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Coronavirus Lockdown: A Nairalander In Ireland Shares His Experience (Photos) / My Mini European Adventure And How It Has Changed My Perspective Towards Nigeria / My 2017 Summer And Fall Adventure In Canada (2) (3) (4)
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 3:12pm On Oct 07|
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 3:13pm On Oct 07|
ExpressBooking:Winter is still coming ooo. I don buy scooter so I can wear my heavy duty overalls, stand and fire on.
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 3:13pm On Oct 07|
Nzeelvis:Sounds cool, how do you eat na. How much is it?
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 3:16pm On Oct 07|
This really bust my head.
Permission to amass wealth in Euros granted!!!!!
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by ExpressBooking(m): 3:58pm On Oct 07|
Aye Aye sir.
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by youngking22(m): 9:17pm On Oct 07|
Bro you deserve am award ,Nairalander of the year award. you too much, I pray me too will be in Austria in 2 years time.
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 6:09pm On Oct 08|
Mobile service providers
Most of you will be coming here soon and Welcome to Ireland to those that's already here.
Let me say what I know about choosing a service provider.
If you can't read my long writeups, Go for lycamobile.
I don't work for them at all.
You can pick up the Sim for free at some of the shops owned by foreigner, like the Asian and African food shops, phone and repair shops, and groceries...
I visited a phone shop as I was rushing to get the bus and the guy told me I have to pay €5, I japa. It's something I picked for free before the lockdown.
Another way is to go to the official lycamobile website and order it, it might arrive after 5. You can also order it for free. I paid €10 for it once, it never came till I packed out of the house, then I applied for a free one and it came after 7days.
When I first came here as a JJC, me and my guy walked into Vodafone store and paid €20, for 20gig and unlimited Sim and SMS. After the first month, I after I got my room, I noticed that I only used 1gig of data, called very few number and I had to japa from that plan.
I went to lycamobile. There's wifi in school, bus, at home and anywhere you can think of.
Then I moved to a house with a shady landlord, an Irish landlord wouldn't be that shady. This house had Internet issues, the bunch of Nigerians there didn't even open up about the Internet problem. Till after I paid, moved in and asked for the wifi password, they roared in laughter.
Ladies and gentlemen, Nigerians will always be Nigerians.
I just walked to the shared room and ordered an Eire Sim. Eir is irish Sim. Very fast and all. I was happy to transfer my number to Eir and pay €20 for unlimited, after two weeks and Eir sent me a message and quoted a policy, it's called fair data usage, this guy will run down our company the way he's using our data, I consumed €100gig in two weeks. The didn't charge me extra or cut me off, they simply reduced the speed from 4G to 2G.
The 2G is good, if you don't subscribe, your whatsapp messages will still be going actually, so if you have a second phone and want to get messages, you can put a free Eir Sim it and that's how my BlackBerry Passport refused to be useless outside the house.
Then I moved back to Lycamobile later after I left that house of Nigerians. Before then, I had to shake the atmosphere of the house and make it too hot for my landlord, a new router came just after I paid for my first single room. I posted the pictures here, with the red arm chair,
I was using Eir while I wasn't working and was collecting Covid money, I was practically at home all the time. Just that I didn't subscribe to the network, I could get whatsapp messages when I left the house. Then I got this care job and it needed me to call my colleagues at work and clock in with the work app as I did my thing, then I went back to Lycamobile. With €10, I get 25gig, unlimited call and SMS. It's been great, I can take some time off and enjoy instagram vids with peace of mind and I sometimes get close to 15gig outside the house.
If you try to get a phone through this network guys, it's best to pay off, avoid those plans that make you pay monthly, it's a rip-off, saving your precious BTA is critical, that's why I'm typing all this,
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|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 6:11pm On Oct 08|
youngking22:Lol, I don't think such exist, I feel honoured by the way.
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Nzeelvis(m): 6:33pm On Oct 08|
Chiggsglover:I came along with some food items, so i cook; 509.20 Euros 4 two weeks.
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by ExpressBooking(m): 9:38pm On Oct 08|
Okay that's nice. I needed to make a call at the airport when arrived, so I was forced to buy Vodafone for €25 at the airport with 20gb, 100 minutes local call and all what not. But I got a Tesco sim also. We have Eir wireless internet access at home
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Informanta: 1:56pm On Oct 09|
Very very great thread I must confess, I have been wandering from thread to thread looking for the best country to port to , but my coming in here and reading comments from the op @chugslover has made me desire Ireland more than other options I was previously considering, hence permit me to take over this thread with questions even as I start my journey to Ireland.
First question pls
If I am to go through the critical skilled list route pls how do I do that I studied Process Chemical Engineering, do I have to have someone in Ireland to help me secure a job first or can I do that from Nigeria?
Are there scholarships available for people like me dat do not have so much funds but desire to travel out by all means, should incase I decide to go through school route
Third how much minimum can I budget for both POF and other expenses.
Thanks in view of your response
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Joohan: 7:25pm On Oct 09|
Ireland should consider joining the Schegen area... That will be too beautiful.
