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Laois, Ierland

Front view of house. (pre 2008)

Front view of house. (pre 2008)

Our family in Gran Canaria (2009)

Our family in Gran Canaria (2009)

Aerial view of house and garden (1994)

Aerial view of house and garden (1994)

Niagara Falls 2014

Niagara Falls 2014

Side entrance to the house leading to kitchen.

Side entrance to the house leading to kitchen.

Downstairs bedroom &
Dining area in kitchen

Downstairs bedroom & Dining area in kitchen

Kids in downstairs bedroom 2004

Kids in downstairs bedroom 2004

Sitting room

Sitting room

Extension to house (built 2004)

Extension to house (built 2004)

Sitting room

Sitting room

Garden (north side) in late spring.

Garden (north side) in late spring.

Windsurfing off Wexford coast, 75 km. 2010

Windsurfing off Wexford coast, 75 km. 2010

Garage converted into play area for kids. 2010

Garage converted into play area for kids. 2010

Front entrance with porch (2008)

Front entrance with porch (2008)

Kitchen & dining area 2007

Kitchen & dining area 2007

Kilmore Quay, a beautiful fishing village in Wexford, 80 km. (Best fish'n'chips in Ireland!)

Kilmore Quay, a beautiful fishing village in Wexford, 80 km. (Best fish'n'chips in Ireland!)

Fishing off the coast of Wexford. 75 km

Fishing off the coast of Wexford. 75 km

Hook Head lighthouse, County Wexford, 90 km

Hook Head lighthouse, County Wexford, 90 km

The River Barrow near Carlow

The River Barrow near Carlow

Browne's Hill Dolmen, Carlow

Browne's Hill Dolmen, Carlow

Carlow Cathedral & St. Patrick's College

Carlow Cathedral & St. Patrick's College

Carlow Court House

Carlow Court House

Carlow Castle

Carlow Castle

Carlow Town Park

Carlow Town Park

Ducketsgrove near Carlow

Ducketsgrove near Carlow

Glendalough Monastic Site, 60 km

Glendalough Monastic Site, 60 km

5 km

5 km

The River Barrow at Milford near Carlow

The River Barrow at Milford near Carlow

Graiguenamanagh, The Barrow Way, 20 km

Graiguenamanagh, The Barrow Way, 20 km

VISUAL Theatre & Arts Centre

VISUAL Theatre & Arts Centre

Round Tower, Castledermot, near Carlow (7 km)

Round Tower, Castledermot, near Carlow (7 km)

Japanese Gardens & Irish National Stud. Kildare 40 km

Japanese Gardens & Irish National Stud. Kildare 40 km

With our cat, Figaro, in conservatory, 2016

With our cat, Figaro, in conservatory, 2016

TV Room 2015

TV Room 2015

Roman Holiday 2013

Roman Holiday 2013

Hofbräuhaus, Munich, Christmas 2015

Hofbräuhaus, Munich, Christmas 2015

Platina

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2001


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House in Ireland; Co. Carlow, ca 80 km from Dublin. Near Carlow Town.

We are the Derenda family from Ireland.  2 adults with one son and one daughter (Daniel 24 and Barbara 21).Daniel and Barbara will not be travelling with us this year. (Sometimes Granny (84) travels with us, too!)
So far, we have completed 19 exchanges (5 in the US & 1 in Canada, 6 in Spain, 1 in Germany, 2 in France, 1 in Ireland, 1 in Austria, 1 in Sweden & 1 in Italy).
Our house is about 100 km from Dublin airport, and about 80 km from Dublin city entre. A new motorway, located only 9 km from our house, will bring you there in about 1 hour. The nearest city is Kilkenny, about 30 km away.
Our own town, Carlow (the county's administrative "capital" with approx. 20,000 inhabitants) is only 2 km from our doorstep, yet we are considered to be "in the country". Find out more @  http://www.carlowtourism.com/ and www.countycarlow.com/  OR
https://www.tripadvisor.ie/AttractionsNear-g186593-d492235-Mount_Wolseley_Golf_Club-County_Carlow.html
We are close to many interesting sights in Ireland. Located in the South East of the country we are only 80 km from Dublin city, 30 km from Kilkenny http://www.kilkennytourist.com/directory/places_to_visit/ 80 km from Waterford http://www.waterfordtourism.org/ .  The Irish East Coast is famous for its beaches (Curracloe Strand - location of Spielberg's 'Saving Private Ryan'- 80 km). Glendalough, the world famous monastic site http://www.glendalough.ie/  (80 km) in County Wicklow, the 'Garden of Ireland'.  http://www.visitwicklow.ie/ Boat-cruises can be taken on the river Barrow either upriver to the River Shannon or downriver as far the Irish Sea - South Coast). Local Places of interest include, Brownshill Dolmen (one of the largest monoliths in Europe, http://www.carlow.pl/en/browneshill-dolmen
 Plenty of golf (Mount Juliet http://www.mountjuliet.ie/golf/index.html golf course (50 km en route to Waterford). For the not-so-serious golfer there are a number of 'pitch and putt' courses and a 'par three' course in the immediate vicinity. Also of interest are The Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens, Kildare Town, 50 km. http://www.irish-national-stud.ie/
Many other Irish sights and attractions are only a short drive away.
We also have an apartment in Frankfurt/Germany that we could offer for exchange, however this option only exists if Grandmother travels with us.

