New year, new job? Want to live on the Great Blasket?

If your New Year’s resolution was to look for a new job, this might be of interest.

The Blasket Islands are described as “fantastically beautiful” on Trip Advisor – and might be the ideal place to live for someone looking for a new position with a difference.

As the Twitter post from Great Blasket Island says:

‘A unique position required – looking for long term management of Island Accommodation and Coffee Shop. Couple or two friends. 1st April 2020 – October 2020 accommodation and food provided.’

It’s a spot renowned for its glorious views and for giving a sense of disconnect and wellbeing.


The Blasket Islands are an uninhabited group of islands which can be seen from the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, and known to everyone who went to school in Ireland as the setting for Peig Sayers memoirs.

The government evacuated the residents to the mainland in 1953 because of the remoteness of the island for its inhabitants. Many of those who lived there settled in Dingle Peninsula, within view of their former home.


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