Staying Connected

Here are some ways to help you stay connected to Ireland.

  1. Keep in touch with home – Set up a group chat with your family and friends in Ireland. Teach your parents how to Skype & set them up on WhatsApp / Viber / Facebook Messenger before you go
  2. Get involved in local Irish groups – see this list for details
  3. Read Irish papers onlinelike the Irish Times Abroad
  4. Sign up to our newsletter – such as these updates from the Irish government, or our Emigrant News
  5. Plan a trip back to Ireland in your first year abroad if you can – it always helps to have something to look forward to
  6. Make sure you retain your Irish citizenship by registering annually with the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service if you are an Irish citizen by naturalisation living abroad
Page updated 25 April 2022