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Couple From Kildare And Wexford To Embark On Great Blasket Island Adventure As Caretakers

They will be living without electricity and running water for six months until the end of September.

Two teachers on a career break have been chosen as the new caretakers for the Great Blasket Island.

Darren McFadden from Kildare and Emma Melay from Wexford were chosen from thousands who'd applied for the job.

They'll take on the role from the 1st of April, and will be living without electricity and running water for six months until the end of September.

The couple has spent the past year travelling around Ireland in a camper van and also spent time living on Inis Oírr on the Aran Islands.

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