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Host Family Booklet
Contains a wealth of information, it answers the questions before you can ask them. The booklet will give invaluable advice and guiedlines. It offers an great insight into hosting, the pit falls and the many benefits but overall its aimed at helping you make your hosting experience a success and helping provide you with memories to cherish.

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Host Family application

Host Family application
As with all applications, we can find them tedious. Our on-line application process is designed to be simple and detailed. At Leir we match students with families and families with students, this is a vital part of creating the best mutual experience for everybody, but only takes about ten minutes, it can be the first step in a very fruitful time for the whole family.

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Garda Vetting Application Form

Garda Vetting Application Form
Garda vetting is something we have all become aware of, especially if you're involved in coaching or activities with children. The process is very simple, just download the application, complete it in full and we'll collect and process it to An Garda Siochána. This is a compulsory condition of hosting a Leir student.

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Tuesday, 17 November 2015 20:41

Who are we?

Leir Education

Leir is a Kildare based educational organisation, established in 2013. Family run and managed by husband and wife Peter & Rosa. We provide various different types of and language programmes to foreign students primarily in County Kildare. The objective of our programs and courses is to help our students improve and develop a better command of the English language, a better knowledge of our country, culture and its people.

Leir Education aims to provide our foreign guests with the highest standard of Irish hospitality, cultural and educational experience. “We value our concept as one that believes that learning can and should be fun, education has many different forms and our host families, teachers, staff and centre providers as partners all play a vital part in the process, and of a level excellence we strive to achieve as we manage our business to the highest international standards”

We also provide the various local language camps, classes, programs and courses for children, teens & adults through our 'Leir Language Aacademy' in Newbridge, Co. Kildare

So please keep in touch, get all the news on our events, programs, courses from us on Facebook and Twitter

Cheers Peter & Rosa

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Saturday, 07 November 2015 13:28

El equipo de Gestión

El equipo de Gestión

El equipo de gestión de Leir Education Limited está formado por el matrimonio Peter Donnelly y Rosa Terrassa, que tienen cuatro hijos (tres chicos y una chica) y viven en Irlanda.

El concepto Leir Educación nació de un deseo empujado por la experiencia vivida a través de sus constantes viajes y contactos con otras familias. Conocedores de la necesidad existente en el ámbito actual por parte de padres e hijos para mejorar el nivel y conocimiento del inglés, pero no sólo de desde un punto de vista académico, sino también de un conocimiento oral de cada día, de la lengua que se utiliza en la vida cotidiana normal.

  • El equipo de GestiónPeter Donnelly es nativo de Dublín, Irlanda. En su papel como Director Gerente Peter supervisa el funcionamiento completo y la dirección de la empresa. Peter es un gestor muy experimentado, y muy acostumbrados a la planificación y programación empresarial con lo que tiene las habilidades de organización necesarias para garantizar a los estudiantes una experiencia positiva.
  • Rosa Terrassa Crespi, nacida en Mallorca, vive en Irlanda desde 1993. Rosa habla español, francés, catalán y domina el inglés a la perfección. Rosa por experiencia propia con sus hijos, familiares y amigos  conoce la importancia prominente que tiene el inglés hoy en día en nuestra sociedad, tanto en el ámbito personal como profesional.

No dudéis en poneros en contacto con Peter o Rosa directamente por correo electrónico a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. y os responderán sin demora.

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Saturday, 07 November 2015 12:23


Leir Host Families

"Our family have been with Leir for the last three years, it was our first time to be a host family and we were a little anxious but thankfully it's been a wonderful experience for everyone in our family from the youngest of 6yrs to the eldest of 11yrs. The best thing is that Peter and Rosa are always on hand with any problem no matter how small that's why we've returned year after year."
Karen & Andrew

“We became a host family for the first time last summer.  It was a very enjoyable experience for all our family.  The student we had was very nice and fit in so well with us all.  It was great knowing that Leir were always at the end of the phone if we needed them.  We found Leir to be a very professional agency who had the best interests of the students at heart.  We found them very supportive and would definitely recommend Leir to others thinking of hosting”

Collette & Bernard

"We hosted students from other organisations in the past, but by far, Leir were so much better, very professional, really personal, approachable and they kept in touch, which was nice"
Mary and Philip

"A highly recommended experience our student was a pleasure, looking forward to doing it again"
Bob and Audrey

"To apply is simple, everything was well thought out in advance, great communication any issues were sorted out very quickly"
Janice and Mark

"This is our third year to host a student from Leir and we wouldn’t dream of going anywhere else, we’ve never had a bad experience and looking forward to hosting again, very enjoyable, very well organised"
Sean and Amanda

"We were very nervous at the start, but Rosa and Peter made us feel so relaxed about the whole process and the fact that our student was matched with us is brilliant, we had three students in the same year and never any hassle. Highly recommended"
Peter and Shauna


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