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Letterkenny, Ireland

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 20, 2023

Summary: People describe Letterkenny, Ireland as a vibrant and friendly town with a great sense of community. Expats love the small-town atmosphere, the beautiful scenery, and the easy access to the rest of Ireland. The weather in Letterkenny is mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to the mid-60s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $650 per month, while a two bedroom apartment is around $800 per month. The approximate population of Letterkenny is 19,274.

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

"Letterkenny is a great place to retire for expats looking for a peaceful and relaxed lifestyle. It is a small town with a population of around 19,000 people, so it is a great place to get to know the locals and make friends. The cost of living in Letterkenny is relatively low, making it an attractive option for retirees. The town is well connected to the rest of Ireland, with regular bus and train services to major cities. The climate in Letterkenny is mild, with temperatures rarely dropping below freezing in the winter months. There are plenty of activities to enjoy in the area, including golf courses, walking trails, and beaches. Healthcare is also good in Letterkenny, with a number of hospitals and medical centers in the area," remarked one expat who made the move to Letterkenny.

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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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