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.
Help with Computers/ Internet
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Discover traditional Irish music, informal lessons in guitar & penny whistle ("Irish flute" in some languages). Ceili dancing in summer.
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.
Room in house but room in Mobile Home (US = Trailer) in summer.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 Hours per day maximum, split between gardeing & animal care
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