The Long Walk in Galway, Ireland
The Long Walk in Galway, Ireland
The Long Walk in Galway, Ireland

Expat Guide to Living in Galway

Whether you're already living in Galway or preparing to move to Galway, our Expat Guide to Living in Ireland offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Galway. For answers to specific questions, visit our Ireland Forum to talk with expats in Galway.

Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance

Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance in Galway

An retired expat in Ireland offers a candid comparison of the public healthcare system vs. the private healthcare system in Galway. He's 70 with a heart condition and recalls an emergency visit to the public hospital where he was left on a trolley for 30 hours after breaking his collar bone and ribs. He says that private health insurance is a must. And, he says that he sometimes returns to his home country of Germany for medical care.

Retirement in Galway, Ireland

A retiree in Galway, Ireland talks about living in Ireland. Although the cost of living is high, crime is practically non existent (unless you count a stolen cow), doctors make house calls and there is a lot to do in Galway.

Culture Shock Report

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Galway handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Galway by filling out our Culture Shock Report.

Submit a Culture Shock Report

Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Galway - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Galway by filling out our Living Overseas Report.

Submit a Living Overseas Report

Moving Overseas Report

What should you take with you when you move to Galway? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Galway? Help others moving to Galway by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

International School Report

Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Galway with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Galway, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Galway. If you are already living in Galway, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Retiring in Galway Reports

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Galway, by filling out our Overseas Retirement report. Below are some of the reports from expats in Galway:
Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Galway? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Galway by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Galway? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Galway? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
The Long Walk in Galway, Ireland
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Join our Ireland forum to meet other people living in Galway, Ireland.

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Help other expats and newcomers by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Galway.

Healthcare in IrelandHealthcare in Ireland

Expats in Ireland face very specific timelines and rules when it comes to getting healthcare in Ireland. It's important to understand how this will impact your journey and your individual health before you decide to move to Ireland.

Expat Healthcare & Health InsuranceExpat Report: Healthcare in Galway

An retired expat in Ireland offers a candid comparison of the public healthcare system vs. the private healthcare system in Galway. He's 70 with a heart condition and recalls an emergency visit to the public hospital where he was left on a trolley for 30 hours after breaking his collar bone and ribs. He says that private health insurance is a must. And, he says that he sometimes returns to his home country of Germany for medical care.

Expat Report: Retiring in Galway

A retiree in Galway, Ireland talks about living in Ireland. Although the cost of living is high, crime is practically non existent (unless you count a stolen cow), doctors make house calls and there is a lot to do in Galway.

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