Help with horses near Carrickmacross, Ireland


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    We run a small part-time thoroughbred breeding concern in Co. Monaghan. We currently have 3 mares and 2 yearlings.

    Our day starts off with an early morning feed which takes about 45 minutes. The horses are then turned out for the day and the next horse job is a feed at 9pm before the horses are turned out again for the night. Ocassionally if a horse is sick or has an injury it may be confined to it's stable so some mucking-out is required. From November to March the horses are stabled at night so mucking-out duties are required during this period.

    If you are willing to help you will need to be very experienced around horses as our horses are racehorses and they can be unpredictable and are very powerful. In return the horses give you lots of pleasure. We also travel the horses to Stud farms during the year so if you're happy to come along you will get a chance to see some very interesting places. We cannot however offer you horse riding on our farm as we don't ride the horses.

    We are about 4.5 miles from the town of Carrickmacross which has a great bus service to Dublin. Whatever places you'd like to visit we will help you get there and any hobbies or pastimes you enjoy we will encourage.

    At the moment we require somebody to help out with light duties around the farm. You will need to be reasonably fit to help out. A mature person who doesn't mind quiet and solitude may well be best suited. It would also be useful if you could do a bit of cooking and cleaning around the house.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Help


    Light housework, stable duties including mucking-out, grooming, feeding, foal-walking

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Ensuite spacious bedroom with Wifi and run of the family home and all meals

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Please only apply for this position if you have alot of experience handling horses. We don't smoke and unfortunately wouldn't want a smoker. The farm is in a quiet rural area so if you don't enjoy quiet then you won't like it here. We also have a few sheep and 2 cats. Most sports and activities are accessible locally so there's plenty to keep you occupied.

  • 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?


  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Exposure to a traditional form of rural Irish culture. Hands-on experience of the land and some of the animals that we Irish are renowned for.

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours per day, 5 days a week

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