This Could Be Your Dream Job: Thousands Apply to Be Caretakers on Remote Irish Island
Two people can apply to become caretakers in a remote Irish seaside town on Great Blasket Island, as jobs open up for second year running.
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For the second year running, owners of a coffee shop and four rental cottages on Great Blasket Island are in search of an intrepid duo to take up concierge duty for the tourist season from April 1st through October 1st.
According to owners Billy O’Connor and his partner Alice Hayes, last year they received more than 40,000 applications for the sought-after gig, from as far away as Mexico, Finland, and Argentina.
Located just off the coast of Ireland’s County Kerry, the isolated island is a hiker’s paradise during the height of the summer, with hundreds of visitors daily.
Caretakers will be provided with accommodation, food, and glorious views of some of Mother Nature’s most spectacular seaside scenery.