Family Information

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 don't have pets as some of the kids are small at the minute. We have a large extended family who live close by and great friends too, some of our family members play Irish traditional music and there are classes near by if you want to learn something. We are really looking forward to sharing our home with you and sharing our culture with you and of course learning about your home Country and culture aswell . Our home will be your home for the duration of your stay and we will help you every step of the way. 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 county side. We can offer short or long term stay for students from 11-18 years of age. The host rate includes, meals and unlimited broadband. A school placement can begin in September or January of each school year. Here is a list of secondary schools located in Monaghan. Approx 8km from my house. Beech Hill Collage http://bhc.ie/contact-us , Male and Female school St. Louis Girls Secondary School http://www.stlouismonaghan.com/ , Female only School. St. Macartan's Collage http://www.stmacartanscollege.ie/ , Male only school. Castleblayney Collage http://www.castleblayneycollage.ie/ , Male and Female School. The school bus picks up & drops off near my home which is a 2 min drive away or a 6 min walk . 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 plays Camogie in our local GAA Club and also along with her father Shane they play short mat bowls for our local club in Clontibret, if you would like to give that a go also you can look up this link, 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: 2 Student

Our Family, Children

  • Our Children(s) : 3 Children
  • Hobbies & Sports you can experience: Camogie and Hurling Gaa sport ( when in season ) Irish Traditional Music Classes Indoor Bowls (short mat) 10 pin bowling Running Gealic Football for both girls and boys And Many more ! As you can see there are a lot of various clubs around us that we are involved in and we'd be happy to include you in these or we could organise other activities for you to attend and enjoy . Also in our local town there are many other amenities such as swimming pool, An Omniplex cinema, many shops and cafes, McDonalds, KFC, Sub Way, Apache Pizza, 10 pin bowling and much much more.
  • Host Father Details:
  • Name : Shane
  • Age : 44 Year
  • Occupation : Carpenter/ Builder
  • Hobbies : Indoor /outdoor bowls (Short Mat) . Gaelic Sports ,
  • Host Mother Details:
  • Name : Denise
  • Age : 38 Year
  • Occupation : Carer / Homemaker
  • Hobbies : Running, Walking, Shopping :), Meeting friends for coffee :), looking after the home and Relaxing when i can :)

Activities / Services

  • Running Club
  • Indoor Bowls (short mat)
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Cinema
  • Dance
  • Day Trips
  • Airport Transfare eachway
  • Language Spoken at Home : English
  • Own Bedroom Possible : Yes
  • Number of Bedrooms: 6
  • About Our House : Our home is a spacious and bright 2 story home, in a semi rural location , we are surrounded by green fields and country roads but we are also only a 7 minute drive from both Monaghan Town and Castleblayney Towns 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 unlimited Wifi, Netflix, Xbox and a tv for your room if you wish. We also have bikes, a basketball and hoop, footballs, hurls (Gaa sport) and an electric scooter :) and plenty of greenery and scenery for lovely country walks or runs !
  • Activity : Camogie and Hurling Gaa sport ( when in season ) Irish Traditional Music Classes Indoor Bowls (short mat) 10 pin bowling Running Gealic Football for both girls and boys And Many more ! As you can see there are a lot of various clubs around us that we are involved in and we'd be happy to include you in these or we could organise other activities for you to attend and enjoy . Also in our local town there are many other amenities such as swimming pool, An Omniplex cinema, many shops and cafes, McDonalds, KFC, Sub Way, Apache Pizza, 10 pin bowling and much much more.

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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
    • Dance at Price €9.00
    • Day Trips at Price €45.00
    • Airport Transfare eachway at Price €80.00