There is a range of accommodation options available in the town of Trim, which can be booked independently, to meet all budgets and requirements. For more information on accommodation in Trim please visit Discover Ireland and see here (opens as a pdf) for information on accommodation. Please note that this list is non-exhaustive!
Where students opt for accommodation as part of their tuition package, the IAFS will facilitate the accommodation booking with specified local providers (HomeStay).
Home Stay: Irene Heffernan arranges the homestay accommodation in Trim and looks forward to finding you a suitable home for your time in Trim on the Blackfriary dig. Irene is a secondary school teacher by profession and her family have had a local business in the town for over 50 years. Irene has been matching people with homes in Trim for a number of years now and has wonderful families on her books who love having students stay with them and really do their utmost to make students’ time in Trim a wonderful experience. Students choose a homestay family as they love getting to know local people and getting to understand their way of life, their stories and experiencing the cultural differences. In very many instances, lifelong friendships are created. Staying in homestay includes full board.
Farm Stay: A popular option amongst our students is farm stay with Mary and Mícháel Lydon (http://www.meathselfcatering.com/). Mary and Mícháel work and own a farm located in the lush Meath countryside, which they farm using traditional methods. The farm is located just under 2 miles outside the town on a bus route to the town. Mary ensures students get a full cultural experience by arranging Irish activities and entertainment evenings, including a ‘Farming Evening’ and a ‘Traditional Irish Evening’. During the Farming Evening students can learn how to milk a cow and a goat and enjoy bottle feeding the baby goats and pet lambs. Students learn to bake traditional Irish brown bread and scones and partake in the traditional Irish skill of butter making. The ‘Traditional Irish Evening’ allows students to experience Irish food, music, song and dance. Irish language lessons are also available for students who wish to learn some Gaelic phrases.