We live on a Dairy Farm outside Tipperary town. We have three boys and could do with an extra pair of hands especially around calving season either in the house or outdoors. Our eldest is four and we are teaching him how to ride, we have a small pony and hope to go to some local horseshows over the Summer. Other jobs that need doing include some gardening, childminding, painting. I am a school teacher currently on maternity leave as our youngest is 3 months. Other areas where help is needed may include some light house work & cooking. Life is quiet here but we are walking distance from the local town and there are loads of activities in the area such as hill walking. The train station is a short car ride or it’s possible to cycle so it’s a good base to travel around Ireland in your free time. We’re Looking for someone who enjoys country life. We have two dogs and some hens along with the cows and the pony previously mentioned. If you enjoy working outdoors and are good with small children then we are the family for you.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We live in a picturesque location looking out at the Galtee mountains. I am a secondary school teacher on maternity leave and so I’ll be present most of the time. I enjoy teaching and helping people learn. My husband has an Agricultural Science degree and if someone has an interest in farming life he would be willing to help them improve their knowledge of the Irish dairy industry.
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You may be asked to do the some of the following during your stay: Painting, gardening, light housework, cooking, day to day jobs around the house. Caring for animals (pony, dogs, hens) childminding, helping on the farm.
A large bedroom with double bed is available. You will be sharing the family bathrooms (one upstairs, one downstairs) you will be expected to keep your living space clean & tidy & change your own bed linen. Breakfast will be self service. Fresh eggs from the hens, or cereal & toast. Family dinners usually consist of potatoes, vegetables and meat (chicken, beef, fish, pork). supper is usually relaxed toasted sandwiches, pizza, pasta, scrambled eggs etc.
There is WiFi in the house and we have sky Tv and Netflix. My husband is a Man United fan and likes to watch the matches. You are welcome to take the dogs for a walk across the fields in your free time. You will have a tv and DVD player in your room if you would like to watch any of our collection of DVDs. There is a cinema and library in the town ( 1 1/2 miles away) as mentioned previously there is the Galtee walking club that go on hill walks. There is a swimming pool and tennis courts in town also. You can get the bus into Limerick city from Tipperary town. Where there are lots of things to see and do in your free time. There are various different exercise classes on in town. Along with restaurants & cafes.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week