Hi. My name is Tríona. I live in a small village in Co. Cavan, the drumlin county where they say there is a lake for every day of the year .
It is a beautiful rural setting but just minutes from the main town with shops, restaurants , swimming pool and cinema.
Myself and Niall have two sons, Cillian and Tadhg. Cillian is finishing college this year and Tadhg is finishing school. I teach English to children and adults ages 4 to 80s :)
The men are rugby mad! Though Tadhg is mad about magic the gathering, dungeons and dragons and computer games.
We are an easy going, rugby mad, close family. I teach English to adults and children.
We are quite early risers. I am happy to try to have what ever you like for breakfast, typically between 8-9am. We often have a ' full Irish ' on a Saturday or Sunday.
Followed by an English lesson. I prefer to have the lesson early in the day , approx 10 am.
There are plenty of beautiful walks very close to the house . The Annalee river runs through the village and Ballyhaise agricultural college is a five minute walk away from the house with beautiful woodland walks and lots of animals
Local activities eg cavanadventure.ie where you can moor at tiny castle island in the middle of Loughoughter where you'll find the remains of Coughoughter castle.
There are small shops and amenities across the road as well as the GAA sports grounds which we have access to. This is perfect for walking and running. We are situated a few minutes drive from Cavan's sports complex with a large gym and swimming pool which students can use for an unlimited time for only €5. Niall is up at the rugby club several times a week, there are regular matches and it is often on the TV ,you may be prepared for some very loud 'encouragement' if Ireland are playing! Lol. The Gaelic football or hurling are often on too.
Meal times are relaxed, lots of veggies,soups, salads,brown bread, Irish stew, casseroles and roasts, and chats. I love to cook and would love to learn new recipes from any guests too.
We enjoy plenty of BBQs during the summer. I have family that live near by and we often meet up for BBQs. My brother plays traditional Irish music at least once a week in Cartlans thatched pub in kingscourt co. Cavan where my mother lives next door to dun a rí forest park where we often go for walks. Cabra castle is just across the road.
For shopping Navan or Athlone have plenty to choose from and there are boat trips on the Shannon available in Athlone. Dublin City is approximately 1.5 hours away with a huge variety of attractions, from Croke park, Trinity college (displaying the ' Book of Kells'), the Guinness tour and more.
We have an extensive selection of books and a sunroom out the back where you can relax and enjoy your own space. We live in a small estate.
Killykeen park is minutes away with kayaking available which we often use in the summer months. http://coillte.ie/
http://cuilcaghlakelands.org/ stretches from Lough erne Co Fermanagh all the way into Cavan making it one if only four transnational geoparks in the world and is only a short drive away . You will have your pick of historical and geological points like the healing waters of Drumod Sulphur well or the wedge tombs in the Cavan burren.http://theboardwalk.ie/
http://thesheddistillery.com/ the shed distillery in Drumshambo Co Leitrim is also an interesting day out
From 560 € / week