Testimonials from Parents and Host Families

“My daughter enjoyed 2 weeks with a great host family near to Dublin, they were so kind and made her feel at home. I highly recommend Hebe Adventures, Clare knows perfectly what the families wants and she makes it possible. Thanks Clare.”

“Becoming a host family is something we hadn’t thought of in the past so when HEBE Adventures set up – we thought why not give this a try – we contacted the fab Clare who was very helpful as we were a bit nervous. Our household is busy with 4 children and we were not sure if this is something we could do, but at the same time we wanted to open our home to kids to help them gain experience with an Irish family and to encourage them to speak English.

With Clare’s guidance and help this is definitely one of the best experiences we have had – it has been brilliant – we provide term cover and it’s lovely to see the boys wanting to come back to us after each visit. We have brought them to GAA matches, horse riding, swimming, bowling – they take part in everything we do and really fit in with the family – and it’s lovely to sit at meal time and listen to the craic and their stories – fantastic experience to date and highly recommend Clare and HEBE Adventures!”

Michelle & John, Host Family

“Jorge, my 15 year-old son had a great experience at McGovern’s family last summer. Angela, her husband and kids looked after Jorge in all possible ways making him feel comfortable. They took him to a soccer game, Dublin shopping, etc and Jorge started to be more confident with his English speaking skills. I am really grateful to the camp organization and family, still in contact with them and planning a visit for this coming summer.”

“We wanted to really really really thank you for welcoming Harold in your family for the last three months. He’s had a very pleasant experience. We really want to thank you and Tom, Killian Oisin and Shane. Clare thank you very much for remaining available for the whole stay. This is very valuable as well.”

“Thank you for taking care of my son....Alejandro came home very happy, with lots of stories and has a great memory of your family. Thanks for everything.”

“I’ve sent my son to Ireland with HEBE Adventures and it works great. 100% recommended. Clare, the manager, is very kind and always willing to help. Having someone like that close to your child is imperative.”

“Clare Davitt has been the Guardian for my son Nicolas during his academic year in Ireland. She has been of great help for him to feel comfortable and safe. She has been worrying about every possible aspect of his stay at school and taken such good care of him during weekends and breaks.

I am really grateful for helping my son enjoy this year and for making me feel so confident that he was being taken care. We could not have had a better Guardian.”


“It was my first time hosting and I was not sure what to expect. It was a very enjoyable experience for me. Mateo was a super student to have a first time hosting experience with. He was very easy going and flexible.

My youngest son was initially very shy and awkward with Mateo but after I had a chat with him, he became less awkward and I think he began to bond better with Mateo and they began to get on quite well.

This was a good experience for my son also. I hope Mateo had a good time and has as fond memories of his time with us as we have with him.”