Enjoy Simple Life and Help Out in a Country Farmhouse in County Kildare, Ireland in a lovely peaceful setting



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    I Live with my eldest daughter in an olde Georgian Farmhouse which has been in the same family for many generations . Recently retired from a busy equestrian life , I m now having more time to enjoy improving and maintaining the Garden ..and love growing flowers and vegetables and hope to welcome friends and family to various Artistic and Musical activities in our area again this Year.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The lodge goes back to 1740 , and has been passed on through the generations of the same family since that time, so there is an opportunity for travellers to learn a lot about the History of the area and embrace some of the old traditions of life on a family farm in Ireland .

  • Help


    Due to the fact that I was widowed last year We would particularly welcome the more versatile and energetic type of male or person capable of and who enjoys jobs such as creative carpentry and a love of being outdoors in the garden,willing to help with handling a strimmer , Clippers etc , or helping with repairs and maintenance , Painting Etc.
    We prefer after a trial week to agree on minimum stays of 3 to 6 weeks, dependent on compatibility and Time of year, and compatibility, or Possibility we could work out week on week off periods over any period of months to suit our mutual calendar and allow the Workawayer the opportunity for some travel around the country during your stay with us. Our environment is well suited to those who are familiar with Country living and a love of animals. We have a Dog and two cats, and hope to reinstate our chicken run and two lovely retired horses .

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and French

  • Accommodation


    in Summer We provide a very comfortable two bedroomed Mobile Home which is located in the Garden adjoining the house and Stableyard. ( this ensures a little more privacy and space for any one staying as a helper if they prefer, ,but main meals are partaken together in the house . In Winter if weather is inclement we provide accommodation in house .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    N.B Thanks to all of your enquiries .. Next vacancy starts any time now, till the Autumn.
    In general , placements are for one person at a time.. but I will discuss the options for a couple for short periods if it suits us all mutually. To visit us in Kilkea gives a lovely insight into an Olde Family farm which has been passsed down through many generations since 1740 . In Athy and Carlow and the Kilkenny area, during the summer month, there are many Art Festivals and various Events throughout the Season. There is a strong cultural tradition of Music locally .
    Timetables can be worked out to facilitate both parties for time off to visit other areas on Days off on a flexible programme. Buses and Trains from Athy and Carlow.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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