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Golden Summer Stay Cork Ireland

County : Ireland

About Us

We are now taking bookings for July/August/October 2017 & June/ July/August 2018 **Early booking discounts**

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. Host rate included meals, broadband, satellite tv, sight seeing trips and gym membership!

We are a very active, out going 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!

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.

At the weekends, we always do movie night with plenty of chocolate, pizza and popcorn! We welcome others to share our home, lives and hobbies and hope the experience brings years of happy memories. We encourage everyone to join in our international meal nights where people can share tasty receipes from home.

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! Learning happens from conversing and meeting people and daily routine activities.

We welcome individuals, friends and groups. If you wish to travel with companions or in a group more than 3, we have discount rates

Summer Stay:€350 per week €1250 per month
- Daily motivation with plenty of free activities. Selection of day trips and activities

Summer All Inclusive 3 weeks:€2000
Package includes:
- Airport transfer arrival and departure
- 4 paid weekly afternoon/ evening activity of choice - 3D maxx cinema; greyhound racing track; local pitch & putt; zumba classes, local gym
-1 full day trip weekly from 9am - 7pm; Day trip meals, transport and entry included (no hidden costs):

Day Trip 1: Kerry - Muckross House Tour, Killarney National Park, Ross Castle Tour, Torc Waterfall, 2 hours free time in Killarney Town.

Day Trip 2: Cork - Blarney Castle, Cork City Gaol; Cobh Titanic Experience; Charles Fort, Kinsale Harbour Town, 2 hours free time in Cork City.

Day Trip 3: Galway and Limerick - Cliffs of Moher, 2 hours free time in Galway Eyre Square, St John's Castle, Bunratty Castle, 2 hours free time in Limerick City.

Day Trip 4: Dublin - Jameson Distillery Experience; Phoenix Park; Trinity College Tour and Book of Kells; Temple Bar Tour, 2 hours free time in Dublin

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Hosting Details

  • Host For: Both
  • Children Age: 11-15 Years
  • Established: from 5 Year
  • Capacity: 5 Student

Our Family, Children

  • Our Children(s) : 0 Children
  • Hobbies & Sports you can experience:

    Greyhound Racing: Cork Racing track is 30 minutes from us. Racing is on Thursday to Sunday nights.
    Hillwalking: There are many hillwalking facilites in the surrounding area, there's a small mountain a 5 min drive away, be prepared!
    GAA Sports Football and Hurling: When the season begins, you can attend a game to see the fastest field game in the world
    Food festivals: We enjoy attending food festivals, especially the ones with weekend activities and evening music entertainment
    Cycling: We've bicycles students can borrow during their stay
    Cinema: We visit the 3 Maxx cinema weekly
    GYM BONUS: As part of your stay, Pat and I will pay your full gym membership** for those who wish to avail of the offer. **(applicable to the full hosting price stays)
  • Host Father Details:
  • Name : Patrick Golden
  • Age : 36 Year
  • Occupation : School Teacher / TEFL
  • Hobbies : Greyhound Racing; Hillwalking; Gardening; GAA Hurling; Football Matches; Guitar; Banjo
  • Host Mother Details:
  • Name : Martina Dobbyn
  • Age : 37 Year
  • Occupation : Logistics/ Supply Chain
  • Hobbies : Hillwalking; Charity Work; Cooking and Baking; Costal Day Trips; Spinning

Activities / Services

  • Public Gym PAYE
  • Cork Airport Transfer
  • Dublin Airport Transfer
  • Blarney Castle - Kiss the Blarney Stone
  • Muckross House
  • Cobh Titanic Experience
  • Spike Island Tour
  • Fota Wildlife Park
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Greyhound Racing Track
  • Charles Fort Kinsale
  • Rock of Cashel/ Cahir Castle
  • Mitchelstown Caves
  • 3D Maxx Cinema
  • Pitch and Putt
  • Horse Riding
  • Zumba Lessons
  • Local Food Festivals
  • Limerick City Day Trip
  • Belfast Overnight
  • Language Spoken at Home : English
  • Own Bedroom Possible : NO
  • Number of Bedrooms: 4
  • About Our House : We have a large spacious 5 bedroom home that can cater for up to 5 people

    Summer Homestay Capacity: 5 students: 2 twin rooms, 1 double and 1 single

    Summer Homestay Age Group: 11-18 years

    Visitors have their own sitting room area. Unlimited Wifi. We do take smokers but no smoking indoors.

    Please note:
    For summer guests, occassionally there might be an overlap of the same nationality, but we are strict on guests speaking their native tongue. We encourage the use of English at all times.

    You can check out the following in our locality:
    Secondary school: http://www.millstreetcommunityschool.ie/
    Towns Local Website: http://www.millstreet.ie/blog/
    Fitness: http://www.millstreet.ie/blog/information/sport-and-fitness
    Equestrian Centre: http://www.millstreet.horse/
    Cork City: http://www.cork-guide.ie/corkcity.htm
    Cork City Lonely Planet: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/ireland/county-cork/cork-city
    Killarney: http://killarney.ie/
    Blarney Castle: http://www.blarneycastle.ie/
    Cliffs of Moher http://www.cliffsofmoher.ie/
  • Activity :

    Greyhound Racing: Cork Racing track is 30 minutes from us. Racing is on Thursday to Sunday nights.
    Hillwalking: There are many hillwalking facilites in the surrounding area, there's a small mountain a 5 min drive away, be prepared!
    GAA Sports Football and Hurling: When the season begins, you can attend a game to see the fastest field game in the world
    Food festivals: We enjoy attending food festivals, especially the ones with weekend activities and evening music entertainment
    Cycling: We've bicycles students can borrow during their stay
    Cinema: We visit the 3 Maxx cinema weekly
    GYM BONUS: As part of your stay, Pat and I will pay your full gym membership** for those who wish to avail of the offer. **(applicable to the full hosting price stays)

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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

    • Public Gym PAYE at Price €1.00
    • Cork Airport Transfer at Price €35.00
    • Dublin Airport Transfer at Price €100.00
    • Blarney Castle - Kiss the Blarney Stone at Price €30.00
    • Muckross House at Price €25.00
    • Cobh Titanic Experience at Price €20.00
    • Spike Island Tour at Price €15.00
    • Fota Wildlife Park at Price €20.00
    • Cliffs of Moher at Price €50.00
    • Greyhound Racing Track at Price €15.00
    • Charles Fort Kinsale at Price €10.00
    • Rock of Cashel/ Cahir Castle at Price €30.00
    • Mitchelstown Caves at Price €15.00
    • 3D Maxx Cinema at Price €8.00
    • Pitch and Putt at Price €10.00
    • Horse Riding at Price €25.00
    • Zumba Lessons at Price €10.00
    • Local Food Festivals at Price €1.00
    • Limerick City Day Trip at Price €20.00
    • Belfast Overnight at Price €125.00