Loughcrew Cairns

Loughcrew or Lough Crew (Irish: Loch Craobh, meaning ‘lake of the tree’) is an area of historical importance near Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland. It is home to a group of ancient tombs from the 4th millennium BC, some decorated with rare megalithic art, which sit on top of a range of hills. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loughcrew During my […]

Two Saffas in Ireland – Housing and Airbnbs

When first arriving in Ireland, it is unlikely that you’ll have housing lined up beforehand. Currently there is a scarcity of rental properties available in Ireland and it may take you a while to get a place to live. Maheshini and I had to rent two Airbnb properties on a monthly basis before we managed […]

Two Saffas in Ireland – Money and Banking

The Republic of Ireland is part of the European Union and the Eurozone. The Euro is a stable and powerful currency, controlled by the European Central Bank (ECB). Let’s look at some basics related to money and banking for living in Ireland. How much money do I need to more or less maintain my SA […]

Two Saffas in Ireland – How to get to Ireland?

There are a few ways of legally living and working in Ireland. If you’re lucky enough to be a descendant of an Irish citizen (usually no more than 3 or 4 generations later), you may qualify for citizenship yourself! Otherwise you’ll need to do it the way most people do: apply for a work permit. […]

Two Saffas in Ireland – A new blog post series

Since 01 November 2021, my wife and I have been living in Ireland. We’re both South African citizens who decided to emigrate for personal reasons and for a better life abroad. We also brought over our little corgi, Snoopy! I’m going to start a series about our new adventure in the Emerald Isle. The first […]