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Expat Advice: Living in Dublin, Ireland

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Temple Bar District in Dublin at Night

One expat in Dublin appreciates that locals have a good balance of family life and socializing and that people are very accepting of other cultures.

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How long have you lived there?

9 months

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others? has great groups (organized by interests) that get together often. Also, if you're living in Dublin alone, don't be afraid to go out to the pub or out to eat on your own. I'm a major introvert, so pushing myself to actually go sit at a pub alone, with people potentially judging me, was very daunting. But you know what, 4 different people came up and started conversations with me. The 2nd time I did it, I met the guy who is now my boyfriend of six months, and acquired a great group of friends.

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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

The Irish are very accepting of other cultures. You'll hear some people complain about the loud, obnoxious groups of Spanish tourists, or the taxi drivers of other nationalities, but for the most part, in my experience they are very tolerant.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

IT is big here. Google has its EU headquarters here, and Yahoo has a base here as well.

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