Join our friendly family in the rural countryside outside Birr, County Offaly, Ireland



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    We are a family of 4 (2 children aged 5 & nearly 6 years) living in the countryside in a rural location. My husband works on the farm while I'm a part time housewife. Our door is always open to guests. Our kids love meeting new people and love to dance to music and more recently, love to hear a story from one of our storybooks.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    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 fully integrate into how we live our day to day life & perhaps try foods you haven't had before. We of course would like to try some dishes from your region.

    Ideally, we would love a volunteer who is hands on.

    If you are looking to improve your english, our home is the place to be as we are currently teaching our two little children, the basics of english.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Hi, Thank you for opening this page! :) We are a lovely happy family of 4 on a farm in the countryside. We would welcome someone who doesn't mind painting. There will be great meals guaranteed for helping us. :)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a 4 bedroom house in the countryside. It is in a quiet & peaceful village of Rathcabbin outside of Birr in Co. Offaly.

    Our volunteer(s) will have their own bedroom with a scenic view of the countryside and will have a shared bathroom with WC bath and shower. We have wi-fi access throughout the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Some of the visiting sites nearby are Birr Castle & Gardens, Lough Boora Parklands (where you can walk or rent a bike), Banagher (Great pub in this town with irish music at the weekends), Portumna (Hire a boat for a weekend, or walk the forest park free of charge).

  • 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 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 972848366182