Want experience with dry stone walling? Come join us on beautiful Rathlin Island, off the coast of the North of Ireland

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United Kingdom

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    26/07/2019

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  2019 

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a relaxed family of 3, Nuala, Ian and our son Jack who is 11 years old. We live on beautiful Rathlin Island, off the coast of the North of Ireland. We have a small number of sheep and cows, This year we are starting a project to repair dry stone walls along the boundary of the farm.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay

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    Help

    Dry Stone Walling _______________________________________________________________________________

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is one bedroom in the main house and a separate self catering cottage. During bust times the cottage may have to be shared.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Amidst the rugged landscape of this isolated island, you can let your mind wander and discover a tranquillity and beauty that is so unexpected.

    The ferry to Rathlin Island travels just six miles across the "Sea of Moyle". This island is six miles long, one mile wide, "L" shaped and home to a small population of around seventy people.

    In the harbour is the Boathouse, where visitors can discover some of the exciting history, learn about present day island life and see some artefacts from shipwrecks around the island. A short walk around to Mill Bay there is a colony of seals, who are fun to just sit and watch!

    At the other side of the harbour are two churches where visitors can sit quietly or just admire the architecture. At the west of the island is the renowned RSPB Seabird Centre, where puffins, guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes can be viewed during the summer months. It is also home to some magnificent views, on clear days Donegal, the North Antrim coastline, the island of Islay and the Mull of Kintyre can be seen. Throughout the year special occasions are celebrated with ceilidhs. Music, song and dance remain at the heart of the community life.

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    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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week




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