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Seasonal Guides with Fluent Irish Wanted

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Seasonal Guides with Fluent Irish Wanted

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 

Seasonal Guides with Fluent Irish Wanted

Seasonal Guides/Information Officers Dún Aonghasa (Temporary Positions) 

Dún Aonghasa is the most famous of several prehistoric forts on the Aran Islands of County Galway, Ireland. It is on Inishmore, at the edge of a 100 metre high cliff.

The Office of Public Works is recruiting Seasonal Guides/Information Officers.

Please note that offers of temporary employment will only be made to successful candidates on foot of this competition.

Interested applicants should have - 

  • Heritage awareness,
  • Relevant work experience,
  • Good communication skills,
  • Good team working ability,
  • Fluency in Irish.


Applicants should log on to to locate the application.

(Please note you will need your email address and PPS Number).

Candidates may be short-listed for interview on the basis of information supplied in the application forms.

Applications may only be returned by post and must be received no later than Midday Thursday 23rd April 2015.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Terms and conditions applicable to this appointment can be accessed on our website


The Office of Public Works is an equal opportunities employer.

Full details and Candidate Information Booklet from OPW here.

The CareersPortal Team