Irish families really are world renowned for our hospitality and welcoming nature; this appeals greatly to our students and their parents. Ireland has been named by an annual Lonely Planet guide as one of the top five countries in the world to visit, thanks to our “stunning landscape and incredible hospitality”. The guide describes Ireland as “the real deal” and says “the Irish themselves are inevitably at the heart of the best the country has to offer”. This make host family homestay the perfect choice in Ireland.
The Irish are a highly articulate and literate people; just think Joyce, Yeats, Swift and Wilde to name a few! From a language perspective; many European people also find the Irish accent more accessible than other English speaking countries such as the UK, USA and Australia.
Ireland has a fascinating and colourful history, reflected in our customs and traditions, our folklore, our gaelic sports, our music, art, theatres and festivals. We are very proud of our culture and keen to welcome students to experience it for themselves. This is at the heart of what makes Ireland so appealing.
Ireland is of course known as the ‘Emerald Isle’, famous for its beautiful green landscapes. There are also the waterways, the blue flag beaches, and the rugged mountain ranges. Apparently 82% of visitors come to Ireland for the scenery; it’s easy to see why!