Help in the house, stables and garden near Carlow town, Ireland



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    I am a sixty-one year-old lady and live in an old farmhouse on a small farm with my sheepdog Marley, four miles from Carlow town, in the centre of Ireland. There are two horses at the moment; one is being trained for pleasure riding, the other is a pregnant thoroughbred mare. She is due to foal the 12th of april and I still need help watching her. Alongside the farm runs a small river. I have a car, and there is a bike the volunteer could use if he or she wishes.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    I enjoy talking about Irish culture and learning about other cultures. I have been in charge of a larger stud farm and have a lot of experience with horses. An interstellar work away could learn a lot.

  • Help


    The house, stables, garden and fences all need repair and paint work done. If possible, I would also like help with the horses. That's if the volunteer feels comfortable with that.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    There is one spare room on the farm with a double bed. The bathroom is shared. The volunteer is welcome to use the house as his or her own.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are pubs, a cinema, modern museum, theatre and a nightclub in Carlow town. Public transport is difficult. I would be willing to bring the volunteer into town, but the return may require a taxi, which will cost about €12. I do go into town often myself. Kilkenny is 45 min away on the bus or train and is busy medieval town with a beautiful castle, park, theatre and old as well as new style shopping. Around the farm there are other farms, a shop about 2 km. away and the river Barrow with a walking track.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 824238668946