[thechat] traveling to Ireland

Sabrina Dent, Apperception sabrina.dent at appercept.co.uk
Mon Aug 23 14:51:53 CDT 2004

> On Behalf Of Joel D Canfield

Congrats! Ireland is fabulous in so many ways.

> It's our goal to eventually emigrate, 

If you or your spouse have an Irish parent or grandparent, you're in
like Flynn. Except said person should apply for his/her Irish passport
ASAP, because that regulation looks as though it may change shortly.

> and with only one real 
> opportunity to spend some real time there, we'd rather 
> experience the worst weather, and know if we'd truly enjoy 
> being there year 'round.

Oh, Ireland is wonderful if you don't mind the rain. If you can live in
Seattle, you can live in Ireland.
> Also, instead of paying 1000 to 1500 pounds a *week* for a 
> cottage by the sea, we can do it for about 500 a *month* in 
> the winter.

Where are you thinking of, area-wise? Just curious; the isolation of
some areas of Ireland would drive me BATTY. I like small cities like
Kilkenny, which is beautiful, cultural, and more liberal and accepting
than many areas of Ireland outside of Dublin.

Also, if you're scouting areas to live in, you might want to *seriously*
consider broadband availability, because without it, your phone bill can
very easily top £500 a month. (Or the equivalent in euros, which is the
currency in Ireland now.)

> Perhaps we'll bump into some o' y'all - Europe's a small place, right?

Yup :) And airfare for short-haul flights in the winter is dead cheap as
well. You'll have to come to a London Beervolt :)

-- Sabrina

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