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Local Knowledge Before You Relocate

Local Line provides bespoke professional relocation advice to individuals and families relocating to Dublin and to small/ medium sized companies relocating staff to work in their Dublin offices. 

We help clients find accommodation and school places that meet their individual requirements. We then provide support and assistance "settling in" to ensure the best possible start to life in a new country.

Our advice is based on first hand experience as we relocated ourselves in 2015 so know all the pitfalls and information gaps. We have extensive local knowledge on what each Dublin Suburb has to offer in terms of properties, transport, sports facilities, bars and restaurants. We also have specialist knowledge and insight into Dublin's most popular schools.

To discuss your relocation requirements, get in contact with Local Line today.


Our Services

Accommodation Search & School Search

We have relationships with local agents that gives our clients priority when it comes to gaining access to and securing the best property on the market. We also have an extensive knowledge of Dublin schools. We can give you meaningful comparisons, tell you "What the Parents say" and provide first hand insights to help you select the best fit for your children.

How it works

We conduct a comprehensive consultation by phone or where possible, in person to ascertain your family's unique requirements.

  • Property Search - We research available properties both online and via local agents to create a list of potentially suitable properties. We then visit the properties and create a short list of 3 or 4 of the best properties that fit with your requirements.
  • School Search - We research schools, talk to Admissions clerks and come up with a short list of options and a realistic assessment of the availability of places at these schools.

We arrange a suitable time for you to visit Dublin and escort you on a "tour" of the best properties and schools that meet your requirements.

We are then available to you and your family to answer any questions you need to ask to ensure you have all the information required to select the best property and the best school(s) for your children.

We then negotiate the terms of the purchase or lease on your chosen property on your behalf, arrange for offers to be sent from the schools you have selected for your children or in most cases.... we do both.

Settling In

Once you have moved into your new home, unpacked the boxes and sent your children off to their new schools we can help you and your family settle in. We provide information on how to access medical services, get PPSN numbers, find the shops that stock your favourite items and help you find the best restaurants and bars in the area.
We can also provide information on local sports, drama or music clubs for your kids. We can give you the local insight into which are the best (any why!). In short, we will endeavour to answer any question you have to help you settle in quickly and enjoy your new life in Dublin.

For more information on our accommodation and school search service, get in contact with local line today.



Local Line can arrange the transportation of your belongings both within Ireland and internationally via our carefully chosen partners. Goods can be shipped by road, air or sea and incorporate all port and customs charges. Our partners offer a Door to door service and will transport your belongings with great care. Please call for a free quotation.

For a free no-obligation quote get in contact with Local Line today.



Mrs H from Port Elizabeth, South Africa,
"I needed to relocate to Ireland from South Africa, and had had months of struggling to find somewhere to stay or someone to communicate with about available properties, and then I found Lesley. She worked very fast to find me a place to stay that was close enough to shops, on a bus route to my workplace and in my budget. Lesley also went out of her way to pick me up from the airport and help me get the first few essentials to get settled for the first couple of days. She offered to answer any queries I have for the months to come while I navigate living in a new country, it was really an easy transition for me mostly because of Lesley's help. Thank you."

Mr & Mrs G from Sydney, Australia,
"Relocating from Australia at short notice, with 3 school age children was made so much easier having a "local" specialist who really understood and guided us through the whole school and house rental process.
Lesley’s detailed knowledge and personal connections to schools and estate agents opened doors and resulted in an efficient and hassle free move. We are now in a lovely house in the area of Dublin we wanted and the kids are in our first choice school.
Lesley offers a personalised service and always went the extra mile to answer our queries and advocated on our behalf, offering tips and insights along the way.
We could not have got here and settled in Dublin so seamlessly without her."

Thank you Lesley."

Mr & Mrs M from Russia,
"We were looking for a house close to our kid’s school. It’s very difficult to find a suitable accommodation in particular area of Dublin in a short time, but Lesley coped with this task very quickly. She was always very attentive to our requests, helped with signing the contract and with all the details related to the move. Thanks to Lesley finding the accommodation was very comfortable."

Mr C from USA
"I contacted Local Line after already here, while staying in temporary housing for limited duration; for me the timing was tight and I already knew generally the location where I wanted to be. The thing that impressed me about Lesley is that she was so fast and extremely responsive as the search began. From the time she began showing me listings until I saw the apartment I would make my home was a total of 4 days. She is very knowledgeable, experienced and friendly. She was my advocate to navigate confusing waters as a newcomer to the country. Thank you, Lesley!"

