Casual and Seasonal Jobs in Ireland
Casual and Seasonal work is available all year round and are a great way to help finance your holiday while touring Ireland.
Opportunities for casual and seasonal work can vary, for example
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There are thousands of farms in Ireland which usually need help, particularly during busy periods such as sowing and harvesting. Work is labour intensive, but in addition to wages you may receive free accommodation and food.
Hotels & Catering
Hotels, restaurants, bars, night clubs have a high demand for waiters/waitresses, bar staff, receptionists, and accommodation staff throughout the year.
There are often casual jobs available in factories and warehouses such as cleaning, labouring, operative or security, for example many food processing plants require extra staff at Christmas. This kind of work can be unreliable
Provided that you have relevant qualifications and experience, you may be able to find short-term work.
Ireland’s tourism sector is very busy through out the year with celebrations like St Patrick’s Day probably being the most famous, but particularly busy during April to October. Jobs are available in shops, tourist attractions, at festivals, hostels, on boats and beaches throughout the country.
Other types of casual job include promotional work (manning stands, handing out samples), gardening, market research, modelling (art colleges hire models of all shapes and sizes), sorting mail during the pre-Christmas period, newspaper/magazine/flyer distribution, fundraising for charity, driving and courier work.