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Avoid these 6 things to Get a Mortgage

While you’re doing the hard work to get a mortgage, everything from moving back in with your parents, missing nights out, instant coffee instead of takeaways and homemade sandwiches for lunch, don’t let all your hard work be in vain! Having the cash for a deposit may not be enough. Here are 6 main things to avoid if you are looking for mortgage approval in Ireland.

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Our Support to the Galway Simon Appeal

Although we may not have heard a lot about it because of Covid-19, homelessness in Galway has not gone away in 2020. According to the latest Government figures, there were 368 people, including 50 families and 116 children, living in emergency accommodation in the west.

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Keep Up to Date With Our Christmas Opening Hours

There’s no denying that 2020 is certainly a year we will never forget, and it is so hard to believe that it is nearly over! Keep up to date With our Christmas Opening Hours at Acorn Insurance.

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8 Winter Workout Tips for Exercising Outdoors No Matter the Weather

Don’t wait until Spring to get back outside, outdoor exercise is good for your body and mind, no matter the time of year. It can be tough to head outside on cold or rainy days, to help you we’ve compiled a list of the top eight tips to ensure you stay warm and injury-free when working out in cold weather.

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How to Get Your Car Winter Ready

As temperatures begin to fall and the days get darker, it's time to start thinking about getting your car ready for winter. A properly maintained car can weather winter temperatures and now is the perfect time to start preparing. Here is a list of four things you can do to make sure your car is winter-ready and reduce your risk of a breakdown.

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How We Are Helping Nursing Home Residents Cope With Lockdown

Lockdown can be a very lonely and isolating time for people especially as we move into the darker and colder days, but it is particularly tough for those in nursing homes across the country with strict restrictions on visitations from family and friends.

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Ready to hibernate? 6 tips to make your home winter-ready

The clocks have been turned back, it's definitely harder to get out of bed in the mornings and the evenings are getting darker and chillier. It’s officially winter! Here’s our top 6 tips to get your home winter-ready.

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6 of the Best Free Mental Health Podcasts and Apps

The first Wednesday of every November marks Stress Awareness Day. We all know what it's like to suffer from stress in some shape or form. This day gives us an opportunity to take a moment to think about our mental health and ways that we might overcome lengthy periods of distress. We have put together a list of six brilliant (and free) apps and podcasts, to help you ease stress and anxiety and improve your overall mental wellbeing.

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How to Work from Home Productively

Right now there are more people working from home than ever before. Whether it’s done by choice or by necessity, working from home has its benefits, like avoiding your daily commute. But it also means it’s up to you to motivate yourself and get as much out of your time as you would in an office setting.

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Tyre Safety Tips that Every Driver Should Know

As your tyres are the only part of your vehicle in contact with the road, they undergo a lot of wear and tyre and can easily become unsafe if not maintained. In Ireland, driving with dangerous tyres could cost you a fine of up to €2,300 and five penalty points. After five or more years in use your tyres should be thoroughly inspected at least once per year. We've compiled some top tips to help you ensure your tyres are safe and roadworthy all year round!

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Save time. Save money.

Isn’t that a nice way to start a conversation? At Acorn Insurance, we strive to do that for all our customers.

Customer service. Remember that?

At Acorn Insurance, we’ve built our business on it. Our team is based in Galway and we do all the looking around for you. It starts with a quick phone call (with a real person) so we can fully understand what you need. Then we put our expertise to work and take care of everything.