Mr N from Moscow,

"Colleagues gave me Lesley’s contact details before I moved to Dublin from Moscow. Unfortunately, I had no relocation packages paid by my employer and I had no intention to stay in the hotel for a long time.
It is literally impossible to find a decent apartment in Dublin right now. Every viewing has about 50 people, some of them local and everyone is willing to take the apartment. Lesley chose apartments, viewed them and sent me all the pluses and minuses. She listened to my requirements while I still was in Moscow. When I arrived in Dublin, we viewed several of the best options, then Lesley found an even better apartment with a sea view between two parks in the prestigious Monkstown. She was able to convince the landlord to show it to us before the formal viewing. Lesley has the ability to understand your priorities, convince landlords you are the best tenant, find the best apartment and also be of real help. All of this gives me the right to recommend Lesley as your agent to find accommodation and school places in Dublin.
With Lesley, your move to Dublin will be easy and pleasant. Respect, Vasili

Еще до переезда в Ирландию коллеги дали мне контакты агента по поиску жилья Лесли Лайт. К сожалению работа эти услуги не оплачивала, однако жить в отеле или снимать комнату долгое время я не хотел. Найти хорошую и недорогую квартиру в Дублине практически невероятно – на просмотры ходят по 50 человек, часть их них местные и все хотят эту квартиру. Лесли отбирала варианты, смотрела, присылала мне все плюсы и минусы, слушала мои пожелания, когда еще я был в Москве. Сразу по приезду мы посмотрели несколько квартир, дали заявку, однако Лесли нашла вариант еще лучше, уговорила владельца показать квартиру еще до официального показа и получила для меня прекрасную просторную квартиру с видом на море, с новым классным ремонтом, рядом с центром и с работой, с парковкой, между двумя парками в престижном районе Монкстаун. Умение Лесли понимать ваши предпочтения, договариваться и убеждать, выбирать лучшее и реально помогать (а я оцениваю, как в бизнесе, по результату) дает мне полное право рекомендовать Лесли Лайт как помощника по поиску жилья и школ. С ее помощью переезд в Дублин будет легким и приятным! С уважением, Василий."

Mr & Mrs M from London

"Lesley's knowledge of the premier Dublin schools and the best available properties is extensive. She is quite simply your 'go to' if you're considering relocating to Dublin. Don't even think about making the move without her!"

Mr & Mrs B from Lisbon
"Our goal was to find a family home to rent in Dublin 15 for us and our two grown-up sons. After searching for 3 months we were unable to overcome the hurdle that was the family dog. I contacted Local Line Relocation and since day one I had full attention from Lesley Light. She was tireless in searching for a home that met our specific requirements. With her know-how and strong work ethics in less than 3 weeks, Lesley got us a beautiful house that met all our requirements and we are very grateful to her for that"

Mr & Mrs G from London
"Completely by chance, I found Lesley from Local Line. We met at Easter in Dublin and she has been nothing but amazingly helpful from the start. She is also very nice and approachable. It is not a cheap service but for us it was worth every penny. My husband works very long hours in a very pressured job and I work from home. Travelling to Dublin to visit many houses was not doable and adding all the costs that it would have been a relocating agent was effectively cheaper.
We already had a school for our children but she can definitively help with that too. For us Lesley - Found a few houses, all meeting our requirements but was able to snap up a period property which is in our preferred location so we can walk/cycle to school; Lesley, organised the inventory of the house and the key exchange.
Lesley also advised on health insurance - which is very different than in the UK, recommend a few camps/clubs and answered all the questions I had regarding the move and made it generally less stressful for me.
I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Good luck if you are considering that move, for us it was one of the best decision ever!"

If you have recently relocated to Dublin and need help settling in, get in contact with Local Line today.



I am a Qualified Chartered Accountant and have spent the majority of my career in the Banking industry in the city of London. In 2008 I left Banking to pursue opportunities in the property development arena in London and Surrey. 

I relocated to Dublin from Reigate in Surrey, in 2015 with my husband and two children. My eldest child had just sat the entrance exams to a selection of private secondary schools when we were presented with the opportunity to relocate to Dublin. As a result, we have visited a large number of schools in the London/ Home Counties area and are familiar with the standard of facilities these schools have to offer and the high expectations of Parents with regards to educational standards.

The lessons learned from our own relocation experience give a valuable insight into the key factors that make a relocation service invaluable to a client.

We believe that the combination of personal experience and access to a comprehensive network of local people puts us in the unique position to add value to any client’s relocation to Dublin. The opportunity to speak to the right people provides clients with the information they need to make informed decisions that ultimately make a relocation a successful one.

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Lesley Light, BA (Hons), FCA

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