Practice English at Martina's, Ireland

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Martina's Family Cork Ireland

Fantastic opportunity to pick your own host family in Ireland. We have 5 years experience hosting students from across the globe for both short and long term breaks in our home in Co Cork Ireland. We are now taking bookings High School Academic Year stays and Summer stays. Confirmed places available in the local high school. Host rate include meals, unlimited broadband, satellite tv, sight seeing trips and PAID GYM MEMBERSHIP for academic guests. We are a very active, outgoing couple who have a love for the outdoors, roadtrips, cinema and food. Our previous hosting experience aids us to assist our guests through the initial settling period, as we know at times, there's no place like home. We always take pride in the achievements of our students, regardless of what grade of english they arrive with, there's always improvement!


We have been hosting students for 5 years and most and always take pride in the achievements of our students, regardless of what grade of english they arrive with, there's always improvement. We enjoy the energy, activity and noise young people bring. We love to build new relationships, learn about other cultures and share in new experiences.

Our family
Martina mother 39ans female
Patrick partner 39ans male
Pets at home

2 Dogs who live outdoors

Available activities
Animal careAnimal care
Cinema, filmsCinema, films
Cultural visitsCultural visits
Music (listen to)Music (listen to)
Outings in town
Further information

If you have any questions about activites or prices please don't hesitate to contact us and we will try and answer your questions.

Paid activities

We organise 1 weekly day trip for Summer guests and 1 monthly day trip for Academic guests. These can vary in cost. Trip options: Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, Killarney, Dublin City

A typical day at home

As a family we all rise at 7.30am for school, We sit and eat all meals together, where all guests assist with the preparation of meals. Conversation is encouraged at all times. Departure time for school is 8.45am until 4pm. There can be after school activities arranged or a trip to the local gym (which is paid by us for all our guests). During the week we do 2 evening activities eg. cinema, zumba, pitch and putt once your homework is complete. We don't have too many rules but completion of homework is a priority and lights out no later than 11pm on a week night. Summer guests are a bit more flexible, but we do insist guests part take in household tasks and meals together, as this is a necessity for building relationships and stregthens your conversation skills. Afternoons can vary from a sight seeing trip, bike riding, hurling game, pitch and putt, trip to the local town or city, or walking the hills with our dogs. We always try and arrange 1 full day trip weekly for our summer guests which is a 8am departure until late. For our academic guests we organise one full day activity a month, this is extra from the normal activities. Once students have their homework completed we encourage them to interact with school friends, visit the local gym or interact with the family.

Home & neighbourhood
Single room : Yes
Distance to the nearest public transport :
5 mins by car
Our house :

We have a large spacious home full of energy and a garden where you can enjoy the company of our dogs, have friends over and maybe a bbq - weather permitting, sun is not always plentiful in Ireland. We've 2 rescue dogs, Timmy and Jess who live outdoors. We feel sharing family meals are important, as it's an opportunity to discuss the days events. Our families and friends live very nearby. We encourgage you to engage, interact, communicate with everyone! Our town is very scenic and is famous for hillwalking festivals and international horseshows. You will experience the green fields of Ireland in our locality and we are a short walk from the town which has a large school, gym, pitch & putt, running track, coffee shop and bars. Cork City is a short commute, which we travel to daily should you wish to explore or meet friends. We are also only a short drive or train ride from the famous historic sites of Killarney and The Blarney Stone.

Hosting preferences
Further information

Individuals, friends or groups welcome.

Hospitality fees
Currency : EUR
Price per week : 700
Price for an extra-week : 700
Price per month : 2500

Further informations : Taking bookings for - Summer 2019 ** Academic places available for September to December 2019: €6,000 ALL FEE'S INCLUDE: - AIRPORT TRANSFERS - SCHOOL REGISTRATION - SCHOOL FEE'S - SCHOOL BOOKS - SCHOOL UNIFORMS - SCHOOL TRANSPORT No hidden fee's or extra costs! Payment plans available. Flights to Cork or Dublin Airport.

Host Family’s Responsability

The family agrees to the Charter of Trust