Working Holidays in Ireland

There has been great interest in the INIS WHA Programme 2017. Eligibility has been determined on all applications received to date and emails have been sent to all successful applicants. It is not yet clear exactly how many places will be available for Batch 2 but we are pleased to say that there will be very limited availability.

Therefore, applicants wishing to travel between July and December 2017 are invited to send their applications in between 22nd May to 11th June 2017. Places are very limited so to avoid disappointment, please adhere to the sending dates and ensure you are eligible prior to sending your application.


Young people from certain countries can apply for a Working Holiday Authorisation to come to Ireland for up to 1 year.

Places are limited and you cannot apply if you are already in Ireland. If your application is successful, you must register with immigration after you arrive in Ireland.

Working Holiday Programme 2017

Contact the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for information about how to apply for citizens from:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Republic of Korea
  • United States of America


Read how to apply from the following countries for Working Holiday Programme 2017 for citizens from Taiwan.