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Hello and welcome to our page,
We are a family of 4 living in Templemore in the heart of Tipperary.
As the song goes " It's a Long Way To Tipperary"
We welcome all age groups and have activities to suit everyone.
We are experienced hosts and have a very busy, lively family, both our children attend primary school.
Our guests are very much part of our family while they are with us and we treat them as our own.
My children love having the older students to look up to and it's great for everyone involved.
We have hosted many different nationalities for many years and we offer short stays all year round and Academic stay bookings.
We are ideally located for travelling as the train station is 5 minutes walk from our house and can take you to all our cities.
Discover County Tipperary for yourself with our Heritage Castles and Abbeys, immerse yourself in 5000 years of history and culture. There are so many spectacular sights to see with our historic landmarks such as the Rock Of Cashel, Cahir Castle and Holycross Abbey. County Tipperary has something to offer for all ages.
We have private rooms with a shared bathroom. Free WiFi and TV in room.
We take all nationalities and can cater for vegetarian.
I have places available in the Secondary School. They welcome all nationalities and all our previous students loved their experience while attending the school.
I am currently taking bookings for the Academic Year as school enrolment is until end of October 2023 to secure a place.
Our school year is 1st of September to beginning of June.
We have 3 school terms
September to December.
School closes around the 21st December until
6th of January and students return home for the Christmas holidays.
School reopens for its 2nd term January to March.
School closes for 2 weeks and students return home for the Easter holidays.
School then reopens for the 3rd term which runs from April to June.
For Academic year stays i offer a package.
For more information contact me.
I have two single rooms and one double/twin room available. For my younger students i find having other international students around the same age creates a happier environment for them as they're experiencing it together and it creates great fun and an exchanges of cultures around our table.
I can take siblings or friends together if the want to experience it together.
Every day is different in our house, when we have no school we have breakfast around 9.30am.
Our day usually involves going for walk's, playing sports or going on Heritage Trips.
We have the beautiful Templemore Town Park behind our house and you can spend hours walking in the woods or sitting by the lake watching our swans and ducks.
You can go cycling in our park, play tennis or basketball, Hurling & football or learn to how to play golf.
Get horse riding lessons or spend a few hours pony trekking in our near by mountain.
When it's raining we love to watch a movie, play board games and play a game of cards.
There is loads of activities clubs in Templemore that offer a pay as you go service and we have something for all interests.
If your into walking or running we have numerous walking trails and loops near by, you can climb the Devil's Bit and see our neighbouring counties.
We have lots of Heritage/ Cultural sites
I can take you on day trips you during your stay.
These are Paid Activities and prices include travel fees, entry fee, guided tour etc.
You can choose to visit,
*Rock of Cashel and Cahir Castle & Swiss Cottage Day Trip
*Roscrea Damer House and Mount St Joseph Abbey
*Birr Castle Demesne.
*Holycross Abbey, Cathedral of the Assumption
* Visit Semple Stadium home to our GAA and visit Lár na Párice Museum.
*Kilkenny Castle and City Day Trip
*Cobh Titanic Museum, St Colmans Cathedral &
Fota Arboretum Day Trip
*Emerald Park Adventure Day Trip
Try irelands highest Roller coster, see Fossetts
Circus, the Zoo. Wall climbing and lots more.
* Castelcomer Discovery Park
Try Zip lining, Octagon High rope, Sky walking,
Kayaking and lots more.
Spend 1- 5 hours trekking on our near by beautiful hills.
*Horse riding lessons
1 hour lessons
Contact me for prices on all activities.
We can plan out where you'd like to visit and what day trips you want to go on and if there is something not on the list, i can arrange it.
Pre booking is necessary as Heritage Sites get booked up fast in summer season.
*****Academic Term/ Year Students *****
We rise and shine around 7.30am to 8.00am we all get breakfast and make lunches and head out to school. Your school starts at 8.50am you get two breaks during the day and you can take a packed lunch with you. School finishes at 3.50pm Monday to Thursday and 1.30pm on Friday. After school you can meet up with friends or do your homework and we usually have dinner at 6pm as we have activities clubs to attend afterwards.
We have loads of activities you can join in our town and its a pay as you go, so there is a wide variety to choose from to suit your interests.
Our neighbouring town has a swimming pool and gym.
At the weekends we like to do activities or culture visits or you can meet your new friends go to the cinema or shopping and have fun. It is really the best experience to spend the school year learning English making new friends and to experience the Irish culture.
Notre fils est rentré enchanté de son séjour de 3 semaines chez Catherine et sa famille. Beaucoup d’activités au programme. Très bonne communication. Nous recommandons cette famille d’accueil
From 550 € / week