Ciara Kenny

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Emigration fairs taking place around the country

VisaFirst and WorkingAbroad are hosting visa and jobs fairs in September and October. Find out more here, or share your thoughts on these fairs. Have you been to one, and did you find it useful?

Wed, Sep 5, 2012, 10:07 are holding migration nights all over the country this month. There will be a presentation on applying for visas in Australia, New Zealand and Canada by the Visafirst migration team, followed by a questions and answers session. One-to-one queries will be answered after the presentation.


Tuesday 4th Dublin Red Cow 7.30pm
Thursday 6th Cork Silversprings 7.30pm
Tuesday 11th Waterford Tower 7.00pm
Wednesday 12th Athlone Sheraton 7.00pm
Thursday 13th Monaghan Hillgrove Hotel 7.00pm
Wednesday 19th Galway Radisson 7.00pm
Thursday 20th Limerick Clarion 7.00pm


Visitors are advised to bring their CVs. Places must be booked in advance by filling in this form, or by calling (056) 770 227.

WorkingAbroad will be holding their next jobs and emigration fair at the RDS on 6th and 7th October. The last Dublin event in March attracted more than 12,000 visitors, with organisers having to turn those who had not pre-registered away.

The event concentrates on visas and jobs in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, with more than 50 employers, recruitment agencies, visa specialists and relocation experts exhibiting. Government Immigration Officials will also be available to provide information on skilled migration visas, working holidays and overseas employment opportunities. See

Have you been to one of these emigration fairs before? Did you find it useful, and would you recommend them to others who are thinking about moving abroad? Share your experiences in the comments section below.