The ODonnell Family

The ODonnell Family

6 Children, We have pets

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Parent/Guardian 1

Occupation:  
chidminder

Parent/Guardian 2

Occupation:  
publisher

Children

Gender Age Hobbies
Female 13 Horse riding/Art
Male 12 Horse riding /sports
Male 10 horse riding/gymnastic
Female 9 Horsing /Gymastics
Female 4 outdoors
Male 1 baby

Location

County:  
Tipperary
Country:  
Ireland

Home Details

Our 7 bedroom house is located in a nice quiet country location in Co. Tipperary, over 1km from the small town of Borrisoleigh and 12km from the larger town of Thurles. Next door to our house is Fairy Fort Farm which is owned by Derry’s father. It is open to visitors during the Summer (for us all year round :) ) and has a wide mixture of animals such as ponies, goats, ducks, hens, geese, rabbits etc. The local secondary school is a small school with a real welcoming atmosphere from students and teachers alike.

About Us

We are a family with 6 children. The eldest child is 13, the youngest is 1. We have been hosting students for the past 8 years, all of whom are still in touch with us and some have even come back again. We are a happy, relaxed family who like to have fun and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Our 7 bedroom house is located in a nice quiet country location in Co. Tipperary, over 1km from the small town of Borrisoleigh and 12km from the larger town of Thurles. Next door to our house is a visitor farm which is owned by Derry’s father. It is open to visitors during the Summer (for us all year round :) ) and has a wide mixture of animals such as ponies, goats, ducks, hens, geese, rabbits etc. Outdoor activities are a favourite pastime here. It could be just a nice walk around the farm next door, feeding the animals or a hike to the top of the nearby Devil’s Bit mountain close by. We have a 9 seater car/ mini bus for transporting us all around and like to go on excursions to woodland walks, lakeside locations, hill-walking or various festivals which take place throughout the Summer where you can experience Irish culture and heritage. There is an Equestrian centre close to our house for anyone who likes horse riding. All dietary requirements catered for.

Family Activities

Outdoor activities are a favourite pastime here. It could be just a nice walk around the farm next door, feeding the animals or a hike to the top of the nearby Devil’s Bit mountain close by. You can see what it is like on this video:- Trip to Devils Bit Mountain video. Much better in real life though! . We have a 9 seater car/ mini bus for transporting us all around and like to go on excursions to woodland walks, lakeside locations or various festivals. . The kids have their own ponies and also love horse riding and pony trekking in a nearby pony trekking centre . My eldest daughter bought her 1st pony called Paddy from the trekking centre owner Clare. Paddy is great with my other children as they have grown up :) . Now the most important part of your school year is school, yes, lol, school . The local secondary school is a small school with a real welcoming atmosphere from students and teachers alike. The principal gets to know every single student individually. The school has a great reputation and always competes well in academic and sporting competitions. It has won several prizes in national competitions such as the annual Young Scientists Exhibition.The school Before you have a look at your new school, I want you to answer a question? Do you want to be in an overcrowded school and just be a number with your photo on a page or come to St Joseph’s College,

Family At A Glance


Own room
Yes

Smoking
No

Pets
Yes

WIFI
Yes

Garden
Yes

Bedrooms
7

Bathrooms
4

Family Are Interested In


Summer Hosting
Yes

School Term Hosting
Yes

Additional Information

Family Situation:  
Married
Family Diet:  
Not applicable
Hosted Before:  
Yes
Year you started:  
8
Details:  
we host summer students and school year term.
Family Pets:  
Yes
Details:  
Dog and we live next door to a petting farm