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

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Why Allen Removals are Dublins Leading Moving Company

Moving can be a stressful and searching for the right removal company, one that is reliable and you can trust can add to this overwhelming experience. Choosing the right moving company is essential to ensuring a smooth and hassle-free relocation. If you’re planning a move in Dublin, or away from Dublin, we ask that you consider Allen Removals.

Here’s why Allen Removals is the number one moving company in Dublin:

1. We have a team of Experienced Professionals.
Allen Removals has been providing moving services in Dublin for over 40 years, and our team of experienced professionals have the knowledge and expertise to handle any type of move, from small apartments to large estates, from small items to large.

No Objects too small or Too Big

2. Our wide range of Comprehensive Services.
At Allen Removals we offer a wide range of services to meet your moving needs, including packing and unpacking, storage solutions, and transportation. We can also handle specialised items, such as antiques, pianos, and artwork.

3. We only use Top-Quality Equipment.
Ensuring we have the best and most up to date moving equipment and materials, ensure that your belongings are safe and secure during transport. Our trucks are fully equipped with straps, blankets, and other tools to keep your items protected. If we required we can also bring in the Hoist to allow move items to upper levels in your homes or businesses.

4. Our Customer Service.
Customer satisfaction is our top priority. We hope you get that feeling form the second you talk to one of our staff. We strive to provide the best possible service, from the initial consultation to the final delivery of your belongings. Our team is friendly, professional, and always available to answer any questions you may have.

5. Our Competitive Pricing.
Moving, and storage if required, can be expensive, but at Allen Removals we try to provide competitive pricing without compromising on quality and provide transparent pricing with no hidden fees, so you can budget your move with confidence.

By working with Allen Removals you can trust that your move will be handled with care and professionalism, allowing you to focus on starting your new chapter. If you would like to talk to one of our experts about a move, please call 01 451 3585 or click here to leave an enquiry – Get a moving Quote.

Weekend Office move

Minimise disruption to your business with a weekend move.

At Allen Removals we try to do everything we can for our Home and Office move customers. When it comes to office moves, we understand moving an office to a new premises can be a stressful and time-consuming process. However, planning ahead and talking to our professional office move team, you can minimise the disruption to your business and take advantage of the many benefits that come with moving over the weekend. In this blog, we will look at the main benefits of moving an office to new premises on the weekend.

Minimise Disruption to Your Business

Moving an office during the workweek can be extremely disruptive to your business operations. Employees may be distracted and unable to focus on their tasks, and clients or customers may experience difficulty contacting your company. By moving over the weekend, you can avoid these disruptions and ensure that your business continues to run smoothly.

Allows for a Smooth Transition

Moving to a new office can be a complex process, requiring careful coordination and planning. By scheduling the move over the weekend, you can ensure that your new office is fully set up and ready for business by the time Monday rolls around. This will allow for a smooth transition and minimise any potential downtime for your business.

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Provides Plenty of Time for Preparation

Moving an office requires a lot of preparation, including packing up equipment, organising files, and coordinating with a moving company. By moving over the weekend, you can take advantage of the extra time to prepare and ensure that everything is in order before the move. This can help to prevent any last-minute hiccups and ensure a successful move.


Allows for Greater Flexibility

Moving over the weekend also provides greater flexibility in terms of scheduling. With fewer people on the road and less traffic to contend with, the moving company can more easily transport your equipment and furniture to the new premises. Additionally, if any unexpected delays or issues arise, there is more time available to address them and ensure that the move proceeds smoothly.

Reduces Employee Stress

Moving an office can be a stressful experience for employees, who may worry about the impact of the move on their job security or day-to-day routines. By moving over the weekend, employees can focus on their work during the week and feel more secure in the knowledge that the move will not interfere with their work. This can help to reduce employee stress and ensure that everyone remains focused on the task at hand.

As we see above, moving an office to new premises over the weekend provides many benefits and by enlisting the help of Allen Removals, you can ensure a successful move and a smooth transition to your new office space.

