Homestay Garrison, Ireland

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Caring for a young girl and stay with us in Ireland :)

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Immerse yourself in the local culture
15 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with nature
14 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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.
Child Care
Caring for, playing with, and spending time with children.
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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.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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Stay at least
30 days
Stay up to
12 weeks

The Experience

Caring for a young girl aged 7 with learning disabilities. Previous caring experience in this field is preferred. Duties include interaction to suit her social needs Helping the au pair keep the kids and living areas clean Help cook the kids meals Cleaning Helping out on the farm and holiday cottages if needed

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  • Fluent English
  • Over 19 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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How this experience will transform you

  • 15 Immersing in the local culture
  • 14 Get in touch with nature
  • 14 Meeting locals
  • 13 Meeting international travelers
  • 6 Developing social awareness
  • 5 Practicing English

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 5 3. Good health and well-being

South Africa


The home farm is an incredible experience. The family is just wonderful, good, solid, salt of the earth souls. James and Carina are the kindest people, with patience and love for people in abundance. I am humbled that I have been asked to extend my stay at the home farm. the home is a real home, in every sense of the word. May the kindness of these wonderful people return to them in countless ways.

25 days ago



Most incredible experience! I cannot recommend it enough. James & Carina are the most amazing hosts and I instantly felt at home. I enjoyed every moment with their daughters and got to see more of Northern Ireland than I ever expected. The house is full of laughter and love.

28 days ago

United States


VERY POSITIVE EXPERIENCE! THANK YOU! James & Carina are truly sincere and genuine people. Since day 1 they always did their best to make my stay very pleasant. They accommodated my diet, my days off, and made sure I was happy. I learned a lot about traditional Irish culture & family values. Taking care of the kid(s) was very special in that I always shared lots of laughs with them. On my birthday, James & Carina sung me happy birthday and treated me like a family member. They even gave me a gift. I will always cherish this experience and grateful to them. I wish their family lots of joy.

4 months ago



My first Worldpackers experience and the best I had this year. The house was incredible, the family was super attentive and I felt at home throughout my stay. I would love to come back. There is a lot of nature to discover, Ireland is beautiful.

4 months ago

United States


My experience at the home was un-replaceable. I adjusted fairly quickly to the fun and boisterous mode of the house, and quickly grew to love the Duffy family. The girls challenged my patience at times😂 but nothing a gentle request and a little love can't help with. Our tasks and adventures and walks through the fields to the cows were so meaningful and challenged me to remain present. The hosts, James and Carina, were thoughtful and helpful in accommodating to meet the needs of myself and the other volunteers. My time was unforgettable, and I'm so grateful.

4 months ago

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Hosted by Carina

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