Art, music and an amazing positive cultural experience in Galway, the jewel of Ireland



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    Spread the word,,, hello folks, I am looking for workawayer right away as my workawayers who were to arrive next couple of days are unable to come and stay. Let me know. Thanks Ashlin
    Welcome to Galway European City of 2020
    At the moment we need help with.......
    Gardening Cleaning and Art and Imac spreadsheets projects.
    Apple Imac -Computing - accounts / spreadsheets / data accounts entry / website design and web knowledge and web marketing ... Cleaning tidying and gardening with general house keeping

    Please see some extra feedback from our 2019 and 2020 workawayers at the end of our house / work detail.

    All is well in Ireland Galway in the West' is the Jewel of Ireland.
    Our beautiful home and group rental house is in perfect condition and we are now taking guests for the holiday season so we need to continue our fun season in welcoming wonderful new people who want to see Ireland at its best.
    You will be staying in the coveted, cool and eclectic and ful loved chilled atmosphere of our converted Galway Cottage where we live all year round.
    Does this sound like you and what you want to share with us for a while.
    Please do not make travel arrangements to come to us until you get a definite offer to come to stay by e mail..

    We are chilled and relaxed and very laid back but very serious about making it all a special experience for everyone involved. You will be treated like a family member.
    Our big tidy-up around the property is always ongoing and it's all about being versatile, getting involved doing general work with the fun enjoyment and teamwork and our intention is all about helping each other in every way we can including hanging out with a coffee on main street Galway in the afternoons and a few black beers Guinness ofcourse !!!! or glass of wine in the evening sun outside in the garden..
    Yes... gardening, planting new flowers, painting and general work and cleaning up, but enjoying the fruits of all our labour with chilled out warm summer relaxing nights with a glass of wine in our hands and shooting the breeze.
    Some art paintings need to be completed for the cottage walls. That will be fun, are you artistic? .... Great !!!
    You can let yourself go here, be yourself, let your hair down , be a free spirit and have plenty of time to have a great laugh.
    Come and join us and chill out for a while.

    Computer and web site skills, yes ?
    Do you know your way around a spreadsheet ?
    Have you used Apple mac ?

    So if you are creative and a bit arty farty thats cool !
    It's all about the cultural experience.
    You can let your heart and mind run free and be at ease with the universe when you are here.
    You can completely let yourself go, say and do what you like and completely immerse yourself in our amazing stress free. environment, anything goes.
    Dad is super cool manly man, active in all parts of the business. He is the boss. He is a performing musician, artist, builder, sailor, pilot .....bla bla bla it goes on and on. Ha ! Ha!
    He is into helping other people with positive life solutions and loves helping people at getting their act together and help straighten up their lives. Encouragement and practical outlook is his thing.

    Relax in our large private gardens, sleep in your own bedroom with your own shower and loo all private and secure.
    No heavy duty work stuff required from you. Just 24 hours weekly, You can do 3 x 8 hrs and have the rest of the time to explore Ireland using us as your base. We only allow our invited guests at our property, so no visitors or locals please.
    We are 15 minutes from the amazing and " super buzzzzing "Galway main street and Latin quarter and there are direct buses and trains all day and night. You will love it here in our 12th century Athenry village. We are 3 minutes from restaurants, pubs shops and village 12th century castle.
    We have a dog and a cat who are best friends and that in itself sets the mood and expression of who we are and what we are. Peace and tranquility, Calmness and strength in our universal existence.
    Our main rule is that there are no rules so you can do pretty much what you like ,so enjoy relax and chill.
    We don't suffer fools gladly, no messin around" and we expect your respect as we offer you ours.

    Well done in choosing us in Athenry Galway for a workaway experience in Ireland West'
    Perhaps we can take you for a week or two and see how you get on.
    Please read out workaway feedback from previous workawayers.
    it is very important to us that you are comfortable with your choice to come and work with us.

    Do you like music culture and art, if so you are coming to the right place.
    Our home is a stress free zone and we are at one with the universe.
    We are looking for someone to help around the house, who is willing to help with basic jobs and can clean and paint and do bits and pieces around the garden.
    We need help with cleaning jobs inside the house and around the gardens.

