Voluntourism

Voluntourism

A new concept -Learn English http://highschoolireland.com volunteer in Ireland. Based on a group of 15 people over 18 years old. Larger groups can also be accommodated

Come and join us at Ballyneety Language School  for – a week – two or even three weeks. Make  new friends, improve your english ability, develop new talents and see some majestic parts of Ireland.

This programme is available from April 5th until October 5th. Participants who are over 18 years will do  2 hours of English classes each morning with emphasis on improving your conversation ability and building confidence with new vocabulary practice with your classmates.

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Everyone helps out on a rota basis in preparing and cooking all meals using vegetables from the farm vegetable garden. Use our bikes to explore the local area each evening after dinner.

Take part in various exciting farm projects each afternoon like painting, cutting wood, building a tree house, making a nature walk in the woods or even build a crazy golf course or work on the Airlift site.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Limerick-Airsoft-Camp/75712384622

Learn to create new food dishes like Irish stew http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/irish_beef_stew/

Sodabread and jam from local fruit. Try out some Irish sports like hurling or Gaelic football. View a rugby game.

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Listen to traditional Irish music and dance http://www.firepowr.com/imusic.html learn some Irish folk songs .ie Molly Malone , Its along way to Tipperary etc.

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What you need to bring for your stay

Working clothes and rainwear. Working boots and indoor shoes. Sometimes we get lots of rain -so be prepared- its an Irish thing! Also, bring plenty of enthusiasm and energy and a camera to take lots of photos. After dinner each evening is great time to again practise your english by talking about the day’s events and to plan the next days projects

go on go for it!!!!

Contact johngrisewood@hotmail.com for more details

Sample programme

Day 1 Morning Arrival Dublin Airport ……Collection and transfer to Limerick with a tour of Dublin city included.

Week 1

Day 2 MORNING  English Class

Afternoon   Gardening/working with Focus Ireland group.

Day 3  Morning   English Class

Afternoon   Cutting wood/Painting

Day 4  Morning     English Class

Afternoon   Working on Crazy Golf course

Day 5 Morning       English Class

Afternoon   Work on developing the new kitchen

Day 6  Morning     Depart on full day excursion to The Burren Region, http://www.burrennationalpark.ie

Cliff of Moher, http://www.cliffsofmoher.ie

Galway City. http://www.discoverireland.ie/places-to-go/galway

Day 7   Morning     Depart on bus tour to lough gur.

Afternoon  Bus trip to Limerick city  http://www.limerick.ie and Limerick University   http://www.ul.ie

Week 2

Day 8   Morning    English Class

Afternoon  Gardening. planting

Day 9   Morning    English Class

Afternoon  Work on Naturewalk/cutting wood.

DAY 10 Morning     English Class

Afternoon Work in Garden with Homeless people group

Day 11 Morning    English Class

Afternoon Work on New kitchen/Painting

Day 12 Morning    English Class

Afternoon  Work on Tree house.and roof.

Day 13 Morning Depart on full days excursion to Killarney. Muckross house and gardens. Torc  waterfall and Ring of Kerry.

Village of Adare. http://www.adarevillage.com.

Muckross House. http://www.muckross-house.ie

Torc Water in Killarney. http://www.killarneynationalpark.ie

Day 14.  Morning Depart by bus to Dublin airport and return home

Contact johngrisewood@hotmail.com for more details

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We offer english language programmes to international students in a student-friendly safe environment. We have been in existence since the early 1980’s and have vast experience in dealing with international students from a variety of countries.