Help in a busy family home and retreat centre in a beautiful location in Kerry, Ireland




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    **Due to COVID-19, we are only accepting workaway volunteers who are ALREADY IN IRELAND and who have not been in contact with anyone who has Covid-19** .

    We are looking for a female or couple (or 2 female friends) to help us out in the home and business.

    We have 2 boys (aged 8 & 10). Duties include cleaning, gardening, child-minding and walking our dog "Shadow".
    It would be a bonus if you had experience with children and enjoyed playing games (especially soccer!)
    It is not essential to have a driving licence, but if you were able to drive in Ireland, it would be an advantage.

    In exchange for meals & accommodation, we ask for help for approx 5 hours per day, 5 days per week.

    Occasionally we run yoga retreats and your duties would be to help with cleaning & meals during these times. During these times, we would pay minimum wage worked during yoga retreats. Please note, we only run these events one weekend per month. The rest of the time, your help is an exchange (unpaid).

    If you have a genuine interest in learning more about the countryside, sightseeing & other activities and would like to base yourself in a beautiful part of the country while helping in a lovely and calm (mostly calm :o) environment, we look forward to hearing from you !

    Hope to hear from you soon !

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are an English-speaking family and this would help volunteers improve their English. However, we do require you to have a good level of English speaking.
    We live in a beautiful Irish town with nearby beach (14 km), mountain walks & vibrant culture. We are on the "Ring of Kerry" and "Wild Atlantic Way".
    Kerry airport is 20 minutes drive away.
    Killarney train station is 20 minutes drive away.
    There is a good bus service to Tralee or Killarney, which connect to a larger service around Ireland.

  • Help


    Household chores, gardening, painting, maintenance is usually the main help.

    As we have had quite a few volunteers over the past few years, we have learned what suits us as a family. We require a lot of time & space as a family, so will not spend a lot of time with the volunteer(s), therefore it would suit someone or a couple who are independent & likes to do their own thing in their free time!

    We will provide a great place to stay plus fab meals. You can use the family kitchen to cook your own meals & we will also have some meals together.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We provide warm comfortable rooms with your own private bathroom. Either a twin or double room is available.
    You also have access to sun lounge, TV lounge and kitchenette.
    We will provide you with food that you can sometimes prepare your own meals & we will also have some meals together. Sometimes, you will also cook some meals.
    Please let us know your dietary requirements.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Killorglin town is 20 minutes from Kerry airport and 20 minutes drive to Killarney train station.
    There are buses that go to bigger towns such as Killarney or Tralee.
    We are situated on the "Ring of Kerry" and the "Wild Atlantic Way" so it is a tourist attraction.
    There are plenty of mountain or coastal walks, surfing @ Inch Beach and our house is on the River if you are interested in rowing or fishing.
    Cinemas, swimming pools & nightlife are in Killarney town.
    Killorglin has great bars & restaurants.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Can host digital nomads

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    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

    Approx 5 hours a day, 5 days a week (flexible)

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