Get the chance to help restore Charleville Castle in Ireland

Location: Ireland: Tullamore

Term: Fall, Spring, Summer, Trimester, Academic Year, Throughout the year

Program Duration: 1-2 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 7-12 Months

Dates: Year Round

Quest Campus

Charleville Castle Tullamore, Offaly EU Ireland

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Would you love to cultivate your learning in a unique, historical environment such as the breath-taking Charleville Castle? Charleville Castle is an Independent Cultural Centre in the Irish Midlands, where special internships are delivered and volunteers prevail. There are, by necessity, the daily routine of public tours and daily raw tourism operations (hone your language or communications skills and cultivate our public relations), but projects such as history, restoration, cultural event and fundraiser co-ordination and also sustainable engineering, humanities and alternative energy projects prevail aswell. These project topics can be discussed and decided upon based on your preferences and background with a mentor and group leader. If any of these topics are of interest to you, then Volunteering or Internship is for you.

If you have always wanted to discover the magic of Ireland in a unique Action Learning setting, this would be a meaningful and unique step. The method of Action Learning can be practiced here, and it can give you the chance of cultivating some great skills, meeting a diverse and international and local array of fellow volunteers, on a pure empowerment level.


1. Earn international work experience in a sustainable conservation, engineering, and arts internship or volunteering project in Ireland.

2. Choose from a wide range of placements, including law enforcement, community work, and education.

3. Get the chance to see Charleville Castle, Ireland's most important Gothic masterpiece, up close.

4. Live in Tullamore, Ireland, for a few weeks and explore the local culture.


Volunteers must be 18 years or older at the time of joining the project. It is recommended that participants have an open mind and flexible attitude towards working in an Action Learning environment. The project is suitable for those who have a keen interest in tourism, cultural arts, restoration or sustainable engineering. However, the project is available for all and does not require anyone to have a specific experience or qualification. Volunteers need to be on-the-ready, adaptable, strategic, flexible, open-minded and have a a positive, pro-active, can-do attitude in helping our community care for our castle, and enjoys working with, and collaborating with others. You should also be proactive and have the ability to take initiative in your tasks and projects. All volunteers must provide a clean criminal background check report prior to joining the program.

Minimum Education


Intern Types
  • Liberal Arts
  • Interior Design
  • History
  • Construction
  • Art History
  • Architecture
  • English

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

* Internship placement cost as low as 1,000 with limited support and 2,000 with full support.
* Charleville Castle action-learning internship - limited number, no cost - you must be self-financing - apply early - All year round.
* Micro Electricity Generation Association free placement but must be self-financing and highly committed - All year round.
* PeaceZone Ireland - free placement but must be self-financing and highly committed * All year round.
* Festival & event Management Internship - Spring/Summer.

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Arts
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Business
  • Conservation
  • Culture
  • Historic Preservation
Typical Volunteer
Terri is from Canada, she has completed her undergraduate degree, her speciality is photography. She has recently returned from four months volunteering with the Ireland Midland's Community culminating in the Mor Festival. She enjoyed the company of other volunteers from USA, Australia, China, Poland, India, UK, France, Spain, Africa, Russia, Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Japan, Finland, Sweden etc. (265 were involved). Jobs were delegated according to personal learning goals and aptitudes, very hands-on experiential. Terri was appointed to project management, but she used every spare moment to photograph and write about the evolution of the project. She was fed and housed, no pocket money (not on that project). Other volunteers working with her raised money from tours for upkeep etc. She wanted the experience and didn't follow a learning course for credit. She is one of the many examples of internship/volunteering at Quest.
Age Range
19 - 58
This Program is open to

American, European, Canadian, Australian, South African Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Apartment/Flat
  • Home-stays
  • Dormitory
  • Group living

Participants Travel to Ireland


Application Process Involves
  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Letters of Reference
  • Physical Exam/Health Records
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Written Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
2 months
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Job and Internship Network
Quest Campus's Mission Statement

Through action-learning, to empower our learners to appreciate and to reach out to a world of many cultures, traditions and opportunities, to enable our partner universities to provide first class, for credit, international experience and courses to their students, in search of the common goal of a better more sustainable World. In this regard to actively pursue the reduction of World Poverty through economic opportunity and social reform.

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