Why Ireland?

Work and Travel in Ireland

Why Ireland?

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Population
4.784 million
Languages
English, Irish
Capital
Dublin
President
Michael D. Higgins
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Irish Culture

Ireland is known for our friendly relaxed culture, Guinness and having the craic! This is exactly what you will find when you arrive here.

A traditional Irish trad session brings people together. Sit back and relax to the sound of the fiddle and tin whistle accompanied by a song to get an Irish experience you will never forget. You might even learn some Irish Dancing along the way!

When you come to Ireland you will hear of the many ways we show off our culture. St. Patricks day is one of the biggest celebrations in Ireland. With tourists and performers coming from all over the world to experience a weekend of Irish culture.

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Irish People

As a nation, the Irish known for being friendly, happy and welcoming. This is pretty accurate. We’re a big fan of ‘having the craic (fun)’ and ‘having the chats’. We have got the gift of the gab! We’d talk for days if you let us.

We love to travel... but we love coming home even more! It’s believed that there are up to 70 million people around the world claiming Irish ancestry and heritage.

The Irish believe that tea can cure a multitude. There’s nothing it can’t fix. It's raining? Tea. Got a cold? Tea. Just lost your job? Tea! Of all the things we enjoy, we love laughing the most. It really is the best medicine.

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Multicultural and Diverse

Over 535,000 foreign nationals from 200 countries are living on the Emerald isle, according to a 2016 report from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) Migration and Diversity. Most come from Poland, United Kingdom, Lithuania, Romania, Latvia, Brazil, Germany, India, Spain, France, United States of America.

Ireland was the first country in the world to pass the marriage equality bill by popular vote in 2015. This permit marriage to be contracted by two persons without distinction as to their sex. Ireland is a very tolerant place for the LGBT spectrum. Cities like Dublin, Galway and Cork have thriving gay scenes as do Belfast and Derry in Northern Ireland.

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Travelling in Ireland

Traveling around Ireland is pretty easy, we have a vast bus and train system that stops in most cities and large towns. Getting from one side of our small Island to the other only takes 3 hours. Crazy, right?

We have some of the most beautiful landscapes known to man. The cliffs of Moher, Giants Causeway and The Ring of Kerry are all easy to get to from Dublin.

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Travelling in Europe

Thanks to its excellent location, Ireland is a perfect launching pad for travelling. Barcelona is two hours away, Rome is three hours, and for a really short trip, the UK is barely 45 minutes away. If looking to visit other cultures, this is a great place to start.

With the island being so small all of the major cities are at most an hour away from somewhere incredible to escape to for the weekend. When you can take a break in somewhere like Dingle without even leaving the country you know things are good!

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Summer Vs Winter

Spring/Summer

The summer months are ideal as this allows you to prepare and apply for a surplus of jobs that arise in September.

Accommodation generally frees up in May as many students move back to their family homes for the summer months.

It’s important to also note that students return to the cities and University towns in September for college so the rental market can be quite competitive at this time!

If you are here during our short period of good weather and it is therefore ideal to travel our beautiful island. There are so many spectacular festivals that happen across the country during the summer months. Sea Sessions, Electric Picnic, Longitude and Forbidden Fruit are the ideal way to spend a summer weekend.

Autumn/Winter

Ireland enjoys a moderate climate, so it rarely experiences extreme cold or extreme heat this means the winter is manageable and bearable throughout the country.

Christmas time in Ireland is always magical. We don’t do things by half in Ireland and we tend to go all out with our festivities and decorations.

Winter is a great time to secure hospitality and retail jobs as this sector booms during these months as party season gets into full swing.

It’s not ideal to arrive too close to Christmas though as there won’t be many people hiring or renting a room the week before or after the holiday.

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