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We are a family of 4 (Declan and Marion and our two children) living in a very secluded place in the hills of Donegal. It's an ideal place for walkers with streams, lakes, hills and forests to be explored. The area has a strong tradition of music, and we ourselves play different instruments. We have gardens and and some polytunnels were we grow our own veg and herbs for culinary uses and herbal teas. We always have some sort of projects going on like a music channel which we started after doing up a bow top gypsy wagon. - Well, if anyone out there can play the Clarinet and could share a few lessons while here, that would be great!
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We love and are involved in Irish traditional music and take our volunteers along to any session we attend. This is an Irish speaking area and you have the chance to pick up some Irish from most members of the family. Some of our volunteers got their first fiddle lessons in our family! You can learn a lot from us about fermenting, home baking and foraging.
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Here are some of our past projects: In recent years we completed to convert an old shed turning it into a wooden Lodge. Big thanks to all the volunteers who threw themselves into the project giving us a great hand and often advice! We also rent out the gypsy caravan. The project is also becoming a hit on YouTube and some of our volunteers and guests have taken part on this musical journey.
Other projects are happening in our garden. We have now 3 polytunnels with where we grow veg and herbs. These and our raised beds outside need constant looking after (we thought after all experimenting with mulching we wouldn't need weeding anymore, but the weeds just know better). So we welcome volunteers with some gardening knowledge (but you can learn a lot from us us well). We can show you the process of tea making: harvesting, drying, milling and mixing. Our kitchen is full of great aromas when we make the tea!
Our volunteers become part of our family and are helping out with daily tasks from cleaning, light house help to perhaps chopping wood, landscaping, looking after the animals and gardening. We always work hand in hand with everything. We are continually learning and increasing our knowledge about permaculture and perhaps, you our workawayer will have some more tips for us?
Ideally we are looking for volunteers age 25 and above.
- I know this is a long shot, but can anyone play the Clarinet? One of the family members would be grateful for a few lessons (YouTube is good, but real persons are better)!
We live in a very homely place and offer a private room within our house for our volunteers.
We live in an area of natural beauty, and we are very secluded. (The next shops are miles off!) We live right beside a waymarked way called "the Gaeltacht/Sli na Finne way", so it's great for hiking. Volunteers can also use our bikes to explore the area. We live close to Fintown (10 min drive) and Glenties (20 min drive), a town renowned for fiddle music with famous fiddlers living nearby.
A bit more about ourselves: We have 2 children and 2 very friendly dogs and a couple of Indian Runner ducks. We are vegetarians and love fresh food and to experiment with new dishes and baking. Our volunteers are invited and welcomed to experiment with us in our kitchen, in fact all the volunteers are invited to cook for all of us from time to time so we can experience some new tastes! We are always on the lookout for new interesting and tasty recipes and in exchange can teach you many things like making your own sourdough bread and anything you need to know about fermentation. We look for volunteers who show an interest in what we are doing, bring in their own ideas, so the whole thing becomes a "giving and taking". Our workawayers are part of our family while on board with us. We play house music in the evening or board games. It's a television free house!
We love traditional Irish music, and visit regularly Irish sessions where we join in playing music and concerts. You're always welcome to join us! Plenty of music festivals are happening in the area.
We also have plenty of books about anything and everything should you ever get bored!
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I arrived at their home with nothing but the hope of a good first workaway experience and I left with so much more that I
Marion, Declan, and their kids, Fiona and Fergus, made me feel welcome and included from the first night in their home.
The put me up in a comfortable room, and I was made a part of their everyday lives. The area they live in is beautiful, and while the weather didn’t cooperate for too much
I really enjoy my time in this place...I felt like with my own family, they are very warm and homy... i never got bored, always playing games, eating, working,
So this is to say thank you, Juliette, for your good company and helping out on all corners. The garden looked
I spent two weeks with the family and I feel it was too short! If you are looking for an animated city and disco nightlife, this is not the place. But it you want some nature, nice walks with lovely dogs in amazing
To all future hosts: You'll
The work was really nice and easy. I really felt like a member of the family.
Great host !
Totally recommended !
Thank you so much !
Marion, Declan, Fiona, Fergus, Rosie, Winnie and Molly are going to make you feel like at home. They are super friendly and
Marion is doing an amazing porridge in the morning and Declan is such a good cooker for dinner ! I enjoyed hearing Marion & Fiona playing fiddle and going to the session music in the bars in the week-end, talking about anything with Declan and enjoying
Cami, it was just great having you, sharing with you, getting to know you! Keep it lit!
And do come back!
Recommend Cami full heartily to Workaway host!!!
Thank you for everything guys! I really enjoyed my stay at your place, you guys made me feel really at home.
Marion, working with you was great! I'll always cherish the memories of harvesting with you, Fergus and Fiona, and
hope to see you again!!!!
Sarah is fantastic to have around and full of practical solutions! Great Workawayer!!!!
Juan Carlos was big help at the building site where we are converting an outhouse into a hostel. He should tremendous skill working with
Most of our time was spent refurbishing their gypsy caravan, which was really fun and a great project. It was a joy to spend time as a part of their family, and they were made us feel very appreciated for
Fiona was a wonderful teacher in spite of being only 10 years old. She is by far the best girl we ever met (we would love to be as her when we grow up
They lend us a hand with many projects from work on the gypsy caravan to all aspects of gardening. They're great with children, great cooks, and what else? - We simply
They are the most pleasant couple to have about, fun and open-minded, caring and helpful in any way.
Erin showed her amazing skills when she put her creative ideas and energy into making all sorts of soft furnishing for
We will surely recommend Leon and Matthias to anybody especially if you're looking for somebody with good work ethics, loving
it was a pleasure to stay with you for a month and I thank you for all.
You are really pleasant people and I enjoyed a lot the time that I spent with you and your chidren: Fiona, the most beautiful and clever girl of Ireland, and Fergus, the best tractor driver I never knew! ;)
I learned a lot about gardening and I
We spend good time with them in a wonderfull location and they teach us a lots about gardening. Unfortunately we didn't spend as much time as we thought with them, but the time we did spend with them was lovely! They have two wonderful children, very quiet and so cute!
Thank you so much for
For the little time you spent with us we can only give you a good rating, because you weren't really committed to us, which is what we would expect from volunteers who commit to volunteer for a longer period of time. We wish you all the