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Jan 31st 2007, 9:05 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 8,645
Posted By crazydaisy

Re: about to emigrate

For opening bank accounts there maybe problems from certain branches. For instance we went into one branch AIB maybe and they said we would need proof of a PPS number (ie they wanted to actually see...
Jan 17th 2007, 1:50 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 21,916
Posted By crazydaisy

Re: living in the republic of ireland

Oasis is a useful website containing lots of info. re: health, schooling, benefits etc. etc. They have a section called 'Moving to Ireland' which may answer some questions. The website has recently...
Jan 3rd 2007, 8:33 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,113
Posted By crazydaisy

Re: The North and South of Home Ed, Homoeopathy and Housing :-)

This is the 3rd time we've home schooled and admit to finding the traditional schooling more stressful than home schooling on each occassion! Not having to deal with the constant complaints from...
Dec 26th 2006, 5:02 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,113
Posted By crazydaisy

Smile Re: The North and South of Home Ed, Homoeopathy and Housing :-)

Hi there - I home educate my son in the West of Ireland and found it to be easy and straight forward to do. First I went to various websites to learn of the legal requirements of home schooling -...
Sep 8th 2006, 9:26 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,070
Posted By crazydaisy

Re: Property in Ireland

Hi there - at the moment it is cheaper to head slightly East of Galway as property prices are lower, although people are starting to catch onto that now so it may change fairly quickly! I absolutely...
Sep 7th 2006, 9:40 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By crazydaisy

Re: Renting a property

Hi there - we live 25 mins. away from Galway (make that an hour away during busy traffic!!) We found our rental place in the daft.ie website and I was honest and up front and mentioned we had a dog...
Aug 23rd 2006, 9:26 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,864
Posted By crazydaisy

Re: Going to Ireland

Hi there - I'm not sure about Limerick but here in Galway people have sooo much trouble finding a good builder as they're all busy building massive houses and housing estates. It's great to see the...
Aug 23rd 2006, 11:11 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,864
Posted By crazydaisy

Re: Going to Ireland

Hi there - we're about 25 mins. East of Galway city and find the surroundings really beautiful. We are just looking into getting benefits now as it has taken longer to find work than anticipated (a...
Aug 22nd 2006, 9:51 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,864
Posted By crazydaisy

Re: Going to Ireland

We found that Bank of Ireland staff are sooo nice and helpful (it maybe that we just have a great branch!) The banking is free if you keep a minimum of 500 Euros or if you use internet banking once a...
Aug 19th 2006, 1:10 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,070
Posted By crazydaisy

Re: Property in Ireland

Yeah, you're right, relying on buses could be a hit and miss thing. Loughrea is well placed because it's on the main Galway to Dublin N6 road so there are buses come by every 30-60 mins. but it...
Aug 12th 2006, 12:35 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 3,312
Posted By crazydaisy

Re: Shipping Personal Belongings

Not totally sure on Ireland to U.S. route but our smallish shipment (was meant to be 10 boxes but ended up as 24!) was placed on a consolidated shipment which means they pallette up your stuff and...
Jul 25th 2006, 6:29 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 3,402
Posted By crazydaisy

Wink Re: Bringing money to Ireland

Hi there - thanks for the welcome. Life here is sooo nice, I'm surrounded by horses and sheep down a little country lane but not far from the main Galway to Dublin road so easy to get back into...
Jul 14th 2006, 1:36 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 3,402
Posted By crazydaisy

Re: Bringing money to Ireland

Hi all - well we made it safely (including the dog, bless!) and I wanted to report back our experiences of bringing over money from a foreign country. We decided to have our Cdn dollars in cash...
Jun 10th 2006, 5:22 am
Replies: 22
Views: 4,070
Posted By crazydaisy

Re: Property in Ireland

Galway area is a possibility. I was looking at places equivalent to about 130k allthough you may be able to find cheaper depending on how far out of town you go. I found county Clare to be more...
Jun 8th 2006, 4:59 am
Replies: 4
Views: 3,402
Posted By crazydaisy

Bringing money to Ireland

As we're building up to the big move we are anticipating needing to convert some money from Canadian Dollars to Sterling for the UK and some to Euros for Ireland. We have been offered commission fee...
May 27th 2006, 12:04 am
Replies: 61
Views: 14,825
Posted By crazydaisy

Re: any others living long term in ireland?

Yeah, ours is a Lab too. I think some of the bigger dogs have problems with cold paws - my colleague's Rottweiler even suffers for it but it's not too bad at all. Canadians look at me strange when...
May 26th 2006, 11:58 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,147
Posted By crazydaisy

Re: Finding work in the building industry????

Hi there - we're moving to Galway. The move is more down to the hubby wishing to be back in Europe as in his trade he is very well known in Europe but is an unknown in Canada and so he has had to...
May 26th 2006, 11:52 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 12,944
Posted By crazydaisy

Re: travelling to Ireland with a dog

Hi there - I was worried too about renting with a dog so I decided to be upfront and mention straight away that we had a Labrador and our new landlady didn't seem put off and hasn't asked for a 'pet'...
May 25th 2006, 11:33 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 14,825
Posted By crazydaisy

Re: any others living long term in ireland?

I must admit - it seems strange commenting on walking the dog at - 35 C but I have experienced that too and you're right it doesn't seem at all bad! The dryness of the cold here makes such a...
May 25th 2006, 4:09 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,147
Posted By crazydaisy

Re: Finding work in the building industry????

Sometimes the hectic lifestyle and high cost of living in one end of the country is the complete opposite in another part of the country. It's getting that balance that we all crave for that's the...
May 20th 2006, 10:24 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,191
Posted By crazydaisy

Re: Please help me understand my contract!

I think it is just saying that the contract runs for 11 months but you can serve notice if you wish to leave before that time.

After the 11 months it could be renewed, ended or made permanent who...
May 14th 2006, 5:50 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 14,825
Posted By crazydaisy

Re: any others living long term in ireland?

Hi there - Ryanair are doing cheap flights too from Liverpool. To get to Knock I think you have to fly from London, Luton or Stansted (if using Ryanair) but you can get to Shannon, Dublin and Cork...
May 14th 2006, 4:52 am
Replies: 61
Views: 14,825
Posted By crazydaisy

Re: any others living long term in ireland?

Hi there - the ferry from Liverpool takes a gob smacking 8 hours. Holyhead in Wales is a shorter hop although it's another 90 miles down the road! (The ferry from Holyhead to Dublin takes 99 mins...
May 11th 2006, 2:48 am
Replies: 61
Views: 14,825
Posted By crazydaisy

Re: any others living long term in ireland?

It's nice to see someone find the dream goal at the end of the rainbow. Like most rainbows it seems to fade away just as you reach it but finding something you love and more to the point somewhere...
May 10th 2006, 5:16 am
Replies: 61
Views: 14,825
Posted By crazydaisy

Re: any others living long term in ireland?

Hi - We are heading to midway between Galway and Limerick ourselves this June and my feelings have been more favourable to Galway too mainly due to the larger available job pool. I will certainly...
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