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Two vacancies available for dream job on Irish island off Kerry coast

How would you like to get away from the hustle and bustle and go and work on a remote Irish island?

That is a dream that could soon true for some people as two job vacancies have been posted for work on Great Blasket Island.

Great Blasket Island is a stunning island off the coast of Co Kerry.

Great Blasket Island

Although it is only 5km squared, it is a popular destination for tourists who head there on the ferry to experience the beauty and nature the island has to offer.

It is a great place for visitors to go on walks and take in the scenery both on the island and across the water back towards the mainland.

Great Blasket Island is home to a variety of seabirds and its not uncommon for majestic creatures such as whales, dolphins and seals to be spotted nearby.

There are now two vacancies to manage the facilities on the island during the holiday season.

The six-month seasonal jobs will be from April to October 2020 and will require the successful applicants to manage accommodation, which consists of three cottages that can house a total of 21 people, and the coffee shop on the island.

Visitors arrive on the island most days via the ferry and it will be the responsibility of the caretakers to keep them entertained.

Alice Hayes, who placed the advert told RTE: “It’s intense and tough but it’s a very unique position.

“It’s back to basics – fires, candles, stoves, wildlife and nature. The ideal candidates had to get on well so the job would suit two friends or a couple, and they had to be fit, personable and chatty. No day is ever the same.”

The vacancies require the applicants to live on the island and they will be provided with accommodation and food.

One downside is there isn’t a lot to do in the evening. However, if you fancy a trip to the pub, the beautiful village of Dingle is just a short ferry ride back to the mainland.

It is a great place to visit for anyone who interested in hanging out and enjoying the craic with locals while listening to some live Irish music.

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