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Urgent help on lovely friendly farm with gypsy cob horses in Swinford, Ireland

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  • Última actividad: 15 abr 2024



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas



  • Descripción


    Please join us on our traditional Irish farm in beautiful County Mayo . As my husband is poorly in hospital I need help as soon as possible. Accommodation in restored dairy separate from main house. Help approx 3-4 hrs a day. Our family have been working and driving horses since 1740, so we have lots of experience to share and as practitioners of natural horsemanship are open to new ways of doing so your ideas and thoughts will be encouraged. All of our horses are ridden and driven bitless and are barefoot ie do not wear iron shoes. They are trained with compassion and understanding so the relationship between them and their handler is of extreme importance. If you have not experienced this before we guarantee it will be life changing. You do not need any experience with large animals just an open mind and willing disposition to have a go and help us with some of our projects and variety of tasks. Perhaps you would like to repair stonewalls, plant trees and flowers, build a shed or just spend time helping with our friendly equine friends. We have recently built a shepherds hut which has a decorative Romany interior so if you enjoy art and design this could be a project for you? We are a happy, cheerful and creative family and would greatly appreciate your help. In return we promise you a comfortable stay, good home cooking , time off for exploring and a great experience with animals and the Irish countryside .

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda informática
  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Based in the wild and rugged West of Ireland you will be surrounded by a traditional landscape and farming homesteads showing a, fast diminishing ,old way of life. People have lived and worked upon these lands for thousands of years. A culturally rich area surrounded by important places of interest such as the Irish Country Life Museum, Hennigans Heritage Centre, Foxford woollen mills, Michael Davitt centre , Coleman Music Centre and renowned Famine Museum etc etc. Mayo is surrounded by the historically rich and vibrant counties of Sligo, Roscommon and Galway with its superb coastline of the Wild Atlantic Way. Good transport links to Dublin city, the charming towns of Westport & Ballina are within easy reach and the wonderful city of Galway is just an hours bus journey away. The fascinating islands of Achill etc are well worth a visit as is a walk or spiritual pilgrimage to the summit of Croagh Patrick . If you would like to explore and extend your horizons we will help you in any way possible to reach these important places of interest.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda


    We are happy to offer this experience to any travellers who are happy to get stuck in and have a go. Some of the tasks are quite physical so you will need to enjoy the outdoors and be ok with sometimes doing tasks alone or within a small group. If you possess basic building or DIY skills that would be beneficial for some of the restoration activities. If you have an interest in working and training horses that would also be helpful. We are always grateful for people who are experienced with horses. However if you are ore comfortable just using a paintbrush or sweeping the yard you are just as valuable so thank you.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Principiante

  • Alojamiento


    Own room in an original 200 yr old Irish cottage. Internet access. Share large family bathroom and cosy living area with wood burning stove. Project is ongoing converting a second pre-famine stone house into accommodation for visitors so the old dairy may be ready for your stay.
    There is a large fully equipped family kitchen with dish washer, washing machine and dryer etc etc. We are willing to provide meals at no cost . If you would like to prepare your own food now and then to share your cuisine that is fine. We can accommodate vegetarians , vegans and special diets.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    4-5 hrs per day . 4 days per week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 584422892455

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