We are a family of 4. We live in a fabulous countryside area of Ballintemple just 10 mins drive from Tullow town. We are both working professionals : Garret works in Biopharmaceuticals, I am a midwife but now work as a triage nurse part time and most of the time I can now work from home, so there is always one of us at home.
We have 2 boys Arthur is 15 and Geoffrey is 13 who attend the local Community School and go by bus or one of us will bring them .
We have 2 electric cars and safe driving is a priority for us.
We live a large spacious home with 6 bedrooms and 2 sitting rooms. We have 2 dogs Charlotte and Coco both are Bernese mountain dogs who come in for one hour at night.
We like to be kept busy so daily walks if time permits in a beautiful country off road area. Twice a week we attend a running club in Carlow .
Arthur is a keen athlete and we run a 5 km and do some training when he is there .
We do a competitive park run every Saturday morning as a family. We are members of Mount Wolsley Leisure club and attend once or twice a week for training or swimming. We also are members of Tullow Tennis club and try go when time allows and weather permits.
We are real lovers of good wholesome cooking and cook every day fresh foods. Garret has a polytunnel and grows organic potatoes carrots lettuce tomatoes cucumber etc Delicious !
We have hosted over the years and had regular 3 week full immersions students and school attending for the year through an agent and its always been a great experience for us and the students. We are a normal hard working and committed couple to our family. Lots of tracks and trails in our area for walks and mountain bike use. Lots of scenic walks and places of historic interest nearby.
Kilkenny city is 30 minutes drive, Carlow town is 20 minutes drive, Dublin is 65 minutes by car. Bus and train connections to Dublin from Carlow town. Local camps for soccer, football, Tennis during summer months.
We provide a high standard of care and supervision to anyone who is in our home and treat them as a family member and include them in all family activities. Swimming and Tennis is 8 euro extra per session. Summer camps is approximately 70 euro extra per week.
Collection from airport can be arranged for extra fee. Bus service also available direct from airport to Carlow town, guests can be collected from there.
On a day off typically it will start with an activity such as a run or walk at home and then relaxed healthy breakfast. Then perhaps tennis or a swim in Tullow.
Sometimes we go for coffee or lunch to Altamont gardens near by and do grocery shopping.
Generally we like to have dinner at home at night or occasionally we will eat out in Carlow or Kilkenny .
On days off we do like to go to the Curracloe beach 50 mins drive or to Glendalough in co Wicklow which a fabulous scenic national park. We like to sit down together a watch a netflix movie when time allows .
We have a basketball area at the house and its a good distraction for the boys. We have mountain bikes for the local tracks and forest nearby.
Bonjour, Nous pouvons recommander chaleureusement Trish et sa famille pour l’accueil réservé à notre fils Johan durant les vacances de la Toussaint. Johan a beaucoup apprécié l’ambiance chaleureuse et animée et nous avons eu de très bons contacts avec Trish pour préparer le voyage.
From 750 € / week