Gardening needed for sustainable centre in fantastic setting near coast in NW Donegal, Ireland



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  • Descripción


    My name is Candy and I get people singing. I have set up and run community choirs for 20 years, getting people to sing in harmony together. Magic happened 4 years ago, and I find myself the owner of a small residential centre in the wilds of Donegal. We have converted it to a centre for my work- singing holidays, choir trainings, and it is also a centre for others to use for a range of life enhancing and sustainable activities. The House is wonderfully situated between the Atlantic ocean, with spectacular sandy beaches, and a range of mountains. All bedrooms look out onto Muckish mountain. It is 1 mile from Falcarragh, where there are several shops, and 4 pubs with great music some nights. Perfect centre for surfing, biking, backpacking, hill walking and swimming. The centre sleeps up to 12 with a developing organic garden. The house is renovated, but there is still some gardening and stone wall building to do.

    We are looking for 2-3 more volunteers from 30 June to 13 July. We'll be doing intensive gardening, maybe some restructuring. Swimming in the sea is fantastic at this time of year!

    Originally it was a centre of literary activity for over 20 years with regular visitors including Seamus Heaney. Candy’s focus on using singing to promote change and to build communities resonates with the history of the house.

  • Tipo de ayuda

    Tipo de ayuda

    Mantenimiento / bricolage

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    Candy has grown organically and with permaculture principles for 35 years, is happy to pass all knowledge on. There will also be occasional harmony singing sessions with groups, which travellers are welcome to join in. No experience necessary, but happiness guaranteed. Lifts to pub music sessions included, but you may have to walk back or get taxi if late. Occasional but regular trips to hike up mountain or to beach, when weather permits.
    We are friendly people, like getting to know our Workawayers, and do our bit to help you have a great time here. We normally share the cooking, and eat together in the evenings. Very happy to help with learning English.

  • Ayuda


    Outside tasks: Heavy work developing the garden- digging, reshaping and building areas of garden, adding soil, weeding, planting. Inside tasks: painting, decorating, DIY.

  • Idiomas hablados

    English: Fluido
    French: Fluido
    German: Principiante
    Spanish: Principiante
    Irish: Principiante
    Hungarian: Principiante
    Italian: Principiante
    Russian: Principiante

  • Alojamiento


    Sunny twin or bunk room, depending on numbers. Shared bathroom.

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    The surrounding area boasts spectacular beaches, mountains and wild scenery, several megalithic sites, and pub music sessions. Daily buses from Falcarragh to Dublin, Galway and Belfast. We are thoughtful recyclers, organic gardeners and lovers of quiet. We eat a general whole food diet, fish and occasionally meat, but are flexible about what others eat. We will welcome you for good craic and conversation, as one of the family, and will endeavour to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. In return we ask you to respect our way of life. Loud music, heavy drinking, drugs not welcome.

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  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

View of Muckish from the House
You can bike to this beach

Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.

Precisión del perfil: (5.0)

Intercambio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicación: (5.0)

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 187568729876