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1. Posted by Lisa_Nz (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey everyone :)

I would really like your help!

My partner and i are thinking of travelling to england and ireland at the end of next year (2008)...

We'll be around the age of 19-20years old, and are wanting to live in a nice place (both in england and ireland) with lots of friendly faces and places to work.

We are pretty much going overseas to make money to somewhere that isnt to overly expensive would be great.

Looking for a young people's scene, with quite a bit of shopping, clubs and events...yet has a nice kinda population- if u get what i mean?

We are from hamilton, new zealand..if that kind of helps.

We arent looking for something exactly like home because we are looking for change of scenery.

I have relatives that reside in dublin-ireland..is that a good place?

Any advice would help!



2. Posted by Bit Devine (Budding Member 19 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hello Lisa,

Dublin, Galway and Cork are your best bets, as they are the "hubs" of Ireland. You migh also look to Belfast, as an aletrnative. In Dublin, the Temple Bar area is a high point with the younger set. It is expensive in Dublin, so keep that in mind when you are deciding.

Slan Beo,

Bit Devine

3. Posted by Mancunion (Full Member 128 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

London obviously. Manchester is nice, along with the other major cities here, Liverpool, Birmingham, Sheffield and Leeds.

Manchester is a nice place, it has to be, its where I am from!;)

Best of luck to you for your travels...

BTW, Dublin is nice, not been there, but many of my friends have, worth a visit!

4. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 769 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Well 2008 is the year that Liverpool will be the European Capital of Culture, so there will be lots of tourists, and with tourists comes jobs so I think you will find work easily. Liverpool is definately a good place to go to if you like your nightlife and in 2008 there will be even more of it going on. Manchester and Chester are very close and they are also great places to go. It is also cheaper in the north of england than the south. As for Ireland I personally love Galway , it has a great atmosphere. Dublin is also great but it really is very expensive.

5. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

For cheap, avoid London and Brighton. Manchester ain't really cheap any more either and Leeds is even getting a little bit pricey.

I would go for Sheffield, Newcastle or Liverpool.