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by ExpressBooking(m): 7:30pm On Oct 09|
If you know the position of Ireland on the map of the world, then u might want to rethink the suggestion
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Princeadex04: 9:24pm On Oct 09|
This is really helpful, I was trying to get network 3 SIM card today at their store opposite Stephen mall, the data plan is 10gb per month and unlimited calls and text messages. I was given a 50% discount, I was asked to pay 10 euros. Unfortunately they didn't accept cash payment and my dollar card isn't working. What can you say about 3 mobile network and where do they accept cash payment for buying of SIM card.
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Kenny242(m): 10:29pm On Oct 09|
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Joohan: 10:36pm On Oct 09|
Ireland is closer to Finland than Portugal to Finland. And the two countries are regarded as Schengen countries. If it's about distance, I don't think that will be a problem. They need to pass that bill.
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Joohan: 10:39pm On Oct 09|
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Stephanie22: 11:28am On Oct 10|
Preye21:Someone recommended Uninest student residence for me. You can check that out.
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Stephanie22: 11:38am On Oct 10|
Thanks for your write up. When i arrive at the airport, before i can come out of my two weeks quarantine to get a sim card, how can i communicate?
I am about to get a new phone today, will the sim card over there fit in with the space for sim card we have in phones from Nigeria? Or should i just wait and get a phone there with the right sim?Chiggsglover
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by ExpressBooking(m): 12:18pm On Oct 10|
The sim card is pre-cut already into normal sim, Micro sim and Nano sim. So u have nothing to worry about. Here someone can help u buy a sim while in isolation, it doesn't matter. You can still buy a sim at the Dublin Airport
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Preye21: 1:53pm On Oct 11|
Stephanie22:Oh really, thanks
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Informanta: 2:13pm On Oct 11|
Still awaiting response please
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 9:41pm On Oct 12|
Shame on you SARS
This is to the bad eggs in SARS
It's not like I'll ignore the few good ones, that is if there is. Just to avoid generalisation. A former SARS had a unfortunate calamity to him and his daughter, broke down and said it was due to the terrible things he did while he was in service, I saw Karma in action.
But to the Mafias among them, they should be ashamed of themselves for the death and pain they have caused, they even became the scariest form of Robbery permitted by our looting government.
When I was starting my locs in this country, the reality of going back home was a nightmare, my only consolation is that I will save enough and get a policeman to follow me around, but that's not freedom.
I'll still have to be afraid of the SARS gang shooting the poor guy or maybe the guy might japa when he sees SARS.
It's better I take that kind of precaution than to be robbed and killed like an animal after all the investment on my head, even the fact I'm the only son. So be wasted like that is scary. Even a powerful man like the ooni of ife is scared himself.
One of the motivation Nigerian students in London, Ireland,... are carry placard around even with irish people thinking we're protesting against SARS sexually transmitted disease and not some Constitutionally empowered criminal, it's because we know that we can't come home, SARS is waiting for us. With the money we earn here, a young dude of 23 can afford to rent or drive a posh car in Nigeria.
The older generation who don't have issues with SARS believe that once they are removed, criminals will be more bold, the question is, are the SARS operatives even going the real criminals?
I never had issues with SARS but that doesn't mean I won't lend my voice.
Collectively, our voice is powerful. If we can raise our voice as Youths against this issue, and see results, the future is bright. The protest infrastructure will be created and there is the possibility to move for change when we have a sleeping government. How can we have a president that refuses to be seen for months.
Politicians won't be bold to steal money cos they don't know when the Youths will say enough is enough and Shout.
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|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 9:50pm On Oct 12|
Informanta:Thank you very much.
I'm glad you're seeing possibility here.
I personally don't know much about this route.
Scholarship isn't much for Ireland sadly. You can only get from the school, I only got €1000 from my school, but still paid €11,500.
If you're studying, €7000 using edubonds, or €10000 roughly for POF in a sponsors account for your nuclear family only. Very important
To the general public, if you got your visa through a work permit. You have my full permission to share how. Remember that God blessed you to help others. You can create a thread to guide us or if you can put it here. You have my full support. And if you're in Dublin, I might....
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 9:51pm On Oct 12|
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 9:52pm On Oct 12|
Stephanie22:They come in various sizes, you can sucessfully order a sim, pls don't pay online yet till it comes, just get a free one, it comes within 7 days. Especially if you're in quarantine. Lycamobile, eir....
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 9:53pm On Oct 12|
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 9:54pm On Oct 12|
Dear, three is good also. It's sad you couldn't get it, you can order a different one online
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Philadelphia: 11:23pm On Oct 12|
If you're self-sponsoring, must you move the €7,000 to Edubond? What if you have the equivalent in your account as a self-sponsored student?
Check your pm.
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 11:23pm On Oct 12|
The building is the Embassy of Nigeria,
That was the meeting place of the #ENDSARS Ireland which held on Saturday. 12/10/2020.
We abided by the law and had our face masks on. It was a bit challenging to be physically distant as there was no Public address system. The Gardai was around as they should when theres a public event.. they just watched from their vehicles. It was a peaceful protest in all.
I happen to be in one of the pictures below.
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 11:23pm On Oct 12|
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 11:29pm On Oct 12|
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