Category Archives: Moving House

Three Tips for Dealing with Homesickness

Arguably, the Irish are the most homesick people in the world. We’ve settled nearly everywhere, and the proof of this is not dusty old census records. It’s Irish pubs and cultural organization and St. Patrick’s Day parades that show that our sense of identity persists for generations after we leave this island. If Irish immigrants Read More >

Going Dutch – Netherlands

Irish citizens have a fairly easy time relocating to other EU countries. Historically, we’ve headed to other English-speaking countries, but with the ease of immigrating to another EU country makes a move to the continent more tempting. What can you expect if you go Dutch and move to the Netherlands? Yes, people often speak English, Read More >

Surviving Your International Move Solo

Moving overseas as a carefree singleton is certainly less complicated than moving with a partner and children, but it isn’t easy. Going home alone after a day of navigating a new culture can be a very lonely experience, even with social media shrinking the distance to your friends back home. You’re going to have some Read More >

Is Moving to the UK for Work Still an Option?

The chief Brexit negotiator for the European Union will be in Ireland this week to meet with government officials here as plans progress for the UK to leave the EU. Next month, the Taoiseach will chair an-island dialogue on the impact of Brexit. And in Northern Ireland, a broad coalition of groups is bringing a Read More >

A Very Quick History of Irish Immigration to the USA

The number of Americans claiming Irish ancestry is now larger than the number of people in Ireland. The journey from Ireland to the United States of American is a well-worn path, and the history of immigration to the USA from the time of that state’s founding to the present day is reflected in the experiences Read More >