Leades Environmental Awareness Project in Ireland

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Country: Ireland,
Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation, Humanitarian & Community Development , Manual work / Construction, Teaching & Education,

The 250-acre Leades House estate was owned by the Woodley family from the mid-17th century to 1981, when it was purchased by the Wolfe family. In 1997 work began on the deteriorating house and gardens to restore them to their former grandeur. The main activities at Leades House focus on environmental awareness and programmes are offered to visitors to learn about the related topics.

What might you be doing as a volunteer?

A variety of tasks depending on which area (listed below) that the volunteer is placed in.

  • Organic kitchen garden : Harvesting, planting, clearing and planning
  • Victorian gardens : Planting, clearing, weeding, cutting grass and clearing streams
  • On the farm : Looking after animals, cows, pigs, sheep, horses, chickens, ducks and dog, milking cows and herding them as part of a team, setting up feeds in winter. Also cleaning up old farm buildings, painting and decorating.
  • In the forest : Planting trees, cutting and collecting wood for heating.

Ideal volunteer

Needs to be an adaptable flexible type of person. They would need to enjoy teamwork and also work well as an individual, as well as outdoor work and rural living.

Minimum Length of Stay:  4 weeks


Contact Details


1 Empress Place Summerhill

North Cork, Ireland

Telephone 1: 353 021 4551535

Website: http://www.partnershipvolunteers.org

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