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Moving to Letterkenny, Ireland

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 06, 2023

Summary: Letterkenny, Ireland is a popular destination for expats due to its vibrant culture, stunning scenery, and friendly locals. The city is known for its lively nightlife, with plenty of pubs, restaurants, and music venues to explore. Additionally, Letterkenny is home to a number of festivals and events throughout the year, making it a great place to meet new people and experience the local culture. Before moving to Letterkenny, it is important to be aware of the cost of living, which is higher than the national average. Additionally, the weather can be unpredictable, so it is important to be prepared for rain and wind. It is also important to note that the city is quite rural, so public transportation is limited and a car is recommended. Finally, it is important to research the local job market and housing options before making the move.

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What do I need to know before moving to Letterkenny?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Letterkenny, they said:

"Letterkenny is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. It is a great place to live for expats, with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Expats should be aware that the town is quite rural, so it is important to have a car to get around. The cost of living in Letterkenny is relatively low, and there are plenty of job opportunities in the area. Expats should also be aware that the weather in Letterkenny can be unpredictable, so it is important to be prepared for all kinds of weather. Finally, expats should make sure to take the time to explore the local culture and get to know the locals, as they are sure to make your stay in Letterkenny even more enjoyable," remarked one expat in Letterkenny, Ireland.

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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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