Our ICE Group Sligo team are experts in helping you find your dream job in the northwest. But why are we so passionate?
Against the backdrop of mountains and the Wild Atlantic Way, Sligo has a vibrant urban centre, everything is almost within touching distance. Exciting job opportunities, quality educational institutions and unlimited recreational choices combine to make Sligo an ideal setting in which to live. Enniscrone in particular is known for its scenery, its beautiful sunsets and its 5km stretch of beach. So, apart from the scenery, what else has Sligo got to offer?
Cost of Living
The cost of living in the west of Ireland is considerably lower than that in the East. A three-bed apartment in Dublin City costs an average of €2,925.00 every month, whereas a similar property in the city centre of Sligo only costs €983 per month on average, making it 66% less expensive than in Dublin. Basic utilities such as electricity will also cost you 29% less by making the move to the west.
Childcare is more affordable in the west of Ireland, with private, full-day preschool costing €305 monthly for 1 child on average. This compares with €1037 a month in Dublin, for the same service.
According to Numbeo, you would need around €3,230 in Sligo to maintain the same standard of living that you could have with €5,100 in Dublin city. Who wouldn’t want to save almost €2,000 a month?
The area is well known for its excellent career opportunities in the medical devices, pharmaceuticals, technology and engineering fields, meaning you could find your dream job easily. Inmo Tech, a contract Injection Moulding company, located in Enniscrone, County Sligo offers amazing job opportunities if you want to make the most of the West. Contact us today to find out what they have on offer.
The west of Ireland has the shortest commutes in the country. Commutes in Sligo are, on average, less than 25 minutes. This means you have more time to spend with your family after a day’s work or to hit snooze a few extra times in the morning!
Lifestyle and recreation
Sligo offers a great work-life balance, with plenty of activities and attractions to explore on your time off. From pubs and restaurants to golf and horseback riding, all available in Enniscrone, you won’t get bored. There is also a cinema, art centres and theatres in Sligo. The city hosts many festivals throughout the year, such as the Wild Atlantic Shanty Festival in June and the Sligo Summer Festival in August.
According to a survey of 217 professionals, 91% would recommend moving to the northwest. The draws included a better support network, less traffic and having more disposable income, as well as having found an improved work-life balance.
So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch today to find out more about the amazing opportunities available to you in Sligo! We might just be able to make your dreams a reality.
Contact Heather at: Sligo@icegroup.ie