The Ireland Property Guide looks at some suburban options for those of you who need to work but who don’t fancy big city life.

If you need to find a job when you move to Ireland, you will need to direct your search around the larger cities. While city life suits some, many crave the peace and quiet that village or suburban life offers. One of the many wonderful things about Ireland is the fact that it is relatively small in size, which means it doesn’t take too long to get from A to B. Today the Ireland Property Guide is looking at some of the best suburban options that will allow you to commute into the city for work.

Due to the price of property in Dublin, many people who work in the capital have been setting their sights on the commuter belt where prices are considerably lower.

Dublin Suburb – Shankill

Due to the price of property in Dublin, many people who work in the capital have been setting their sights on the commuter belt where prices are considerably lower, yet they are still able to get from door to desk in under an hour. Shankill is one such suburb, located in the southeast of County Dublin, close to the border with County Wicklow. Getting in to the capital should take around 34 minutes – there is a bus every 10 minutes and a DART (electric rail system) every 15 minutes.

 

The River Shannon as it flows through Limerick

 

Galway Suburb – Barna

If you want the Irish village lifestyle but need to be close to the city, there are a lot of great options nearby, including Moycullen, Craughwell and Barna, which is a quiet seaside village just eight kilometres away from Galway City. You can enjoy exploring Barna Woods, and walks along Silver Strand, one of Galway’s most popular beaches. From the village you can see the Burren Hills of County Clare in the distance and on a good day you can see across the water to the Aran Islands.

Although Limerick itself is pretty small, you may still want to set your sights on the one of the surrounding towns found in County Limerick or County Clare

Limerick Suburb – Killaloe

Although Limerick itself is pretty small, you may still want to set your sights on the one of the surrounding towns found in County Limerick or County Clare. Kerry and Cork are also commutable distances from Limerick city. This is a stunning part of the country known for its coastline and countryside so it makes perfect sense that you want to be amongst it, rather than in a concrete jungle. Killaloe is a beautiful fishing village on the banks of the River Shannon. From here you can sail all the way to Sligo should you so wish. This is a popular tourist spot in summer, when you can hire boats and try your hand at a variety of watersports. Killaloe is just 30 minutes to Limerick in the car.

 

The beauty of suburbia, Cork style

 

Cork Suburb – Douglas

Douglas is one of Cork’s most popular suburbs due to the fact that it borders both the city and the countryside. The town itself is home to around 20,000 people, a fabulous farmers market and shopping centres, plus some great bars, restaurants and sports facilities.

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