Au pair in Dublin? Do you want to work as an au pair in Dublin?


Here you can find more information and many suggestions for your au pair stay in Dublin.


Information at a glance

City: Dublin
Country: Ireland
Language: Gaelic, English
Surface area: 115 km2
Population: 527.612 (2011)
Country code and area code: +353/01
Website: www.dublin.ie


Au pair stay in Dublin

Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland and the most important city on the Emerald Isle. Compared to other European cities, the number of foreign citizens living in Dublin is relatively low. Therefore, the friendly and outgoing Irish are always excited to welcome visitors from other countries in their city.


For example, if you go out at night in the Temple Bar neighborhood, the locals will probably invite you to have a beer with them and give you a proper Irish welcome.


Apart from pubs, there are also many other things to see in Dublin. You can follow the footsteps of Oscar Wilde or discover the Dublin of U2. Also, Dublin has many parks, you can go to the beach, or you can visit one of the many touristic attractions of the city.
Dublin is waiting for you!


Being an au pair in Dublin

  • requirements: 18-30 years, not married, no children, be in good health, experience with children
  • working hours: 25-35 hours per week
  • responsibilities: child care and small chores around the house
  • salary: 75 Euros per week, 300-400 Euros per month
  • duration of au pair stay: 6-12 months
  • health insurance: ask your health insurance company for more details
  • language course: there are public and private language schools
  • driver's license: if possible, a driver's license class B


What to do in your free time in Dublin

Au pairs in Ireland get 2 days off per week. Take advantage of this free time to see the city and meet new people.


Once you get used to the daily routine in your host family, it will be easier for you to plan your free time. Try to make the most of your days, as there are many things to do and see in Dublin.


You can visit many historical sights, go to cultural events, or see concerts, and Dublin is also known for its lively night life.


Au pair meetings in Dublin

Are you new in Dublin and want to meet other au pairs? Then you should check out the au pair meet-ups. Au pairs from all over the world get together at the Central School every Saturday from 1 PM to 3 PM.




  • Central School of English, 5 Talbot Street, Dublin 1
  • http://www.centralschool.ie


The most important sights in Dublin

  1. Dublin Castle
  2. Guinness Storehouse
  3. Kilmainham Gaol
  4. National Gallery
  5. National Museum
  6. Phoenix Park
  7. St. Patrick´s Cathedral
  8. St. Stephen´s Green
  9. Temple Bar
  10. Trinity College & Library


Language schools in Dublin

One important goal during an au pair stay in Dublin is obviously to improve your language skills. Apart from practicing English (or Gaelic) with your host family, you can also take language classes.


There are public and private language schools in Dublin that offer language courses for every level.



Language schools in Dublin:

  • English in Dublin
  • Alpha College of English
  • The Horner School of English   
  • DSE Dublin School of English
  • DCU Dublin City University


Do you know a language school that is not on our list? Contact us and tell us about your experience!


Sports in Dublin

  1. Gyms
  2. Riding horses
  3. Sailing
  4. Hiking in the mountains
  5. Riding a bike
  6. Sports centers
  7. Jogging
  8. Gaelic games
  9. Hurling
  10. Irish dance


Exploring the surroundings of Dublin

The weekends are perfect to get to know the areas around Dublin.



Some popular destinations around Dublin are:

  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Dalkey
  • Glendalough – valley of the two lakes
  • Howth – fishing village
  • Killiney
  • Limerick
  • Malahide Castle
  • Newgrange – mound


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