I totally feel you! I’m Spanish, I moved over almost 2 years ago (for the same reason as you for what I can tell) and I haven’t been able to establish any strong, long lasting friendships yet as people come and go the whole time and this situation can make me feel a bit lonely at times. I also find it hard to become good friends with locals because most people I have come across with have the same friends since childhood, school, etc, and as a result don’t seem to be very interested in making new friends. I live in north side dublin, so not too far from Swords. Would love to meet you for a drink or a coffee 🙂 Let me know if you’re still interested!