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Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan, Ireland

Main entrance

Main entrance

Bjd 2010

Bjd 2010

Local view

Local view

Castlerahan Old Cemetery 1800s

Castlerahan Old Cemetery 1800s

Castlerahan O C

Castlerahan O C

Ch of Ireland

Ch of Ireland

Ch of Ireland Summer

Ch of Ireland Summer

West of Ireland

West of Ireland

RC Cemetery

RC Cemetery

C (on keyboard)

C (on keyboard)

Aoife & Emer

Aoife & Emer

Rory

Rory

A & R

A & R

A&E

A&E

Sean(A's husband) A, R, & Conor

Sean(A's husband) A, R, & Conor

On the Skyway NYC

On the Skyway NYC

JRSA

JRSA

John & Emer

John & Emer

I spy with my little eye... NYC 2010

I spy with my little eye... NYC 2010

Spiral Staircase Vatican City Post Office 2014

Spiral Staircase Vatican City Post Office 2014

Karlplatz, Wien 2005

Karlplatz, Wien 2005

Emer's Staff on the occasion of her retirement function

Emer's Staff on the occasion of her retirement function

Taken out the back

Taken out the back

My interest in photography - local R.C. cemetery

My interest in photography - local R.C. cemetery

Travel

Travel

Orienteering/forest walks

Orienteering/forest walks

Photography - Local C of I church

Photography - Local C of I church

Tower of London

Tower of London

1600 Pennsylvania Ave

1600 Pennsylvania Ave

Brooklyn Br

Brooklyn Br

Taken in Connemara (West Irl)

Taken in Connemara (West Irl)

Mizen Head

Mizen Head

St Pattrick's Parade, 5th Ave

St Pattrick's Parade, 5th Ave

Main entrance Bjd 2010 Local view Castlerahan Old Cemetery 1800s Castlerahan O C Ch of Ireland Ch of Ireland Summer West of Ireland RC Cemetery C (on keyboard) Aoife & Emer Rory A & R A&E Sean(A's husband) A, R, & Conor On the Skyway NYC JRSA John & Emer I spy with my little eye... NYC 2010 Spiral Staircase Vatican City Post Office 2014 Karlplatz, Wien 2005 Emer's Staff on the occasion of her retirement function Taken out the back My interest in photography - local R.C. cemetery Travel Orienteering/forest walks Photography - Local C of I church Tower of London 1600 Pennsylvania Ave Brooklyn Br Taken in Connemara (West Irl) Mizen Head St Pattrick's Parade, 5th Ave
Bronze

Member since

2011

Unavailable for exchange at the moment
Exchange dates Duration
January 14, 2019 - March 31, 2020 3 weeks

3 or 4 weeks preferred, but flexible upward.

Bungalow in Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan, Ireland

Situated approx 90km North West (100 mins +/-) from Dublin Airport, our home is a detached bungalow on a secondary(quiet) road in a rural community, 600m from town centre.
It comfortable sleeps 6 in two double bedrooms and one double bunk bedroom.
Details:
Family room with satellite tv, h-ifi
Sitting room " " , PS3, BD, DVD, with solid fuel stove
Kitchen (open) All the usual (hob, oven, microwave, table & chairs, cups & saucers !)
Utility room
Bathroom with walk in shower
Computer-room with piano
Front and rear lawns (require mowing, sadly) & tool sheds
Oil fired central heating and electric immersion.
House has been recently redecorated.
While our house will sleep 6, our car - Volvo C60 will accommodate 5 (2ad 3 medium child OR 2ad & 2 ad) should a car exchange be required. (Main photo shows previous Volvo V40)

A village by continental standards, Ballyjamesduff (BJD) is in a quiet, rural community with all the usual facilities. The nearest big town is Cavan 22km/25 mins North.
Previous exchange families used BJD as a quiet refuge and as a base to explore the Midlands and Border areas with out the inconvenience of large towns. Our house is just a nice distance from the centre to stroll down to and the surrounding country roads are suitable for walks. An enjoyable 8 km circuit is just at the gate.
Our children are adults now and departed.

In The Locality:
For fishermen/women, Lough Sheelin (excellent brown trout) is approx 7 km/15 mins away.
Also at Sheelin is an excellent hotel with splendid views over the lake and a 9 hole golf course; lovely for lunch, a spot for afternoon tea or dinner.
Virginia, a town on route to BJD, with water sports, 18 hole golf, and a noted hotel, the Park.
There are 2 forests locally. The one in Virginia is pretty small, adjacent to the Park Hotel, and has a 5 km trail, but another much larger is at Mullaghmeen 16 km (30 min) distance. This is one of the biggest broad-leaf forests in Western Europe with many trails and it's a great attraction . We have orienteering maps and compass if required.

See photos; neighbourhood visible on Google street level/satellite

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 2 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Both of us retired - Army and School Principal

Our Home

  • House Type: Single storey home
  • Floor: 0
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

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

Outdoor

  • Garden

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • United States

Spoken Languages

  • English

Occupation

  • Both of us retired - Army and School Principal

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

Lifestyle

Since we are both now retired we are able to more indulge our travel lust, which was somewhat on hold while the children were at university. We exchanged homes years ago, pre internet, when all was done by phone/post and visited Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, France and lastly Canada. A few were repeat visits, like Holland & Belgium, all were most enjoyable. Therefore, while we cannot fill in previous "digital" exchanges, we have experienced exchanges during the "snailmail" age.

We don't keep a pet and truthfully wouldn't want the responsibility of one on vacation, so unfortunately pets are not welcome.
Neither of us smoke.

Our car is a (2017) Volvo V60, ideal for 2 adults 2 children, or equivalent

References

This member has completed 2 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: