The Irish Business Directory

The one-stop-shop for all things Irish

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Welcome to Irish Women Abroad. Lovely to meet you!

We are an inclusive, warm and diverse community of Irish women around the world talking about all things home.

At Irish Women Abroad, we have one mission: Providing connection, support and inspiration for Irish Women in Australia and all around the world.

Living away from home can be isolating at times. That’s why we’re giving you all the resources, tips and answers you need to navigate life abroad.

That covers events and genuine support and access to the best Irish businesses around the globe to help you overcome the challenges you may face living abroad or returning home to Ireland. 

Lovely ladies living abroad sharing advice, guidance and support

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Whether you just moved to Australia, have lived abroad for some time OR are considering returning to Ireland, you’ve come to the right place.



From Irish soda bread to your new favourite Irish online store, our directory is the only business directory you need to track down all things Irish. 


Join our growing online village on Facebook and connect with fellow Irish women in all corners of the world experiencing life abroad.


1:1 Consultations for both hopeful Irish emigrants and former Irish expats seeking clarity on the next step for their life and family.

Returning to Ireland Resources

The Returning to Ireland Guide and Checklist will help you plan, prepare and get organised for your move home.    

The Packing Guide and Checklist for Returning to Ireland  will help you ensure a smooth and stress-free move.

Moving to Australia Checklist

Download our Moving to Australia Checklist and read our Top Tips to help you keep track of all the things that need to be done before your move. 

Flying with Babies and Toddlers Checklist

Read our Top Tips and Tricks for Flying with Small Children to Ireland and download the Flying Checklist. 

Cuppa Journal Blog

Catch up on what we’ve been talking about, packed full of helpful information and Returning to Ireland Resources from members of the Irish Abroad Community

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Our Story

Irish Women Abroad was set up by Sarah Whelan in 2019 to help Irish women navigate some of the challenges they face when living abroad or when deciding it’s time to return to Ireland.

Challenges such as…

Being isolated from your family or feeling homesick.

Navigating visa issues or finding a job.

Easing into your new life abroad or settling back in Ireland.

Our 4,000+ members live in every corner of the world

Whatever age and stage of life you’re at, we support you with genuine resources, compassion and friendship.

And we have some craic along the way.

Kind words

From Our Community

Irish Women abroad is a great initiative as it is so important for women to feel a sense of community and connectedness especially being so far away from home. Supporting Irish business as well as supporting Irish women in business will help keep the Irish culture and traditions to be passed into future generations.

Shay Stanley

The Irish Butcher

IWA is a fabulous organisation that brings women together to share their ideas, their stories, their experiences, to provide a network of information and exchange of ideas. If you are considering advertising in the Directory, you should go for it. 

Tina King-Garde

I registered my business on the website it’s amazing.
So much gold on it about Irish products too.  Sarah is so helpful when your setting up your business, I’d highly recommend it.

Emma Murrary


It was so great to be featured by Sarah in IWA and share my story with her audience. Sarah has built such a wonderful supportive community and the feedback I got on the feature was fabulous. So if you are thinking of joining the business directory I highly recommend it.

Vanessa Geraghty

Vivacity Marketing

Reading all the different perspectives in the Facebook group helped me figure out my priorities this year and guided me to coming to peace with them and removing at least some of the guilt of choosing not to go home…

Tanya H

Sarah is such a huge support for the Irish community in Australia both as individuals in the Irish Women Abroad groups and for Irish run businesses through her new business directory.
You’re doing incredible work Sarah and this Irish Woman Abroad certainly appreciates it. 

Louise Swanborough

Well done on this amazing directory. The Irish Women Abroad website has been a lifeline for so many living abroad.

Moira Walsh

Sarah’s work with Irish Women Abroad is the kind of initiative that moves us all forward.

Shannon Rooney

Thank you so much for including us in this amazing online resource – The Irish Business Directory. 

Aisling Kane

The Skin Nurse
What an amazing platform for us Irish business owners.
So grateful to advertise my business in the Irish Business Directory. 

Samantha Buck

Bucks Books Bookkeeping

The Business Directory looks amazing – so incredible all the love and energy that has gone into it. 

Nessa Devaney

Wellness Practitioner

The Directory is so amazing, you have done such a good job. 

Emily Daly

Babogs Bows

 I know that’s not easy but you blaze a trail to spark the conversation and helps others normalise these feelings and thoughts! (that we all have from time to time!) Keep up the great work!

Niamh B

Love love love! The whole experience has been amazing Sarah! Thank you so much for this amazing platform!

Paula Donohoe

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