Looking for some help around the house, gardens and a bit of childcare near Killarney, Ireland



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  • Description


    We are looking for a motivated enthusiastic young person who loves children and is interested in helping out a busy irish family. We need somebody who is very interested in helping us to organize and tidy our house in the country side just a 10 minutes drive from the busy tourist town Killarney. We have moved there 3 weeks ago.
    We live in a beautiful area near mountains, lakes and the sea. We are looking for somebody who can cook and organize and do a bit of maintenance work. There will also be a bit of cleaning and gardening work required e.g. hoovering the house or planting some flowers. We do have a babysitter for our boy however you would need to look after him from time to time
    The ideal person should be in their twenties or thirties, have an interest in nature, refurbishing, maintenance, cooking & cleaning. He/She should be also open minded, flexible, reliable and non-smoker and very interested in children.

    Most of the chores should be done between Monday and Saturday and in the morning (we expect you to work 25 hours per week in total but you will be flexible otherwise) typical working hours could be from 08:30 - 12:30 and 5 pm to 6 pm in the evening for cooking or preparing a dinner.
    Help is needed on some weekends but not every weekend. We would like to discuss more in regards to safety measures during a zoom call

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in one of the most beautiful areas in the South West of Ireland. It is only a 10 minutes drive into the busy town center of Killarney with plenty of shops, boutiques, Pubs and Restaurants and many amazing Hotels (you will find some of the nicest hotels in Killarney) . You will have a bike to explore the area but we are going into to town nearly every day so you can come with us. We are surrounded by mountains and lakes. The 100 km² Killarney National Park is also nearby so there is plenty to do (Boat trips, Walking, Cycling, Hiking,). The beaches are only 20- 30 minutes drive away. Train Connections to Cork and Dublin are very good. You will not be bored here.
    There are many mountain walks near the country side home

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  • Help


    The hours are on some days flexible as we have always lots to do. You would do most of the help in the morning from 08:30 - 12:30 and then one hour in the evening. As we are working a lot on some days we are looking for somebody who can also work under pressure.
    It would be great if you could help with the day to day tasks like cooking dinners, baking, tyding up the kitchen, preparing snacks or small meals, tidying and organizing. We like to eat very healthy and would welcome somebody who can cook healthy and nutritious meals. We are eating very little dairy and wheat products.
    The house has a very big garden and is in a beautiful country setting. You will have your own room in the 4 bedroom house and you will get a bike. You will be able to come with us to the beach or to Killarney town on many occasions. We will also organize excursions for you. We are always interested in meeting socially outgoing, enthusiastic and hardworking people. We would like to give you more information during a zoom call

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    your own room in a 4 bedroom house in the country side - 10 minutes drive from Killarney

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On your time off there is walking, fishing, cycling, mountain climbing and beautiful scenery. If you are into photography the Killarney National Park is amazing. Dingle is only 60 minutes away. You will also have a bike to explore the amazing country side like the Gap of Dunloe, the Killarney Nationalpark or some parts of the Ring of Kerry - depending how far you will cycle.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 148874436828