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Join our team in a beautiful river valley in County Kilkenny, Ireland

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  • Last activity: 25 Jun 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    Our business is located in a small town on the banks of the river Barrow, County Kilkenny, Ireland. We have a 10 bedroom bed and breakfast, and a friendly cafe and retail area. We also have a mountain bike rental business to explore the river Barrow towpath and we run guided rowing holidays for rowing clubs coming from all around the world. It is a great destination for outdoor activity enthusiasts and the location will suit someone who does want to experience the Irish countryside.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be part of a team of 15-20 people from the local community and so this is an opportunity to connect.This position will appeal to outdoor enthusiasts. Graiguenamanagh is a great spot for hillwalking, canoeing, cycling, rowing, etc. As we have our own bike business a good quality mountain bike is available to use in your spare time. As well as free accommodation you will be paid the national mimumum wage according to the hours worked and will also be entitled to holiday pay, bank holiday bonus and a share of the tips.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    We are offering a live in position for one person. We like all our team to be flexible and experience different departments, but for 2024 we are particularly looking for cooking and Kitchen staff, as well as maybe some reception and housekeeping. Barista skills would be fantastic but most skills can be learned on the job.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We provide you with your own room in a two bedroom apartment on the top floor of the bed and breakfast overlooking the river Barrow. Accommodation is free and all electricity etc is included and you can avail of house linen and utilise our laundry facilities as required. There is a full kitchen in the apartment.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a seasonal business operating march to October. We take in one visiting staff member every year for the last twenty years. There are two buses a day to Kilkenny City which is a top tourism destination and has good shopping etc. Graiguenamanagh itself has a population of 1300 with seven pubs, a decent small library, a rowing club and a canoeing club. there are two supermarkets here and a few shops other than that.

  • 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

    a minimum of 20 hours per week. probably more.

Host ref number: 245278586679

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