Going to live abroad


If you're thinking about moving abroad, you may be wondering where to start. To help you make a decision about whether or not emigration is for you, we have put together a little bit of information on some of the main destination countries for Irish emigrants - the UKUSAAustraliaCanadaEurope and New Zealand. We 've also got some information on working holidays for people between the ages of 18 to 35. 


Mind How You Go

7 things to think about if you're moving abroad and a list of Irish support organisations around the world who may be able to help you settle in to your new home

Staying safe while abroad is important. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Travelwise App can help you do this. 

You can also check out to see what 500 irish people had to say about their own experiences of leaving Ireland and how to look after your mental health when you are emigrating.

mind how you go

 If you are thinking about emigrating from Ireland and would like to speak to someone, please contact us by phone or email or drop in. For contact details please go to the Contact Us page of this website. You could also follow us on Facebook, add us on Twitter or sign up to our Emigrant Newsletter for plenty of up to date and useful information fon moving abroad. You might also be interested in reading the 2017 Emigrant Pack from the Irish Council for emigrants.