I have recently graduated from college and have seriously been considering a move to Ireland. I would really love to work in the U.S. for a few years, save a lot of money, and then just head over there and see what happens. I have been doing some research into gaining Irish citizenship and it sounds quite difficult. I am of Irish heritage, (my mom's maiden name is Kilian ) but my parents and grandparents were born in the U.S. My great-grandparents were born in Ireland. It also sounds quite difficult to get a work permit without a firm job offer from a company willing to sponsor me. Other than marrying an Irish girl, does anyone know of any other ways of making the move? Am I missing something entirely? Thanks for the advice.