Moving to Limerick
Are you planning on moving to Limerick? There are many good reasons to choose this Irish city. It is English speaking so it is not necessary to learn a new language; there is easy access to beautiful countryside and it’s a short flight away from other European cities. It is situated on the river Shannon. Limerick City is one of the country’s main tourist destinations and is only a 15-minute drive from Shannon Airport.
Local Information if you are thinking of moving to Limerick
When you first move to a new city finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting.
A quick visit to the following website can help you on your way: http://www.expatarrivals.com/ireland/banking-money-and-taxes-in-ireland
Accommodation if you are thinking of moving to Limerick
Most expats moving to Limerick often choose to rent a property, however for people who are planning to stay in the city for a number of years, buying may be the preferred option.
The city centre is divided between the traditional areas of ‘English Town’ on the southern end of King’s Island, which includes the castle; ‘Irish Town’, which includes the older streets on the south bank, offering a good selection of terrace housing; and the economic centre, ‘Newtown Pery’.
The following site has a selection of properties: http://www.property.ie/property-for-sale/limerick/
Schools if moving to Limerick
Finding a school in Limerick should be easy to arrange. There is plenty of choice at both primary and secondary level. By law, any child in Limerick can attend public school, regardless of their parent’s visa status. However, it is worth remembering that many schools in Limerick may have a waiting list. It would be wise to contact your preferred school before arriving. Many expats will want to continue with the curricula from home and may consider an international school, although these can be very expensive.
The following site will help you choice a suitable school in Limerick: http://www.limerick.ie/kids/schools
Travel if moving to Limerick
Shannon International Airport is located 15 miles from Limerick, with flights to North America, Europe and the UK. Limerick (Colbert) train station runs services to Dublin, Cork, Galway and Ballybrophy. Bus Éireann operates 12 routes in Limerick City with an adult single fare costing 1.80 euros. There are a large number of taxi operators in the city, with fares being reasonably priced for short journeys.
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