The Great Blasket Island off the coast of Co Kerry is looking for two people to live and work there full time this year

Looking for a new job in Ireland? The Great Blasket Island off the coast of Co Kerry is in need of two people to manage the Island's accommodation and coffee shop from April through October 2020.

** Job Vacancy ** It’s that time of year again! A unique position required - looking for long term management of...

Publiée par Great Blasket Island sur Mercredi 8 janvier 2020

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The Great Blasket Islands, off the beautiful coast of Co Kerry, were abandoned back in 1954 after a decline in population, along with concerns about the difficulty of reaching the island in the event of an emergency. The island, which remains largely uninhabited, does not have electricity or hot running water but is still attracts tourists in the warmer months.

On January 10, the official Twitter page for the Great Blasket Island shared a glimpse of what your new “office” could look like:

The office 💚#GreatBlasketIsland

— Great Blasket Island (@gbisland) January 10, 2020

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In 2019, the enviable position was filled by Irish couple Lesley Kehoe and Gordon Bond who traded their Dublin city jobs for a simpler life on the Great Blasket Islands.

Kehoe kept followers up to date on her new way of life over on Twitter @island_lesley. On January 8, she revealed that she would not be returning to the position in the new year:

We made the tough decision not to work on the island for the 2020 season 😭
The Great Blasket Island Experience are looking for two fit, enthusiastic people to manage the accommodation and cafe from April-October.
Email Alice on [email protected] for more info!

— Lesley (@island_lesley) January 8, 2020

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If you're interested in learning more or visiting The Great Blasket Island, check out their website.

Think you’re up for the job? You can email Alice at [email protected] for more information!

Would you consider living full-time on The Great Blasket Island? Let us know in the comments!