Home Ireland Forum Ireland Guide Moving to Ireland Real Estate Healthcare in Ireland
Ireland
Resources
City Guides
Cigna International Health Insurance
JoinSign In
Cigna International Health Insurance

Ireland Expat Forum

Smallholding move

Post New Topic
TimMn
4/4/2019 11:19 EST

Hi,

We are planning to move to Ireland in the short/medium term. We have a smallholding and need to find a place to keep pigs, sheep, chickens etc that also has reasonable access to schools etc as our children are still of school age.

So far we're considering Co Mayo, Cork region. Are there any other areas folk would recommend to us?

Many thanks,

Tim

Post a Reply

00abuse

Joshuak
4/4/2019 20:15 EST

Do you have EU citizenship or are you eligible for Irish citizenship via ancestry ? Where is your present "Small holding" ? Do you actually wish to move farm animals into Ireland from another country ?

Post a Reply

00abuse

expat health insurance from CIGNA

Choosing an expat health insurance provider is an important decision. Get a quote from our trusted expat health insurance partner, CIGNA. With Cigna Global Health Options, you can create an international health insurance plan that's perfectly tailored for the needs of you and your family.

Get a Quote

TimMn
4/5/2019 03:02 EST

Good questions, thanks. I have ancestry rights by birth. My twin sister has Irish citizenship and I am about to start the process.

Our intention would be to move animals over, yes.

Post a Reply

00abuse

Muddled
4/5/2019 08:39 EST

@Tim
It sounds like a big move!! This site will give you more information about moving farm animals over.
https://www.agriculture.gov.ie/animalhealthwelfare/animalidentificationmovement/
Hope you are familiar with Irish farming - I would imagine there are massive differences,

I wish you well.

Post a Reply

00abuse

TimMn
4/5/2019 10:34 EST

Thank you, we are only hobby farmers really. ??. The movement materials were really helpful.

Post a Reply

00abuse

dbarnwell
4/5/2019 12:17 EST

TimMn

That's weird. I have never heard of anyone moving animals into Ireland except as pets or perhaps for a zoo.
What's so special about your animals?
You do realize you can buy any farm animal in Ireland.

Animal health is vital for the Irish economy, so you can assume there will be very stringent quarantines for cattle and pigs. If cattle, are they of breeds that will thrive out on damp grassland, which is the Irish model?

Keep us informed!

Post a Reply

00abuse

expat health insurance from CIGNA

Choosing an expat health insurance provider is an important decision. Get a quote from our trusted expat health insurance partner, CIGNA. With Cigna Global Health Options, you can create an international health insurance plan that's perfectly tailored for the needs of you and your family.

Get a Quote

TimMn
4/5/2019 13:08 EST

Our farm animals are pets really, we sell a few piglets each year and eggs.

Does anyone have any recommendations re. location?

Thanks, Tim

Post a Reply

00abuse

Muddled
4/6/2019 03:40 EST

I am quite biased towards County Cork - west Cork, where I live. Beautiful and farmer friendly. Rain A LOT though.

Post a Reply

10abuse

Joshuak
4/6/2019 11:37 EST

I think they are looking for someone to tell them about a piece of small farmland that is for sale. Is that what you are looking for Tim ? If so, I don't think it would be wise to buy anything without coming to look at it first.

Post a Reply

00abuse

TimMn
4/6/2019 12:09 EST

Thank you, that’s perfect. That was one of the areas we had picked out. ??

Post a Reply

00abuse

TimMn
4/6/2019 12:12 EST

No, I am just interested in people’s views about geographical location. Of course, when we find somewhere, we would come and see it.

Given that we have kids and farm animals, I was just curious to see if some areas would be more favourable than others.

Post a Reply

00abuse

Mellis5910
4/7/2019 08:37 EST

Tim, I agree with Muddled, West Cork IS very nice. We have friends who have a smallhold here with pigs, sheep, chickens and enough land for growing fruit and veg. They sell fresh eggs and their extra livestock. It is a rural area that has some great little towns, villages and beautiful coastal scenery. Skibbereen and Clonakilty areas have plenty of stores and amenities, Clon being the larger of the two. Bantry is also nearby with a hospital and larger stores. The N71 runs along the coast and makes zipping around pretty easy. Cost of living down here is ,much lower than in urban areas like Cork and there's no lack of farming and feed supply resources.