Lees verder

Ons gezin

  • 2 Volwassenen
  • 2 Kinderen
  • 21 Uitgevoerde Vakantieafspraken

Beroep

  • Teacher
  • Lecturer

Ons huis

  • Soort Huis: Huis
  • Verdieping: 2
  • Situering in de omgeving: Op het platteland
  • Slaapkamers: 4
  • Badkamers: 3
  • Aantal beschikbare slaapplaatsen: 6

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In mijn huis

  • Huisdieren - Niet Toegestaan
  • Kleine kinderen - Toegestaan

Type van Afspraken

  • Woningruil

Indoor

  • Gratis internet aansluiting
  • Computer beschikbaar
  • Centrale verwarming
  • Open haard
  • Wasmachine
  • Vaatwasser
  • Wasdroger
  • Televisie
  • Piano

Outdoor

  • Tuin
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park en Speelmogelijkheden
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 4

Mogelijkheden

  • Niet Roken
  • Auto noodzakelijk
  • Goede privacy
  • Verzorging Huisdieren Gewenst

Landenlijst met onze mogelijke bestemmingen

  • Open voor alle aanbiedingen
  • Ireland

Door ons gesproken talen

  • Engels
  • Duits

Onze buurt

Dichtstbijzijnde vliegveld: Dublin - 100 km

  • golfing Carlow Golf Club (4.7 km)
  • shopping Dunnes Stores Shopping Centre (1.2 km)
  • forest Oak Park Forest Park (5.8 km)
  • river River Barrow (1.7 km)
  • boating Nearest Boat Launch (2.2 km)
  • mountains Killeshin Hills (3.5 km)
  • sea Irish Sea (73.6 km)
  • beach Wexford Beaches (69.0 km)
  • lake Blessington Lakes (54.1 km)

Our detached dormer bungalow is located on a small country road approx. 2 km from Carlow town.
For more impressions of the area in and around Carlow itself please follow these links:  www.carlowtourism.com/   OR  www.countycarlow.com/  OR https://www.tripadvisor.ie/AttractionsNear-g186593-d492235-Mount_Wolseley_Golf_Club-County_Carlow.html

We are close to some of the most favourite spots in Ireland including the coast at county Wexford, approx. 60 - 80 km away (with the famous lighthouse at Hook Head http://www.thehook-wexford.com/ The coastline here is ideal for mackerel fishing
http://www.wexfordtourism.com/ We are also next door to counties Waterford, Wicklow, Laois and Kildare. 

 
 

Beroep

  • Teacher
  • Lecturer

Kinderen

  • Jongen - Leeftijd: 25
  • Meisje - Leeftijd: 23

Huisdieren

  • Cat (domestic, shorthair, black & white male, neutered)

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We are: Anne, Claus, Daniel24 & Barbara (21). Anne is a Science and Maths teacher at a local school, Claus a lecturer (German and English) at the Institute of Technology here in Carlow. We have a cat called Figaro (2 years).
Sometimes Grandmother (82) likes to travel with us.
CHILDREN WILL NOT BE TRAVELLING WITH US IN SUMMER 2021. JUST 3 ADULTS.

Lifestyle

At the moment our car for exchange purposes is either a 1.6 l Ford Mondeo (Taurus in US) or a smaller 1.2 l Dacia Sandero. Both manual, both seat 5 max.. N.b. cars may change betwen now and the time we go on exchange.
We also have a small apartment in Frankfurt, Germany, which we could offer for exchange purposes and/or use if you want to explore more than just Ireland. (Probably of lesser interest if you are from continental Europe.) Flights are very frequent and cheap. N.B. The Frankfurt apartment is only available if Grandmother travels with us!

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