All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 1 or 2
Host ID: 26689
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Last Updated: June 10, 2014
Artists,sculptures, poets,and songwriters welcome,, health and fitness heads, massage and physio therapists also to help my frozen shoulder too. Want to see and hear some fantastic Irish traditional music? Get fit and improve your personal mental and emotional well-being.. Its all around you when your here, just be and let loose and absorb the very laid back surroundings.... fabulaz !!!!! I need to get fitter too..its a great opportunity to spend some time , up to a month in the cultural centre of Ireland ...that's Galway...and enjoy our art and music in when you are here. We can help you learn English when your here as well as you gaining great experience with helping us restore the garden and re plant some of its very mature shubbery and flowers. Artists and songwriters welcome to help with ongoing projects till the wee hours of the morning. very chilled laid back atmosphere, candles, glass of wine in the garden after the days fun. Keep fit and personal betterment is all around you when your here. finally be able to relax in the fantastic West f Ireland, just ley go, be who you want, think want you want, say what you want, do what you want...Use us as your base for touring and by doing a few hours work for a couple of weeks you will get to see all the local sites and experience all the culture of Galway and its festivals ,Galway is without doubt the best most innovative cultural experience in Ireland. You will be well looked after here and you will love it.
The sunroom / art studio looks onto the very private garden is also used as a bed room and is your private space from 9 pm till work time each day.
The comfortable single bed is to the side of the room and is your own space, the area is set out for you so that you have your own hanging and shelving for clothes. You have access to internet from there too and it has a nice writing desk for your computer if you have one with you.. I have a second computer that you can use when you’re here if you need a big screen. The room is surrounded by beautiful trees bushes and shrubs and looks out on, a very private garden that is not over looked and is wonderful to enjoy on good sunny and even rainy days too, with the many plants and flowers in the garden being there snce the house was built in 1919 . Lots of birds singing and visiting cats passing by, its just a great space, great chi and an abundance of good cheer, good will and real relaxing atmosphere.
In order that the room can be used during the day we ask that your own side of the room is kept tidy and presentable and that you stay organized. The ethos is to have a fabulas space, an amazing place to sit and relax and enjoy with a glass of wine or cup of coffee in the summer evenings and to be able to let yourself go. Be an absolute free thinker and let your mind wonder and be who you want, say what you want and think what you want and do what you want. All this in return for a few hours work in return.
It is located on a smart traditional, quiet, tree-lined street, literally just a three minute walk to local pubs, restaurants and shopping.
We are just a one minute walk to the train station or coach stop with transportation that will take you to the center of Galway in 10 minutes. Please see "Useful Links" section of this website for train and bus schedules. There is a local convenience shop within a two minute walk that stocks everything you'll need when you're here.
She, the house is an old lady, classy and delicate, designed and furnished with taste and distinction and with a charming ambiance. Staying here is a chance to get back to where you were in the good old days before everything went hectic in the world, but yet you're ready to get right in the middle of it all within a few minutes of leaving the house.
SOME IMPORTANT INFO FOR YOU.. work is 25 hrs per week, but we want you to enjoy the culture and get to know the music and art that is all around you in Galway.
You can work a full Day on Mondays and Wednesdays and take Tuesdays and Thursdays off and do little on Fridays or so that you can make some day trips to see Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher and Connemara..and Galway city.
When I take my car to Galway city , you can come with me and also get a lift/ride home in the car.....
If you or I or not happy for any reason we can end the exchange immediately, its fine, no problem, you can go in peace, we will help you arrange something else if you like..
Help yourself to breakfast, lunch is around 1 pm and we can cook dinner all together if you are going to be here.
A big Welcome from us to you
Thank you for spending your valuable time to come and visit our house situated in the wonderful little heritage village of Athenry. Co Galway
Full Internet Wi-Fi
Shop - There is a small general store right next door, go out the gate, cross the street to the sidewalk and walk to the corner. Cross the road to the far side and go right. Walk 100mtrs and you will see the Londis Foodstore on the right. open from 7am to 9pm.
Burger Joint, Indian and Chinese and Italian food… open till midnight and after at weekends in the village.***Banks/ 24 hour ATM - also found in the town square.Banba House is strictly non-smoking, your welcome to smoke outside with the door closed.
Security - Crime in Athenry is not an issue, there is none...Re-cycling is a must. I will show you.
Drinking Water………….Water from the cold tap in the kitchen is drinking water.
Doctor at Athenry Health Centre across the street from the house, 3 doors down.) open dailyChurches few minutes walk and in town
Trains..a few minutes walk
Coach Service runs 2 hourly return all day…. and nights as follows.. Farrells Nightlink Buses ph 087 6874754, runs all day 2 hourly leaves from Londis shop next door and then returns from Eyre Square Galway. Fridays and Saturdays and for all festivals Farrell Travel coach service times for your trip home as follows… 8.30pm 10.30pm , midnight and 2.30 am. The 2.30 am is the busiest. The coach stops just at the railway station, 2 mins walk to the House ..Call them on 0876874594 to be sure to be sure.
SUNDAY…..I always tell people that Sunday daytime is the best night out in the week in Galway, Take the midday bus or earlier train to Galway, Have a fab Irish breakfast in one of the many places in Quay St , head into Busker Browns, a one minute walk and listen to the best Jazz in Europe, then straight round to the Crane for the afternoon session and back to Neachtons on Quay St at 5.30, relax and watch the world go by, train home at 7.30,and a few pints in Brigis pub in Athenry on Main St. I will show you.
Your bedroom and bathroom.
From 9 a.m. each day the art room is for general house use.
Once you close the door in the evening when your going to sleep, it’s your private space and you will not be disturbed,,,,, sweet dreamzzzzzzz!!!
There are ear plugs and eye covers for early morning light if you need them
Extra blankets are available. .
I have a hair dryer, hair curler and hair straightener ,
Please tell me if you need anything, I want you to feel welcome and enjoy your time at Banba.. You can be yourself here. Think and say what you want, there are no rules and be who you are and what you like to be when you’re here.
Relax and enjoy and make it a one off totally different experience for yourself.