A remote Irish island is looking for two people to run it’s remote coffee shop.. but there is a catch.

The job is available on Great Blasket Island, off South-West Island and will see you managing three guests at a time as well as the coffee shop.

If you are free from April 1 to October then you and your best mate could be living your dream..

Without hot water, wifi, electricity and limited drinking water.

Yep, there’s pretty much nothing to make life easier.


You will also need to apply quickly because apparently there has already been 23,000 applications for the job!

Great Blasket Island posted on Instagram, saying ‘Posting the advert last year, we were concerned we would not find ANYONE willing to leave their job, pack their bags and move to a wind swept island with no electricity OR hot water in the middle of the Atlantic, off the Dingle peninsula for 6 months of the year!

‘To date we have received over 23,000 applications. (If only we could get everyone who applied to stay for one night , we’d be fully booked for the next 30 years).”

‘We had planned to email everyone back when our inbox was at 200( and were genuinely amazed it even reached 200). Again, a huge HUGE thank you to everyone who took time to apply & share or like the post, we can’t explain how much your interest means to us – So sorry if we haven’t got back to you yet, our inbox is chocca block. ‘


‘Hopefully, we will meet you all sometime over the next 30 years.’

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To apply for the job, you need to email info@greatblasketisland.net.



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