Moving to Sydney
Daoine nua – céad míle fáilte
People leave home for all sorts of reasons, and if you’re moving to Sydney, then you’ve made a good call, as it truly is an amazing city, and in fact has been named as one of the top 5 cities in the world, to live in or visit.
Book your ticket, pick up a Lonely Planet Australia, brush up on things noone tells you about moving to Australia, and you’re all set.
Of course your number one priority should be playing GAA in Sydney – in which case you should most definitely contact the Macs for Men’s & Ladies Football, as well as Hurling and Camogie. After that, feel free to sort out less important matters like getting a job and somewhere to live.
There is also a thriving Irish cultural scene in Sydney, with the Gaelic Club playing host to Irish Music, Dancing and Language classes as well as some of the events run by the amazing Sydney St. Patrick’s Day committee.
For networking and building relationships in the Irish community in Sydney, there are several organisations who offer a massive céad míle fáilte, like the Lansdowne Club, Irish Brekkie Club, and Irish Around Oz.
And crucially, when you’re craving a little slice of home to eat, look no further for Taytos, Club Orange and much more, than our great friend and supporter, Taste Ireland
If you’re interested in nightlife, Sydney can definitely be a party town, and the Irish are well catered for with well-known Sydney institutions like Scruffy Murphys, PJ O’Briens, the Cock n Bull and the Teagardens, offering us lots of options. Make sure you experience everything Sydney has to offer – be on the look out for the top things to do in Sydney (make a bucket list and do it all!) and also sign yourself up to Timeout Sydney emails, for recommendations on the best of what’s happening in the Harbour City.
Some more helpful hints about moving to Australia here.
Big events not to miss in the year:
- New Year’s Eve! (Absolute must)
- Mardi Gras<ahref=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_of_Origin_series” target=”_blank”>: Beginning of March
- State of Origin: End of May/Start of June
- AFL Grand Final: October 3rd (2015)
- City to Surf: August 9th (2015)
- Sydney St Patrick’s Day Parade: Sunday closest to St. Patrick’s Day
- Lansdowne Club St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon: Friday before St. Patrick’s Day