When Lief and I decided to relocate from the United States to Ireland nearly two decades ago, we were early...Read more
Ireland makes more sense for the would-be foreign retiree right now than it has in nearly a decade. Thanks to the worldwide financial crisis, the costs of both real estate and of living on the Emerald Isle have fallen dramatically, making a new life in the Auld Sod a more realistic option than you may have been thinking. In addition, of course, Ireland offers all the Old World charm, beautiful countryside and coasts, and welcoming hospitality you could hope for.
In this special Retirement Report, Ireland Correspondent Lynn Mulvihill introduces the charms of the Copper Coast, a stretch of dramatically beautiful coastline in an overlooked part of Ireland that boasts a particularly rich history and heritage.
Over the summer, 470 places across the island competed for the title of “Best Place To Live In Ireland.” The winner, announced by The Irish Times this week, is… Drumroll, please… My hometown of Waterford City… on the country’s southeast coast. Founded by the Vikings in 914, Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city. Later falling to Norman hands, it has a long, rich history. After a rough economic patch in the 2000s—between the fall of the Celtic Tiger and the closure...Read more