Language Immersion Stay at Catherine's

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It's a long way to Tipperary. Welcome to Catherine's Home.


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.
We are ideally located for travelling as the train station is 5 minutes walk from our house and can take you to Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway.

  • Houseold:
  • Catherine (Mother )
  • Rory (Father )
  • Fiadh (Child • 8 ans)
  • Noah (Child • 6 ans)
Max number of hosts at the same time:
4 people
  • Accept:
  • 10-18 years old (girl - boy)
  • 18-25 years old (girl - boy)
  • Adult (woman - man)

We have 3 private rooms with a shared bathroom.
Single room
Double room
Twin room
Free WiFi.
We take all nationalities and can cater for vegetarians.

Proposed activities:

A typical day with us

Every day is different in our house, when we have no school we have breakfast around 9.30am.
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 nearby mountain.
When it's raining we love to watch a movie, play board games and play a game of cards. Take a book from our local library and snuggle up reading.

There are loads of activity clubs in Templemore and we have something for all interests.
If you're into walking or running we have numerous walking trails and loops nearby, you can climb the Devil's Bit and see our neighboring counties.

I can take you on day trips during your stay.
These are Paid Activities and prices include travel fees, entry fee, guided tour, etc.

I offer a Weekly Activities Programme. Our action-packed week includes going to an Irish bog, learn how to foot turf and have a picnic afterwards. Learn how to play Irish Hurling and attend a hurling match. Visit local sites like Damer House and Castle, Holycross Abbey, go hiking, and explore some of our beautiful countryside. Go swimming and visit our neighboring towns. Play tennis and basketball. It's a fun-filled week.

We have lots of Heritage Sites and beautiful cities to visit.
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 Ireland's highest Roller coaster, see Fossett's Circus, the Zoo. Wall climbing, and lots more.

*Castlecomer Discovery Park Try Zip lining, Octagon High rope, Sky walking, Kayaking, and lots more.

*Pony Trekking Spend 1-5 hours trekking on our nearby beautiful hills.

*Horse riding lessons 1-hour lessons

*Pony Camp. Runs weekly on selected dates throughout the year. It's 13km from my house. I will drop and collect you daily. A deposit is required for booking, and I can arrange everything for you.

*Aqua Park Adventure. Spend a few hours at an inflatable waterpark, where you can also kayak and paddleboard.

Contact me for prices on all activities. We can plan out everything for your stay, 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 the summer season.

  • Single room
  • Pets and animals:
    Cat and dogs
  • Nearest public transport stop:
    1 minute

Paid options organized by the family

Airport Transfers.
Kavanaghs Airport Bus leaves from outside the airport regularly and brings them directly to Abbey Street in Roscrea where I can pick them up.
Or you can get the bus to Hueston Station and get the train directly to Templemore where I can collect you.
I can give you more information about booking and times...
I can collect you at Dublin, Cork or Shannon Airport.
We are 1 1/2 to 2 hour drive from the airports. Prices listed for Airport collection and return include travel, fuel, toll fees, and parking. Pick up from arrival and drop off at the departure gate.

  • Language lessons
  • Lessons at home
  • Paid activities
  • Weekly Activities Package
  • Kilkenny Castle and City Day trip
  • Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle and Swiss Cottage Day trip
  • Adventure park
  • Aqua Park, paddle boarding and kayaking
  • Sport Camps
  • 5 Day Pony Camp
  • 2 Day Pony Camp
  • Football camp
  • Airport or station pick-up
  • Kavanagh's Airport Bus. Pick up outside arrivals and I will meet at drop off point.
  • Shannon Airport
  • Cork Airport
  • Dublin Airport

Comments of previous guests


Excellent séjour

  • 5/5
  • -
  • Catherine
  • -
  • on Aug 17, 2023

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

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