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1. Posted by bec_au (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

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Hey everyone!!

Im looking at getting a working holiday visa and moving to Dublin around May next year till the end of the year! I was wondering if anyone could help out with a few questions i have!

Firstly I am hoping to be doing nanny work as that is what i do here in Australia, how much should i expect to earn a week? roughly.....

Also what area of dublin should i look at living in? i want somewhere that is kinda close to the city or cose to transport.

I was also wondering what i can expect the weekly cost of living to be?

Any other tips for living in Dublin would be very much apprciated :)

Thanks so much for your time

Xx Bec

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3. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 8y

Hi Bec_au,
I don´t have the exact information to hand which you asked for but I´ll look into it in detail (I have a friend from Spain who´s working as a nanny who´ll advise me) and get back to you in a day or so.
Hope that´s ok.
Zaksame

4. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 8y

Hi again Bec_au
here´s a web site that will get you started with your search until I catch up with my friend - the au pair - and get the low down from her www.easyaupair.com/aupair_jobs/Ireland/Dublin/ hope it´s of some use to you. I´ll get back in contact when I see my friend.
Zaksame

5. Posted by lehcargiar (Budding Member 62 posts) 8y

Hi becs,

I don't know anything about working as an au pair but are you totally set on the idea of Dublin? I would really recommend you consider Galway instead, it's a much better city for nightlife and there are much more good spots for day trips close by. I'm from near Dublin and I really wouldn't recommend it as a place to live.

6. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 8y

As the previous messenger said....

I would really recommend you consider Galway instead, it's a much better city for nightlife and there are much more good spots for day trips close by. I'm from near Dublin and I really wouldn't recommend it as a place to live.

I´d agree with that piece of information unless it really has to be Dublin. You´ll find it really difficult to make friends in a big invisible city like Dublin. Galway, Cork or even my home town of Carlow (it´s got a couple of thousand students so it´s kind of a lively place).
But, if has to be Dublin, it has to be Dublin.
Still haven´t heard from my friend, shouldn´t be long though.

Zaksame

7. Posted by bec_au (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Hey everyone!!!

Wow, thanks so much for all your help!!!

I guess it doesn't have to be Dublin but i would kinda perfer it was.....i will have two friends living in London at the same time and i was hoping to do a quite a few cheap trips over there during my time and it is much easier to get cheap flights from dubin! my brother has also just started dating an irish girl from dublin (she lives in australia now though) so i was going to talk to her about this also and see if i can maybe meet up with some of her frineds!
Is it really that hard to make friend? I thouht because it was a big city it wouldn' be that hard?!?

once again thanks so much for all your help it really is very appreciated :)

Xx Bec

8. Posted by andy11 (Full Member 136 posts) 8y

hmmm ..... Dublin is quite a racist place to incomers....... the Irish guy above will know better than any.............

9. Posted by dub1 (Inactive 18 posts) 8y

I've heard good reports about www.easyaupair.com you could also try www.greatnannies.com
Best of luck in Dublin - it's a great city.

10. Posted by Buffalo (Full Member 120 posts) 8y

Hey Bec!
To be honest I know nothing about how you'd go about getting an au pair job but I want to set the record straight about Dublin as I see it. The majority of people are extremely friendly and welcoming to visitors - just ask anyone on this forum that's been here! I don't care what anyone says, the nightlife in Dublin is very very good although it is expensive. There are so many different nationalities in dublin these days that I honestly don't think you'll have problems meeting friends, both Irish and foreign. I agree that Galway, Cork, etc are lovely places and possibly easier to live in but why not give Dublin a shot, as you had originally planned, and then see how you're feeling!
Ps. There are so many Irish people on Travellerspoint that you'll never be stuck for a drinking partner anyway!!
Best of luck,
Ian