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The Magennis Host Family

County : Monaghan

About Us

Hello , Welcome to our family page :) we are a young energetic family from Co. Monaghan. We live near a small village on the outskirts of Monaghan town in the north of County Monaghan in Ireland. We are situated on the N2 main Dublin to Derry/ Letterkenny road which has a travel time of just over an hours travel to both Dublin and Belfast airports. We would love to share our day to day activities and experiences with you . We enjoy a busy life but try to enjoy it as much as possible . We like to sit down to a home cooked meal in the evenings where possible. We are not vegetarians but could cater for one if required. We don't have pets as the kids are small at the minute. We have a large extended family who live close by and great friends, some of our family members play Irish traditional music along with my daughter who attends local traditional music classes. We are really looking forward to sharing our home with you and sharing our culture with you too and of course learning about your home Country and culture aswell . You will be welcomed into our Family and looked after throughout your whole experience . I would hope that by the end of your time with us you will leave with a piece of Ireland in your heart . But most importantly you will feel that you are part of our family and we hope that you will have enjoy your experience while visiting this beautiful countyside. A school placement can begin in September or January of each school year. Here is a list of secondary schools located in Monaghan town. Approx 8km from my house. The school bus picks up & drops off near my home which is a 3min drive away . Beech Hill Collage http://bhc.ie/contact-us , The Collegiate School http://www.monaghancollegiateschool.ie/ , St. Louis Girls Secondary School http://www.stlouismonaghan.com/ , St. Macartan's Collage for Boys http://www.stmacartanscollege.ie/ . There is also the Monaghan Institute for anyone wanting to further their studies in a 3rd level institute http://monaghaninstitute.ie/ . We also have a state of the art Theatre where you can go and enjoy many great shows www.garagetheatre.com. Our daughter Leah along with the host father Shane play short mat bowls for our local club in Clontibret if you would like to give that a go also https://www.facebook.com/Monaghan-Zone-Shortmat-Bowls-166172476920278/ Monaghan Town also has one of the largest museums in Ireland. Monaghan County Museum is recognised as one of the leading provincial museums in Ireland, The museum is located in a mid-Victorian stone building of three stories, formerly two separate town houses on Mill Street in the town, if you would like to find out about and see some the history in Co. Monaghan and surrounding areas this is a must! check out this link https://monaghan.ie/museum/ or if you would like to know what's going on in and around Co. Monaghan this is the link to our local news paper "The Northern Standard" http://www.northernstandard.ie/

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Hosting Details

  • Host For: Both
  • Children Age: 11-15 Years
  • Established: from 1 Year
  • Capacity: 3 Student

Our Family, Children

  • Our Children(s) : 3 Children
  • Hobbies & Sports you can experience: Our Routine during the week at the moment is Mon- Gymnastics Tue - Rest Day Wed - Basketball Thur -Comogie (Gaelic sport ) Fri - Irish Traditional Music Classes Sat - Family Day Sun - Indoor Bowls (short mat) As you can see we are involved in a lot of various clubs and we'd be happy to include you in these or organise other activities for you to attend and enjoy . Also in our local town there are many other amenities such as swimming pool, Omniplex cinema, shops and cafes.
  • Host Father Details:
  • Name : Shane
  • Age : 44 Year
  • Occupation : Carpenter
  • Hobbies : Indoor /outdoor bowls (Short Mat) . Gaelic Sports ,
  • Host Mother Details:
  • Name : Denise
  • Age : 38 Year
  • Occupation : Carer / Homemaker
  • Hobbies : Running , cooking , shopping , meeting friends for coffee :) When I can !

Activities / Services

  • Running Club
  • Indoor Bowls (short mat)
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Cinema
  • Airport Transfare eachway
  • Day Trips
  • Language Spoken at Home : English
  • Own Bedroom Possible : Yes
  • Number of Bedrooms: 6
  • About Our House : Our home is a spacious bright 2 story home, in a semi rural location , we are surrounded by green fields and country roads but we are also only a 5 minute drive from Monaghan Town and with our 2 cars you can easily meet your friends in town or go to your activities :) You could have your own room or share and there is a separate bathroom . We also have Wifi, Netflix, Xbox and a tv for your room if you wish. We also have bikes, a basketball and hoop, football, hurl (Gaa sport) and an electric scooter :) and plenty of greenery and scenery for lovely country walks !
  • Activity : Our Routine during the week at the moment is Mon- Gymnastics Tue - Rest Day Wed - Basketball Thur -Comogie (Gaelic sport ) Fri - Irish Traditional Music Classes Sat - Family Day Sun - Indoor Bowls (short mat) As you can see we are involved in a lot of various clubs and we'd be happy to include you in these or organise other activities for you to attend and enjoy . Also in our local town there are many other amenities such as swimming pool, Omniplex cinema, shops and cafes.

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    Hosting Prices

    • Hosting Per Day at Price €55.00
    • Hosting Per Week at Price €388.00
    • Hosting Per Month at Price €1,555.00
    • Hosting Per Year at Price €13,995.00

    Activities / Services

    • Running Club at Price €2.00
    • Indoor Bowls (short mat) at Price €2.00
    • Gymnastics at Price €5.00
    • Swimming at Price €5.00
    • Basketball at Price €5.00
    • Cinema at Price €5.00
    • Airport Transfare eachway at Price €80.00
    • Day Trips at Price €45.00