Help at our farm in Glean na Sidh, Valley of the Faeries, Ireland

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Ireland

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    Last activity

    01/11/2020

 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We live close to the border of Northern Ireland in an amazing area which has recently become the first Cross Border Global Geo Park in Europe, full of ancient sites and beautiful landscape. We have a small farm with horses, a donkey, chickens, 2 dogs, a cat and a ferret. Our aims: to become self-sufficient and conservation. We have rare butterflies and orchids on the farm. In the local area there are deers, buzzards, peregrines, eagles and much more. We love to play music and to exchange stories. Andy is a tourist guide, Isabella is an Artist and a Holistic Therapist. We are vegetarians.

    Occasionally we hold events such as the Maypole dance.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There are many benefits from cultural exchange, anything from horticulture to building, to history, site seeing of ancient places, myths and legends, music, healing, art and much more.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for self-motivated, reliable and responsible people to come and help us with our projects: conservation project and restoring an old cottage. Amongst the many things we do on our farm, we are also involved with the local Tidy Town group to help keep the environment clean and a place we can all enjoy in close relationship with nature.
    We prefer people with some skills in both building and gardening a little help around the kitchen, but we also welcome people with no experience. We are open to anyone with whatever skills they have to offer.
    Please, no time wasters. Self-sufficiency is a way of life, one which we are proud to enjoy its fruits and we love to share with others. Looking forward to sharing this beautiful experience with you.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A caravan, with electricity and electric radiator. A bedroom in the house depending on availability.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your time off you can visit the local ancient sites, if Andy is available he might be able to come along with you and give you a tour. We have bicycles which our volunteers can use during their free time. There are lakes and mountains that you can visit, there is an outdoor pursuit centre approximately 15 km away, where you might be able to go kayaking on Lough Allen (depending on availability) there are a lot of music festivals in the area.
    There is an art centre where you may be able to attend clay workshops and other art workshops or events.
    There are buses that will take you to big towns such as Sligo and Enniskillen, but anything else you can travel by bicycle or hitchhiking or taxis. Sometimes we may be able to bring you to some places, but only when we are able to do so.

  • A little more information

    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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day

Host ref number: 518296675311