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Mary & Derry's Family Tipperary

If you are looking for a big fancy house with swimming pools and chandeliers, fancy games room, and a personal cleaner, good luck my friend, carry on searching, this isn't the house or family for you, lol. Well not unless I win the lotto :) . But if you are looking for a house with a large family, full of laughter, fun and good company, keep reading. You will be treated as one of the family and when you come home from school or a trip away, there will always be someone to ask ‘how was your day?’ :) Welcome our Family :) . We are a family with 6 children. The eldest child is 12, the youngest is 1. We have been hosting students for the past 6 years, all of whom are still in touch with us and some have even come back again. We are a happy, relaxed family who like to have fun and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. . Our 7 bedroom house is located in a nice quiet country location in Co. Tipperary, over 1km from the small town of Borrisoleigh and 12km from the larger town of Thurles. Next door to our house is Fairy Fort Farm which is owned by Derry’s father. It is open to visitors during the Summer (for us all year round :) ) and has a wide mixture of animals such as ponies, goats, ducks, hens, geese, rabbits etc. The local secondary school is a small school with a real welcoming atmosphere from students and teachers alike.

Motivations

We are a family with 6 children. The eldest child is 12, the youngest is 1. We have been hosting students for the past 8 years, all of whom are still in touch with us and some have even come back again. We are a happy, relaxed family who like to have fun and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Our 7 bedroom house is located in a nice quiet country location in Co. Tipperary, over 1km from the small town of Borrisoleigh and 12km from the larger town of Thurles. Next door to our house is a visitor farm which is owned by Derry’s father. It is open to visitors during the Summer (for us all year round :) ) and has a wide mixture of animals such as ponies, goats, ducks, hens, geese, rabbits etc. Outdoor activities are a favourite pastime here. It could be just a nice walk around the farm next door, feeding the animals or a hike to the top of the nearby Devil’s Bit mountain close by. We have a 9 seater car/ mini bus for transporting us all around and like to go on excursions to woodland walks, lakeside locations, hill-walking or various festivals which take place throughout the Summer where you can experience Irish culture and heritage. There is an Equestrian centre close to our house for anyone who likes horse riding. All dietary requirements catered for.

Notre famille
Mary mère 38ans sexe: F
Derry père 47ans sexe: H
Emer enfant 13ans sexe: F
Ben enfant 12ans sexe: H
Christopher enfant 9ans sexe: H
Zara enfant 8ans sexe: F
Noirin enfant 4ans sexe: F
Ted enfant 2ans sexe: H
Animaux domestiques

Ponies and Rabbits and pet farm next door. And Family dog

Activités proposées
S'occuper d'animauxS'occuper d'animaux
Vélo (balades à...)Vélo (balades à...)
Cinema, filmsCinema, films
Visites culturellesVisites culturelles
Balades et randonnéesBalades et randonnées
EquitationEquitation
Informations complémentaires

Cycling host family bikes - FREE Running / Walking Track FREE Hillwalking FREE Horse riding - host family ponies FREE Local Bus to next town e3.50

Activités payantes

Horse Riding (per 1 hour lesson/Trek) at Price €25 Horse Riding Camp - Full Week, July - Mon-Fri. 9.30am - 5.30pm €250. Irish Dancing lessons (Sept to May) at Price €6 per/class

Une journée type chez nous

Outdoor activities are a favourite pastime here. It could be just a nice walk around the farm next door, feeding the animals or a hike to the top of the nearby Devil’s Bit mountain close by. You can see what it is like on this video:- Trip to Devils Bit Mountain video. Much better in real life though! . We have a 9 seater car/ mini bus for transporting us all around and like to go on excursions to woodland walks, lakeside locations or various festivals. . The kids have their own ponies and also love horse riding and pony trekking in a nearby pony trekking centre . My eldest daughter bought her 1st pony called Paddy from the trekking centre owner Clare. Paddy is great with my other children as they have grown up :) . Now the most important part of your school year is school, yes, lol, school . The local secondary school is a small school with a real welcoming atmosphere from students and teachers alike. The principal gets to know every single student individually. The school has a great reputation and always competes well in academic and sporting competitions. It has won several prizes in national competitions such as the annual Young Scientists Exhibition.The school Before you have a look at your new school, I want you to answer a question? Do you want to be in an overcrowded school and just be a number with your photo on a page or come to St Joseph’s College,

Votre maison & votre quartier
Chambre individuelle : Non
La chambre sera partagée avec :
Exchange student different nationality
L'arrêt de transport en commun le plus proche est à :
1km
Notre maison :

Borrisoleigh is a small town with a great sense of community. Everybody helps each other and looks out for one another. The town park is the focus of most sporting activity. There are 3 pitches for playing the Irish games of hurling and football, 2 tennis courts and a 1.3km walking/running track that goes around the park. Track Attack takes place every Monday night where people of all ages and abilities join in to walk, jog and run around the park in distances from 3km up to 6 or 8km. Borrisoleigh-Track-Attack Membership for the year is €5 for under 18’s. The local hillwalking group called the ‘Bush and Briar Ramblers’ organise regular hillwalking’ trips to nearby locations. It’s a great way to experience the beautiful countryside of Tipperary and beyond New members are always welcome Another great way to make new friends is join in with Irish dancing classes or Set dancing lessons which are on once a week in the Marion Hall in Borrisoleigh, Borrisoleigh Community Centre and the Marion Hall host different activities in the centre of Borrisoleigh during the year. Examples include:- Pilates class Kettlebells and boxing class Irish /set dancing Bingo Drama

Préférences d'accueil
Conditions financières et tarifs
Devise : EUR
Tarif par semaine : 250
Tarif par semaine supp. : 225
Tarif par mois : 800

Informations compl. : Price includes accommodation and food only. Schools fees, books, school uniform, flights etc. are not included.

Engagements

La famille s’est engagée à respecter la Charte de Confiance

2 commentaires

Sejour Axel du 16 au 30 Août 2016

MARTIAL, septembre 2017

Notre fils Axel ( 12 ans) a passé 2 semaines inoubliables avec la famille O'Donnell. Les activités étaient nombreuses et variées. Le cadre est magnifique et il y a une ferme à proximité avec beaucoup d'animaux. Axel a beaucoup progressé, il continue d'ailleurs a ameliorer son anglais en echangeant frequemment avec l'un des enfants de Mary et Derry depuis son retour. Durant son sejour, Mary ou son époux nous adressaient presque quotidiennement un petit mot et des photos d'Axel. Cette famille reçoit régulièrement des enfants d'origines diverses et leurs 6 enfants se réjouissent toujours d'avoir des nouveaux amis à la maison.

Séjour Thibaud juillet 2018

Cecile , septembre 2018

Thibaud âgé de 14 ans 1/2 est parti pour la 1ère fois seul à l'étranger dans la famille de Mary.
Il a beaucoup apprécié son séjour et n'hésitera pas à repartir l'an prochain
Famille très sympathique et accueillante vivant à la campagne qui s'est bien occupée de lui.
Mary et son mari Derry étaient adorables et prévenants n'hésitant pas à nous envoyer des messages et photos régulièrement. Un grand merci à eux et à Linguifamily !