<pre><pre>Small Irish island hiring two to run a coffee shop

If you and a friend are looking for a job, The Great Blasket Island has an offer for you. The small island off the Irish coast announced earlier this month that it was looking for two people to manage its only coffee shop.

"A unique position is needed – looking for long-term management of island accommodations and the coffee shop. A friend or two," wrote the island's Twitter account in a now viral post.

The position runs from April 1 to October, and accommodation and meals will be provided after the posting. Interested applicants will be forwarded to the email address "Alice" at info@greatblasketisland.net.

If you run a cafe on a small, unknown island, this may sound bleak. A look at the photos of the island can change your mind. The small country with green, rolling hills and beautiful rock formations lies three miles before the tip of the Irish peninsula Dingle.

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The tourism website offers boat tours and promises a visit to the dolphin Dingles, which lives on the island. Tourists can also watch whales, bottlenose dolphins and seabirds. According to The Great Blasket Island website, tourists may see some puffins in calm weather.

The tour page also reads that "all of our customers will be provided with additional tea / coffee" – possibly where the coffee shop manager comes in.

Visitors must drive a dinghy to get to the island. Once there, The Great Blasket Island has five cottages, three of which are currently available as guest rooms.

The cottages are described as "basic" and "self-catering", so it seems that life on The Great Blasket Island won't be wasteful for anyone who gets the job. But if the smell of coffee and the sound of waves crashing against rocks appeal to you, find a friend and send Alice an email.

CBS News has requested more information about the job and is waiting for a response.