Amy Baker Writes
Author and Freelance Writer
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Are you craving open, green spaces, friendly village life and unrivalled craic? If this, or anything else from our list, sounds like you, then it could be that you should move to Ireland in 2020!

1. You’re craving wide open spaces

Ireland has some of the world’s best countryside, we say without a hint of bias. Whether you’re looking for a holiday home on the rugged Atlantic coast – imagine waking up with a panoramic view over Donegal Bay – or even an apartment in Dublin, just a short drive from the Wicklow Mountains, you’re spoilt for choice in Ireland.

2. You’re feeling cabin fever coming on

If your New Year’s resolution is to get a bit more active or find a new hobby, you’re in the right place. Ireland is perfect for anyone looking to get outside, keep fit and pick up a new sport or activity.

As local property expert Sarah Monaghan tells us, ‘You’ll find me surfing in Bundoran, hiking the trails of the Comeragh Mountains and practising my golf in Lahinch – the list really is endless. It’s no wonder that our holiday home market is booming here, with so much to do around the country. From the hills and lakes of Glendalough, to the austere landscape of the Burren and the dramatic scenery of the West Coast, Ireland is surprisingly diverse, and there’s nothing I love more than getting out and about and exploring the best of what it has to offer.’

‘Fill those lungs with fresh air as you try out world-class golf courses, spectacular hikes and biking, or – if icy water doesn’t put you off – surf some of the best waves in Europe on the Atlantic coastline.’

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