All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 100
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 81740
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Last Updated: August 9, 2019
Looking for people right now to help in Garden & with harvesting schedule.
Please no time wasters. We want people for at least 1 month, not a few days or a week as training takes some time. Thanks in advance.
We are looking for 2 people, ideally a couple to come help us in our walled garden which produces food for a weekend cafe.
We spent 2 years as volunteers working around South America and we are now hosts.
Springfield castle is a destination accommodation for holiday makers, tourists and weddings.It is located 15km from Newcastle west & and hour from Limerick city.
It is a gateway for the west of Ireland and many famous locations & destinations can be visited easily from Springfield. The ring of kerry, West Cork, Cliffs of Moher, Dingle and more are within 2 hours drive.
We are the gardeners and caters for Springfield castle. We have just completed our first year since returning from Colombia.
We are just about to open a new venture within Springfield, a weekend cafe/restaurant.
The aim is to provide as much food as possible from the garden, this is an ethos we believe in very strongly.
What we need is help in our gardens. Daily tasks will included weeding, watering, planting and harvesting.
We will need help setting up for the restaurant and our small food production company. The work schedule can change from day to day so flexibility is a must.
We can provide as much information and training as needed but we would prefer people with experience or a passion for gardening or food.
We live on the grounds of the castle near to the farm section and we have a mobile home with 3 bedrooms close by for volunteer accommodation. The home has cooking facilities and shower, bathroom etc. It is comfortable & warm.
While here volunteers can use our washing machine and we have an area where you can use the internet after work & at weekends/days off.
While the farm is close to major attractions and has two large towns nearby, it is a rural and remote setting. There are 2 villages nearby, one 10 minutes walk with shops & bars etc.
We are looking for a couple or motivated person who can work well under direction. It is perfect for anyone wanting to expand their knowledge of cooking, gardening and farm practice.
Volunteers have been coming to Springfield for over 15 years. The work days are five, generally Monday to Friday but this can change depending on the season. However work will generally be Monday to Friday from 9-4 with a 15 minute tea break at 10.45 and a half hour lunch break at 1.30.We will provide you with accommodation, electricity, gas and as much food as you need.
As we are busy and work in many different areas we need reliable people.Please no time waster, dreamers or people who enjoy being idle.