We are a family of 5 . I am Mairead and Im a retired secondary school teacher. My husband is Brendan also a teacher but now also retired. Jonathan is the eldest at 20 he works and attends college in Dublin - a keen musician so if you like guitars/ drums and rock music this is the family for you!! Zoe is 17 she attends secondary school she is in Leaving Cert year from September ... her final year before college . She also does 3 weeks work experience in the year- she is a bubbly and outgoing girl who loves fun .She loves dancing and socialising. Alex is 14- he is a bright boy kind and smiley. He loves Scouting ( boy scouts) guitar and he is also in a band - called The Verse - they are very serious about it all and practice a lot! Our house is a busy place with a lot of activities happening.We live in a residential area with lots of green fields and friendly neighbours. We take a foreign student every year as we love having them teaching them and minding them like one of our own family. We are kind and friendly and the kids get a chance to see how other kids from different countries live and view the world. We have 3 cats Heidi Nuggy and Puddy. We are very fond of animals and they are part of our home and family. If you are a student on a Homestay with us you will be treated like one of the family !