DREAM JOB ALERT: Great Blasket Island Caretaker Applications Go Live This Week

DREAM JOB ALERT: Great Blasket Island Caretaker Applications Go Live This Week

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Fancy working on one of Ireland’s most iconic islands with no hot water or electricity?

Billy O’Connor and Alice Hayes, who own three cottages and a coffee shop on the Great Blasket Islands, are to post the vacancies on social media this week.

Last year saw over 40,000 people apply for the coveted roles of ‘summer caretakers’ on the remote Blasket Islands located about three miles off the coast of Dingle.

“We’ve decided to add some job criteria as last year when we started to receive applications it took us a month just to get through them,” Mr O’Connor said.

“It’s absolutely fantastic that so many people want to come here but many didn’t realise what the living conditions are like.”

He continuted: “We would like a duo of friends or a couple from abroad to get the jobs eventually as they would have a different perspective to bring but with concerns around Covid-19 that will limit foreign applications, I would think. But maybe they would feel safer on the island as it is very remote.”