Help in house & small farm in peaceful, rural setting in Derrada, Ireland

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Ireland

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    21/03/2021

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    within 25 days

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a middle-aged couple who run an organic smallholding with vegetables, fruit, poultry and 2 Alpaca.

    We need help with gardening/horticulture/looking after hens & geese & Alpaca.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Farmstay help
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Discover traditional Irish music, informal lessons in guitar & penny whistle ("Irish flute" in some languages). Ceili dancing in summer.

  • Help

    Help

    We normally have other volunteers who do most of the horticulture & minding the various animals. You are welcome to take part in these activities if you wish.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Room in house but room in Mobile Home (US = Trailer) in summer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a dog, cat & rabbit in the house so you must like animals.

    Derrada is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with plenty of opportunities for walking & hill-climbing. We are 5 mins. from the Great Western Greenway, an off-road bicycle path built on a disused railway line. 4km (2.5 mls) to Newport (shops, pubs), you can bike it. Bus to Westport. We are keen on traditional music, Colin plays whistle & guitar. Local ceili (traditional set dancing) in Derrada most weeks (except winter). Westport is renowned for trad. music.

    Volunteers' den in mobile home (large caravan = trailer), where you can smoke & party !

    You must have insurance.

  • 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

    5 Hours per day maximum, split between gardeing & animal care

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