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Co. Mayo
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 50
Persons: 1 to 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 13311
Country: Ireland

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Last Updated: November 14, 2018

Surrounded by sea,lakes & mountains our mixed farm is in sync with nature and the seasons.In Summer we will begin restoring a small old stone cottage on the farm using older traditional methods and skills. If you are interested in stone work and in using Lime mortar etc then we have a couple of weeks when this will be on-going.
On-going Farming activities are mostly with the sheep & ponies & working sheep dogs. We can host more than one helper at a time.
We provide very good food & accommodation in fair exchange for help.
Our farm awakens in the morning and we spend the day coming and going, to-ing and fro-ing, meeting the needs of our animals and general what-needs-to-be-done-tasks. Please be aware of the actual rough and tumble of living and being on a real life living animal farm...manual work...outdoors...sometimes wet...etc
Our plans for 2018 include planting trees and hedges on the farm and repairing stone walls and an old stone ruin on the farm. We welcome helpxers to stay for couple of weeks or couple of months. We also overwinter ponies & lambs. We need help at lambing time in April, also on the bog in May and June and gathering in the sheep from the hills for shearing in summer time and loads more! We are a warm Irish family living in a small village community with lots of craic and characters. Lots of skills can be learned here. Excellent food provided and self contained accommodation with mod cons. Email me to arrange your stay. THanks!

reviews (3)
Helper: Elisa Brauße Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: May 1, 2018
I stayed for two weeks. Everyone was very welcoming and they offered me the p... view complete review

Helper: Hannah Moreth Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: January 18, 2018
Working on the farm on Achill island was great! I loved working with the shee... view complete review

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Helper: Noora Huhta Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Finland Date: December 26, 2012
This was my first helpx experience and I had a really great time working in t... view complete review

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