Help feed newborn calves on an Irish dairy farm



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    We are a dairy farm based in Kilkenny, We have lots of animals including - Dogs, hens, cats, peacocks and cows! We live in a house built in the 1700’s which is set in the countryside surrounded by beautiful trees and a walled garden.

    There are six of us in the family, ourselves & our four grown up children who come and go as they travel, study and work on the farm. We love where we live, enjoy farming, country lifestyle and working with animals. We also enjoy visitors and welcome their stories and lifestyles.

    We are new to Workaway so we currently have no reviews however we have been hosting volunteers through another online volunteer exchange platform for the past 2 years.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Cuidar de animais

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    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
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    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    An opportunity to experience farming, Irish country lifestyle, work with animals & practice English. We live near the historical medieval city of Kilkenny and encourage our visitors to experience the rich cultural diversity there.

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.

  • Ajuda


    We have a number of projects which we would love some help with:

    - Spring calving (February - April)
    Spring is a busy season on the farm when all of the new calves will be born.
    We will need help feeding, caring for & looking after our newborn calves! This is hard physical work in all weathers.

    - Farm chores - Includes herding and moving livestock, managing grassland, cleaning, power washing sheds after the winter.

    - Gardening - Last year we started an organic vegetable garden so we need lots of help weeding, strimming, planting, watering, harvesting etc.

    - Housework - Cooking, cleaning, tidying, dusting, painting, vacuum cleaning etc.

    - Maintenance/repairs - Around the gardens, grounds, farm & house. Pruning, weeding, clearing, chopping timber, cutting the lawns, cleaning & organising sheds.
    We also have a couple of small plastering projects if someone has experience in the area.

    People with carpentry/stone wall building/plastering skills would also be more than welcome.

    - Eco compost heater - We are considering building a Jean Pain style compost powered water heater at some stage in the future. Ideally this would use farm waste to generate hot water for the house or farm, however we are open to suggestions on this project! If anybody has any experience in this area and would like to take this project on that would be great!

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Irish: Fluente

  • Acomodação


    Accommodation is in our home in a large double room (couples/friends), or in a single room. Bathroom facilities are shared.
    All food is provided & assistance with cooking welcomed, we would love to share your traditions too!
    Wifi is provided & a large open fire!
    No Smoking please

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    There are regular buses to & from Dublin city & airport. (Approx 2 hours)
    We are 12 miles from Kilkenny City and 2 miles from the nearest village where there is a good bus service. Bicycles are provided as well as occasional lifts to town or we can drop you to the bus.

    Kilkenny is a beautiful medieval city with lots of artistic and craft based traditions and has many major Irish tourist attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, Butler Gallery, St. Canices Cathedral & Round tower (One of the only 2 climbable towers in the country), Smithwicks Irish Ale Brewery, Black Abbey, Rothe House & The Kilkenny Design Centre.
    We are also close to Dunmore Caves, Castlecomer Discovery Park, Jenkinstown Woods & Heywood Gardens.

    Other attractions around Kilkenny include Woodstock gardens, Reptile village, Jerpoint Abbey & Kells Priory. We also have plenty of brochures/ local tourist information to help you plan your days off.

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    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 446661484751