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'The island definitely needed a bit of a reset' - the clubs may be on hold but Ibiza is having a moment

The White Isle is famous for its superclubs, but Covid restrictions have meant a return to a gentler pace of life. Katie Byrne finds out how the island's Irish community is adapting to the new normal

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DJ Cici Cavanagh is enjoying the countryside

DJ Cici Cavanagh is enjoying the countryside

A deserted Ibiza beach. Photo: PA

A deserted Ibiza beach. Photo: PA

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DJ Cici Cavanagh is enjoying the countryside

This time last year, Cici Cavanagh was living and working in Ibiza, and playing back-to-back gigs. The Dublin-born DJ is back on the island this year and ready to get to work. The trouble is she's not yet sure where the work will come from or what exactly it will entail.

"While the clubs are shut, I'm just taking the time to be in the countryside," she says. "I've always come to Ibiza for work or a party. Now I feel like I'm finally getting the holiday here that I never had time to have."

The White Isle usually welcomes around three million tourists a year. That number is expected to fall dramatically this year, impacting both the 75pc of the population who get their income from the tourism sector and seasonal workers, like Cici, who travel to Ibiza every summer.