To get in touch with us about your Weekend Office move, click here

How to properly pack fragile items

How to properly pack fragile items

How to properly pack fragile items, such as dishes and glassware, to ensure they are protected during the move.

When packing fragile items, such as dishes and glassware, it’s important to take the necessary precautions to ensure they are properly protected during the move. Here are some tips for packing these items:

  1. Start by gathering all the necessary materials, such as packing peanuts, bubble wrap, foam wrap, packing tape, and sturdy boxes.

  2. Wrap each dish and piece of glassware individually in bubble wrap or foam wrap, making sure to cover the entire surface of the item. Use packing peanuts to fill any gaps and secure the item in place.

  3. When packing dishes, place them on their side in a box, alternating the direction in which they face. This will help to distribute the weight of the dishes evenly, reducing the risk of breakage.

  4. For glasses and stemware, place them upside down in a box with foam padding on the bottom. Alternatively, you can wrap each glass individually in bubble wrap and pack them standing upright in a box.

  5. Place the heaviest items at the bottom of the box, and the lighter items on top. This will help to prevent the lighter items from shifting and getting damaged during transport.

  6. Fill any remaining space in the box with packing peanuts or crumpled paper to prevent the items from shifting during transit.

  7. Seal the box securely with packing tape, making sure to reinforce the bottom and top of the box.

  8. Clearly label the box as “FRAGILE” so the movers and yourself will take extra care when handling it.

These are just a few general tips for packing fragile items. However, it’s always a good idea to consult the manufacturer’s instructions or contact a professional packing service if you have any questions or concerns.

If you are looking for Expert Moving help, then contact the best at Allen Removals. For more information on our Home Move Services click here or here for our Office Move Page.

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The benefits of hiring a professional removal company

One of the best ways to make the process easier and less overwhelming is to hire a professional removal company.

There are many benefits to hiring a professional removal company for your move. Here are just a few of them:

  1. Save time and hassle: Packing up all your belongings and coordinating the move can take a lot of time and effort. By hiring a professional removal company, you can leave the heavy lifting and logistics to the experts, giving you more time to focus on other important tasks related to your move.

  2. Avoid injuries: Moving heavy boxes, furniture, pianos can be physically demanding and can result in injuries if not done properly. Professional removers have the experience, equipment and training to move your belongings safely and efficiently, reducing the risk of injuries to you and your family.

  3. Protect your belongings: When you hire a professional removal company, you can have peace of mind knowing that your belongings will be handled with care. Professional removalists use specialised equipment and techniques to protect your belongings during the move, ensuring that they arrive at your new home in the same condition as when they left your old one.

  4. Get expert advice: Professional removalists have a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to moving. They can provide valuable advice on how to pack your belongings, how to handle delicate items, and how to make the most of the space in your moving vehicle. This can save you a lot of time and frustration, and can help ensure that your move goes smoothly.

  5. Have access to specialised services: Professional removal companies offer a wide range of services to make your move easier and more convenient. These can include packing and unpacking services, storage solutions, and assistance with disassembling and reassembling furniture. By hiring a professional removal company, you can tailor the services to your specific needs, making your move as stress-free as possible.

In conclusion, hiring a professional removal company for your move can save you time, reduce the risk of injuries, protect your belongings, and provide you with expert advice and specialised services. It is an investment worth considering to make your move as smooth and stress-free as possible.

If you would like to talk with one of our Removal Experts, Please click here or call us today on 01 451 35 85

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Moving Office to Anywhere in Ireland

For over 45 years Allen Removals have been working throughout Ireland and the UK to ensure a smooth office move service for our clients. We understand that there are many things to consider and plan, so our trained corporate move specialists work with you to devise a plan that eliminates stress and ensures a smooth transition to your new location.

Fully Insured & ISO 9001 registered

We are fully Insured & ISO 9001 registered so you can be confident knowing that you’re entrusting your home and your treasured possessions to a remover that meets high standards of consumer protection.

Office Weekend Moves

We provide weekend moves and relocations, meaning you leave your old office on Friday evening and walk into your new office on Monday morning.

