Join our smallholding in a Georgian country house - Kells, Ireland



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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

  • Description


    We are a busy family with a small holding of 8 acres. Our wonderful Georgian country house was built in the 1850s and it has many historical stories to tell, we even have our own resident ghost haha!!!
    On our 8 acres we have a small orchard, a large polytunnel and raised beds for growing fruit and vegetables, we raise our own meat for the freezer, beef, lamb, pork etc. In August we take stock of around 200 turkeys to raise for Christmas. We keep chickens, ducks, geese, emu, peacocks, guinea fowl, turkeys, bees, pigs, cows, lambs, Silco the horse, dogs and cats. We also incubate eggs all year round
    We are looking for strong motivated enthusiastic people with a willingness to learn.
    At our Farm you can expect to be kept busy with exciting and satisfying tasks, In return for great hospitality, great tasting wholesome food and comfortable living accommodation with your own private bedrooom.
    Any of you who think you may have Irish roots i'm a qualified genealogist and historian and may be able to help find your ancestors.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Charity Work

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    self sustainability, rural Ireland, Irish history, animal husbandry and welfare, incubation periods and hatching of poultry.

    Kells is a town steeped in ancient history and your host happens to be a family historian, so anyone who thinks they may have Irish roots, Karen will be happy to help.
    There is a bus route to and from Dublin, and the airport, where you can reach anywhere within Ireland by bus or train within a couple of hours.

  • Help


    Projects for 2019 include building a new soft fruit garden, creating a pond, renovation of two stone barns, land clearing, along with growing our own fruit and vegetables. Tending to live stock needs, feeding, cleaning etc. Watering plants, weeding, fertilizing etc

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    1 single room in main house, a double room and single room in a static home. All meals amd snacks are provided for and will be in the main house

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 715259323334