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.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours a day, 5 days a week