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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 20 and Barbara 18). (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
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.
- 2 Adults
- 2 Children
- 21 Exchanges made
- House Type: House
- Floor: 2
- Environment: In the country
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 3
- Sleeping Capacity: 6
In my house
- Pets - Not allowed
- Small children - Allowed
- Home exchange
- Free internet access
- Computer available
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Terrace or deck
- Park / playground
- Bicycles: 4
- No smoking
- Car necessary
- Use/Exchange of car
- Pet care wanted
Our Destination Wish List
- Open for all offers
- United States
Nearest Airport: Dublin - 100 km
- Carlow Golf Club (4.7 km)
- Dunnes Stores Shopping Centre (1.2 km)
- Oak Park Forest Park (5.8 km)
- River Barrow (1.7 km)
- Nearest Boat Launch (2.2 km)
- Killeshin Hills (3.5 km)
- Irish Sea (73.6 km)
- Wexford Beaches (69.0 km)
- 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.
- Boy - Age: 23
- Girl - Age: 21
- Cat (domestic, shorthair, black & white male, neutered)
About Our Family
We are: Anne, Claus, Daniel (18) & Barbara (16). 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.
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!
This member has completed 21 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past:
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