Happy family living in stunning coastal location in Ireland is waiting for your help




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  • Description


    *HELP NEEDED FROM APRIL 2020! Every morning free!! Help needed in afternoons.

    We are a young busy family living in the beautiful town of Kinsale, at the start of the Wild Atlantic Way. I have four children, all boys, aged 12, 10, 7 And 4. Our house is on the sea a one minute walk to a beautiful beach/cove, Sandycove. It's a 6 minute drive from Kinsale town or an hours walk, 20 min bike ride.

    My older boys love soccer and playing outside and having play dates with friends, and my younger boys love drawing pictures, playing imagination games, bouncing on the trampoline.

    I cook dinner every day. It varies from day to day - the kids are quite good and like to try new things. We eat quesadillas, tagines, paella, roast chicken, pasta - you name it, we try it! I am a very healthy eater and make a salad most days too. I can not accommodate someone who has food allergies or is fussy with food.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I spent years backpacking all over the world so have huge experience travelling. I miss it! I also spent time living in Canada and the USA. Right now, I work three days a week and it would be wonderful to share our home with someone like minded, interested in the world around them and curious to travel and see it. I am an Archaeologist so can help you discover amazing things about our culture. Kinsale is beautifully placed in Ireland, stunning location, amazing food, and great friendly people. I would like our Workawayer to be independent and happy to explore, meet new people and enjoy this beautiful area of ours.

  • Help


    You will have every morning off! So, you only need to help from 2:30 each day for a few hours, or from 4:30 each day for a few hours - it depends when they come home from school.

    My older two kids are always on the go and the help I need is mostly around minding the younger kids. In the evenings it is great to have help so that I can go and play tennis, go for a swim etc. I basically need someone who is mature and fun loving, knows how to mind children and is happy to help around the house with odd jobs/keep the place tidy. Someone who loves the water is a huge plus for us so that you can go and take the kids swimming, on the kayaks etc. Some babysitting at night would be helpful too incase I need to go out.
    Prefer female Workawayers.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Irish

  • Accommodation


    Our house was newly built in 2014 right on the water. It's a modern build with all the mod-cons. We have lots of space so you won't feel crowded. You will have your own double bed room. There is a bathroom next door to your bedroom. There is Wifi and access to a bicycle. I also can drive you wherever you need to go in the evening that it is raining or you need to go into Kinsale for something.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Kinsale is a magical place - at the start of the entry to West Cork, on the Wild Atlantic Way, near Kerry. Cork city is an hours drive away (by bus) and the bus runs every hour from Kinsale to Cork. It's a 3 hour drive to Dublin also, so not so far if you want to see our capital city. People surf, sea swim, golf, hike, relax here on holidays all the time. We are lucky to live in a place where most people come to holiday!

  • 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

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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