IT Relocation

When it comes to servers, computers and anything “IT”, our staff undergo training as technology advances to keep them on the cutting edge of the industry. This allows us to provide IT relocation including cabling and full network testing.

If you are looking to move office in Dublin or any Country in Ireland or UK, contact our team or click here for more on Our Office Move Services.

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.

Packing Tips when Moving House

Packing Tips when Moving Home

In this post we have detailed a few important tips to think about when packing for a house move.

Packing when moving house can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips to help make the process a little easier:

1. Start early

Don’t leave packing until the last minute. Start packing up non-essential items a few weeks before the move. This will make the process less stressful and give you more time to focus on the essentials.

2. Get organised

Label all your boxes with the contents and the room they need to go in. This will make unpacking a lot easier.

3. Pack heavy items first

Pack heavier items first so they are at the bottom of the box. This will make the box easier to carry and prevent items from shifting during the move.

4. Use packing materials

Use packing materials such as bubble wrap or packing paper to protect your items.

5. Don’t overpack

Don’t overpack your boxes. This will make them difficult to carry and could cause items to break.

6. Get help

If you are feeling overwhelmed, ask friends or family to help with packing.

If you need help with moving house, give our experts a call on (+353) 1 451 3585 or visit the contact page on our site by clicking here 
Moving into a new house with a dog

Moving House with Pets

Pets provide us with companionship, love, and laughter. They are there for us when we are happy and when we are sad. They are part of the family. In this blog post, we look at how moving home may affect dogs and other animals?

Dogs, cats and other animals can be affected by moving home because they can become anxious and stressed in new environments. It is important to try and make the transition as smooth as possible for them by taking them for walks in the new area and getting them used to their new home gradually.

Below we have detailed a few important things to remember when moving house with a Dog.

  • Make sure your dog is microchipped and registered with your new address
  • Ensure your dog is vaccinated and up to date with their worming and flea treatments
  • Research the area you are moving to, in advance, to make sure there are dog-friendly parks and beaches nearby
  • Pack your dog’s favourite toys and blankets to help them settle into their new home
  • Introduce your dog to their new home gradually, letting them explore a little bit each day
  • Create a safe space for your dog in their new home, with their bed, food and water bowl, and toys

Things to remember when moving house with a cat

  • Ensure your cat is microchipped and up to date with their vaccinations. This will help to ensure that they can be easily identified if they happen to escape during the move.
  • Keep them indoors for at least a week before the move, and for a week after, to give them time to adjust to their new surroundings.
  • Make sure you have a designated ‘safe room’ for them to stay in during the move itself, where they can hide away if they start to feel overwhelmed.

Click here for more information on our Home Moving Services

We understand that each customer has different requirements, which is why we offer a flexible and personalised service to ensure that your needs are met. We also offer a free, no obligation quotation so why not get in touch with us today!

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Looking to move house?

Here are a few tips to help make your move as smooth as possible:

  1. Plan Ahead. The more organised you are, the less stress you will feel. Make a list of everything you need to do and when you need to do it. This will help you stay on track and avoid any last minute rushing.

  2. Box It Up If you can, start packing up your belongings well in advance. This will help to minimise the amount of work you have to do on the day of your move.

  3. Get Help If you can, enlist the help of friends or family members to help you move. This will make the process a lot quicker and less stressful.

  4. Label Everything Labelling your boxes will make it much easier to find what you need once you have unpacked. This will also help to keep your moving process organised.

  5. Take Your Time Don’t try to rush through your move. This will only lead to more stress. Take your time and enjoy the process.

At Allen Removals, we are an expert house and home removal company with over 45 years experience we are sure to help you if you are looking to move house. We understand that moving home can be a very stressful time, which is why we offer a professional and reliable removal service to help make the process as smooth as possible.

We offer a range of services to suit your needs, whether you are moving locally, nationally or internationally. Our services include:

We understand that each customer has different requirements, which is why we offer a flexible and personalised service to ensure that your needs are met. We also offer a free, no obligation quotation so why get get in touch with us today!