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It’s official – I’m moving back home to Ireland!

***update*** I just launched a brand new social community for movers to Ireland. You can find it at IrelandMoveClub.com

Moving to Ireland

After many happy years of living in the good ol’ USA my family and I have made the HUGE decision to pack up and move back to Ireland! It’s been a crazy few weeks/months, trying to decide whether we would actually do it, trying to figure out the logistics (schools, pets, housing, jobs, affordability etc…) but for better or worse, we’re going 🙂

I’m happy with the decision, and I’m eager to get back to Ireland and get my young family settled in. However, it’s going to be a tough few weeks/months ahead. The move itself won’t be easy, settling in will take time, and sadly we will miss so much about our life in America (friends, places, weather and so much more).

This will be my 4th international move – yes fourth! I’ve moved back and forth between Ireland and the United States 3 times in the last 12 years, and this, I hope, will be the last move. It’s not easy to do a move like this, and it takes a while to adjust to your new/old country, so I’m really hoping it all works out perfectly.

Creating an online international moving resource
I learned a lot during the last couple of moves that’ll help me plan/do this move, however, since we decided to make this next move, I’ve learned a whole lot more. With that in mind, I’ve been busy taking notes and pictures, filing emails, documenting expenses, writing down the names of services we’re using, and more, all with the ultimate goal of putting together a resource here on ‘Got Ireland’ to help other people plan their own international moves. Whether it be something simple like booking air transport, or something a little more daunting like picking an international moving company, or more daunting still, getting your pet (dog in my case) across to Ireland from the States, I’m sure I’ll have plenty of useful information to share.

So keep checking back. Anything I write about my move back to Ireland, I’ll file under the new, aptly named category, Moving to Ireland.
Wish me luck…

P.S. – any advice on moving is welcome 🙂 I’ve done this a few times, but maybe you’ve done it better…


  1. Liam – Wishing you and your family every success on your return to Ireland. I’m so happy for you.
    All the best,

  2. Exciting! I can’t wait to read about the adventure of the move… And see the new resource! Hopefully someday I can use it!

  3. Best of luck to you and your family–keep in touch!

    • Thank you Jude! I’ll be sure to keep in touch even more now 🙂 I’ll have tons more great photos to share, and stories to tell about so many great places to visit.

  4. Looking forward to reading about your move. Best of luck!

  5. You’re SO brave!! I can’t wait to hear more about the moving experience and the new resource! Wishing you all the luck you’ll need!

    • Thank you Lucy! A little brave, and a little mad haha. It’s proving to be quite the task so far. Packing up a life isn’t easy. Cheers,

  6. Oh I am just so excited for you! It is a big change, but I am certain it will turn out wonderfully. All the best to you and your family!

    • Thanks Stephanie. Appreciate the kind words. You’ll have to give me a shout when you’re over sometime. Would love to show ye the sights 🙂

  7. I am so excited for you! It is my greatest wish to be able to visit Ireland. Kiss the ground for me.
    Best of luck to you and yours!

  8. What a good thing to do Liam, I’m a bit jealous now! I lived in Kenmare in ’99 and Killarney 2005. Unfortunately I had to move back due to the crisis, and other things. Now I work as a tour guide and visit Ireland quite a lot (as you probably know!) In fact I’m going next week again 😉
    Maybe in the near future I’m going to take the step of moving to the Emerald Isle again, and same as you, hopefully for good! Tourism is up, and that’s where I want to make my money in, so who knows?!
    Liam, all the best with your decisions, I’d say it will work out the way you want it!


  9. All the best to you and your family Liam! I look forward to future posts of your new old adventures!

  10. Thanks for posting your experiences. After 20 years in the US we have decided to move back to Ireland with our two young kids. So I will be following you closely to pick up tips!. My husband works in IT so first thing will be to get a job for him. It is a daunting road ahead but I feel like it will all work out. Best of luck to you.

    • Hey Dee
      Thanks for you message. I’ve been slow to post updates on the topic as of yet, but I’ve learned so much already that I’m hoping to share here soon. So many things have changed, and I hope it’ll help people like you. Saying that, if you have anything specific you want to ask, just send me a message via the contact page.
      Best wishes to you too! I hope your husband finds a job, and it all works out 🙂


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