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Two People Needed To Look After Beautiful Irish Island And Run Its Coffee Shop

Two People Needed To Look After Beautiful Irish Island And Run Its Coffee Shop

If you've been needing to get away from it all, ditch your phone, and really delve into who you are (all while brewing some top notch coffee) then do we have an offer for you.

A beautiful island just off the coast of Ireland is looking for two people who can look after it and run the local coffee shop.

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The tourism centre for Great Blasket Island has posted an ad on social media, which says: "A unique position required - looking for long term management of Island Accommodation and Coffee Shop. Couple or two friends."

There's no specification about how much you'd earn during this trip of a lifetime, but at least your rent and groceries would be free. The tourism centre says the job posting will run from April till October this year.

Great Blasket Island is the largest of the Blasket Islands, which are situated just off the west coast of the country, near Kerry.

Credit: Great Blasket Island
Credit: Great Blasket Island
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Don't worry, the island isn't massive and the population is literally just you and your mate or partner plus whoever ventures to your shores each day.

The Smithsonian says at its peak, there were 160 people living on the island, however now it's all been abandoned.

A word of warning though: the island has limited running water, no electricity, no hot water for showers or baths and no internet connection, so you will have to be comfortable with a quieter, more disconnected lifestyle. People wanting to stay on the island are encouraged to bring their own water.

Credit: Great Blasket Island/Twitter
Credit: Great Blasket Island/Twitter

Alice Hayes has helped look after the island and has told Irish broadcaster RTE: "It's intense and tough but it's a very unique position. It's back to basics - fires, candles, stoves, wildlife and nature.

"We use gas hobs in the cottages and the coffee shop. We have gas canisters out the back. We know when the water is boiled with whistling kettles on top of the hobs, and we can cook on the gas hobs as well."

If you're feeling the urge to check your phone with what little reception you'll have, there is a wind turbine that can charge one device.

Since posting the advert last month, the tourism centre has been overwhelmed with more than 23,000 applications. So if you want to get some real peace and quiet while greeting tourists, then this could the getaway you've been looking for.

Featured Image Credit: Great Blasket Island

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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