Looking for someone interested in animals to help me with my dogs and around the house/garden in Connemara, Ireland

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of 4. Myself, Anne, I am an artist and I run a Gallery in Clifden town. My husband Pat, who works in Plant Hire, and can turn his hand to pretty much anything when called for. And our two sons Jaime and Josh, 19 and 17, in University and secondary school respectively. We also have 8 dogs, (7 small and one big boy) so any one wanting to spend time with us needs to LOVE animals! And needs to be ok with mild to mid level chaos :-)
    The good news: we live in a most beautiful part of the world. Clifden is on the west coast of Ireland, nestled among the 12 Bens mountain range. The scenery is breathtaking, and there are any number of glorious beaches around us. Activities in the area include: horse riding, fishing, boating (we have a Rib that we use to go to the islands in the summer) hill walking, swimming, sailing, and more. Clifden town is a destination holiday town in summer, buzzing with music, shopping, pubs, and restaurants. But be warned In Winter it is very quiet !
    We live 5 minutes walk from town.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Ireland is a welcoming friendly place with a wealth of history and culture, and the Irish sense of humour is second to none. We are small enough that between buses and bicycles nothing is very far away.

  • Help

    Help

    I am looking for someone who wants to stay a longer term, (3-6 months minimum) who loves dogs. In addition to keeping the dogs company while I am at work I'll be looking for you to cook healthy meals, do some cleaning and some outdoor work.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You would have your own room with ensuite in a house that is attached to our own, and use of the kitchen and sitting room in that house.
    It has been decorated to a high standard and is very comfortable.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a non smoking household, with animals and 2 teenagers, If you like animals, the outdoor life, and are a fairly relaxed individual you should fit right in.

  • 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?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Connemara Bog
The Killary Fjord
Buddy and Jaime on Omey Island
View of Crow Island from Omey Island
Turf stacks towards Leenane
Kitchen
these are photos of the house all decked out for Christmas. It isn't always this tidy !!
Pat with our big Old English Sheepdog Buddy, and Daisy
View of Clifden town from the Sky Road












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