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A guide to County Clare

A guide to County Clare

If you’re in the market for landscapes that take your breath away and a healthy dash of Irish culture on your doorstep when you move to Ireland, you should consider County Clare. Located due west of Ireland, above County Limerick and below County Galway, Clare is surrounded on almost all sides by water. Therefore, much of the County’s most attractive property enjoys wonderful views, either of the River Shannon and its estuary to the south or Galway Bay to the north. Basically, the county is a nature lovers’ playground. You can look forward to exploring The Burren or the shores of Lough Derg, a
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Buying in Ireland: Part One

Has there ever been a better time to buy a home in Ireland? There are plenty of spacious, well-built country properties at a fraction of the cost of their equivalent in British beauty spots. The cities are lively, liveable and exciting. There is so much to do, either in Ireland’s great outdoors or culturally, in the land that gave us everything from Oscar Wilde to Father Ted, from The Pogues to Riverdance. There are job opportunities too, just an hour’s flight from the UK, in a welcoming and English-speaking EU country. Here are five more great reasons why you should buy a home in Ireland this
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Registering your car and getting an Irish driver’s licence

One of the many wonderful things about Ireland is how easy it is to get around in a relatively short space of time. This means that after you make the move to Ireland, you can look forward to weekends exploring all corners of your new country, from the deserted beaches of Donegal, to the world-famous Ring of Kerry. If you are in the process of planning a move to Ireland, have you taken some time to consider what you will do with your car? Given the country’s proximity to the UK, it makes sense to take your vehicle with you, but what does that involve, and is it worth the time and money? Today,
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How to get an Irish passport (and your EU rights)

Since it was announced in June 2016 that the UK will be leaving the EU, record numbers of British people have applied for Irish passports. All you need for Irish citizenship is for a grandparent to have been born in Ireland. This will guarantee your right to freedom of movement within the EU whatever happens with Brexit. But how easy is it in practice to get an Irish passport? 
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What factors influence the price of Irish property?

Ireland’s mainly coastal or riverside towns and cities generally boast excellent views over the water and countryside. However, those views come at a cost, according to a new report by Daft.ie. The average sea-facing property costs several thousands more than a non-sea-facing counterpart.  So what are the key factors to be aware of that can change the price of Irish property?
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Cheapest homes in Ireland

According to Daft.ie’s latest House Price report, South Dublin is Ireland’s most expensive location at €599,000 (£535,275) and a property right in the heart of the city will cost €335,000 (£299,345). But, where are the cheapest homes in Ireland? With the average Irish property being €254,000 (£227,000) – it’s clear there are bargains to out there if you’re willing to cast your net further afield. Therefore, today we’re taking a look at where to find the cheapest homes in Ireland.
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Make a successful move to Ireland with your children

While Ireland is English-speaking and just a short distance from the UK, it is still a different country. Therefore, it is just as important to consider whether a move to Ireland with your children is in their best interests as it would be if you were planning a move to the other side of the world. Fortunately, Ireland has a lot of great qualities that make it an ideal spot to raise a family.
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Prices stabilise in the Irish property market

Things are looking very good for Ireland’s economy right now. The country is benefiting across the board from increased international interest, and domestic demand for goods and services is up. Today, we’re taking a look at how the Irish property market is performing to help inform your decision to buy in Ireland in 2018.   
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How to keep calm and settle into life in Ireland

You did it! Thanks to your meticulous planning and preparation you successfully navigated the overseas property buying process. You also took care of all those other important tasks on your pre-move checklist without a hitch. Everything from sorting your pet’s passport and obtaining the necessary insurance to organising your leaving do. Now that you’re finally in possession of the keys to your home it’s time to turn your attention to settling into your new life in Ireland.
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10 best places to buy a holiday home in Ireland

When considering where to buy your Irish holiday home, it’s important to factor in what you dream of using it for. Will you use it as a base for exploring the trails of the Wild Atlantic Way or the Glendalough Loop? Are you looking to spend long weekends by the Irish coast? Do you want to getaway to immerse yourself in Ireland’s live music scene? Or, must you be on the doorstep of the best cycling routes in Ireland?
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Moving to rural Ireland: follow in the Connor family’s footsteps

Making the life changing move to Ireland is a well-trodden path. One that is often taken in search of the type of idyllic rural life only the Emerald Isle can offer. Can you see yourself joining the thousands of overseas buyers who have already made the leap and are enjoying Ireland’s bucolic appeal for themselves?
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