As one of Houston’s premier international movers, OleRRelo Moving & Storage has the knowledge and experience to remove much of the stress of planning an international move. In addition to taking the utmost care of your belongings during the move, we’ve provided a series of tips on relocating to new cities around the world. Today, we’re exploring Dublin, Ireland.
Dublin is a rather small city for a capital. There are only 500,000 people in the city proper. Being one of only a few English speaking countries in the EU, it’s a popular destination for American expats as well as businesses, especially tech and financial companies.
If you’re living in the city, many Dubliners would recommend you avoid driving. Traffic jams, one-way streets, expensive parking are all pretty convincing deterrents for would-be drivers. Not to mention, getting used to driving on the other side of the road. The city is small enough that walking is usually the best way of getting around as well as cycling. However, there’s always public transportation. Just be sure to get yourself a Leap Card if you’re planning on frequenting the busses (it’ll save you a small fortune). Oh, by the way, the buses never seem to be where they’re supposed when they’re supposed to so make sure you leave early.
Healthcare in Dublin can be a bit tricky. Irish healthcare is divided into public and private services, both of which are provided by the Health Service Executive. It may take up to a year of living in the country before you may qualify for public health insurance. Once you qualify, you’ll receive a medical card with which you may receive a range of services free of cost. You can find more information on healthcare services here.
You’ll never be bored in Dublin. From the city’s and surrounding areas’ many parks and green spaces to the many theaters, sporting events, and of course, the pubs, there’s an endless supply of entertainment.
We hope these tips were a bit helpful. Whatever the reason for your international relocation to Ireland, we here at OleRRelo can help smooth the transition.