Gardening and light building help in beautiful rural County Mayo, Ireland

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Irlande

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  • Description

    Description

    The stone built house is situated in farmland in a lovely peaceful part of County Mayo near lakes, mountains, bog land and forests and about half an hour's drive from the coast. The nearest village is 15 minutes walk away and there are a couple of bikes you can use to get around and explore the countryside. I am English but have lived in Mayo for some 45 years. I am retired and my three children live away from home now so I'd welcome some help in maintaining and further developing the medium-sized garden and starting an organic vegetable patch again. There are also several other building and renovation projects waiting to be done. I have a friendly cat and may get more hens - a mink/pine marten got the last three.

    County Mayo is the third largest county in Ireland and is wild and beautiful. The local mountain area, the Nephin Beg range, was once described as "the loneliest place in Ireland" by the naturalist, Robert Lloyd Praeger, and recently has been officially designated a 'Wilderness Area'. There is plenty to see and do: including hill-walking, woodland walks, beaches, bogs, ancient neolithic sites, the Wild Atlantic Way, fishing, surfing, diving, horse riding, historic houses to visit, music, Irish dancing, and artistic and cultural events to enjoy.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    I believe in fostering goodwill and mutual understanding between people and will aim to make your stay pleasant and informative. I can help with improving your English if you wish and I speak a little French. I am also happy to give you lifts to town when I'm going, or to places of interest and cultural events, etc.

  • Aide

    Aide

    I would appreciate help for 3-5 hours per day/20 hours per week, on a flexible basis, depending on the weather, whatever else is going on, and on your own own travel plans. It would be great if you already have some gardening and/or building experience or skills.

  • Langues parlées

    Français: Intermédiaire

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    There is a comfortable double bedroom with desk and an adjacent bathroom for your own use. Meals are provided but you are welcome to cook also. No smoking is allowed in the house.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    There is lots to see and do in this area, especially if you are interested in the outdoors. For example, exploring the flora and fauna, painting or photography, walking, mountain climbing (Nephin is close by), cycling, swimming, fishing, music etc. The house is near Lough Conn, Lough Cullen, and Beltra Lough, and several Atlantic Ocean beaches are within 20-60 minutes drive away.

    Nearby visitor attractions include Foxford Woollen Mills, Ballycroy National Park, the Ceide Fields, the Enniscrone seaweed baths, The National Museum of Country Life, and much more.

    The local village is 15 minutes' walk away and has a church, supermarket, 2 pubs, a takeaway, and a small Whiskey distillery. The nearest town is 10 km distant. Public transport is limited but I will happily take you on my trips to town - as well as further afield to see local sights and cultural venues.

    Bus and rail stations are about 25 minutes away and Knock Airport 45 minutes.

    When I was actively farming, I enjoyed having occasional volunteers, mostly agricultural students from Brittany. My neighbours and friends are pleased to meet visitors from other countries and are proud to share their Irish lifestyle and culture.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week






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