Help on a family farm on Clare Island off the coast of County Mayo, Ireland

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

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



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