Life can get hard sometimes. There are days when we feel to just pack our bags and leave everything behind. While the thought of it is definitely exciting, making it a permanent decision just isn’t for everyone. Sometimes all you need is a break from your routine for a good period of time—then back to life with a much more relaxed and fresh mind. And if you’ve been screaming ME TOO while reading this piece then I have some good news for you. You could soon turn this wish into reality by moving to Ireland for 6 months!
Great Blasket Island, a remote island in Ireland is currently looking for either a couple or two friends to move there to run a coffee shop for a period of six months—April to October. This was posted by the tourism center of Great Blasket Island on Twitter recently and gained a lot of responses that were hella funny and witty!
** Job Vacancy **
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.
Email Alice on [email protected] for more information pic.twitter.com/RJFfrr4QDH
— Great Blasket Island (@gbisland) January 10, 2020
The post read,
** Job Vacancy ** 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.
Although there was no mention of the salary for the job in the post anywhere, after reading about Great Blasket, one doesn’t have much to complain about the deal honestly. And if you too don’t know much about this beautiful island, then read on.
The Great Blasket Island is actually the largest among a group of islands known as the Blaskets. These islands are situated off the west coast of Ireland. Known for its wildlife, the island is rather an unpopulated area. As per the Smithsonian magazine, the largest number of people to live on the island was just 160.
Tigh Peig. pic.twitter.com/I9JCTb0cv1
— Great Blasket Island (@gbisland) January 17, 2020
1. The website mentioned that drinking water is a limited commodity on the island and requests that people visiting the islands should bring their own water.
2. The island does not have electricity, WiFi and hot water for showers.
On this, Alice Hayes—the person responsible for posting the job opening, spoke to RTE and said,
It’s intense and tough but it’s a very unique position. It’s back to basics—fires, candles, stoves, wildlife, and nature.
We are beyond overwhelmed at the response for the job post.
Posting the advert last year, we were concerned we would not find ANYONE.
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..
— Great Blasket Island (@gbisland) January 19, 2020
Well, I think this deal is perfect for me! I wouldn’t mind some technology detox for myself. And reconnecting with nature has always proved to be so positive and uplifting for me. How do y’all feel about this? Let me know in the comments below.
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