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Galway
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): .2
Persons: 1
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 26648
Country: Ireland

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Last Updated: February 5, 2014

I am situated in Connemara about 30 miles West of Galway at the head of Kilkieren Bay. The area is very beautiful and surrounded by lakes and mountains. The sea is about 10 minutes walk away and there are beautiful beaches within 5 miles. It can be very wet and windy but wonderful too in fine weather. I only have about 1/2 acre of land but my object is self sufficency. I have a large vegetable garden that is still being developed. I am also a beekeeper with currently five hives. There are young fruit trees not bearing yet. The next project is to keep ducks. I have a wind turbine and solar cells, mostly home made and installed which produces enough electricity to light a workshop and office. There is also solar water heating. As I am retired from the corporate world but very fit and healthy there is always a great deal to do with various projects on the go most days. I am also a woodworker and wood turner, making my own beehives and some for sale. In the summer I sell wooden items at a farmers market Anyone who is interested in the country life and practical things should love it here. Future projects for the spring include:-
Extensions to the vegetable garden
Building of a duck house and run.
Pathways and grass clearing around the beehives
The digging of a drainage ditch behind the vegetable garden.
Repainting the house.
Well!! It goes on and on. That's enough for now!
The photos below show:-
1. The house
2. View from the hilltop behind the house.
3. The waterfall in the forest - 30 minutes walk. And Yes! You can drink it!
4. Honey processing 2013.
5. Vegetable garden and polytunnels
6. My workshop.


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