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Startup Laragh, Ireland

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Cultural Exchange with us developing an ecolife in Ireland

Connect with international travelers
5 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
4 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
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The Experience

Our EcoVillage Set-Up: I am growing an ecolife on the mountain and national park rim, in Wicklow. I need your help with the vision, detailed design and landscape concept, the cultural exchange, and the fun of making this awesome project happen.

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  • Beginner English
  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
3 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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15 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

5 Meeting international travelers

4 Meeting locals

4 Practicing English

3 Developing social awareness

3 Immersing in the local culture

3 Developing environmental awareness

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I had an amazing experience at Derrybawn with Andrew and the team. The local scenery is stunning and I really enjoyed the projects I was assigned. It was a great way to immerse myself in beautiful Irish nature, which is a huge plus




I was delighted with the region and the people. Andrew is a very calm person and left me totally at ease to carry out my tasks. The structure of the farm is exactly as expected, I felt satisfied. For people who like the tranquility of nature and beautiful scenery, this is the perfect place.


Andrew replied

Danilo is an outstanding person, hardworking, and honest.



Host Andrew is a great person, makes the environment even better, he is very patient to be able to help you with daily tasks and in your English. The job is pretty cool, but be prepared. Here is an incredible experience that everyone has to do, mainly because the place here and the surroundings are beautiful.


Andrew replied

Do not hesitate to host Renan, a wonderful guy, and very knowledge, experienced, honest and flexible.
He gets things done.

France, Metropolitan


I would not recommand volunteering at Derrybawn.
- No heating at all: don't go in the winter!
- Kitchen often closed with no alternative.
- Some rooms locked without notice.
- if you come here as a web developer, you'll never do it.
- Moved a lot of things around for no reason.
- painting a cabin with damaged and rotten planks without replacing the planks!
-Wood work, but with no wood storage. We asked to repair the wood store roof without avail. Wood is the only source of heat!
- No prioritisation and confusing orders.

Andrew is a nice guy, but not organized enough for volunteers.


Andrew replied

Thanks Hugo,
great having you and thanks for the your inputs,



Andrew was a great person, I very like him, I consider my experience in Derrybawn amazing by some points of view like the stay in touch with nature, locals and for the comprehension of some processes involving wood and gardening explained with professionalism by the host. The practical life has been a little bit different, not always we have been able to carry out the agreed projects due to a lack of efficiency in the working system and of the means to be able to achieve them. The time there was one of the hardest, cold and need for a true organization were not jokes for living.


Andrew replied


thank you so much for your time, and hard work. You clearly understand what mountain living is all about.
It was great to meet someone with your work ethic,

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