Hi there! My name is Denise. I am married to Diarmuid and we have 2 young adult children, Róisín and Dara. I run an award-winning bed and breakfast on the magnificent Dingle Peninsula on the West Kerry coast of Ireland. This year our place was named Farmhouse B&B of the Year for Co. Kerry by the EU Business News, We are so excited and proud to accept this award. The other family members are involved in their own projects at this stage and so I need a helping hand to run my business efficiently and to maintain the high standards for which we are renowned:)
Our aim is to offer our guests a truly memorable experience that will stay with them forever:) In order to ensure this, we need helpers who are committed to fulfilling that objective and who are willing to go the extra mile to ensure our guests leave happy and contented. The extra mile could be something as simple as a smile:) We also require our work aways to be willing to be motivated when on duty and to be prepared to get stuck in wherever and whenever the need arises!
We have only four rooms in total available to our guests, all finished to a high standard. We will be delighted to have you share in our daily routine and to have you help us in carrying out our duties.
Our location is also unique in that we are nestled between Mt. Brandon (Ireland's 2nd highest mountain) to the East and the Wild Atlantic Ocean to the West. Not alone that but we live in the heart of the West Kerry Gaeltacht - an Irish-speaking area and so Irish is the first language of our house. That said, we are also fluent in English!!
If you would like the opportunity to help and experience life in a unique and authentic bed and breakfast, please feel free to contact me:)
I look forward to hearing from you:) Denise
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Dear Travellers - You will gain valuable experience in a variety of skills. Being part of the our team guarantees you an unique experience - an opportunity to hear the Irish language spoken first hand, a wonderful chance to explore the beautiful peninsula that is the Dingle peninsula and to gain valuable knowledge on our heritage and culture through the endless archaeological and historical sites that are dotted all around this
peninsula. Not alone that, but you will eat only the BEST of food produced using the best of local ingredients where possible.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.
Volunteer help would include front of house duties - sometimes meeting and greeting guests, cleaning, helping with preparation of family dinner. Would need workaways who are motivated and enthusiastic.
Accommodation is provided but not in-house, You will have a spacious mobile home, fully serviced with a hot shower - all to yourself:).
A bicycle or some mode of transport is essential to get around. Even though we are only 10 minutes drive from Dingle Town, you would not be walking in and out there in a hurry - 12 km! The bus transport service is available 3 times a week. If I am heading to town I can of course give you a lift if required. Please note that you may be on duty when I am heading to town and so it will not always work in your favour!. We will have a bicycle available for you for the duration of your stay.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week