A remote island in Ireland is hiring 2 people to manage its cottages and coffee shop

Jan 17 2020, 1:56 pm

If you like faraway places, simple living, and completely unplugging from all technology, do we have the job for you.

Great Blasket Island — the “most westerly point in Europe” — is currently seeking two people to manage its accommodations and single coffee shop.

The ideal candidates are two friends or a couple who are in it for the long term, according to the job ad posted to the remote island’s Facebook page.

 

The successful applicants will handle the day to day goings-on and assist new arrivals and guests of the three stone cottages on the island.

Their responsibilities will also include managing the coffee shop each morning to provide guests and those visiting for the day with coffee and tea.

Those applying for the job must be comfortable with getting back to basics because the island’s accommodation does not have any electricity, WiFi, TV, or electronic devices.

 

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Instead, they will be required to make do with a gas hob connected to canisters located at the back of the shop.

So, if you can’t live without Netflix — because, same — this may not be the ideal job for you.

However, if you are desperately lost without your cell phone, have no fear.

 

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Reception on the island is generally good, and phone calls can be made/received in case of emergency.

Great Blasket Island is located roughly 5 km off of the Dingle Peninsula and is 13 km west of Dingle town.

The entire booming metropolis of Great Blasket Island is 6 km long by 0.8 km wide.

 

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Visitors are typically drawn to the island for its hiking trails across the “over 1,100 acres of unspoiled largely mountainous terrain,” pre-historic ruins, gorgeous natural scenery, and abundance of marine and birdlife.

The job would start on April 1, 2020.

If this environment sounds ideal to you, and you would like to opt for the simple life on this cozy remote island, you can send your resume and application or inquire further by emailing Alice at [email protected].

 

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