Help with horses near Carrickmacross, Ireland

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  • Description

    Description

    The current Covid 19 restrictions in Ireland mean that if you travel here at the moment and you are not coming from a country on the “Green-list” then you must quarantine yourself at your destination for 14 days. This means that if you came here now you would have to stay here at this property for 14 days unless you are coming from a country on the “Green-list”. Please bear this in mind while planning your trip.

    I look after retired racehorses in Co. Monaghan. I currently have 5 mares.

    The day starts off with an early morning feed. The horses are then turned out for the day. During the Winter there will be another feed around the middle of the day. The next horse job is a feed at 9pm before the horses are turned out again for the night. Ocassionally if a horse is sick or has an injury it may be confined to it's stable so some mucking-out is required. From November to March/April the horses are stabled at night so mucking-out duties are required during this period.

    If you are willing to help you will need to be very experienced around horses as the horses are racehorses and they can be unpredictable and are very powerful. In return the horses give you lots of pleasure. I usually have a horse in full-time training so you will be able to visit the training facility and come to the races when it runs. I cannot however offer you horse riding on the farm as I don't ride the horses. I practice Natural Horsemanship techniques.

    The farm is about 4.5 miles from the town of Carrickmacross which has a great bus service to Dublin. Whatever places you'd like to visit I will help you get there and any hobbies or pastimes you enjoy I will encourage.

    At the moment I require somebody to help out with light duties around the farm. You will need to be reasonably fit to help out. A mature person who enjoys a quiet, peaceful environment may well be best suited. You will have plenty of free-time to do as you please so you will need to be able to entertain yourself! It would also be useful if you could do a bit of cooking and cleaning around the house.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Exposure to a traditional form of rural Irish culture. Hands-on experience of the land and some of the animals that we Irish are renowned for.

  • Help

    Help

    Light housework, cleaning, cooking, stable duties including mucking-out, grooming, feeding, gardening in spring and summertime

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Ensuite spacious bedroom with Wifi and run of the home and all meals

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Please only apply for this position if you have a lot of experience handling horses. I don't smoke and unfortunately wouldn't want a smoker. The farm is in a quiet rural area so if you don't enjoy quiet then you won't like it here. I also have a few sheep and 2 cats. Most sports and activities are accessible locally so there's plenty to keep you occupied.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours per day, 5 days a week

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