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working and having fun in ireland

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1. Posted by zoeremund (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

does anyone know...where is the best place to live and work in ireland. i want to stay for a couple of months and have all the appropriate working requirements(swiss pass). i want to work and party and do a bit of travel.
i am thinking of cork at the moment but for no specific reason, only that i know the most about this part of ireland.

2. Posted by Sio (Budding Member 31 posts) 10y

Cork is great! I love Galway though. Its a great hangout for easy going types and small enough that's its easy to get to know. Plus the summer festivals are brilliant. Cork is better in October with the Jazz. From Galway you can do most touristy things too, its quite central. It's an amazing party town too.

3. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 10y

were you stay will depend a lot on the job you get or the industry that you want to enter, this will determine your budget and available time to travel around.....

do you know what type of work you'd be looking for ? have you contacted any agencies ?

4. Posted by veri77 (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

i spent 3 months in Ireland county Majo when I won a Leonardo internship.. but i know the guys of this company that have programs for living and working in ireland...try ... ciao!

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Hello Zoeremund

There is a lot of unempoyment, in Ireland, even at the best of times.
I think it is wise, to go where most of the jobs are. This is usually Dublin. But dont let this make u feel restricted, because there is lots of fun, to be had, in Dublin. I lived there, for 7 years.


6. Posted by Sio (Budding Member 31 posts) 10y

If you plan to pick up a min wage job, a bar a cafe or something, then you can live anywhere. Rent in galway is about 75 a week, dublin is going to cost about 110 or so. Dublin is a great city also. Galway is pretty small so it is easy to live there and not spend money on travelling around it (unlike Dublin) Cork is accessible enough, somewhere between Galway and Dublin when it comes to rent. To find a job for the summer it is probably best to go in May to beat the rush.