Join a young family in rural Sligo on west coast of Ireland




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    Looking for someone from end of August onwards.

    We are a young Irish family living in Co. Sligo. We are John & Rachel we have 4 children, 3 girls and 1 boy. Aged between 10 and 5.

    Own transport would be an advantage but not essential.

    My husband is a farmer, beef and sheep (no milking cows) I am a self employed person also, I am a holistic therapist, I do complimentary therapies and I work from a treatment room based at the house.
    Our farm is about 25km from Sligo town,(20-25 mins) 14 km from Ballisodare (small village). The nearest train station is Collooney (15 minutes) and main bus station is in Sligo town.
    Sitting at our dining table we are surrounded by our farmland of lush green pasture. We look out over Sligo Bay, the mountains of Ben Bulben and Knocknarea (where an ancient warrior queen known as Queen Meave is reputed to be buried on the top) and Ox mountains. We are 5km from a beach (Rachel swims in the sea all year round)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Improve your english, experience living on a working farm, I am a good cook so you will get to experience many new recipes ( all previous helpers have gone away with a collection of new recipes to try at home ).

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  • Help


    We are looking for someone with initiative, energy, ideas and motivation to get things done to join our family to help us with caring for the children, assisting with getting them ready for school, helping with homework and engaging them in activities after school and during the school holidays. Help around the house with general tasks such as laundry and light house work. Helping with general garden maintenance outdoors.
    We love to explore cuisine from other cultures so if you enjoy cooking too we are happy to let you use the kitchen and introduce us to your foods.

    We also have two pet cats, they live outside.

    Own transport would be an advantage but not entirely necessary.

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    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    In addition to being a native english speaker I have a good understanding of the Irish language. I also have a little bit of French from my school days

  • Accommodation


    Own bedroom with shared bathroom in the family home. All Meals, Bedding and towels provided. We have a good internet service.

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    What else ...

    Good surfing located nearby at the local beach as well as the famous Easkey and Strandhill, surf lessons are also available for the novice surfer. We have a bicycle that you are free to use at your leisure. Our neighbour is part of a Hillwalking group and have in the past taken our workawayers hillwalking throughout the county on Sundays, it is a great opportunity to see some of the amazing landscape. Local bus service between the towns of Sligo and Ballina. Dunmoran strand 5 km, woodland walks in Union wood about 15 minutes drive away. During the summer months getting the opportunity to see gaelic foot ball being played by our local team, the children also play gaelic football.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 692281611979