The Long Dock is an award winning restaurant located in the tranquil fishing village of Carrigaholt on the LoopHead Peninsula along Irelands Wild Atlantic Way

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Loop Head Peninsula…. A place we Love to Live in!


Have you ever considered working in Ireland, not just Ireland but on the Beautiful West Coast of Ireland?

Ireland is a safe county to live in and prides itself on being a multicultural country and it enjoys a big reputation for its friendliness and welcoming atmosphere and many would argue Ireland is one of the friendliest countries in the world.  It is an energetic, spirited and contemporary country with a youthful population and a thriving economy.

The culture of Ireland includes customs and traditions, language, music, dance, art, literature, folklore, cuisine and sports.  Ireland is famous for maintaining its vibrant cultural heritage.   All of these traditions are lived each day throughout Ireland in many different says

On the Loop Head Peninsula, County Clare, you are surrounded by beautiful landscapes and excellent amenities for adventurers.  You can hike, surf, climb, walk, cycle, fish, swim or just relax and take in all stunning views this country has to offer.   There really is something for everyone here.

Ireland is easily accessible from Europe with reasonable priced air travel and a wide range of airports throughout the country including Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Knock and Shannon.

We are famed here at The Long Dock for our fresh seafood – and rightly so, given the bounty of fresh local fish and shellfish that is available on our doorstep.

We’re proud to have built an excellent reputation for our food offer, and of the team that Imelda leads front-of-house  and Tony leads in the kitchen.   But we all know that it is these fishermen and farmers, these local suppliers, growers and producers that make our award-winning  food so special.  We’re also lucky to have top quality meat on the Loop Head Peninsula, sourced from Hickeys butchers in Kilkee, our beef and lamb is reared by local farmer, Sean Haugh, whose animals graze on clover and salt – licked pastures overlooking the Cliffs of Kilkee.

At The Long Dock Carrigaholt, a great opportunity exists for Chefs to broaden their professional experience in an Award Winning Bar and Restaurant, while living in one of the most beautiful parts of rural Ireland on the Loop Head Peninsula.   Having experience working outside your own country is invaluable for future employment.   A good reference from a highly regarded Irish restaurant instantly makes you more attractive to prospective employers.   There is plenty of scope to progress your career path within the company as we have a strong reputation for retaining the right staff year after year and giving them any opportunity that arises for promotion and for which they are deemed suitable.  Also the education system in Ireland is highly regarded on an international level.   The opportunities are endless with regards to furthering your own education and developing your skills and knowledge base in any of our outstanding learning facilities. 

We require qualified, energetic and enthusiastic Chef de Partie (2), Chef de Partie with a passion for pastry and Sous Chef (1) to work in our busy restaurant.

We have a small hardworking team, all willing to work together to get the job done.  Our team is responsible not only for our A la Carte menu but we also have our own ice cream parlour and Artisan food store and we fill outdoor catering orders also.

The ideal candidates must be able to work well as part of a team but also be strong enough to hold down a section on their own.   Previous experience is essential and the candidate must be able to communicate well.   In brief your skill set should include but not limited to the following:-

Good Communication, Calm under Pressure, Teamwork, Passion, Driven, Hardworking, Punctual, Excellent Culinary Skills, Food Quality, Food Prep, Food Hygiene.

The successful applicant will be initially offered a nine month contract, with an opportunity to extend or renew it following the successful completion of a first contract.   The hours of work will be 39 hours per week over 5 days and include evening and weekend work based on the companies requirements.   An opportunity to earn more will arise during our busy tourist season, included are three weeks paid holidays and paid day in lieu for bank holidays worked.


These posts offer a quality work life balance in stunning surroundings of Loop Head Peninsula Co Clare, along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.

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Contact details: 00353 65 9058106

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17 November 2022
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