andrew’s College, Booterstown Avenue, Blackrock. Co. Dublin,
Telephone: +353 (1)288 2785

Wesley College
One of Ireland’s premier schools, Wesley College was founded in 1845 on St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin.  In 1969 it relocated to Ballinteer where it is situated close to the Dublin Mountains.
The College is a Methodist Foundation but welcomes students of all faiths. Wesley is a co-educational College accommodating boarding and day students in a vibrant school community.
Address: Ballinteer, Dublin 16
Telephone: +353 (1)2987066

International School of Dublin
The International School of Dublin (ISD) offers an international primary education based on the curriculum of the International Baccalaureate to the international community in the Dublin region and to Irish families that believe they can benefit from this form of schooling. It operates as a non-denominational private school with English as the language of instruction.
Address: Barclay Court, Blackrock, County Dublin.
Telephone: + 353 (0)873291417

Expat Clubs

Ireland has a vibrant and upsurge in investigating and discovering our past history. The many institutions that have been formed in a relatively short time have led the requests for outside help with some offering a basic remuneration. The organisations are diverse into the Irish culture and its effect on the global migration scene with many working with local and worldwide recognised institutions.

American Woman’s Club Dublin
Founded in 1972, the AWCD has been part of the Irish Community for over 42 years.  We have a large and diverse membership who share experiences, interests, and a commitment to be part of the community here in Ireland.  We welcome you to find out more about the club and come along to an upcoming meeting or activity.


The healthcare system in Ireland is comprehensive and in most cases all inclusive. It is mostly efficient and the standard of care is modern and clean. All residents in Ireland are entitled to free public health cover however there are restrictions based on your economic health which generally means the less you earn the lower level of healthcare coverage. There are just two categories of health cover and as a resident you would be entitled to one or the other.

For more information contact The Relocation Bureau