Hi I am Chris. I live in an old Victorian Country House set on a 1 acre garden at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains which has many lovely walking trails and mountain bike trails. I play traditional Irish music on the fiddle, enjoy walking when I get the chance photography and gardening. I need help in the garden, maintenance around the house and the usual house hold chores as well as learning more about web-site and social media development.
I will only host 2 people who are travelling together.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
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Meeting and interaction with tourists and local people. Experiencing the local food and exchanging dishes. Experiencing the local Irish music tradition. New Mountain Bike trails just open from the village.
I bought this house 25 years ago and have spent my life improving it. It is a large old stone built house and there are always some tasks like painting or repairs required. I have a large garden which needs continual maintenance such as hedge trimming, weeding, watering window boxes landscaping and improving it. I would also like help with the internet and social media.
I run a part time bed and breakfast which is usually only busy at weekends in the summertime. I have a local worker employed for this and will not need any help in preparing rooms. It is closed from November to the end of March.
Help is usually 5 hours per day 5 days per week. Times by arrangement. In return I provide all your meals, accommodation and free unlimited wifi.
I can only accommodate 2 people who are friends and will share a bedroom. There is public transport 3 times daily from Kinnitty to Tullamore where you can catch a train to any part of Ireland when you wish to go travelling.
I have 2 mountain bikes which you can use.
When you arrive I can pick you up from the bus in Birr and drop you there when leaving if it is not at a time I am looking after guests. Look up kearnstransport for cheapest bus fares or you can take a train to Tullamore and catch a bus to Kinnitty.
Large room with 2 beds and shared bathroom in a converted coach house. Has it's own wi-fi.
Kinnitty is a small picturesque village in the centre of Ireland less than 2 hours drive from almost anywhere in Ireland. The nearest public transport from Dublin is Birr and Roscrea which has a bus service and Tullamore which has a train service . There is a local bus serving Kinnitty 3 times daily from Tullamore. I am near the Slieve Bloom Mountains which has lots of walking trails. At present a mountain bike trail is being built and should be open in October 2018.There is horseriding also available nearby. I have a bike which you can use. Other attractions are Traditional Irish music every Wednesday night. I play fiddle and go to the session on most Wednesday nights and will take you with me. I am near Lough Boora Parklands, Birr Castle gardens and Telescope, Haunted Leap Castle, Clonmacnoise or you can relax and read, use the internet, or watch TV in the evenings.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week