Fiona O

Republic of Ireland

Fiona O

I am an English teacher who is originally from London. I have lived in Bray since 2006 and love every aspect of living in Ireland. I am married to James who is an I.T. consultant and we have two boys aged 11 and 8. We live beside the coast and it’s great to be able to walk to the seafront. We are also close enough to the dart station which takes you into Dublin city centre.

No smoking Private bathroom available Children at home No pets at home Teacher pick-up from airport Wifi available at home
No smoking Private bathroom Children at home No pets at home Teacher transfer WiFi available

Location information

Location: Bray, Ireland | View a map of this location

Nearest airport with transfer cost: Dublin (DUB) €140

Nearest railway station: Bray

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Academic information

I am a  CELTA teacher and have a double first class degree in Social Policy and Sociology. In the last few years I have been a full-time mum looking after my sons but prior to that I worked for an older person’s charity as a project manager.

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Family information

My husband James is passionate about music and plays the double bass and the bass guitar. My sons are learning to play the cello and therefore music is important to us as a family. Our sons also enjoy playing football, chess and Lego. As a family we like to go for walks, enjoy good food, listen to music or watch films. I love reading and there are plenty of books in the house to explore both for adults and children. I enjoy cooking and am always keen to try different recipes. I also enjoy gardening!

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About the teacher’s accommodation

We live in a 5 bedroom house that has plenty of communal areas to ensure space should you want it. Our garden looks onto fields and offers an oasis of calm and tranquillity. The bedroom provided is a double bedroom with a toilet situated close by. The bathroom facilities are shared by all the family.

About the local area

Bray is a thriving town and we are in walking distance of its many restaurants and cafes. There is an arts centre which offers visual arts, theatre productions, opera, dance performances, cinema, comedy and music. Bray Head provides a great place to climb and to see the amazing views of the surrounding coast.

Excursions you can take with your teacher

Walk along the coast from Bray to Greystones – A lovely walk that will take you to Greystones a charming little village.

Cost: Free

A scenic train journey that takes you into Dublin City Centre – Visit and experience Dublin’s culture through its museums and art galleries.

Cost: The train journey costs approximately 7 euros.

Powerscourt Gardens and Waterfall – Powerscourt is is a large country estate which is noted for its house and landscaped gardens.

Cost: Free

Mermaid Arts Cinema – Watch a film and enjoy some further English practice.

Cost: 8 Euros

Excursion 5

Cost: Free