Help at our farm in Gleann na Sidh, Valley of the Faeries, Ireland

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  • Activité récente: 22 nov. 2023



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  • Description


    We live close to the border of Northern Ireland in an amazing area which has recently become the first Cross Border Global Geo Park in Europe, full of ancient sites and beautiful landscape. We have a small farm with Startwinkle our lovely mare, Hector the naughty donkey, 8 chickens, a small dog Conall, three cats Sparkle, Spirit and Moon. Our aims: to become self-sufficient and conservation. We have rare butterflies and orchids on the farm. In the local area there are deers, buzzards, peregrines, eagles and much more. We love to play music and to exchange stories. Andy is a tourist guide, Isabella is an Artist and a Holistic Therapist. We are vegetarians, although on rare occasions Isabella eats fish.

    Occasionally we hold events such as the Maypole dance.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique/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

    There are many benefits from cultural exchange, anything from horticulture, to conservation, building restoration, local history, site seeing ancient places, myths and legends, music, healing, art and much more.

  • Aide


    We are looking for self-motivated, reliable, and responsible people to come and help us with our projects:
    - gardening (we grow our own organic food but we do not sell it so we are not certified)
    - conservation project, maintaining high nature value habitat
    - restoration of old cottage and other buildings
    - house maintenance
    - fencing, collecting and cutting wood, looking after chickens, house cleaning, and much more.
    Amongst the many things we do on our farm, we are also involved with the local Tidy Town group to help keep the environment clean and a place we can all enjoy in close relationship with nature. At present we are working on a Biodiversity plan, our aim is to educate and encourage the local community to take care of their environment and to learn how to work side by side with it by preserving its natural habitat.
    We prefer people with some skills in both building and gardening, help around the kitchen, but we also welcome people with no experience. We are open to anyone with whatever skills they have to offer.
    Please understand, it takes a long time and much effort for us to sieve through who is the best fit to assist us on the farm, if you are the sort of person that change plans whimsically, please do not choose our farm, because your change of plan leaves us with no help and also deprives other workawayers who would have liked to have come to our farm.
    We have a small holding and our aim is self-sufficiency.
    Self-sufficiency is a way of life, one which we are proud of and we enjoy sharing what we harvest.
    We also enjoy sharing with others all we know, may it be gardening, practical skills, our knowledge of herbs and plants, the mythology of Ireland, local history both ancient and modern, music, cooking etc.
    We are dedicated to the environment and are very active on conservation on our land and our local community.
    We are looking forward to sharing this experience with you.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Italien: Courant

  • Hébergement


    A bedroom in the house.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    In your time off you can visit the local ancient sites, if Andy is available he might be able to come along with you and give you a tour. We have bicycles which our volunteers can use during their free time. There are music festivals in the area.
    There is an art centre where you may be able to attend clay workshops and other art workshops or events.
    There are buses that will take you to big towns such as Sligo and Enniskillen, but anything else you can travel by bicycle or hitchhiking or taxis. Sometimes we may be able to bring you to some places, but only when we are able to do so.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    5 hours per day

N° de référence hôte : 518296675311

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