Enjoy great Irish music and a wonderful community spirit, helping a family near Clonakilty, Ireland



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    We are a family of 4 living near Clonakilty in the south west of Ireland. We have had many people from countries all over the world staying with us...we love to travel but now with young kids and work life, it's harder to see as much of the world! Workaway is such a great site and we have had some fantastic travellers stay with us!!Our kids are 10.5 yrs and 12 years old and both in primary school. We are looking for a happy, independant, flexible person to come and stay with us. We are laying out our garden at present so lots of odd jobs in this area and any expertise here would be appreciated! This autumn (2019) we plan to start the foundation for our polytunnel and by springtime we'll need help with planting and watering! Our son is anxious to have a 'proper' garden and both kids helped to plant and manage our raised vegetable beds last year.
    Otherwise our needs are flexible and range from general help around the house, some childminding 1 or 2 afternoons a week when I have appointments, dog-walking or helping in the garden if you're interested! Les has a mini digger and always welcomes someone willing to work outside too! We love trying new foods and if you like to cook you are welcome to experiment in our kitchen! We eat a varied diet, have a love of fresh fish from our coasts, we try to eat good quality meat and free range chickens and some vegetarian as I'm an 'ex-veggie' and love wholesome food:}The area is beautiful and there's plenty of cultural things to do in Clonakilty, a town with great Irish music, a wonderful community spirit and a place you'll grow to love! Clonakilty actually won the Greatest town in UK award 2016😊😊

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will experience our wonderful Irish culture through different music/events and places of interest nearby. Clonakilty is approx 1 hour from county Kerry, one of Ireland's most visited tourist regions. This little niche in west Cork attracts many people from all over the world, so although you're in Ireland, expect to meet many other nationalities who have made Clonakilty their home!
    In our home, we will treat you as one of the family, and help you achieve whatever you came to Ireland for😊

  • Help


    We have two dogs (minature Jack Russell's) who love walks! Miya has a dwarf rabbit and Rian has 4 hens and 3 ducks !! So any help here is very welcome! Generally though Rían looks after the hens, cleaning and feeding them and the rabbits are Miya's babies! All she requires is help cleaning the cage every week or so!
    I work Thursdays and Friday mornings. 9-1pm, as a nurse in a busy GP practice 15 minutes drive from our home. We all help out with housework but it's hard to keep on top of it all sometimes! I have some old injuries from a road traffic accident 17 years ago and although I like to work hard, sometimes I just can't manage everything around the house. An extra pair of hands for a few hours a week is so helpful, keeps stress away and we enjoy showing you around in return when we have time. My husband does a lot of machine work and has his own diggers/hedge-cutter/zero-grazer etc..Springtime and September /October are busy months for him and I like having company around:)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, moderate french, basic german and spanish

  • Accommodation


    Your own bedroom is very comfortable with ensuite bathroom with electric shower within the main dwelling house. The house was renovated and is done up in traditional irish farm house style. We have an open fire, stunning views from our patio looking across the hills to the Kerry mountains and good internet connection.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is endless possibilities for sightseeing, hiking, surfing (local surf school in Inchydoney) , listening to great irish music, exploring our irish history, horse riding, beautiful beaches 15 minutes drive away, Cork city 45 minutes away, and an hour away is County Kerry where more fantastic scenery and activities await you...mountainclimbing, biking, culture etc. Not forgetting also that west cork is a food lovers paradise!! We have some great farmers markets and super restaurants/cafes in the locality. As a word of warning...many people come to visit Clonakilty and never leave....😉😉

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    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

    max 5 hours, 5 days a week

Spring 2019
Another fun run! 2018
Dog-walking rescue dogs😍
Another beach..2018
Summer 2018
Our local beach..Inchydoney
Local scenery 2018
Ireland, 2015
Our local beach Inchydoney
December 2017..south West of ireland
Miya's rabbits 2018
Our puppy Charlie!
Our family..2015..
Family trip..2016

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