Choos­ing a mov­ing company

You’ve got the job and now you’re try­ing to find out what’s the best way to move your belong­ings to Ireland. You might be lucky enough to be able to fit everything you need in to one suit­case, but often­times mak­ing the big move will involve bring­ing big­ger items from your house with you, espe­cially if you are mak­ing the move with your fam­ily. There’s a mul­ti­tude of mov­ing com­pan­ies that will ship your goods to Ire­land. We’ve com­piled a list of a few of these so that you can start the search for one that will best suit you.

Mov­ing tips

Some­times your new employer will offer you a relo­ca­tion pack­age and they might arrange for your things to be moved or you might have to do this step yourself.

It’s a good idea to hire a removal com­pany a few weeks before you need your items moved. Take into account that your belong­ings can take up to 8 weeks to be shipped and you might want to make sure that it’s all organ­ised ahead of time.

If you are organ­ising it your­self, you’ll want to make sure that you get a reput­able removal com­pany so you can be sure that your stuff will arrive in your new home. You can also see if the com­pany is a mem­ber of the Fed­er­a­tion of European Movers Asso­ci­ations (FEDEMAC) or the Inter­na­tional Asso­ci­ation of Movers. If you aren’t sure of where to go, ask friends who might have moved from your area or your new employer for com­pan­ies that they have used before. It never hurts to make enquiries.

Remem­ber that you’ll need mov­ing insur­ance and be sure to make a list of the pos­ses­sions that you are pack­ing. Estim­ate how many boxes/containers you might be ship­ping and agree a deliv­ery date.

How much will it cost?

The price of mov­ing to Ire­land will vary depend­ing on where you are com­ing from. It’s best to get quotes from a few dif­fer­ent mov­ing companies.

Inter­na­tional mov­ing companies


House­hold Moving

Schu­macher Cargo

Between UK and Ireland

Irish Removals


Removals Dir­ect