With Ireland now being the only English-speaking country in the EU, more and more EU citizens are looking at Ireland as an option to work as a Nurse or Healthcare Assistant.
Yes, it is true, rents are more expensive in Ireland than in the UK. However, many people don’t know that there is no council tax or water charges, salaries for Nurses and Healthcare Assistants are higher in Ireland, and taxes are lower.
For example, if you work in Ireland as a Healthcare Assistant, you will pay less than 7% in taxes.
When considering Ireland as a destination, we would love you to think of Brookhaven Healthcare. With Nursing homes in Dublin and smaller rural and commuter towns, we have a great selection to choose from when it comes to location. Even though we have opportunities in the capital city, you should not rule out the small towns from your search. Not only are they cheaper, but they also offer an incredible quality of life.
You need to know that Ireland is a tiny country, with only one city with a population of over 1 million, and the next biggest city is going all the way down to less than 200,000. The seventh-largest city only has a population of around 38,000.
The country is full of beautiful towns with populations between 2 and 10 thousand. These towns have everything you need on your doorstep, with the only three things noticeably missing being McDonald’s, a shopping centre and a cinema, which they more than make up for with their large selection of bars and restaurants.
They are incredibly safe places to live with an almost zero crime rate, and if you are travelling with a young family, they are extremely safe places for children.
Brookhaven Nursing homes are based in
- Malahide, Co Dublin
Malahide is a beautiful coastal village located in County Dublin, 14 kilometres north of Dublin city. It has a village centre surrounded by suburban housing estates and in very close proximity to Dublin Airport.
- Stradbally, Co Laoise
Stradbally is a town in County Laois, located in the midlands of Ireland, about 12 km from Portlaoise. It is known for its “Steam Rally” and the Electric Picnic.
- Ballyragget, Co Kilkenny
Ballyragget is a small town in County Kilkenny in Ireland. It is situated along the river Nore in the north of the county.
- Moycullen, Co Galway
Moycullen is in County Galway, about 10 km northwest of Galway city. Moycullen is now a satellite town of Galway with many residents commuting to the city for work, school, and business and vice-versa.
- Castlebar, Co Mayo
Castlebar is the county town of County Mayo. A Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology campus and the Country Life section of the National Museum of Ireland are two important local amenities. The town is linked by railway to Dublin, Westport and Ballina.
The next thing that needs to be noted is that Ireland is an Island, so if you like the ocean and coast, it is always close, almost no matter where you live, the countryside or the beach are always a short drive.
Many towns are commuter towns, like Moycullen, meaning they have reliable public transport to the closest major city. From the city, you have fast, reliable transportation to Dublin Airport. Most people who live in the commuter town will work in the closest city and not in the town itself, commuting to and from work every day, hence the name commuter town.
You will be in the fortunate position of being able to live and work in the commuter town, cutting out all the travel.
There are then two other types of areas, Non-Commuter Town and rural areas.
Non-Commuter Towns are identical to a commuter town with one difference; they are not closely connected to a major city, meaning it is difficult to commute to a major city daily for work. A key difference is less competition for accommodation, meaning rents are lower, like in Stradbally and Castlebar, but everything you need is available in the town.
Finally, we have rural areas, like Ballyragget. To live in a rural area, you will need to have a car, as you won’t have access to everything you need for day-to-day living. If you do have a car and like the quiet and tranquillity that these types of places offer, not only will you have an incredible quality of life, but the cost of living is considerably lower.
Now there is one negative to living in towns in Ireland, even though they will have good public transport connecting the town with the closest cities, the public transport that servers the town is minimal, meaning if you want to get from one part of the town to another, you are looking at walking, you will probably find yourself in a position where you are walking around 20 to 30 minutes to and from work every day.
So, in summary, if you are looking to live in the capital city, a commuter town that offers cheaper rents and a lower cost of living, a non-commuter town where the cost of living gets cheaper again, or want the peace and tranquillity offered by a rural area then you need look no further than Brookhaven Healthcare.
If you visit our job board, you will see many offers in all types of cities and towns.