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Busy farm in Ireland needs your help

World, Europe, Ireland, Kells



Travel dates

About the workproject

We need 4 volunteers

We are a busy family with a small holding of 8 acres. Our wonderful Georgian country house was built in the 1850s and it has many historical stories to tell, we even have our own resident ghost haha!!!
On our 8 acres we have a small orchard, a large polytunnel and raised beds for growing fruit and vegetables, we raise our own meat for the freezer, beef, lamb, pork etc. In August we take stock of around 200 turkeys to raise for Christmas. We keep chickens, ducks, geese, emu, peacocks, guinea fowl, turkeys, bees, pigs, cows, lambs, Silco the horse, dogs and cats. We also incubate eggs all year round
We are looking for strong motivated enthusiastic people with a willingness to learn.
At Mountainpole House you can expect to be kept busy with exciting and satisfying tasks, In return for great hospitality, great tasting wholesome food and comfortable living accommodation with your own private bedrooom.
Any of you who think you may have Irish roots i'm a qualified genealogist and historian and may be able to help find your ancestors.
We look forward to welcoming you to our team here at

About the host


Host since



English, Irish

Last seen online

more than 6 month ago

We are an Irish family, living in rural Ireland. We are trying to achieve self sufficiency, by growing our own fruit and vegetables and raising our own meat

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • gardening
  • farming
  • maintenance tasks
  • animal care

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • private room, guest house

Accommodation number 1: single ground floor bedroom in the main house
Accommodation number 2: two double bedroom static home in the main courtyard of the house

  • shared meals

All meals are provided for and will be served in the main housekells

  • no money is involved