We are a farming family living on an offshore Island off the coast of County Mayo, Ireland. We have a moderate sized family farm with sheep, cows, ponies, and dogs. Our family are away from home during the week at work and college and return home for some weekends. We are looking for help during the busy upcoming lambing season ideally the months of March , April and May. Ideally we are looking for somebody who has experience working on a farm and with animals.
The traveller will experience rural life in Ireland at its best with us and will learn different aspects of Irish culture and possibly improve their English if they wish to do so.
We are looking for somebody to help care for the animals, mainly the sheep and cows during lambing and calving. There is also general farm maintenance which includes fencing and a general clean up after the winter. A normal day would involve feeding the animals and general care of newborn lambs and calves. Work will be physical, outdoors, varies from day to day but is not boring and very rewarding.
We live in a farm bungalow. Volunteer will have their own room and full use of the family kitchen and living quarters. All meals will be provided in return for 30 hours help in the week. We have satellite TV and WIFI.
We live on Clare Island off the coast of County Mayo, Ireland. The island is three miles offshore and has a twice daily ferry service from Roonagh point. The ferry journey takes twenty minutes. Clare Island is a beautiful scenic Island, popular with tourists for its many attractions. There are many natural and scenic trails throughout the island and hillwalking is a popular pastime. People are friendly and welcoming and there is an active social life with music, dance and sporting activities. We have had Aupairs when the children were younger and found it a valuable experience. We are looking for someone with a good sense of humour who is interested in trying new things. We would prefer a non smoker.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week