Post a Reply

10abuse

TimMn
4/7/2019 11:11 EST

Thank you for this, it’s great To have this information as it gives me a centre to our on going search. Thanks all!

Post a Reply

00abuse

Buzyizzy21
8/5/2019 09:51 EST

I'm not sure whereabouts you are moving from, but the weather in Co Mayo can be Wild! Fortunately we had spent a long time in Scotland, so it didn't come as too much of a shock, but if you are moving from the sunny SE, I would head for Cork/Kerry area. For the costs and paperwork involved, I would seriously think of starting again with animals in Ireland. I moved over with horses which was easy, but livestock is a very different story.
I love Co Mayo and all of the NW, but it isn't for everyone :)

Post a Reply

00abuse

FlowerFairy
8/5/2019 10:49 EST

Check out Mossy Bottom on YouTube. This guy came over from UK and is living on a shoe string while setting up a small holding. Think he is located on Co. Mayo. He gives a lot of info on why and how,

Post a Reply

00abuse

Expatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for expat health insurance in Ireland.

International Moving Companies

Moving to Ireland? Get a moving quote.


Mail Forwarding to Ireland

Mail Forwarding to Ireland.


Expat Tax

Expat Tax Preparation, Expat Tax Professionals

Join Today (free)

Join Expat Exchange to meet expats in your area or get advice before your move. It's FREE and takes 1 minute!

Cigna Expat Health InsuranceExpatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for expat health insurance in Ireland from our partner, Cigna Global Health.
Get a Quote

Culture-Shock-in-EnniscorthyAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Enniscorthy, Ireland

An expat in Enniscorthy, County Wexford in Ireland offers a colorful culture shock report. He is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Ireland and offers some great information about the details of moving to Ireland.

An expat in Enniscorthy, County Wexford in Ireland offers a colorful culture shock report. He is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Ireland and offers some great information about the details of moving t...

Living-in-TubbercurryAn Expat Discusses Living in Tubbercurry, Ireland

An expat living in Tubbercurry, Ireland (aka Tobercurry) talks about residency requirements, finding work in or near Tubbercurry, cost of living and more. She and her husband love being retired in Tubbercurry and appreciate how welcoming the locals are to outsiders.

An expat living in Tubbercurry, Ireland (aka Tobercurry) talks about residency requirements, finding work in or near Tubbercurry, cost of living and more. She and her husband love being retired in Tub...

10-Tips-for-Living-in-Ireland10 Tips for Living in Ireland

Expats living in Ireland say that the transition from tourist to expat is not as easy as one would think -- from challenges making friends with the Irish to the rainy, gloomy weather. Expats who make the effort and take their time are rewarded with life-long Irish friends and a love of Ireland.

Expats living in Ireland say that the transition from tourist to expat is not as easy as one would think -- from challenges making friends with the Irish to the rainy, gloomy weather. Expats who make ...

How-an-Expat-Retiree-Fought-to-Stay-in-IrelandHow an Expat Retiree Fought to Stay in Ireland

Expat retirees David and Maura Woods were given 7 days notice to leave Ireland. David shares his story, why they were asked to leave, and how they found a way to stay in the adoptive land they love.

Expat retirees David and Maura Woods were given 7 days notice to leave Ireland. David shares his story, why they were asked to leave, and how they found a way to stay in the adoptive land they love....

5-Tips-for-Tech-Jobs-in-Dublin5 Tips for Tech Jobs in Dublin

Expats in the tech industry in Dublin live in one of the most vibrant tech economies in the world. Ireland's favorable tax policies and other factors have made "Silicon Docks" a magnet for tech firms of all sizes.

Expats in the tech industry in Dublin live in one of the most vibrant tech economies in the world. Ireland's favorable tax policies and other factors have made "Silicon Docks" a magnet for tech firms...

12-Expats-Talk-about-Living-in-Ireland12 Expats Talk about Living in Ireland

Expats in Ireland talk about meeting people, expat life, cultural blunders and more. Some expats find it hard to make real friends and become part of community life.
Expats in Ireland talk about meeting people, expat life, cultural blunders and more. Some expats find it hard to make real friends and become part of community life....

Ireland Guide
Other Links
Our Story Our Team Contact Us Submit an Article Advertising Travel Warnings

Copyright 1997-2020 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal