County : Tipperary
We are the McCormack family from Thurles in Co. Tipperary. My husband Dennis and I have lived in Thurles all our lives. With four grown up children and empty bedrooms and time to spare we became involved in hosting Exchange students. We have been hosting students for over 6 years. We enjoy sharing our culture and time with them. Living so close to the town centre and local schools is a big advantage for students staying with us as schools are within walking distance from our home. Our home has always been full of students from different countries such as Spain , Germany, Switzerland, Italy etc. We are still in contact with our past host children and many of them have returned to Ireland to visit us. Family life is so important to us and our home is always full of our children returning to say hi and have a coffee (or to be fed!!). My daughter is also a host mom so our students often interact and go cinema , shopping , sightseeing and go for meals together. We are a very close family and love nothing more than family gatherings and meals together. We love music and often like to visit the local pub to listen to family members playing traditional Irish music. We are a fun loving family and love nothing more than a good laugh. Our door is always open for a cup of tea and a chat!