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Co.Limerick
All Year: No
Area (ha): 200
Persons: 2/3/4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 27633
Country: Ireland

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Last Updated: October 6, 2017

Availability
March 2018 until Oct 2018
We need two people over the age of 20 years.
We have a walled garden, with a polytunnel where we grow fruit, salads and vegetables.
We have a minimum 2 week stay.
For accommodation you will have comfortable accommodation with all mod cons and we will buy you the food you want each week. You will also eat at least one meal per week with your hosts and their families.
There is 35 hrs per week
Monday - Friday 9am-4pm. There is one 15 minute tea break & one 45 minute lunch break during this period.
Previous gardening experience is preferable but not essential

A little bit about the estate.
We are a 200 acre organic deer farm situated in County Limerick. The deer are self sufficient.We also keep some geese and hens.
We have planted 40 acres of forestry which need to be pruned and thinned. We use the wood to stock our wood burning boiler which heats the self catering business( Springfield Castle) that we also run.
We also planted 2 acres of hazel trees which were inoculated with truffle mushrooms.
We also have a micro brewery so there is plenty of bottle washing etc for rainy days, you will also have the chance to assist us with brews and bottling if you are interested.
There is farm and forestry maintenance to be done as well as estate maintenance such as gardening including mowing, weeding, watering etc. There will be indoor work during bad weather such as painting, cleaning, wood splitting etc!

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