Étiquette : Irlande

New-Yorks Times à propos de nouveau mouvement d’émigration irlandaise

New-Yorks Times à propos de nouveau mouvement d’émigration irlandaise

Mémorial de la grande famine Dublin

La verte Irlande est un pays magnifique. Chaque touriste qui a eu la chance de s’y rendre peut témoigner de la générosité et de l’accueil des Irlandais. Cela en fait une destination de choix pour partir au pair ou perfectionner son anglais.

Au cours de son histoire, l’Irlande a traversé bien des difficultés. Les jours les plus sombres correspondent sans aucun doute à la grande famine de 1845-1849 durant laquelle 1 million de personnes sont mortes et un autre million a émigré. Depuis, l’île d’Émeraude a régulièrement subi d’autres mouvements d’émigration : dans les années 1930, 1950 et 1980. Aujourd’hui, un nouveau mouvement s’amorce comme en témoigne cet article du New-York Times. Cet article fait état des motivations de ces nouveaux émigrants. Ces départs sont à destinations des Etats Unis, Australie, Moyen-Orient.

Comme à chaque fois, cette volonté de partir s’explique pas une forte récession économique. Le système bancaire irlandais est plongé une terrible crise de confiance qui empire la panne de croissance économique générale à l’Europe de l’Ouest. L’article de NY Times explique qu’aujourd’hui que pour les Irlandais “Émigrer est une norme culturelle, bien qu’il ne s’agisse pas d’une préférence culturelle”. La preuve en est que chaque émigrant ambitionne in fine de revenir en Irlande.

Espérons que l’Irlande saura rebondir une fois de plus devant ces difficultés…

Irish family – Au pair beginning May 2010 (posted 12/04/2010)

Irish family – Au pair beginning May 2010 (posted 12/04/2010)

March 2010

Dear Au Pair

We are a family living in Northern Ireland who is looking for some temporary help whilst I am recovering from an operation to my back. We have two children, Toby aged 5 (nearly 6) and Tilly aged 3 (and 1 cat who has adopted us as its family).

We live in a very rural but beautiful coastal location and therefore you’d need to be able to drive and ideally enjoy the outdoors life. We live 12 miles away from the Giants Causeway on the North Coast of Northern Ireland and so there are plenty of hiking/walking opportunities as well as seaside/water activities available (surfing is popular but be prepared for the water being very cold!).

I have had to stop work in preparation for the operation as I am in considerable pain despite a considerable amount of medication. I also am unable to drive because of this. My work is based 20 miles away from where we live and it was easier when we had children (and because I wanted to continue working) to arrange childminding facilities and schooling nearer to my work, but obviously now that causes problems with getting the children to and from school/our childminder.

Toby attends Millstrand Integrated Primary School in Portrush (15 miles) and Tilly goes to a childminder full-time in Portstewart (5 miles from Portrush). Tilly will start nursery at the school in September.

You’ll have use of a car while you’re here as we’re very rural – closest small town is 2 miles (Ballycastle) and the main town is 18 miles (Coleraine).

We live in a contemporary style house that we built two years ago on a plot of land 2 miles outside of Ballycastle. We are on an elevated site so there are 360 degree views of valleys, a mountain and the sea in the distance.

The children each have their own rooms so the 4th bedroom would be your room. This has a built in wardrobe space, double bed, bedside tables, drawer unit and a digital radio. It has double aspect windows with views over the local countryside. The house has wireless internet access and you’d have access to the family computer if required. The bathroom is immediately next door which would only be shared with the children. Mine and Francis’ bedroom has its own ensuite.

The living space is made up of a formal sitting room (which is my favourite place to escape to when it’s quiet) and an open plan kitchen/dining/family room where we spend most of our time as a family. The kitchen has all modern facilities and there’s also a separate utility room. There is a galleried landing with sofa bed on the 3rd floor where there is separate TV/internet access if you wanted to be more separate from the family at any stage.

Your daily routine would include getting the children ready for school/childminder including preparing lunchboxes, driving them to school/childminder, doing some light housework, helping to prepare family meals, picking up the children from school/childminder and helping with the bedtime routine. We’d hope that you’d be able to do some light housework while you’re with us, such as dusting, tidying, vacuuming, ironing and laundry.

As a family we enjoy outdoor activities, going to the beach, swimming in the local leisure centre, going to the cinema, the children love the two local parks and socializing with friends. Tilly is still in nappies but we are in the process of potty training her as she starts nursery school in September.

