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Ultimate Job in Ireland (And probably the World!) and The Irish Times are searching for applicants to apply for the Ultimate Job in Ireland – and probably the World!

Would you be able to sample champagne while lying in a hammock slung between two palm trees on a white sandy beach with your lover beside you without spilling a drop?  Well, then you may just have what it takes for the Ultimate Job in Ireland (and probably the World!).

To launch their new destination wedding and honeymoon website, travel agent Zara Stassin of Zara’s Planet and Wedding Planner Rosemarie Meleady of  have teamed up with The Irish Times and Practice PR to look for the ideal candidate for the Ultimate Job in Ireland. The six month position will involve visiting some of the most romantic, exciting and luxurious wedding and honeymoon destinations around the world. The search for the ideal candidate is being run in association with The Irish Times GO travel supplement and the winner will have to write about each destination for publication in GO.

“We are looking for the right person who we can send to destinations such as Zanzibar, Mauritius, Thailand and sample wedding menus, champagne, spa treatments and put some of the most luxurious honeymoon suites to the test!” explains Rosemarie Meleady, managing director of Runaway Bride and Groom.  “The job is so ‘horrendous’ that we are willing to pay the candidate 20 thousand euro for six months of their time. And, as it would be very difficult to test out the rose petal Jacuzzis, hammocks made for two, the outdoor waterfall showers and the infinity pools alone, we will pay for their romantically linked other-half to accompany them on the trip.

“The successful candidate will be required to report back their verdict (on the venues not the lover!) to us. This will involve writing about the destinations for GO and recording webcasts of the venues and destinations so our future wedding and honeymoon couples can really get a feel for the luxury and exotic locations Runaway Bride and Groom have to offer,” she adds.

 “One of my main aims in my new position as managing director of Runaway Bride and Groom is not only to make planning a wedding abroad a stress free experience for Irish couples wanting to marry in the sun, but also to promote Ireland abroad as a destination wedding location. This has not been done before and is a huge opportunity for Ireland to develop a new niche tourist market. It has taken me years, literally, to actually find the right travel agent to go into business with, so after experiencing Zara’s Planet professionalism and client care first hand, I knew I had found the right company,” continues Meleady.

 “I am now designing wedding packages throughout Ireland aimed at couples abroad looking for an exciting and romantic wedding abroad. These packages are being designed with the same amount of detail and high standard of professional service that I would give to a bespoke wedding. They are professionally planned, fully inclusive weddings at great value, so Irish couple too will find them a great way to have their dream wedding with still enough in the budget for a luxurious honeymoon,” she says.

Kenyan Airlines is a major sponsor of the competition.

-Do you have what it takes for the Ultimate Job?

Essential requirements:

Good communication skills

Be passionate about travelling

Appreciate good service, fine dining and luxurious surroundings

Have a friendly personality

Be able to work on own initiative

Know how to enjoy life

Have good organisational skills

Have a romantically linked other half who also has the above qualifications and is willing to accompany you on your trip in a voluntary capacity.

The successful candidate will be employed to research wedding venues and honeymoon destinations across the world.  To qualify, potential candidates will make a 90 second video marketing Ireland as a wedding destination of choice and to say why they and their romantically linked other half are the best couple for the job. And write 200 words stating why they should be chosen for the job.

To apply go to  for full details

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