Ruairí Conroy, Managing Director, SiteMinder, Galway
Since relocating to the West, I have more time to slow down at the weekends. There is a much more outdoorsy feel to living here; we can take our three children to the beach at the weekend or sometimes I go fishing in my spare time.
My wife and I are originally from Tourmakeady, a Gaeltacht area in Mayo, but we were living and working in Dublin for 14 years before relocating in 2016 to be closer to our families. We’re much closer to my parents and my wife’s parents now so we get to see them more often, and our extended family only live two minutes over the road.
At the moment we’re renting in Partry, which is just outside Ballinrobe, but we have plans to build a house next to my parents back home in Tourmakeady.
I’ve been with SiteMinder in Galway for two years now and the commute to work is much shorter. The drive takes an hour tops in the car both ways, but the traffic is nowhere near as congested. In Dublin, I wouldn’t have arrived home until after 8 pm but now I can get home earlier and have more time with my family before the kids go to bed.
I think the prospects here in the West of Ireland are among the best in the world. The West has a special culture that still maintains its sense of community which makes it super unique, and that’s incredibly appealing to families and people both young and old.
Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group would like to thank Ruairi Conray for writing this guest blog as part of our Galway-Mayo Relocation blog series on living and working in the West of Ireland. See reasons why other people are moving to Galway and Mayo here.
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