Sharon Over here in the Emerald Isle we do indeed have 220V
electricity, which we purchase from the sole supplier, the Electricity
Supply Board, www.esb.ie .Industrial transformers can be bought from
good hardware suppliers and simple plug in voltage adapters can be
readily bought from travel shops so you wont even have to change your
plug, we use 3 pin plugs (.’.). As for the tanks, because they are the
way they are in Ireland gas, suppliers will only fill there own
bottles, so it would probably be better to leave your tanks behind and
rent one from a supplier over here, they only rent them it seems, who
you will go to will depend on where you are going to live in Ireland.
As for tools, Phillip J. Dix, 6 Aston Quay, Dublin 2, is the man to
talk to ,Tel 01-6717144. I have been dealing with them for 15 years
and find them very helpful, as he is in contact with most of the
jewellers in the country he might know where you might get a start. If
you are setting up on your own try contacting the Craft Council of
Ireland, www.craftscouncil-of-ireland.ie .
Hope this is of help, and welcome.
Neil KilBane Jeweller,