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Would you like to stay near the historic and beautiful sites of New Grange and the Hill of Tara, in County Meath, along with its rich and ancient history, there are beautiful gardens, walking trails, traditional music. I am looking for someone for two weeks minimum to a month approximately, thought this is flexible. You are offered your own room, broadband, and the usual household facilities, but no TV. This is a non-smoking household.
The house is 3 miles, 4 kilometres from the nearest bus in a quiet rural area, I go to the bus stop a couple of times a week, and there are bicycles available. I can help with English language if that is required as I have a TfL English teaching qualification. I will collect and deliver to Dublin Airport where necessary.
There is mostly outside maintenance and garden help needed now, cutting hedges, and strimming scrub areas, so experience with garden machinery is important and someone with knowledge of machinery maintenance and repairs would be great. Mowing the grass, clearing gutters, washing windows, etc. In short, the heavier side of garden and housework. The garden is not that big but nature moves quickly in Ireland. There are the usual household cleaning/ maintenance things that are required when sharing accommodation.
As you can see there are several different opportunities to help, if some of these areas interest you and you have some experience with them, this is especially necessary with the gardening and machinery, that would be great.
There is plenty to do and see in the area, from a nature/historical point of view as we are in the Boyne Valley and part of Ireland’s Ancient East, quite close to Newgrange World heritage centre among other interesting places. However, it is very quiet and not for someone looking for an exciting or romantic night life, however there are traditional music sessions, for those interested in Irish music. We are a 40 minutes’ drive to Dublin city centre, which can be accessed by bus, this city has something of interest for everyone. Check my calendar for availability.
Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendreJardinageBricolage et constructionAide à la maisonEntretien général
Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre
Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre
Through this culture exchange, workawayers would get the opportunity to refine their English language skills and see some of the Ancient Irish sites and local countryside in the Boyne Valley Area, experience traditional music where possible, as well as visiting Dublin city and possibly further, depending on time spent here and the season.
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There is general maintenance around the property which includes, clearing gutters/leaves and chopping wood at this time of year. Areas for wet days, cleaning/clearing out clutter inside. As well as the usual cleaning and assisting with some small building or repair jobs from time to time. A willingness to help flexibly is very important, take initiative in suggesting things needing attention and offer help where it is needed.
There are single bedrooms available in the house with, desk and chair. You would share the main bathroom (shower and toilet). There is wireless internet connection. Three meals a day would be provided and actively sharing the household chores would be part of living here like everywhere else, people take care of their own and communal living spaces. Washing facilities for clothes are available.
Time and season permitting here might be opportunities for hill walking, cycling (there is a bike here for your use), traditional music, historical sites, castles and authentic Irish pubs, day visits with the many and varied aspects of exploring Dublin.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
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Nombre d'heures attendues
5 hours a day 5 days a week, but flexible on when this is done, based more around the weather and jobs or days out.
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The B&B activity that she ran at home
She's a brilliant host, very flexible and caring and a top company as well. Getting back to workaway after 5 years couldn't be any smoother!
The biggest part of my job was strimming long grass down in the garden, some weeding, raking etc. At the time of my stay she was running a B&B which would make her busy
Catherine is very friendly and made me discover the region and shared her knowledge of Irish history and culture.
It's very interesting to talk with Catherine and it was a pleasure to listen to her playing guitare and singing.
Catherine helped me a lot to improve my english and we had
Thanks a lot for your kindness and patience during this month. I was here to improve my English and at the beginning it was very difficult for me to understand you and the others but at last I think I have made a lot of progres and now I am ready for others adventures maybe in Asia …..Vietnam or Cambodia.
The work was sometimes
Not just for the scones and meringues she cooks to perfection.
Not only because there are so many different jobs that you can do here if you like that.
Not just for the music you can hear or learn with her or listen to at Fox's on Wednesday nights.
Not only for Irish beers
Not just for the weather in
While there I helped her with gardening(Lawn mower and streammer) and helped her solve some problems with her website.
Whenever there was free time I'd go
Catherine is a very interesting person
Catherin is a kind, cultured, intelligent, very sensitive person. full of life and energy. I've been in this house for half a year. And this is the reason why I'm leaving. I have run out of time, but I know it is a place I will return to because I leave a fantastic
I stayed at her place for a shorf time but I enjoyed!! It was very nice to me spending some time to listen her about life, travel, irish culture. I learned many things from her, she is an inspiring and friendly woman. It's been a pleasure to share with Catherine. I am happy I met her and keep in touch!!
Thank you very very much for everything!
It was a great pleasure to meet you and brandy :) (brandy is the most beautiful dog in Ireland)
Catherine showed me lots of interesting places around her home and she was always very kind and explained me everything about history / tales / real life etc.
She is a creative, energetic woman
I've make lot of wood in her garden, cuting grass,
Catherine loves to speak and teach you everything she knows. From agriculture to English language. She also makes sure of you have enough time to travel and discover Dublin.
Thank you very much Catherine. I miss you.
It was my first workaway experience and I couldn’t wish for better host.
Catherine is very friendly, knowledgeable, open-minded, nice to talk to, has great sense of humour, very hands on person.
Work was various and it’s not very often when somebody can say that work is fun, but in this
I new some interesting places like the magic Hill of Tara.
She mades me feel at home and she helped me a lot to improve my English level.
I enjoyed working in her garden whith my partner Kate,I hope that she will really enjoy heaving
The working times were really fair and the work itself was okay. Thanks
I loved our conversations about everything and anything.
The work was various and never boring or unfair.
Her daughters, the ones I met, and her friends are also very kind and I had a lot of fun
Catherine is always in a good mood and smiling. She has been an incredible host…”work” is secondary to her. She likes to organize plans with workawayers….such as sightseeing, going out to dinner or a pub, watching movies, etc…I have learned a lot with her and I recommend working for her 100%
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