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As a developed country and a member of the European Union, Ireland is proud about its cultural and historical heritage. Located West of Great Britain, it attracts expatriates in large numbers despite a relatively high cost of living.

If you have chosen to live, work or study in Ireland, you will benefit from several opportunities thanks to its multinational companies and great universities.

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Ireland is always a popular holiday destination, drawing a record 10.3 million visitors in 2016 alone, thanks to its vast amount of sights and natural beauty (and possibly its role in Star Wars). You could easily spend all of your leisure time in Ireland exploring ruined castles and cathedrals, hiking the hills and coastline, or learning through the museums. The Irish also know how to have fun, too, with plenty of pubs and live music.

In Ireland, it is compulsory for children aged 6 through 16 to attend full-time education. If you move to Ireland with children younger than 6, then you may need to find a childcare solution. There are a variety of options available to parents, from pre-primary school to individual nanny care.

Importing a pet to a new country can seem like a complicated process due to customs laws and restrictions, but Ireland’s Department of Agriculture lays out the rules very clearly. With enough planning you should be able to move your animal to your home in Ireland without issue, provided the pet is healthy.

Sports are a huge part of Irish culture, whether you want to participate as a player or a spectator. From the traditional to the mainstream, Ireland plays them all. Gaelic football and hurling are the quintessential Irish sports that remain the most popular in the country. Football, rugby, and golf are also favoured sports. Ireland does well in sports professionally and is often represented in high profile world sporting events, like the Olympics and World Cups.

Ireland has an extensive telecommunications network for both mobiles and landlines, and you will want to set one, or both, of these up pretty soon after landing in your new country. Make sure to compare providers and costs, and feel free to go into shops to seek more information and advice.

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Celt & Kiwi is a travel and lifestyle website curated by Tiernan and Rachel Ennis (the Celt and the Kiwi, respectively). We are advocates for slow, thoughtful travel. Our readers return for our reliable travel hints, tips and advice for spending long periods of time at particular destinations and immersing themselves in the local culture. We only review products and services we either own or use ourselves. Aside from reviews and travel writing, we make our experience available for trip consultation to Ireland and provide coaching and mentoring to would-be migrants (expats) looking to start new lives abroad.

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