moving form UK to Ireland

A Guide to Moving from the United Kingdom to Ireland

After recently helping a number of families move to Ireland from the UK, we thought we’d take this opportunity to list a few helpful tips for those looking to do this in the future.

  1. Research and Planning: Before you pack any bags, it’s important to conduct thorough research about the area you are looking to move to making sure it aligns with your lifestyle and preferences. Consider factors such as job opportunities, cost of living, housing options, healthcare, education, and transportation. Having a clear understanding of what to expect will help you make informed decisions and reduce any potential surprises along the way.

  2. Understanding the Legalities: Moving to Ireland from the United Kingdom may require some legal considerations. Up to September 2021, both countries were part of the Common Travel Area (CTA), which allows British and Irish citizens to travel, live, and work freely within each other’s territories. However, it’s always prudent to check for any updates or changes in immigration policies, especially post-Brexit. Familiarise yourself with the necessary documentation, such as passports, visas, work permits, and residency requirements, to ensure a hassle-free transition.

  3. Navigating the Housing Market: Ireland is very much like the UK when it comes to finding suitable accommodation and this is a crucial aspect of settling into your new life in Ireland. Begin your house-hunting process well in advance to allow ample time for research and visits. Websites such as and as well as local estate agents can provide listings, but exploring social media groups and local community forums can also be beneficial. Be prepared for variations in rental prices and housing styles across different regions. Keep in mind that the cost of living in cities like Dublin can be higher compared to other areas, so weigh your options carefully.

  4. Healthcare and Education: Ireland offers a high standard of healthcare and education. Familiarise yourself with the healthcare system, including registering with a General Practitioner (GP) and understanding how to access healthcare services. If you have children, research the education system and identify suitable schools in your chosen area. Take note of application deadlines and any necessary documentation required for enrolment.

Moving from the United Kingdom to Ireland offers an opportunity for new beginnings in a country renowned for its beauty and hospitality. Of course if you are looking for a removal company to help with your UK to Ireland move, contact us on 01 451 3585 or email us at

Moving From Dublin to London

Moving from Dublin to London

We can all imagine that the cost of living in London is expensive and it would be hard for anyone to stay if it is more or less expensive than Dublin. The average cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city is £1,500 per month with Utility bills, transportation, and food comparable with Dublin.

If you will be looking for a new job in London, job prospects are currently good. There are many opportunities in the city especially for skilled workers with the average salary in London being £35,000 per year.

There are so many things to do and see in London, from the historic buildings to the beautiful parks and gardens. You should also plan on visiting some of the many museums and art galleries. London has some of the best museums in the world, and you can learn a lot about the city’s history and culture by visiting them. If you are interested in art, you will find that there are many art galleries in London. You can also visit some of the historic buildings, such as the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace.

If you are interested in shopping you can visit some of the many shops and department stores in the city, or you can go to the markets and stalls to find some great bargains.

London also has some of the best restaurants in the world, and you can find some great food in areas such as Camden, Islington, Shoreditch, Clapham and Soho.

Making the decision to move from Dublin to London is a big one, but we have created a few posts that may help reduce your stress.

Moving With Pets

If you are looking to move with Pets, it is important to remember that they can be affected by moving home because they can become anxious and stressed in new environments. We have created a post that will give you a few tips when moving with a Dog or Cat.

Buying or Renting in London

If you are buying a place in London, or even committing to long term lease, please take a look at our ‘Knowing its your dream home post’ where we detail a few tips and “things to remember” before your move.  

Packing Tips

Finally, the thought of packing might be keeping you up at night, but check out our Packing tips when Moving Home article here.

At Allen Removals we have built a reputation as efficient, professional and careful movers to people in Ireland and the UK and have helped many people and families make the move from Dublin to London and London to Dublin.

If you would like to get a quote from us, please visit or Moving Quote page here.