Hi! We are an irish family...mum, dad and 4 girls aged 15yrs, 13yrs, 11yrs and 9yrs and our 2 cats, 1 pony and 8 hens! We live in the countryside 10km from Mullingar, a medium sized town in the centre of Ireland. We have a spare double room in our house and are offering bed and board in return for some help around the hous as well as outside with the pony and in the garden and some babysitting too if suitable. So experience with horses or ponies is an advantage. Our home is a busy one but full of life and activity and we are pretty easy going. We have travelled widely in the past before we had our children so we have great interest in other cultures and in sharing ours.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We would hope that by living with our family travellers could get an insight into life in ireland and sample the culture here, while at the same time sharing their culture with us.
We are looking to welcome some help with our pony and also in the garden such as cutting grass and weeding and general tidying up around the yard. We also would like some painting done inside and outside. If suitable some babysitting also but this is not essential. After that we are open to whatever else you have to offer!
We have a large double room in our house with a shared bathroom next to the bedroom.
Our home could be the ideal base from which to travel around ireland and indeed around europe if you are coming from further afield. In our own area the beautiful lakes make for plenty of watersports...sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and fishing. There are scenic cycle ways along our canal system and a multitude of sports and outdoor pursuits to expereince. Music is strong in our area and so there are various festival throughout the summer. We are only an hour from Dublin, renowned for its marvellous cultural events and great nightlife! PS I can speak french and some italian (and a little spanish!).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week