Explore the answers to your Ireland property FAQs
Your Ireland property FAQ covers all the common questions expats have about moving to the Emerald Isle. Find out about finances, legalities, removals and getting yourself settled in.
Money matters and raising finances
What should I consider in terms of finances before moving to Ireland?
What should I consider in terms of finances after moving to Ireland?
Are there any hidden costs I should be aware of?
What are the benefits of using a currency specialist to transfer money?
What is the cost of living in Ireland?
Sending money abroad can be risky – sudden exchange rate movements can cause you to lose thousands of pounds – but it’s actually easy to control. Find out how in the Property Buyer’s Guide to Currency, written by our partner Smart Currency Exchange.
Planning the house hunt
Do you have a breakdown of the buying process?
What properties can I buy in Ireland?
What should I look for in an estate agent?
How do I plan a successful viewing trip to Ireland?
What should I know if I’m doing a viewing trip in spring?
What is it like buying a home in Ireland in winter?
What are the legal aspects of property purchases in Ireland?
What factors influence Irish property prices?
Regions of Ireland: where to buy in….?
Where to buy in County Donegal?
Where to buy in County Galway?
Where to buy in County Wicklow?
Our guide, Buying with Family, explains how you can significantly increase your purchasing power (and cut down on the maintenance) by buying together as joint owners with family.
Ring of Kerry
Where are the best areas for…?
Where are the best spots for a holiday home?
Where are Ireland’s cheapest homes?
Where are the best spots to buy on a high budget?
Which areas have the best weather in Ireland?
Where are the best off-the-beaten track locations?
Where are the best rural areas?
Where are the best coastal towns in Ireland?
Where are the best small towns?
Make sure to brush up on your negotiating skills to get the best price with our guide, How to Negotiate Abroad.
Driving and transport in Ireland
What should I know about driving in Ireland?
How do you register your car and get an Irish driving licence?
Read our Viewing Trip Guide to find out what you need to prepare when going to see properties.
What are your tips for settling in in Ireland?
Where can I buy furniture for my home?
What is the Irish lifestyle like?
What festivals are there in Ireland?
What should I know about Irish etiquette?
How can I make friends in Ireland?
What should I know about living in rural Ireland?
If you have further questions in addition to these Ireland property FAQs, we’ll be happy to help. It’s easy to get in touch with your Ireland property expert – just call the Resource Centre on 020 7898 0549 or send us an email at [email protected]
Don’t miss your free copy of the Ireland Buying Guide below. Inside, you’ll find all the advice, processes and tips you need to make your Irish home purchase go completely smoothly.
The Ireland Buying Guide takes you through each stage of the property buying process, with practical recommendations from our experts who have been through the process themselves. The guide will help you to: