The Manager of a Kalgoorlie backpackers hostel says a wave of Irish workers are arriving in the Goldfields drawn by reports of WA's mining boom.
Ireland has been through a significant economic downturn since the global financial crisis resulting in high unemployment.
Elizabeth Spalding from Kalgoorlie Backpackers says there has been a wave of skilled Irish workers coming to Kalgoorlie looking for a career in the resources sector and their arrival is of mutual benefit.
"This is where they know they can come to get the mining work," she said.
"They've all had experience on farms and graders and all that sort of stuff.
"The town gets it because they spend money in the shops, buy their food, buy their alcohol...
and the Irish love to party." She says many are seeking permanent residency.
"They are sort of all looking to maybe get sponsored or secure enough money to go home and make their life better back in Ireland, because it's just to depressing and they want a future," she said.
"They have all gradually got camp work where they go out on site and live happily ever after."