Come and help around our family home in Ballinrobe, west of Ireland



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    Preferred visit duration - 3-4 weeks.
    Preferred Workaways (but we are open to persuasion):
    Over the age of 26, from the European Union - if you have a full licence, we can give you access to our car on some evenings/weekends - this will help you enjoy the visit. (However, this is not essential - we are two miles from the nearest small town so the car is handy, but not essential).

    We are a couple (plus dog) who live in the countryside in the west of Ireland.

    Our dog will lie on an adjacent mat and watch you while you help :)

    Our next project (March/April 2020) involves stripping plaster off our family home - we are restoring the old stonework on this home.
    If you have queries, we can talk by Skype or What's App.
    By the way, we will always reply to your messages here, even if we are not in a position to host you. It's good manners and the least you deserve after contacting us.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will love this part of the world - scenic west of Ireland.
    We enjoy hosting people from all over the world and take time to get to know you, to educate you about our region and our country, and to suggest trips you might like to take while here.
    Our reviews show that we take time with people and try to be as helpful as we can.

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  • Help


    MARCH/APRIL 2020: Project - We will be stripping plaster off our house so would like people with some experience of using a power tool (kango) and a chisel. It's a slow but rewarding project as you see the old stone come back to 'life'.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Workaways live in our house (double room, suitable for couples or singles) while helping here. We will provide dinner and a bed and breakfast (including bed clothes and pillow) and full access to our home. Use of washing machine and clothes dryer, plus all other facilities in our home.

    Downstairs bathroom shared (primarily shared with our washing machine) - though if we don't have any bookings on a night, the ensuite bathroom upstairs is made available to you.

    Thank you, Liam and Noreen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you are over 26, from the EU, and hold a full driver's licence, we will be able to give you access to a car at weekends and put you on our car insurance free of charge.
    There is a huge array of attractions and sights in this region - climb Croagh Patrick, visit Ballycroy National Park, trek in Cong and Clonbur Woods, marvel at the beauty of Ashford Castle, swim in Lough Mask, go horse-racing in Ballinrobe, browse around the beautiful town of Westport.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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