Help an animal loving family in East Cork, Ireland

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  • Last activity: 12 May 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We are a family with three children between the ages of 9 to 14. We live in a lovely country setting but just minutes from a thriving East Cork town. We don't have a farm but on 3 acres of land with our 5 horses / ponies, 1 dog, chickens, a cat and not forgetting the fish. We love walking the dog, going to the beach, horse riding, and care about the environment. We love animals and are passionate about animal welfare (our hens are from adopted from a animal rescue centre as is one of our ponies).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our lovely location in East cork means there are plenty of things to do and see locally and lots of lovely beaches to explore. As we are located just 20 minutes from Cork City and 30 minutes from Cork Airport we are ideally situated for travel links to explore more of Ireland. Our nearest town is a 5 minute drive away and is an old market town with lots amenities such as a cinema, a high street packed with shops and a Library.
    Although our languages are limited to some basic French we are always excited to learn new languages.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are looking to host someone or a couple who enjoy outdoor country living and aren't afraid of a bit of mud! In general we need an extra pair of hands and would need help with anything from mucking out stables and hen houses, walking the dog, helping to set up our new veg garden, weeding, mowing the lawn, hedge cutting, planting and composting, clearing out an old building, fencing, fence painting, composting, ground help and also there may be some help needed with general household chores. Someone with experience of horses is a must and ideally someone who enjoys a bit of riding to help exercise them and assisting with the kids riding activities too. We would love someone who loves kids and enjoys having fun with them whether its kicking a ball about in the garden to playing a board game but primarily we need someone to help with the animals and the garden. There may even be housesitting required if we need to go away and need animals minded.

  • Languages spoken

    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Whilst we do have a spare room in the house with a double bed we may also be able to offer separate self catering accommodation in a bungalow on site depending on its readiness for occupation. Our dog, fish and guinea pig live indoors with us just to be aware in case of an allergies. We do generally eat a family meal together in the evening which we welcome people to join us but with the kids extra curricula activities this can be a moveable feast so self catering may be required mostly. Just to note that three of us are vegetarians so we do eat a lot of meat free meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Lifts can we arranged to tie in with busy family life and also access to a bike can be arranged from shorter trips in town which is about 20 mins away by bike. There a bus and services into Cork city and Waterford and also a train station running from our nearest town to Cork City that runs hourly.

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 538256728665

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