Help with some odd-jobs, gardening and pet-sitting near Carlow, Ireland



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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    Married with one beautiful young child, live on a tillage farm that I used to work but now leave to contractors to manage.
    Lovely spot in the summer with some very lovely places around and about to visit.

  • 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
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    In the 9th cent our farm was on the boundry of Leinster and Munster,the Lerr river valley was straightened in the 18th cent, the area is home to an energetic farming and industrial community with good roads M9 motorway,railway,canal and regional air strips, plus internet connections.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Helping hand about the place, odd jobs improving and establishing pathways or walls, old refurbished property that needs to be complete, gardening, laying paths ,painting gates, making gates.looking after pets when occupier is away.We need people who can innovate i.e install an organic garden, rejuvenate furniture, work with limecrete and mortor and cement plaster,

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation pretty basic as more of the property needs to be complete to provide additional individual facilities. However we dont mind sharing our facilities with you or our food or leisure time. Summers pretty laid back generally with a lot of eating out of doors, we have a rambling farmhouse built in 16th cent approx, we have added a second story plus new roof, we also have two long stone houses to renavate 2017-2020.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This area boasts some very nice scenic locations that are easily reached by car, Kilkenny city, Graignamanagh and a host of attractive venues on and off the tourist trail. Fishing in local rivers eg Barrow, Nore, Lerr, Griese and Slaney,cycling in the Barrow waterway system and Wicklow mountains and Sliebh Margey foothills,and walking routes all close by in an area rich in history.ancient tower houses, castles, hill forts, crannogs,hedgerows,ruins of old houses, monasteries, abbeys,demaines of former grandeur going back over 5000 years, the wicklow way, the south leinster way all to be walked in your free time

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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

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

Host ref number: 585719475315