Paula M

Republic of Ireland

Paula M

I love to welcome students to our bright and cheerful family home. I really enjoy giving private one-to-one lessons to students of English where the lesson plans are built around the student’s needs and goals. Dublin is a UNESCO City of Culture and it gives me great pleasure to introduce visitors to the vibrant cultural scene and other attractions of our capital city.

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

Location information

Location: Crumlin, Dublin | View a map of this location

Nearest airport with transfer cost: Dublin (DUB) €100

Nearest railway station: Heuston (Iarnrod Eireann)

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Academic information

I have a successful background as a leader in the community and voluntary sector in Ireland. As well as my CELT, I also have a Bachelors Degree in French, History & Politics along with additional post-graduate in Management, Human Resources and Family Law.

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 Family information

I live with my daughter who was born in 2002. She is passionate about music, she plays three instruments (piano, cello and guitar) and loves to sing. We have a wide circle of great friends and family with many different interests. Our home has a lovely welcoming spirit that people remark upon when they visit.

I love to sing and I am a soprano in the People’s College Choir. Health and wellness is a particular interest of mine and cooking and serving nutritious meals gives me great pleasure. Walking, reading and swimming are also things I like to do. Dublin is situated near to the mountains and close to the sea.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

Our home is bright and cozy with three bedrooms. We have 1.5 shared bathrooms. We live in a very quiet cul-de-sac and the bus stop to the city centre is two minutes from the house.

About the local area

We live in Crumlin on the south side of Dublin. Our home is a ten minute bus ride from the city centre with all that this vibrant capital has to offer. Our local area is near the Grand canal and has a wide range of shops, cafes and parks. It is within walking distance of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Guinness Store House and museum.
Dublin’s attractions such as the art galleries, libraries and museums are all free of charge. There are lots of free attractions for all ages on our doorstep.



Museums & galleries

There are lots of free museums and galleries in Dublin, and here are a few to whet your appetite:

  1. National museum of Ireland.
  2. National Archaeological Museum with a world class exhibit of mummified Bog People.
  3. National library of Ireland – has an excellent exhibition on the poet WB Yeats.
  4. Chester Beatty Library – famous Asian collections of art and artefacts.
  5. National Gallery of Ireland – gallery of Irish and international art.
  6. Huge Lane Gallery – home of the Francis Bacon restored studio.
  7. Irish Museum of Modern Art – great location at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
  8. Science Gallery – demonstrates how theories of science interact with our daily lives.

Cost: Free

Guinness Store House, St. James Gate

Description: Ireland’s most visited tourist venue.  Experience the story of the world famous stout and savour the creamiest pint of Guinness in the Gravity bar where you can look out on Dublin “from the bend of the bay to the swerve of the sea” (to quote James Joyce).

Cost: €18 per person

Kilmainham Gaol – One of Europe’s largest empty gaols which tells the stories of some the most heroic and tragic events of Ireland’s emergence as a modern nation.

Cost: €6

Glasnevin Cemetery – This is the world’s first cemetery museum and is a must-visit in my opinion.  Visitors can explore the history and the lives of more than 1 million people that are buried here.

Cost: €10

Coastal walks

  • Walk the 1km South wall to the Poolbeg lighthouse. Watch the ferries sail into Dublin harbour.
  • The stunning hill of Howth on Dublin’s north coast is a must do when in Dublin. Having walked the hill of Howth treat yourself to the delicious fish and chips from Beshoffs chipper in this quaint fishing village.
  • Walk the pier in Dun Laoghaire and have an ice cream cone from the world famous Teddy’s ice cream parlour.
  • The Bray to Greystones cliff walk is a wonderful 7km gentle walk for all abilities.  The cliff walk follows the rail line so you can conveniently return to Bray on the train.

Cost: Free