Update: Available in January 2023
We would love to welcome you to our home in County Kildare, near Dublin city. We will help you to improve your English and progress in speaking the language is assured. We love meeting new visitors to our home and we will treat you as part of the household. We provide home-cooked meals each day, along with breakfast and tea. We love walking, hiking, and running visits to forests and local parks. We have several lovely parks near us, Castletown, St Catherine Park, and Cartlon house. All lovely walks and lovely scenery. We would take your child to Dublin for a day trip to see the sights. On another day your child can go to the cinema to watch a movie.
On the weekends we go on hiking trails, either canal, parks, or forest trips. Our youngest daughter, Ellen does gymnastics four days a week. We all play local football in our GAA club.
We are a family of five, (myself) Sean, Edel (my wife), and three children, Aisling (18), Rian (16) and Ellen (13). We live in Celbridge, Co. Kildare. We live close to the towns of Maynooth, Leixlip and Lucan and only 20 mins from Dublin city.
Included in your stay: Transport from and to Dublin Airport. A room with a single bed, wardrobe, and side table. All meals are included. Leisure days with us visiting the popular hot spots in Kildare and Dublin for outdoor adventures. Unlimited WIFI (internet) throughout the house.
During the week, it's breakfast, school, home from school, snack, homework, dinner. Evening activity, walk, go to hurling match, local walking routes.
At the weekend we have brunch, shopping, and would either attend a sports event, if there was a local event, walking. In the evening dinner a bit of gardening, visit family, relax watch tv/ go to the cinema.
We had to shorten our daughter’s stay (she is well-travelled) at Sean and Edel Carthy in Celbridge. The first 24 hours our daughter was given a room and three meals, that she all had alone, and apart from a 2hours walk with Ryan, she was left alone. Instead big disputes between the host mother Edel and the daughters, Edel swearing permanently and insulting the youngest. The daughters are obviously fed up with guest students. After 5 days our daughter mentioned parts of this situation and suddenly found herself in big trouble. Both adults swearing around, aggressive tone, big disputes inbetween the family, also concerning our daughter. From the moment of our decision to bring her back as soon as possible, the whole family (except Ryan) ignored her, didn‘t address her anymore for two days (!), but continued the loud aggressive swearing, also big disputes about our daughter. Our daughter was very frightened, we were very worried. This family showed an unacceptable behaviour and wording. No surprise that now Sean (incredible that he is in teaching business!!) makes up flimsy excuses for our cancellation and does not see any reason in their behaviour.
Céleste est rentrée d'Irlande enchantée par les 2 semaines passées chez Sean et sa famille. Elle est heureuse de tous les échanges et discussions. Elle s'est très bien entendue avec Rian qui a le même âge qu'elle. Ils ont partagés beaucoup de ballades dans la nature, de sorties à Dublin, des jeux, des films, de la cuisine... Les cours d'anglais avec une professeure en visio étaient très bien faits, très sérieux et efficaces. C'était une expérience très enrichissante pour Céleste. Nous remercions Sean et toute la famille et vous la recommandons sans hésiter!
Ma fille a passé 10 jours fin juin chez Sean et sa famille. Plutôt que de perdre son temps au lycée en France où les cours ne sont assurés qu’épisodiquement en juin, elle a préféré s’exiler et travailler son anglais au sein d’une famille irlandaise. Accueil chaleureux, gentillesse, activités quotidiennes de la vie de tous les jours, rien de tel pour améliorer son anglais ! Je recommande cette famille. Merci Sean !
From 500 € / week