Irish family needing a helping hand in Sligo, Ireland




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  • Description


    Vacancies for 2020 now available.

    We live in Strandhill, Sligo, North West Ireland. We are located beside a beautiful seaside renowned worldwide for its surfing. This is an area rich in culture, music, history and tradition. There is an abundance of activities including surfing, mountain climbing, cycling, theatre, cinema just to mention but a few. We have direct train and bus links to all other Irish cities and towns. We live in the countryside but very close to Sligo city and Strandhill village. Our accommodation is clean and comfortable with all facilities. We take very good care of our guests
    and provide them with as much food as required and we are very generous with transport requirements. However we do require a some level of English and that you come with good attitude, enthusiasm, energy and willing to engage fully with the experience. We also have very good bikes for your use.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are an truly Irish family. I am a teacher and may be able to help you learn English and indeed some Irish! We live in an area of great literary and music heritage. There is so much heritage, music and historical interests in the area that it is difficult to list.

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    The help we require is mainly outdoor farm work and maintenance and farm fencing. There is also some garden work and if you come as a couple we may require some household/cooking duties, this may require cooking the main meal during the day. There will usually be no more than 4 adults. In all we only require 5 hours work per day and you can choose your days off. We look after our helpers very well as we value their efforts.

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    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Traditional Irish house. Comfortable room with twin beds and adjoining shower and bathroom. Full use of all facilities including laundry. WiFi, Netflix and cooking facilities.
    All food will be provided. We are very flexible but generally the main meal is during the day which allows helpers to go on other adventures in the evenings. There will be ample supply of food for helpers to eat and prepare what they need.

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    Any volunteers that have stayed with us have loved their time with us and in the surrounding area.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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