I come from a different culture and background – will I fit in?

Ireland is a modern and multi-cultural society, with a young population. Over the last few decades, Ireland has become home to tens of thousands of people from all over the world. The Census 2016 showed that 200 different nationalities made Ireland their home, making up almost 13% of the entire population.

It won’t be hard to find the foods that you know and love, meet new friends from your own country or culture, as well as making new Irish friends. There are many international communities and societies to help people connect, socialise and network. Diversity of cultures and backgrounds in Ireland will only strengthen and enrich us.