    We are on the train and bus routes and have off street parking. 2 mins walk to bus and train. Super transport location.
    We need you to be able to work, be neat and tidy.

    We are a quiet house but very open minded and we love to go to the pub and enjoy the fun or have a coffee on the street and meet new people and you will enjoy the Irish tradition and culture.
    Please do stay in touch.
    There is lots to be done here.
    You will love it.

    If we reach an agreement and you get a definite invite from us to come and stay at our wonderful life's retreat, then you should come for a week or so at first and if you like it you can extend if both you and us get on well. We are very flexible.
    I know dad needs the help.

    Please do not book a specific flight / or travel to come to us unless we fully confirm dates for you.
    Are you interested in art, you can help him do his paintings for the cottage walls.

    " The Work "
    We would like you to be available for work for 4 hours for each night you stay with us.
    Please let me have the following info before we proceed.
    Are you happy to do 4 hours per day / six days per week or 3 x 8 hrs.... 24 hours in the week.
    Have you been to Galway ? Have you been in Ireland before ?
    Have you friends/family already in Galway at the moment? We would like to know.
    It will be mostly work around the house and garden, cleaning tidying up, painting and garden work, planting seeds and small flowering plants, weeding. Standard house-keeping and general upkeep of day by day living is expected to be carried out. This is not part of your workaway duties. You need to be aware of keeping our home to our normal high standards, we expect you to be clean and tidy a good time keeper and keep the house in good orderat all times.

    The House
    When you arrive at the house, we will happily welcome you as a family member to our amazing free thinking space and give you time to get settled in after a quick tour you can have some food and relax.
    We can work together the next day. We expect your respect, as we offer you ours in return.

    Let us know if you have special food requirements.
    Usually we work on the house from after breakfast from 9 am to 1pm. WE take a short coffee break,
    If we decide on 3 full days 24 hours....full days are 9-1+2-6
    Depending on the time when you arrive we can arrange our work hours for that week.
    Your afternoons are free to explore Ireland West'
    Lots of laughs and a few cups of nice coffee and a few minutes break during the mornings work.
    It is all very relaxed around here, music art and hanging out in the garden with an evening glass of wine, super chilled and stress free. Where is that BBQ !!!

    House Etiquette
    We do not allow other people at the house so no visitors or locals please.
    You have your own room on your own side of the cottage and have a beautiful bedroom and own shower and wc.
    We hope you will enjoy our invitation to stay and show the same respect for us and our property that we will extend to you. You will feel very much at home.

    Asher. I have just arrived in London to start my new job. So I will not be there over the summer.
    My dad Ray. You will be in the very good company of my dad who is a well known musician and artist ( do you have any art or music experience, he is doing some new art for the cottage at the moment ) and he is very generous in thought and personality and he will treat you you like the queen that you are and show you around all the fun. music and culture in Galway. He has plenty of time for a good laugh and will give loads of advice about getting around and seeing all the touristic sites.

    Read our Feedback
    Do read our workaway feedback and read our reviews on trip advisor and you will find out a lot about Ray and his nature and natural ability to make people feel welcome.
    You can see all the touristic sites in the West of Ireland from here easy peasy.

    Life is for living ! So let's do it.
    Please do read our workaway feedback from previous workawayers and see that you are coming to a wonderful comfortable safe secure environment. You can let yourself go here and you can be free in mind, body and spirit.
    You can see all the touristic sites in the West of Ireland from here easy peasy.
    We will help you to get around easily and cheaply.
    Thanks for your interest in us and in Ireland west, our culture and our beautiful home.
    Kind regards

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Galway is the cultural capital of Ireland and is only a few minutes away, you will love it,. 12th century Athenry is our village and has lots of restaurants and pubs and you can find Irish traditional music everywhere in Athenry and Galway.

  • Help


    General tidying and cleaning inside and outside, some small painting projects. We need some art for the walls of the house and cottage. Your personal input is welcome. We need to prepare the property for the holiday season.
    We will provide your food and drinks while you are working with us.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Own large room with bed and own shower and wc. Private and secure. Very nice accommodation. Comfortable and warm. Access to garden. You will love it.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 24- .. 3.x 8 hrs or half days

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