Your Expat
Community in Ireland

Connect with fellow expats in Ireland
Join exciting events and groups
Get information in our Ireland guides
Exchange tips about expat life in Ireland

Benoit Julien

"Want a night out beyond the obligatory pint of guinness? Enjoy the Dublin Expat Get-Togethers hosted by InterNations, just as I did. "

Katharina Berbner

"Got some great tips on business contacts in the IT sector from InterNations expats - thanks! "

Welcome to the InterNations Community of Expats in Ireland!

Dia duit and a warm welcome to our expat communities in Ireland! Moving to a new country can be tough, but InterNations is dedicated to making your transition to Ireland as stress free and simple as possible. With members representing all nationalities and 390 InterNations Communities across the world, finding other expats in Ireland to help solve any query, big or small, could not be easier. Not only can you trust the InterNations network to help you locate expats online in Ireland, the organization even hosts prestigious monthly events and activities to help you meet other expats in person. Furthermore, you can always make use of the expat forum and read our many guide articles. With their aid you can finally solve those questions which have plagued you; for instance, where is the best place to go for a pint of Guinness and how does the healthcare system work?

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to check out our vibrant InterNations Communities in countries like Bahrain or Saudi Arabia.

Join Our Exciting Events in Ireland

Attend our monthly events and activities for Ireland expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Ireland Expat Guides

  • Moving to Ireland

    Despite the economic problems of the last decade, Ireland is still a popular expat destination. Now that the “Celtic Tiger” seems to be reemerging, many are attracted by the growing IT industry among other things. Our guide on moving to Ireland gives you an insight into destinations, visas, and more.
  • Living in Ireland

    Living in Ireland as an expat has undergone an unprecedented boom in the past decade. Even after the global crisis of 2008/2009, Ireland remains a popular expat destination. The InterNations Expat Guide on Ireland provides you with info on education, healthcare, and daily life.
  • Working in Ireland

    Many expats have been attracted by life in Ireland, especially during the era of the “Celtic Tiger”. While the nation has severely felt the effects of the recession, there are still some possibilities for expats. Read more about the economy and business culture on InterNations!

Exchange Tips about living in Ireland

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Ireland expat forums.

Learn More about Being an Expat in Ireland

Ireland is a thriving and beautiful country, full of kind, interesting characters and breathtaking scenery. One of the most fascinating aspects of Irish culture for expats is the ease at which the population can switch between English and Irish (English tends to be most commonly spoken, however). This is something which can be seen on everything from road signs to train station stops. These traditional Irish values are not only held in the still-thriving language, but in everything from the music being performed at your local pub to the popularity of hurling. This vibrant country is one everyone should experience living in, or at the very least visit as often as possible. Most of the predominantly Roman Catholic population lives in urban areas, with particularly dense populations in Cork and Limerick. Dublin has the highest population rate in the country, boasting 1.16 million people in 2014. As was the case for much of Europe (particularly those utilizing the euro), Ireland suffered from the 2008 financial crisis. Despite this, however, the economy has picked up dramatically and has now left its period of austerity. This is partially due to an increase in the export sector and low corporation tax which has encouraged investment in the country. This recent upswing in the economy suggests that Ireland is well on the road to recovery and a strong choice of location to move to.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in China or Qatar, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Get a Head-Start on Building Your Network in Ireland

As mentioned, InterNations is your best possible method of meeting other expats in Ireland and helping you to settle in to your new home. With InterNations you can attend exciting events and join interest-based groups. With these you can make new friends, find solutions to any problems, and have an awful lot of fun. You might be inclined to participate in the Dublin Live Music Group, or even the Cork Travel Group. Making just a few of these connections can be the best way for you to make Ireland your new home.

Benoit Julien

"Want a night out beyond the obligatory pint of guinness? Enjoy the Dublin Expat Get-Togethers hosted by InterNations, just as I did. "

Katharina Berbner

"Got some great tips on business contacts in the IT sector from InterNations expats - thanks! "

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