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My name is Megan and my husband, myself, and our three young children (oldest is 6), two dogs, and cat will be moving to the Shannon area in the next six months. My husband works for the U.S. government and we are moving for his job. A lot of the logistics for our move will be handled by the government, but I'm hoping to learn more about living in Ireland generally through this site. I did live in Scotland for about 8 months when I was in college so I feel I have a pretty good sense of what Ireland will be like, though there will certainly be differences. We are very excited about this opportunity to experience a wonderful place like Ireland. Happy to be here!
Hello, I'm new to the group and glad I found it. I'm a retiree who wants to spend at least a year in Ireland. I hope to apply for a Stamp 0 in the fall. I was told not to apply until 2 months before I planned on going to Ireland. I was wondering whether there is a list of accountants in Ireland with their fees listed that review financial information. Also, I've seen that the requirement for retirees is 50k. Can this be a combination of pension and Thrift Savings Plan (U.S. federal government equivalent to a 401k)?This is what I live off now and the TSP is easily accessed for funds (unlike say a
CD).I do not plan to take Social Security for another 3 years. I plan on renting in the Galway area.
Hello all. So glad I found this community, it will certainly offer additional assistance to us in our quest to retire in Ireland. This will take place as soon as we sell our farm in Ontario Canada..... anyone looking for a small holding :>) We traveled to Ireland approximately 1 year ago and fell in love with the people and the culture and we are so motivated for the move.
I am planning to move to Ireland next spring, hoping that the virus allows us to leave the US. I am retired and looking to move to Wexford County. I worked in Europe for a number of years and love traveling and exploring new places. I will be moving with two dogs. I have traveled extensively in Europe with one of my dogs as she is a service dog, so I am very familiar with the paperwork and procedures to take the dogs with me. My son-in-law was born and raised in Dublin, but now lives in California. He has a sister that lives there, so there is some extended family and I can tap into insight from natives, but I am so glad to find this site as you all are going thru the same trials and tribulations I will be going thru. I have learned a ton already from this site and hope to learn more.
We are recently arrived on our sailboat and have been putting together a Stamp 0 application while in quarantine. This has been a useful site to start getting it together. Especially interested in learning how the application process works inthe time of Covid.
Arrived in style 🙂 That's great! Which port did you sail into?
It's been a little quiet of late on here with regard to Stamp 0 applications. I'm sure the pandemic has greatly influenced that. We'd love to hear from you as you progress through the application process. Please keep us updated. I'm glad to hear you have found useful information on here.
I'm dropping a couple of links below with posts/articles tagged with 'stamp 0' as a useful way to find past info. Keep in mind, not all of it may be current as of now.
We are in Crosshaven. Still not sure if they are even processing stamp 0 yet and whether it has moved online or is still by mail. Waiting to reach out till we are done with quarantine.
My Wife was born in Ireland and has family there,I am a New Yorker by birth and a Coloradan for the last 20 years.
Actively looking to buy a small farm in the Tipperary,Kilkenny,Mullingar areas.Will have so many questions, so glad we found this forum, looking forward to finding information here about moving with Dogs Cats and Horses.
Elvis and Sarah
My wife is an Irish citizen (through her grandfather - she has not lived there). I am a US citizen. We've been traveling to Ireland many times over the last 15 or so years and have talked about moving there. I am currently unemployed so, in some ways, it seems like a good time to finally make the move (though there's definitely extra logistics around COVID).