Explore a beautiful rural area and help our family in Co. Limerick, Ireland

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Ireland

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    13/10/2021

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi! We are Matthew and Eliza and we are an Irish couple living on a farm in a beautiful rural setting about 30 minutes south of Limerick city and 5 km from the nearest village. Both Matthew and I in the past have lived and worked in New York and France and continue to travel when we can.

    We live on a working farm of 120 acres approx. Most of the farm is rented out to a neighbouring farmer who keeps cattle here. We keep our two horses on some of the land. Around the house there is a vegetable garden and lots of poultry. Also two dogs and two cats.

    We also have two woods of approximately 12 acres each, one was newly planted, the other had young trees planted through it. There is a two acre walled garden with apple trees in it. There are also a number of old farm buildings. Please note we are not a business.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    You will visit and explore a beautiful rural and untouristy part of Ireland that is off the beaten track. We live near Lough Gur, a beautiful lake, and also very close to the Grange stone circle which is the largest in Ireland.

    You can learn how to grow and look after vegetables, hens, dogs and cats. You can improve your English (I spent 8 years hosting students in my home and teaching them English). As we all like to cook, you will learn new recipes (both Irish and other).

    We can provide lifts to the bus stop and also into Limerick. Lots of advice on interesting and beautiful parts of Ireland to see. I am a qualified English language teacher so will readily during the course of your time here provide tips about the language if desired.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    At the moment, we are looking for a couple or two friends to help in early October 2021 (Covid restrictions permitting) to help with the following:

    General maintenance including tidying and weeding the vegetable garden, making compost, lawn mowing; strimming along fence lines, weeding gravel area.

    Clearing out some old farm buildings.

    Clearing brush growth; removing ivy from trees; pruning

    Occasional house-sitting, including the feeding of dogs, cats and chickens and checking that horses are ok.

    In bad weather there is also painting inside and some light housework.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We provide a double bedroom with private bathroom in our house and all meals and/or if you prefer to cook full access to our kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Visit and go for walks around Lough Gur, a beautiful lake, Grange Stone Circle, Limerick city, the Cliffs of Moher (1.5 hours away). Watch a local hurling match…..visit Mary Howard's (a wonderful pub) in Bruff, our nearest small town. On Saturdays there is a wonderful market in Limerick.

    We are used to having people stay in our house as we have had helpers before as well as many language students. We are a relaxed family and welcome visitors as part of our family. I believe all who stay here leave with a very positive view of Ireland and this part of the country.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

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