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Golden Highschool Academic Homestay Ireland

County : Cork

About Us

Taking enquires and bookings now for September 2018 .... Make 2018 full of fun, laughter and lots of adventures!! 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. We are now taking bookings High School Year stays for September 2018/2019. Confirmed places available in the local high school. Host rate include meals, unlimited broadband, satellite tv, sight seeing trips and PAID GYM MEMBERSHIP!

We are a very active, outgoing 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. We are a short walk from the town which has a large school, gym, pitch & putt, music classes, outdoor astroturf, 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, when school is closed and study is done and in between socialising with your new friends, we like to travel all parts of the country seeing some of Ireland's most historic sites. 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 clean well decorated home full of energy and a garden where you can enjoy the company of our dogs, have friends over and maybe a bbq. 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. We encourgage you to engage, interact, communicate with everyone! Learning happens from conversing and meeting people and daily routine activities

Academic Homestay:* Confirmed places available in local high school for September 2018

Check out the local secondary school: http://www.millstreetcommunityschool.ie

We are a child free home but we always host a minimum of 2 students of different nationalities, so you will experience having a host sister/ brother the same age during your stay. But you will never be alone, your host parents love to talk and encourage everyone to get involved in daily chores and activities!

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Hosting Details

  • Host For: Both
  • Children Age: 16+ Years
  • Established: from 5 Year
  • Capacity: 4 Student

Our Family, Children

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

    Greyhound Racing: Cork Racing track is 30 minutes from us. Racing is on Thursday to Sunday nights and we do part take occassionally

    Hillwalking: There are many hillwalking facilites in the surrounding area, there's a small mountain a 5 min drive away and the local walking club organise festivals annually

    GAA Sports Football and Hurling: When the season begins, you can attend a game to see the fastest field game in the world. You have the opportunity to train locally also

    Food festivals: We enjoy attending food festivals at the weekends to enjoy the activities and evening music entertainment

    Cycling: We have bicycles students can borrow during their stay, there's plenty of hills for those feeling competitive

    Cinema: We visit the 3 Maxx cinema weekly

    Evenings/ Weekends:All our previous students made great friends during their stay. We encourage you to interact and make plans with your new friends after school, evenings and weekends.
  • Host Father Details:
  • Name : Patrick
  • Age : 36 Year
  • Occupation : School Teacher (home daily in the summer)
  • Hobbies : Greyhound Racing; Hillwalking; Gardening; GAA Hurling; Football Matches; Guitar; Banjo
  • Host Mother Details:
  • Name : Martina
  • Age : 36 Year
  • Occupation : Logistics/ Supply Chain
  • Hobbies : Hillwalking; Charity Work; Cooking and Baking; Costal Day Trips; Spinning

Activities / Services

  • GYM MEMBERSHIP * THIS IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE! *
  • Cork Airport return trip
  • Dublin Airport return trip
  • Rock of Cashel/ Cahir Castle/ Mitchelstown Caves
  • Blarney Castle - tour & kiss the stone
  • Muckross House/ National Park Killarney Kerry
  • Dublin Day Trip & The Jameson Distillery
  • Local Festivals/ Food Markets (free)
  • Cobh Titanic Experience Cork
  • Spike Island Adventure Tour Cork
  • Fota Wildlife Park Cork
  • Cliffs of Moher Galway
  • Zumba Lessons
  • GAA/Soccer Hall/ Hurling (free)
  • Cinema 3D maxx
  • Greyhound Track Racing includ food
  • Charles Fort/ Desmond Castle Kinsale
  • Language Spoken at Home : English
  • Own Bedroom Possible : Yes
  • Number of Bedrooms: 4
  • About Our House : We have a large spacious clean well decorated 5 bedroom home that can cater for up to 4 people. We take individual enquiries and we can also cater for friends who want to travel, study and host stay together, ask us today!

    Academic Year Capacity: 2 -3 students: Each student has their own room and space to study.

    Academic Year Age Group:15 - 18 yrs

    Visitors have their own sitting room area. Unlimited Wifi. We do take smokers but no smoking indoors. We welcome family and friend visits from home during your academic stay.

    You can check out the following in our locality:

    Local High/ Secondary school: http://www.millstreetcommunityschool.ie

    Local Millstreet Website:
    http://www.millstreet.ie/blog/

    Local Fitness: http://www.millstreet.ie/blog/information/sport-and-fitness

    Equestrian Centre: http://www.millstreet.horse/

    Cork City: http://www.cork-guide.ie/corkcity.html

    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 : 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

    Greyhound Racing: Cork Racing track is 30 minutes from us. Racing is on Thursday to Sunday nights and we do part take occassionally

    Hillwalking: There are many hillwalking facilites in the surrounding area, there's a small mountain a 5 min drive away and the local walking club organise festivals annually

    GAA Sports Football and Hurling: When the season begins, you can attend a game to see the fastest field game in the world. You have the opportunity to train locally also

    Food festivals: We enjoy attending food festivals at the weekends to enjoy the activities and evening music entertainment

    Cycling: We have bicycles students can borrow during their stay, there's plenty of hills for those feeling competitive

    Cinema: We visit the 3 Maxx cinema weekly

    Evenings/ Weekends:All our previous students made great friends during their stay. We encourage you to interact and make plans with your new friends after school, evenings and weekends.

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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

    • GYM MEMBERSHIP * THIS IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE! * at Price €1.00
    • Cork Airport return trip at Price €35.00
    • Dublin Airport return trip at Price €100.00
    • Rock of Cashel/ Cahir Castle/ Mitchelstown Caves at Price €25.00
    • Blarney Castle - tour & kiss the stone at Price €20.00
    • Muckross House/ National Park Killarney Kerry at Price €20.00
    • Dublin Day Trip & The Jameson Distillery at Price €100.00
    • Local Festivals/ Food Markets (free) at Price €1.00
    • Cobh Titanic Experience Cork at Price €20.00
    • Spike Island Adventure Tour Cork at Price €20.00
    • Fota Wildlife Park Cork at Price €20.00
    • Cliffs of Moher Galway at Price €30.00
    • Zumba Lessons at Price €10.00
    • GAA/Soccer Hall/ Hurling (free) at Price €1.00
    • Cinema 3D maxx at Price €10.00
    • Greyhound Track Racing includ food at Price €15.00
    • Charles Fort/ Desmond Castle Kinsale at Price €10.00