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7 Tips for Living in Skerries

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Advice for people moving to Skerries or thinking about moving there.

This is a must read if you're moving to Skerries or thinking about moving there.

Living in Skerries as an expat or digital nomad can be an exciting and enriching experience. This charming seaside town, located in the Fingal region of North Dublin, offers a unique blend of natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture. However, like any new place, it can take some time to adjust and feel at home. Here are seven key tips to help you make the most of your time in Skerries.

1. Embrace the Local Culture

One of the best ways to feel at home in Skerries is to immerse yourself in the local culture. Attend local events, festivals, and markets to get a feel for the community spirit. The Skerries Midsummer Festival and the Skerries Traditional Music Weekend are two popular events that showcase local music, dance, and crafts. Also, don't miss the opportunity to enjoy a pint of Guinness in one of the town's traditional Irish pubs, such as Joe May's or The Snug.

2. Explore the Natural Beauty

Skerries is renowned for its stunning natural beauty. Spend time exploring the town's beautiful beaches, like the South Strand or the North Beach. Take a walk along the Skerries Mills, a unique collection of two windmills and a watermill with a panoramic view of the town. Or, take a boat trip to the nearby islands of St. Patrick's and Colt.

3. Get to Know the Neighborhoods

Skerries is divided into several neighborhoods, each with its own unique charm. The town center, known as Skerries Point, is a bustling area with shops, restaurants, and pubs. The Harbour area is a picturesque spot with a marina, while the Mill Hill area is home to the historic Skerries Mills. Spend time exploring each neighborhood to find your favorite spots.

4. Try the Local Cuisine

Irish cuisine is hearty and delicious, and Skerries offers plenty of opportunities to try it. Visit local restaurants like Stoop Your Head for seafood, or Blue Bar for a modern twist on traditional Irish dishes. Don't forget to try some Irish soda bread or a bowl of Irish stew!

5. Learn Some Irish

While English is widely spoken in Skerries, the Irish language is still a part of the local culture. Learning a few basic phrases in Irish can help you connect with locals and show respect for the local culture. Plus, it can be a fun challenge!

6. Get Involved in the Community

Getting involved in the local community is a great way to feel more at home in Skerries. Look for opportunities to volunteer or join local clubs or organizations. This can be a great way to meet locals and make new friends, as well as contribute to the community.

7. Be Prepared for the Weather

Irish weather can be unpredictable, with frequent changes throughout the day. Be prepared for all types of weather by dressing in layers and always carrying an umbrella. Don't let the rain deter you from exploring - Skerries is beautiful in all types of weather!

Living in Skerries, Ireland as an expat or digital nomad can be a rewarding experience. By embracing the local culture, exploring the natural beauty, getting to know the neighborhoods, trying the local cuisine, learning some Irish, getting involved in the community, and being prepared for the weather, you can make the most of your time in this charming seaside town.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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