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Waterford, Ireland

The Kitchen

The Kitchen

The Sunroom

The Sunroom

Our Sunroom

Our Sunroom

Sitting Room

Sitting Room

Downstairs Bathroom

Downstairs Bathroom

WC

WC

The Garden Pond

The Garden Pond

The Pond

The Pond

Our Car - Hyundai Tucson

Our Car - Hyundai Tucson

The Greenway Map

The Greenway Map

The Greenway

The Greenway

Waterford City

Waterford City

Waterford City

Waterford City

City Centre

City Centre

City Centre

City Centre

The Beautiful Comeraghs

The Beautiful Comeraghs

Strolling in the Comeragh Mountains - 20 mins away

Strolling in the Comeragh Mountains - 20 mins away

Crotty's Lake in the Comeragh Mountains 20 min drive + 30 min hike

Crotty's Lake in the Comeragh Mountains 20 min drive + 30 min hike

Tramore Beach

Tramore Beach

Tramore Beach

Tramore Beach

Kids' Surf Camp in Tramore

Kids' Surf Camp in Tramore

Garrarus Beach!! - 15 mins from our home

Garrarus Beach!! - 15 mins from our home

Hook Head- an amazing drive to Europe's oldest lighthouse

Hook Head- an amazing drive to Europe's oldest lighthouse

Ardmore village

Ardmore village

The Kitchen The Sunroom Our Sunroom Sitting Room Downstairs Bathroom WC The Garden Pond The Pond Our Car - Hyundai Tucson The Greenway Map The Greenway Waterford City Waterford City City Centre City Centre The Beautiful Comeraghs Strolling in the Comeragh Mountains - 20 mins away Crotty's Lake in the Comeragh Mountains 20 min drive + 30 min hike Tramore Beach Tramore Beach Kids' Surf Camp in Tramore Garrarus Beach!! - 15 mins from our home Hook Head- an amazing drive to Europe's oldest lighthouse Ardmore village
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House in Waterford, Ireland

Our home is in a quiet estate on the outskirts of Waterford. We extended our home in 2000 and we now have 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with all amenities. We have a side entrance with a sunny back garden.

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Our Family

  • 5 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 6 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • teachers
  • teachers
  • child care worker
  • Teacher
  • Student

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 7

In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • Bicycles: 4

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Europe

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Gaelic

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Dublin Airport - 2 hours

By European standards Waterford is a small city with a population of 50,000. It was originally a Viking settlement built on the banks of the river Suir. The city centre is compact and ideal for strolling around with some lovely cafés and traditional pubs. 
Waterford is famous for its Lead Crystal Glass. Unfortunately, the factory closed down in late 2009. But a brand new factory, situated in the centre of the city, opened in June 2010 and is a great place to visit!
Waterford has a beautiful unspoilt coastline with a mixture of rugged cliffs and sandy beaches. Tramore (which literally means "big beach" in Irish) is 10km from here and is a great attraction for all the family and has a great Surfing school!. But if you prefer quieter beaches you can drive further along the coast and probably find a sandy cove all to yourself.
The Comeragh mountains are just 20 minutes from here and while they may not be very high they are impressive as they sweep down almost to the sea.
The Greenway opened in March and will be a fantastic addition for tourism in Waterford. The Greenway is a cycling and walking route that runs along the disused railway track that ran between Waterford and Dungarvan. (http://visitwaterfordgreenway.com/) The 45km route has been completely revamped and it is stunning. We have bicycles so off you go!
There are many lovely day trips, Kilkenny City, the ancient Hook Lighthouse, the Saltee Islands etc and we have maps and plans for all these when you arrive.

Occupation

  • teachers
  • teachers
  • child care worker
  • Teacher
  • Student

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

About Our Family

We are a family of five:  parents Micheál (Teacher) and Trish (Teacher) with daughters Fiona (26) and Orla (24) and son Micheál (22). As our family is grown up we may be travelling on our own this year... or maybe one or more will want to enjoy the exchange. Fiona is now back living at home and working in local primary schools as a Special Needs Assistant.She loves music and plays the flute and loves all sports. Orla is currently teaching near Liverpool. She is also into music and plays the clarinet. She also likes art and helps with beekeeping. Micheál is just finishing University in Dublin and will qualify, shortly, as a Primary Teacher. He loves music and sport. We have exchanged eight times (France 4, Austria 1, Iceland 1, Italy 1 and Belgium1) and we have really enjoyed all of them.