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Best city to live in Ireland? (sun, warm weather)

Best city to live in Ireland? (sun, warm weather)

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1. Re: Best city to live in Ireland? (sun, warm weather)

What's more important is where you'll be able to locate employment.

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2. Re: Best city to live in Ireland? (sun, warm weather)

You've opened a can of worms...be prepared for an array of suggestions.

Most opportunities are in Dublin, it is the biggest, most expensive city to live in, but maybe Bray/Greystones would be a good option, both in beautiful Co Wicklow, near mountains and beach, both about 20-30km from Dublin with excellent train service.

Outside of Dublin, Waterford would be the driest city, it is on the south coast, about an hour and a half from Dublin.

Cork is the countrys 2nd biggest city, it is on the coast but doesn't feel like a coastal city for some reason, it can get wet in Cork.

Limerick is the countrys 3rd biggest city, not a coastal city, but like all cities does have close access to mountainous regions.

Galway (the tourists favourite) is a coastal city, doesn't feel like a city at all, it is very quaint and could be a good fit for a young married couple, it does get an horrendous amount of rain tho, be warned.

I would imagine your occupation will play a big role in the decision, the country is not awash with opportunity at the moment.

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4. Re: Best city to live in Ireland? (sun, warm weather)

Will you be able to secure work visas?

And as for the question "Where would we find sun?" The answer is "in another country"!!

If you are looking for sunshine and mountains then realistically the area in the Southern Alps between Nice in France and Imperia in Italy would have more of what you are looking for!!

Otherwise, pretty much anywhere in Kerry. If Tralee could be considered a city.....

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5. Re: Best city to live in Ireland? (sun, warm weather)

Its lashing in Waterford at the moment! You are asking about sun. You do realise you are not going to get sun in the sense of what you are used to in Texas!

The south-east corner of the country (Waterford/Wexford) is generally speaking the driest, but that is relative to, say, the west coast. And while it is always noticeably cooler in Dublin (well I think it is) than Waterford, Kilkenny gets some of the warmest temperatures. It also gets the coldest. But it is all very variable. In any town or county in the country you could have warm/ cold/ rain/ dry/ wind/ whatever, on any day of the year. And it might do the same for a week, or you could have them all on the same day.

I need it to be dry tomorrow because I have arranged to get some outdoor painting done. It might be, or it might not. Its raining at the moment. It was sunny this morning. Maybe the sun will be shining when we get up, or maybe it will still be raining. Its a great country for being philosophical in.

As the others have said, where you live will have more to do with your employment situation than the weather. As for mountains. All our mountains are little ones (compared to, say, the Alps or the Rockies) but we are very fond of them and there are a couple of nice little ranges in Waterford :-)

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6. Re: Best city to live in Ireland? (sun, warm weather)

Thanks for the replies!

We are in the beginning stages of the entire process, so haven't looked into jobs yet. We're planning to start searching for jobs within the next couple weeks. We both have Bachelor degrees... (Hopefully that helps?)

I'm sure it's going to be a very long process to obtain visa and residency.

Hopefully the job search is a bit easier in Ireland that it would be in Spain, Italy, etc. given the economy is not as bad. I'd love to live in Nice or Barcelona but it just doesn't seem realistic with the current state of their economies. I've read that Ireland's economy isn't struggling as much as Spain and Ireland. Thoughts anyone?

I realize that Ireland isn't the most sunny country in the world, but i was just wanting to know where the sunniest areas are. Hmm...

As for mountians...Well i come from Dallas, Texas which is as flat as cement. So, even an area near the ocean with hills would be wonderful!

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7. Re: Best city to live in Ireland? (sun, warm weather)

Employment here is very difficult to come by, there are hundreds of grads leaving each month. What exactly are you qualified to do?

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8. Re: Best city to live in Ireland? (sun, warm weather)

Waterford is 2 hours from Dublin by car.

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9. Re: Best city to live in Ireland? (sun, warm weather)

Nooo, don't ask for thoughts on Ireland's economy! It is apparently,overall, improving. But that doesnt mean there are jobs.

I have three adult children, one has a good (but very specialised) job here. One is in the UK with a Masters degree and a 1st Hons bachelors degree, she is running three jobs at the moment, all of them part time and of a more or less dogsbody variety as she looks for work in her field. My other daughter is in the US, just about finished her PhD, loads of work experience, and will be looking for work over there rather than coming back here.

Enquire by all means, but you have to be realistic, there are a lot of people unemployed, including lots of young graduates.

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10. Re: Best city to live in Ireland? (sun, warm weather)

Well for what is is worth, every Irish city has its charms, remember, visiting a city as a tourist is one thing, living there all year round is completely different. The provincial Irish cities are very small.

Cork City (population 250,000 approx) but actually feels much smaller, which I like.

Limerick (population 100,000 approx) but feels bigger than Cork for some reason, full of history and culture (despite perceptions)

Galway (population 75,000 approx) feels more like a town, a tourist destination very popular with the nations young party goers, a university town, but for me it lacks the depth of the other Irish cities, but I am long past my 20s.

Waterford (population 55,000 approx) is a lovely little city often forgotten by tourists, but not sure why, it is where you will find the best weather

I would begin with looking for opportunities in Dublin, it is where you would most likely find a suitable opportunity, it is also closest in size to Barcelona and Nice