We are a family of 5 . I am Mairead and I teach in a secondary school. My husband is Brendan also a teacher but now retired. Jonathan is the eldest at 18 he works and attends college in Dublin where he studies Music - a keen musician with his own band. They perform regularly so if you like guitars and rock music this is the family for you!! Zoe is 15 she attends secondary school she is in transition year which means she concentrates on developing social pursuits and activities that are not focused on exams. She also does 3 weeks work experience in the year- she is a bubbly kind and outgoing girl who loves fun .She loves dancing and singing and she is in a stage school which she attend every Saturday and they put on a magnificent show every year Alex is 13 - most likely your partner for the two weeks he is a bright boy kind and smiley. He loves Scouting ( boy scouts) guitar and he is also in a band - called The Verse - they are very serious about it all and practice a lot!
Our house is a busy place with a lot of activities happening.We live in a residential area with lots of green fields and friendly neighbours. We take a foreign student every year as we love having them teaching them and minding them like one of our own family. We are kind and friendly and the kids get a chance to see how other kids from different countries live and view the world. We have 3 cats Heidi Nuggy and Puddy. We are very fond of animals and they are part of our home and family.
If you are a student on a Homestay with us you will be treated like one of the family you will have class twice a day Monday to Friday For 50 mins per session. The student will have two half day excursions per week - visit animal shelter maybe or canoeing /cinema/ tour of longford/ bowling/gokarting/baking / and then two full days maybe Dublin, Galway to visit areas of interest in Ireland also a chance to go to Croke Park to see one of our national games being played at the highest level. The student is taught in a one to one session. They are assessed by their reading ,writing and comprehension skills by tasks th ...