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 and are fully vaccinated against Covid 19
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Meeting and interaction with tourists and local people. Experiencing the local food and exchanging dishes. Experiencing the local Irish music tradition. ( Suspended at present because of Covid 19 regulations) New Mountain Bike trails just open from the village.
I bought this house 27 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. Since Covid 19 the bed and breakfast is very quiet and I have reduced the number of guest rooms to 3.
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. This
Mountain bikes are available to use when they are not required by guests.
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 taxi 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 . I am near the Slieve Bloom Mountains which has lots of walking trails and mountain biking trails.There is horseriding also available near. 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. ( Not currently in operation becasue of Covid Regulations in Ireland.)I am near Lough Boora Parklands, Birr Castle gardens and Telescope, Haunted Leap Castle and 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
Parking available on the grounds.
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week