Help create a lovely and peaceful place in Tourmakeady, west of Ireland

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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.
  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    The Garden is privately owned. The owners don't live in the house but are there frequently. My name is Frank and I am the head gardener. The garden is still under development though most areas are already cultivated. Beside the garden we also have hens, sheep, bees, two pigs and two cats.
    Our aim is to create a lovely and peaceful place. Still we are no dreamers and know to achieve this a lot of work has to be done.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The West of Ireland has a rich culture. Tourmakeady is in a gaeltacht area where our visitors can learn some Irish if wanted. The nearby town of Westport is well known for good trad music (Matt Molloy's pub etc.)

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for people who are interested in gardening.The Garden is one of the biggest, privately owned gardens in the West of Ireland. We do have flower gardens, vegetable gardens, an orchard, a poly tunnel etc. The vegetable garden and orchard are run organically.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our Workawayers are staying in a semi detached house in the 'center' of Tourmakeady with a pub, shop, post office and petrol station nearby. The house has two bedrooms, bath, living room and kitchen. We always welcome two visitors to share the house. Usually we are trying to get two different nationalities. Workawayers can take surplus fruits and vegetables from the garden. We also give each one €50 per week for shopping.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We provide bicycles and lifts to nearby towns or the bus station. Tourmakeady is in the middle of nowhere and as such a good starting point to visit towns like Galway, Westport or Castlebar. For the last two years we had wwoofers who all enjoyed their stay a lot. We are easy going, friendly and helpful. My personal attitude is: 'There are no problems, only tasks that need solutions.' Tourmakeady might be small but is very active. We do have a festival (ceol na locha) and an agricultural show every year. It is a GAA region and therefor to learn a lot about gaelic football.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    25hours a week max




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