Expat Communities in Ireland

Expat Communities in Ireland

In today’s globalised and interconnected world, many people leave their homes to settle in a new city, country or even continent. The global world holds wider opportunities for expats; however, many have second thoughts about relocating due to the fear of the unknown. Without doubt, the decision to emigrate is life-changing and many factors should be considered. Therefore, we think that finding your local community in Ireland can support your transition and can help you settle into your new home country.


The European hub for more than 1,000 multinational businesses, Ireland holds numerous opportunities for expats looking to build their career internationally. Companies such as Google, HP, Apple, IBM, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Pfizer, GSK, Genzyme and many more have based operations there and are constantly looking for skilled and highly capable workforce to drive their success. In fact, Ireland is ranked as the second most attractive country for foreign direct investment following Singapore.


Statistics indicate that there were 535,475 non-Irish nationals living in Ireland (April 2016). From those living in Dublin, the expats with Polish, Romanian, UK, Brazilian, Italian, Spanish and French nationality were making more than half of the total 91,876 non-Irish living in Dublin in 2016.


A country report from expats’ eyes is presented below:

Expat Communities in IrelandSource: https://www.internations.org/expat-insider/2017/ireland-39217

If you wish to connect with fellow expats living in Ireland, InterNations website is the right place for you. There you can also join exciting events to meet more international people and get tips about expat life in the country. If this is something you are interested in, visit the following link: https://www.internations.org/ireland-expats


Get in touch with people with the same nationality, language and other cultural characteristics before making the move- feel at home abroad!

Information about the key Ireland expat communities previously mentioned is presented below:

• Polish Community

Get in touch with other Poles living in Ireland: www.internations.org/ireland-expats/polish

• Romanian Community

Connect with fellow Romanians living in Ireland: www.internations.org/ireland-expats/romanians

• British Community

Connect with the British community living in Ireland: www.internations.org/ireland-expats/british

• Brazilian Community

Connect with fellow Brazilians in Ireland: www.internations.org/ireland-expats/brazilians

• Italian Community

Get in touch with the Italian expat community located in Ireland: www.internations.org/ireland-expats/italians

• Spanish Community

Contact the Spanish expat community in Ireland: www.internations.org/ireland-expats/spanish

• French Community

Connect with the French community living in Ireland: www.internations.org/ireland-expats/french

• South African Community

Apart from the EU nationals, the number of South Africans living in Ireland is also rapidly increasing. If you are looking to connect with South African compatriots, who can help you with the relocation and can answer all your questions to make the change easier for you, access the following link: https://www.internations.org/ireland-expats/south-africans


Social Media Connections

Facebook and Instagram hold numerous groups that might be worth following if you are planning to make a move to Hungary. Here are some links that you might find helpful:

- Facebook Groups:

https://www.facebook.com/expatsireland/ - Expats in Ireland
https://www.facebook.com/expatsindublin/ - Expats in Dublin
https://www.facebook.com/ExpatFocusIreland/ - Expat Ireland

- Instagram Pages:

https://www.instagram.com/todayinireland/?hl=en -Today in Ireland
https://www.instagram.com/irishexpats/ - Irish Expats


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