Interesting organic garden project in East Galway, Ireland




Favourited 324 times

  • rating

    Host rating

  • feedbacks



  • last activity

    Last activity


  • Last email replied

    Reply rate

    71.2 %

  • Last email replied

    Average reply time:

    within 29 days

  • Badges

    Top Host

 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Currently we are not looking for volunteers as we have a team.

    The project is outdoors in a beautiful setting and involves seasonal outdoor tasks such as gardening and path clearance.

    As the weather in Ireland during January and February is changeable and often times wet it is necessary to enjoy being out in the elements and to own some wet gear. We can lend wellington boots if you don’t own some.

    Th accommodation is in a period farmhouse and own room with shared bathroom is available. We have wifi and there is plenty of space. Food is supplied for all meals and we invite all our volunteers to help with the cooking and cleaning.

    In return we ask that you give us about five hours volunteering a day for five days of the week. You are welcome to stay on your days off but you may need to cook for yourself.

    As this is a country location ( near Loughrea, East of Galway city) please note that we are not in a village and volunteers will need to use bicycles ( we have a few bikes) to bike to shops and the nearest town which is about 7 kms away ( local petrol station is much less)

    We can collect from bus and train stations in Galway.

    Ana and Ernie are your house hosts during your stay and I, Malcolm, will be on hand to start and advise on projects.

    Ana and Ernie are warm and welcoming. They are enthusiastic musicians and love to play and share music in the evenings. They both speak English, Portuguese, German and Spanish.

    We look forward to welcoming you shortly.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are very open and happy to share/exchange about our culture, our experience, our interests, and our knowledge with our visitors....We love meeting people... Ana an Ernie are amazing co hosts and play a variety of instruments and love life.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    This volunteering opportunity is for out doorsey and hardy types and for those who don't mind being outside if the weather is cool.
    The help isn't very hard and song and music make it fun. Your reward is contributing to a very important eco project and being among some beautiful surroundings with some great people.... good, simple, hearty, food too!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Own room in a private house. Shared bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    County Galway is a culturally rich county with beautiful views and the most wonderful landscape. It is an amazing place with unique opportunities. If you are skilled, adventurous, out-doorsey, and enthusiastic you will be really happy you applied for this opportunity.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours per day (max 25hours/week)

These are extra optional ratings when members leave feedback. The average rating left for each option is displayed.

Accuracy of profile: (5.0)

Cultural exchange: (5.0)

Communication: (5.0)

Host ref number: 524772947854