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Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 0.5
Persons: 2+
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 39593
Country: Ireland

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Last Updated: August 9, 2020

Aug. 9th -- IF YOU ARE IN IRELAND CURRENTLY AND LOOKING FOR NEW HOST, PLEASE CONTACT ME.
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PLEASE READ OUR HOST LISTING FULLY AND UNDERSTAND ALL DETAILS BEFORE APPLYING FOR VOLUNTEERING WITH US. I PREFER HELPERS FROM EUROPE WHO CAN STAY AT LEAST 1-2 MONTHS.
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Hello HelpXers, thank you for viewing our host listing. We are located in the midlands of Ireland, just outside the town of Kinnegad (2km) in Co. Westmeath.

40 mins from Dublin city and 50 mins from Dublin Airport. 1.5hrs from Galway and 1.5hrs Sligo. There is a very good bus service serving the the town of Kinnegad from all areas of the country.

This is large a country house on an acre of landscaped gardens with fruit and vegetable gardens (WE ARE NOT A FARM, DO NOT KEEP ANIMALS). We grow all own vegetables and some fruits which we are expanding. I want to establish a few bee hives for our own honey and I want to establish a chicken run for our own eggs. Require help with maintaining the house inside and outside, the gardens and grounds, the hedges and vegetable areas throughout the year.
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I AM LOOKING FOR HELPXERS TO COME and HELP DURING all months of 2020. ALL European countries, USA, Canada and UK are welcome.

Please have a FACE PICTURE on your profile and as much DETAILS ABOUT YOURSELF and your skills/experience to date as possible. Guys usually suit us better due to work type and room sharing requirements with other helpers.

I PREFER TO HOST HELPERS WITH SKILLS IN PERSONAL FITNESS, TRAINING AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLES AND CATERING as we like to cook healthy and we do some cycling, running and walking around the area here. We have a small gym and boxing training area too. There is also a home cinema where we watch famous movies and documentaries with English subtitles to help in learning english. We also have hi-speed internet access. Sometimes we play a bit of chess.
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We also have other jobs and projects to offer prospective helpers, sometimes away from the house and gardens. SOMETIMES THIS CAN BE PAID WORK FOR EXTRA HOURS.

Currently creating a new vegetable area (see pictures).
Also have a major project, converting a field area into extending the lawns and fruit and vegetables area.
Also need to erect a large polytunnel. We want to build a Pergola, Gazebo and Decking area in the gardens. We need to do some re-modelling inside in the house also and restoring of an office and rooms outside. So, we have lots of work and projects to progress.

We can provide ensuite accommodation, food and board with some transport etc. to suitable helpXers who can help with our gardens and projects. You will usually work an average of 5-6 hours daily for 4-5 days per week (10am to 4pm). Ideally, helpXers with experience in housekeeping, gardening, landscaping, catering, DIY/Handyman and building projects are most suited to here.

I was a National Tour Guide/Driver and away at times before the Covid Virus. Currently I am a national sales manager for a Virus Equipment Company..

I am very flexible and feel it is important that HelpXers experience the culture of Ireland and all its beauty. I always encourage our helpXers to take a few days away from here to travel and visit as many places and areas of Ireland as possible. You will also be encouraged to make yourself at home here and cook with us to experience foods and customs etc. We want you to enjoy your experience and improve your `English` language as much as possible while here too. We are also very open minded and welcome ALL races, religions, cultures, characters and orientations here. The world is a far better place with a rich diversity.

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE FROM OUTSIDE EUROPE YOU WILL NEED A VISA OR WORK PERMIT TO COME TO IRELAND AS A HELPXER..
PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE ALL THE CORRECT DOCUMENTATION BEFORE TRAVELLING.
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2020 will be the 6th year hosting with HelpX. To date we have had some wonderful helpXers and great experiences with them.We are looking forward to hosting many more helpXers during 2020.

I look forward to hearing from you.
Kevin

reviews (12)
Helper: Royber Ruiz Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: June 10, 2020
Kevin thanks for your help in everything Kevin is a very good person he has a... view complete review

Helper: Romain TOVAR Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 23, 2018
 Hi Kevin, Hi Angela, Hi my Bobby and poor Frosty... don't worry i didn't for... view complete review

Helper: Xavier Mercadé Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: December 30, 2017
An amazing experience!!! I stay with Kevin and Angela nearly one month and... view complete review

Helper: Bernardo Casini Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: June 11, 2017
I spent 7 weeks at Flynn’s house and it was great! Kevin is a brilliant per... view complete review

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Helper: Dominik Ruzicka Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Czech Republic Date: April 1, 2017
As I wanted to stay in Kinnegad for 6 weeks, finally I stayed 3 great months ... view complete review

Helper: Jose Maria LANILLOS Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: October 8, 2016
I was at the home of Kevin and Angela during the month of September. The feel... view complete review

Helper: Kimberly and Roy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: August 8, 2016
You want to meet an Irish family? You want to down some Poitín on your first... view complete review

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Helper: William Aitkenhead Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: June 26, 2016
So I went to stay at Countrywood lodge with Kevin and Angela, intending to st... view complete review

Helper: Fernando Padilla Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Mexico Date: May 26, 2016
Ok, where do we start?! Kevin and Angela... Probably in the top 5 of greates... view complete review

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Helper: Sébastien Pellé Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 22, 2016
I stayed with Kevin and Angela for 3 weeks. This was great, Kevin and Ange... view complete review

Helper: Jonas and Jenny Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: April 13, 2016
We stayed with Kevin & Angela for 3 weeks and had a great time. They are ver... view complete review

Helper: Tim Wahlster Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: January 19, 2016
I stayed with Kevin & Angela for six weeks from Sep. 15 - Oct. 15. From the ... view complete review

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