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Irish island looking for two people to work at its coffee shop and live there for free

Grab a friend and work at this coffee shop on a remote island in Ireland

By Angela Garrity, Guest blogger

It’s a new year and there’s still time to land that dream job you’ve always wanted. Well, we found one that may have misfortune following you the rest of your life, and never catching up.

A photo of a white Irish cottage sitting in a green field with the ocean in the background. It's located in Great Blasket Island, Ireland.
Photo: The Times

Great Blasket Island, the largest in a remote group of six islands that are nestled in Southwest Ireland, is looking for two people to serve as management for island accommodation and coffee shop, according to Fox 43.  Couples or two friends are encouraged to apply for the position that runs from April to October of this year. Food and accommodation are provided, so what are you waiting for? Grab a friend (or spouse) and apply to land this lucky job.

The island is 4 miles long and a half-mile wide and home to a wealth of wildlife on its 1,100 acres of natural, largely mountainous terrain. Great Blasket Island, off the coast near Dingle, is the only island visitors are allowed without special permission. The island was abandoned in 1953 by its then 22 local inhabitants and is only accessible by boat, which is a 20-minute ride to the East side of the remote isle if the weather is cooperating.

Writers and travelers looking for the true beauty of escape have found a gem in Great Blasket Island. If solitude is what you seek, this is the place where it can truly be found.

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