The children can be noisy at times as all children can be but generally they’re easily entertained with stories, DVD’s, going out, playing the Nintendo Wii and playing with numerous toys that they own. Tilly is definitely more the outdoors type and very independent – happy to keep herself entertained. Toby is more sensitive and quite fussy when it comes to food but he’s starting to try new things so we’re slowly introducing new foods to him. They play well together and keep each other company but also love having friends over to play.

If you swim that would be great as both children love going swimming – Toby attends swimming classes every Saturday morning and is doing really well. We have a local health club of which we’re members and there’s also a leisure centre in Coleraine (18 miles).

Francis loves horse-racing and uses the studying and watching of it to unwind from quite a stressful job. I love gardening but given my current health and the fact we haven’t yet had chance to develop the outside space of the house, I don’t get a lot of opportunities to do it currently.

The family is a member of the National Trust so you’d be able to use the membership card for any days out.

There is a nightclub and several pubs in the local town and a more extensive student population and nightlife in Portrush/Portstewart (15 – 20 miles). Belfast is 50 miles away where there is a huge amount for visitors to see and do.

Check out www.discovernorthernireland.com for more extensive visitor information on Northern Ireland or www.moyle-council.org/tourism/ for more information on the local area.

We very much look forward to welcoming you into our family and home.

Best Wishes

Louise and Francis

Îf you are interested in this family for the summer time May to September roughly, please register with us by completing the application. You can either print it out of the website (formulaires section) or we can send you the forms via e mail upon request. Do not hesitate to contact us on info_at_theenglishcorner.fr

Poste au pair disponible immédiatement- Irlande

Poste au pair disponible immédiatement- Irlande

Family B would be happy to welcome an au pair as soon as possible for a 6 months duration

They live in the countryside in Ballymahon, county Longford

Mum is a pharmacist and dad an architect

Mum works 3 to 4 days per week (2 saturdays per month) and has a flexible time table that the au pair needs to adapt to

children are 7, 3, 4.5 and 1.5, 3 girls and 1 little boy

The 3 girls go to primary and pre school, their little brother goes to nursery 3 days per week until 1.00pm

Mum needs help with this little family 30 hours per week for a total of 90€ pocket money per week.

Driver is needed and if possible applicant should be 20/ 25 years old

Nearest small town is 8kms away, big town 25 minutes drive away with English classes.

Si vous êtes intéressée par cette famille et afin de la bloquer merci de compléter notre fiche d’inscription et de rassembler le maximum de documents demandés en fin de fiche d’inscription. Vous pourrez nous envoyer votre candidature par e mail à info_at_theenglishcorner.fr afin que nous puissions la présenter rapidement à la famille.

site intéressant sur les démarches à effectuer avant de partir dans des pays d’Europe

site intéressant sur les démarches à effectuer avant de partir dans des pays d’Europe

MONETOS est un site intéressant pour tout savoir sur les démarches à effectuer avant de partir à l’étranger mais aussi pour connaître les démarches à faire sur place pour trouver un médecin ou bien ouvrir un compte en banque.

MONETOS est un portail d’informations financières international ainsi qu’une source pour vous aider dans vos formalités administratives.

MONETOS is an interesting site if you intend to travel to Europe. You will find some information on how to get medical assistance, how to open a bank account etc

summer au pair and long term au pair for Ireland

summer au pair and long term au pair for Ireland

Poste disponible pour fin février

Family in Oughterard:

The mum is a nurse in Galway city, divorced, and the boys will be 8 and 5 this year. There is a lot of contact with the extended family, grandmother etc., and the children’s father sees them regularly.  The parents are still on good terms, no problems there.  They live in a residential area of the town, neighbours all around.  They have a cat.

Driver not needed.

Au pair required end of February/beginning March until at least end of August, or longer if available. The family have a French au pair at present who will be able to brief the future au pair

Poste disponible pour cet été

The summer family is recommended by a long-term host family of our Galway agent, friends of theirs, who will most likely also need a summer au pair again this year.

They live in the countryside 2 miles from the town of Tullamore in the Midlands.  The town has all amenities, and good bus and rail links to Dublin and Galway etc.

The mother is a part-time nurse, father works for the state electricity board, the children are boy aged 6, and 2 girls aged 4 & 3.  They have 2 friendly golden retriever dogs.

Driving not essential.
Thème : Overlay par Kaira.
Bat. Apollo, 30 av. Gal Leclerc 38200 Vienne