Today Australia will see thousands of people of Irish decent, or simply those who fancy themselves Irish at heart, celebrate Ireland’s national day and the traditional feast day of the country’s patron saint, St. Patrick.
There are currently around 63,000 Irish-born people living in Victoria with a high majority of these in metropolitan Melbourne.
There’s a distinct cluster of Irish-born population in the eastern-Bayside suburbs between Gardenvale/Elwood and Melbourne’s CBD, however it’s St. Kilda who takes the cake when it comes to being the most Irish place in Victoria, with 2.6% of residents born in Ireland.
In St. Kilda and Elwood, Ireland is the 3rd most common country of birth, behind United Kingdom and New Zealand, the only places in Victoria where Irish birth is among the top 3.
You too, could live amongst the Irish brethren for under $300,000 in this fully renovated trendy apartment, or a more spacious mansion apartment such as 1/36 Princes Street, St. Kilda, each walking distance to the iconic old-world Irish pub, The Elephant and Wheelbarrow.
In recent years, there has been a surge in the number of skilled 20-30 year old Irish people coming to the lucky country seeking work. The arrival of these young Irish professionals has helped drive demand in entertainment and lifestyle areas that are close to the CBD, such as St Kilda, Elwood, Southbank and Richmond.
This weekend, Melbourne will see another record breaking number of auctions, with almost 1800 scheduled, according to the REIV. We wish all vendors and bidders the luck of the Irish.
For the new homeowners and successful vendors, take note that local revellers will also be joining your celebrations with a pint of Guinness as St Patrick’s Day celebrations kick off around the country.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
May your home always be too small to hold all your friends