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Help look after a lovable dog in Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland

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  • Last activity: 25 Jun 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    Please make sure you read my entire profile for the "secret phrase" All messages in English only please.

    Next availability from 3 to 16 November and then from 16 December onwards.

    I live in Ennis, a lovely town that is the gateway to the scenic, nature-filled mid-west of Ireland. Ennis is the capital town of the region and lies approximately midway, an easy journey, between the cities of Limerick and Galway. The town's population is about 25,000 people.

    We are 30 minutes drive from the ocean and from so many beaches that are long and sandy. All nearby are the world-famous cliffs of Moher, the Burren, and the secret, much-less-known west of Clare which has some of the best scenery in the world, with the wild Atlantic Way, a hiker's, nature-lover's and photographer's dream.

    Where I live is 15-20 minutes walk to the centre of town.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I can offer your own private bedroom, all food, accommodation. I will happily go with you as much as possible to show you around the region. There are many sights to see in the mid-west.

    Also, I am a qualified teacher so I would be happy to work with you on improving your English, if you wish. I would be glad to learn any language you may wish to share or teach, I speak some French, and a little Italian, German and Czech. I'm happy to share anything I know and to learn from you.

  • Help


    In 2016 I got a lovely puppy. His name is Luca. Now he's quite mature and when I got him I started with workaway as a means of having someone to look after him when I'm at work. It's been a really good experience.

    You're probably wondering what you would need to do. If you could walk Luca for about an hour 3 times a day and do some light housework that would be perfect. You would be free every weekend. This is an exchange and I want you to have a good time so if there are duties that don't suit you then we can discuss and find a solution. Because routine really helps Luca there is a set timetable for all the activities, please see the bottom of this message.

    I will show you everything that you would need to know about Luca. He has a lovely gentle personality, and he loves to play games of finding things. Luca is very affectionate and loves to be cuddled. He is also very energetic because he is a breed of hunting dog, so you need to be very energetic also.

    Please note that due to issues and complications regarding visas for non-EU citizens I'm very sadly unable to host anyone who requires a visa for work purposes e.g. US citizens. If you are a non EU citizen coming to Ireland to do workaway please ensure you are fully briefed because I have had 2 workawayers be refused entry to Ireland because they did not have the correct visa type - they were told at the airport on arrival that they needed a working visa. I take no responsiblity for this information other than to say that has been my experience and as a result because of the conditions of a working visa I'm unable to host non EU citizens. I'm truly sorry about this but there is no flexibility in this regard.


    930-1030 Walk 1
    1030-1230 housework
    1230-130 Walk 2
    130-215 Lunch
    215-315 Walk 3

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Irish: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Czech: Beginner
    German: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    The bedroom is private, with a kingsize bed, locker, lamp, wardrobe, desk and chair. All of the house is yours to use - this should feel like home to you.

    There is also exercise equipment and you can use that for fitness if you wish. There is wifi, and Netflix.Ex2ted

    I want you to be comfortable and enjoy your visit so I will happily do whatever I can to help that.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Important information for when you make contact:

    Please read the information below and then copy and paste the final section and include your answers.

    I would like a non-smoking volunteer - this is non-negotiable. Please, in your introductory email, confirm that you do not smoke/vape at any time.

    Please, in your email give the dates you're thinking about.

    You should have a good standard of English so that we can communicate easily - this is so that we both have a smooth experience

    You should have experience of having had a dog in the past - this is so I know my dog will be with someone who knows what to do.

    I will happily speak to you on Skype/WhatsApp and answer your questions, so when you contact me please let me know when you would be free to skype/whatsapp

    Because I get a lot of inquiries, and I reply to all of them, I regret that I will only be able to organise a call if you include the information requested above. Also, please include the phrase "mighty craic" in your introductory email so that I know that you have read my profile and not just cut and pasted your email.

    While here this would be your home as much as Luca's and mine, so I want you to feel comfortable and hope that you have a pleasant and enjoyable visit.

    Please copy and paste the below with your answers as your introductory email

    First and last names:
    Do you smoke/vape ever?
    Do you own a dog?
    If not, when did you last have a dog?
    What kind of dogs have you had?
    What do you want from this experience?
    What would be your favourite meal to prepare?
    What have you studied most recently in school/college/university?
    When do you want to arrive?
    When do you want to depart?
    Please describe your character in no more than 3 sentences:
    Your level of English: Beginner/Improver/Intermediate/Proficient/Fluent/Advanced
    Please confirm that you can follow the timetable in my profile:

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week

Host ref number: 949697282816

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