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100 elves wanted to make Christmas in Carlow

Fancy wearing an elf costume for a while?

Image: Santa's Elf via Shutterstock

THERE ARE STILL 11 and a half weeks to Christmas but Santa has already started planning his around-the-world trip.

And he needs some help.

Rathwood in Tullow are looking for 100 elves for seasonal work in its Santa Train experience over the coming months.

And don’t worry if you’re not experienced. A dedicated Elf Academy has been established to give “intensive training” to the successful applicants.

The Santa Train experiences opens in the middle of next month and runs seven days a week until Christmas Eve.

Last year, 35,000 people visited the attraction and 29,500 tickets have already been sold for this year’s event.

“Christmas is always a very special time at Rathwood and this year we have made our Santa’s Train experience extra special adding lots of new surprise features this year” said James Keogh, MD of Rathwood, a family business founded in 1994 which includes retail stores, a garden centre and other amenties.

“We are looking to recruit fun, enthusiastic and outgoing Santa’s Elves to ‘The Elf Academy’ to help Santa and Mrs. Claus meet and greet all the children who will visit. Successful Elf-licants will be trained in the ELF to Z of Christmas magic as they will need to ensure a magical Christmas experience for children, each of whom will receive their own special gift from Santa.

“A number of high calibre Christmas positions will be created for Elf-licants such as Head of Surprises and Head of Christmas Magic, sure to boost Elf-esteem and Christmas spirit at Rathwood. We want dedicated Elves who love the magic of Christmas and are committed to helping families create wonderful Elf-tastic Christmas memories.”

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