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Become a digital nomad in Ireland

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Strong, rugged, fascinating. Historically, Ireland is a fighter, and geographically is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Its landscapes are poetic, people are friendly, and internet is fast. To top it off, you get to work with the view of the Cliffs of Moher.

Why Ireland

An island in northwestern Europe, Ireland is different from its continental neighbours, having opted for a more tough and natural vibe. The country boasts breathtaking natural sights and is also a source of culture, especially in the music and literary fields.

Ireland is a very welcoming place, and you will probably feel right at home the moment you step off the plane. Working in one of the country’s big cities will be convenient and straightforward — you are guaranteed a decent internet connection, a selection of coffee shops, pubs and coworking hubs, and a pint of the country’s famous beer after work. However, if you choose to venture out into the countryside, you will notice a significant drop in internet speeds.

Best cities to work from

Dublin, the country’s capital, is probably the first city you will get to explore when landing in Ireland. It is a very big city (compared to the size of Ireland itself) and has the population of over 1.8 million people in the Greater Dublin Area, with most people residing in the suburbs. Dublin is international, busy, full of tourist attractions, and filled with a happy buzz at night. Working in Dublin will never be boring and, yet, the city is not “too much”, having preserved a rather intimate setting — very suitable for some quiet time with a laptop.

Galway is known as “the City of Tribes” and is like one big museum. There are not too many standard tourist attractions here, but the city’s cobbled streets and old squares do an excellent job of telling its story. While steeped in history, the city features a modern vibe, and you will have everything a remote working lifestyle requires.

The internet and coworking spaces

The average broadband download speed in Ireland is estimated at 17.4Mbps with big cities, naturally, showing the highest speed results, which drop as you move away from urban areas.

Whether you are in Dublin or Galway, you are sure to find a coworking spot to fit your needs. Alternatively, there are quaint old diners, pubs, and coffee shops, which can make your working sessions even more inspiring.

Coworking spaces in Dublin

DoSpace CoWorking, 23, Trinity Technology & Enterprise Campus, Pearse St, Grand Canal Dock

TCube Dublin, 8-9 Westmoreland St, Temple Bar

Dogpatch Labs, The CHQ Building, Custom House Quay,

Coworking spaces in Galway

Workbench Galway, 1-5 Mainguard St

Portershed, Eyre Square

Leisure in Ireland

Ireland is rich in sights and attractions. Its most visited natural tourist attraction is the Cliffs of Moher. In Dublin, don’t miss a visit to Guinness Storehouse — a seven-floor exhibit of the country’s most famous beer. Other attractions include the famous Giant’s Causeway, Blarney Castle, Newgrange, and Skellig Michael Island.

What to know before arriving in Ireland

Residents of a number of countries can travel to Ireland visa-free — this includes all member countries of the EEA. Those who do not come from one of the visa exempt countries will need to apply for a visa in advance at an Irish Embassy or Consulate in their countries of origin.

 Useful links:

Official Website of Tourism in Ireland

Map of free Wi-Fi hotspots in Ireland

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There are various ways to find work if you are already living and settled in Ireland with work permission.
Dublin is Ireland’s most international city, and boasts a huge economy for foreign workers. There are a number of international companies based there.
The city of Cork has a developed economy which is based on several sectors, namely the pharmaceutical and tech industry.
If you wish to set up a business in Ireland as a non-EU/EEA citizen, you will need to apply for the correct visa type and seek the appropriate permissions.

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