County : Monaghan
We are a family of four and we are all looking forward to welcoming you to be part of our family. We live in Drumconnelly Emyvale County Monaghan H18 RD25 and be easily located through google maps. Situated approximately 10 Km from Monaghan Town which can be easily reached by car or by bus that runs daily from the local village of Emyvale. One thing that I am passionate about is food! Everything is made from scratch and seasonal food is sourced when available. Our home is filled with cook books and we are always reading them over to try and get ideas and create new dishes. Both Ella and Lily love to bake and when homework and chores are done they love nothing better to bake up a storm in the kitchen! The smell of home baking would even draw the cows in from the field! Barry is a very keen dart player and can often be found hiding away in the garage trying to beat his previous record! He also loves long walks in the countryside with the girls and we are lucky enough to have some fabulous walks close by including the recently refurbished Emy Lake Walk. Castle Lesile is also another favourite of Barry’s and the girls to wander around. We all enjoy taking the bicycles out to for a spin too. Ella loves to go horse riding and we are very lucky to have numerous esquestrian centers close by. Ella also shows a great interest in make up and music and can be often found trying out the latest makeup styles on herself and her sister. Lily loves gymnastics and enjoys nothing more than putting on her favorite tunes and practicing the most recent moves that she has learned . Lily also enjoys football. Ella attends Colaiste Oiriall and is currently in third year and Lily attends Gael Scoil Ultain and is in 5th Class both of these schools are Irish speaking schools too so as well as learning English there is the opportunity to learn a little Irish too! We are also lucky enough to have four other post primary schools, St Macartans College is an all boys school, www.stmacartanscollege.ie , St Louis Monaghan is an all girls school, www.stlouismonaghan.com , Beech Hill Collge is also a mixed school, www.bch.ie and The Collegiate School is also mixed, www.collegiateschool.ie All schools are conveniently located within walking distance of Monaghan Town. Both Ella and Lily are directly dropped off to school and always collected by either parent. Monaghan town is a hive of activity including a new MAXX Cinema a swimming pool, local parks and plenty of shops and restaurants. The girls enjoy going into town on a Saturday and meet friends. An agreed time for drop offf and pick up is always done. We also attend Sunday mass and you are welcome to join with us. I enjoy going to the gym during the week, reading books and cooking. We are really hope you enjoy your stay with us and look forward to meeting you.