Help us reclaim the garden near Cork city. Ireland.



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    We are made up of two friendly grown ups two very friendly children, two enthusiastic dogs and two cats Kitty and Cat. We live about two miles outside the Georgian town Of Doneraile . There is a large historic house, Doneraile Court set in a beautiful parkland. This offers wonderful walks swans and deer. Doneraile is about 30 miles from Cork city and there is a bus daily. A regular bus to Limerick and Galway goes through the next village and from Mallow one can go to Killarney

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They live as part of the family and come with us if we go places. Their english will improve and as we live in a small town they will get to know neighbours and people in the town they will learn how to cook some Irish meals

  • Help


    We have spent quite a few years renovating a cottage and we now need to reclaim the garden, mainly the ditches,cutting back the brambles, mowing the lawn, making some veg patches and gardening. If there is no work going on in the garden then we require some assistance with housekeeping, cooking etc

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have one spare bedroom so we can accommodate a couple or two friends who would not mind sharing.
    We also have a very comfortable caravan that is rigged up to electricity. We use it to go on holiday and it's really cosy

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our diet is mainly vegetarian but the odd steak gets in for the meat eaters. We do not mind smokers as long as they don't mind smoking outside. We like walking reading chess comedy and art.
    We are at least 2km from the nearest village but we do have bikes you need to be self motivated and able to work on your own.please tell us if you have special dietary requirements we will try and accommodate your needs and welcome .from experience our guests start at 10 am stop for lunch and then continue at 2 pm.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours max / 5 days a week

me and the three

Host ref number: 515457613834