The Pick For The Best Of Ireland From LiveAndInvestOverseas

When I’m asked to recommend a single spot in Ireland for the would-be retiree, I come up with at least five possibilities. Then, for each place, I ask one critical question: Could a non-local (one not born into a harsh Irish winter) survive here year-round? Is there enough to amuse when the nights are long and it rains for a week at a time? The one place that stands out to me right now—passing this year-round test with flying colors—is Kilkenny.

This “Medieval city” (now officially a town) is the arts and artisanal center of Ireland. From April to October, its streets buzz with local and tourist shoppers in search of unique clothing, gifts, and home-wares. They come in the winter months, too, though in lesser numbers. The big event in town is the annual Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in June that attracts comedy fans from around the world, while November’s Kilkenomics Festival—a quirky marriage of economists and comedians from around the world—is growing in popularity. And, any time boredom strikes, you can reach Dublin in 70 minutes by direct motorway.

The whole county of Kilkenny deserves to be explored, particularly those towns and villages along the Nore and Barrow rivers. Dotted between patchwork fields representing every shade of green, you’ll find potters, glassmakers, and jewelry designers, all inspired by the natural beauty surrounding them. Continue reading “The Pick For The Best Of Ireland From LiveAndInvestOverseas”


As the strength of the Pound falls against the Euro and economic conditions worsen in the UK and Ireland, more products are being released to facilitate the repatriation of funds from an overseas property back to the respective countries.  Zero per cent introductory margins, the first 100% LTV mortgage products, improved interest only terms and Euro mortgages that track the traditionally lower Libor CHF index, are just some of the examples of the new products available.  “We are seeing a significant increase in the number of clients who are looking at the refinancing options available in many overseas markets so … Continue reading DEMAND GROWS FOR REMORTGAGING SERVICES