23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on February 21, 2002
Thinking of moving to Ireland for a few years, I have found this book helpful organizing the important steps to a successful extended stay there. Especially important to me were topics regarding cost of living, what sort of services I would miss, how I would deal with money issues and where the interesting sights are found. All of this is covered well. The book is made more enjoyable by it's inclusion of historical and cultural information. This book is packed with stuff that I couldn't find in any other books.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 12, 2007
The book is a good summary of the ins and outs of Ireland with regards to living there as a retiree. Title is misleading since it is purely focused on retirees and not the casual traveler or invester. Information in this book is slightly dated, as is any book by the time it gets published, but does a good job of summarizing what Americans wouldn't think of in making a move to Ireland for retirement. She does a good job of forwarding you to the proper agency or website to find out current situations and requirements for the transition rather than trying to quote out of date material the whole book. All in all a fairly easy read. The back has common phrases that would not generally be recognized in conversation which is quite helpful (though no pronunciation is given which makes it tough to recognize when Irish are using or you're trying to use to fit in).