Help wanted in a relaxed but busy family home in a beautiful location in Kerry, Ireland




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  • Description


    We are a family of 4 living in the vibrant, rural town of Killorglin in beautiful County Kerry (2 adults, 2 children aged 7 & 9)

    We are looking for responsible couples or friends with reasonably good english, but also welcome single volunteers too !

    Duties will include house keeping, house minding, child minding and a few small projects such as painting or some outside work in the garden or around the house.

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

    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 working in a lovely and calm (mostly calm :o) environment, we look forward to hearing from you !

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house

  • 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


    Housework, gardening, painting, maintenance is usually the main help.

    As we have had quite a few volunteers over the past 18 months, 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 meals. You can use the family kitchen to cook your own meals & we will also have some meals together.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • 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.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 229924117966