Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce E-zine

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Supporting local businesses DECEMBER 2021

BUSINESS SUPPORT EVENTS

MONTHLY E-MAGAZINE

MEET THE CHAMBER

NETWORKING

LOCAL OFFERS

LOCAL HEROES

AND MORE.....


02 Welcome 03 About the Chamber 06 Blarney Christmas Fair 09 Food in Blarney 12 Words from Cllr Damian Boylan 13 Blarney Trades 14 Meet our newest member 16 Meet the members 59 Business Resources & Events 68 Member Directory


WELCOME TO THE BLARNEY & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Blarney & District Chamber Of Commerce ‘Bringing Businesses & The Community Together' The Chamber mission has always been a simple message; To promote, engage, support and ultimately make business better for our members and the wider community. With covid putting businesses under so much pressure we need to support local and shop local this year more than any other year. As a volunteer-led organisation, we want to see Blarney & District continue to thrive. Blarney is a great place to work, live and play and as a Chamber we want to do everything in our power to promote Blarney & District for the wonderful place that it is.

John Foley CHAIRMAN OF THE BLARNEY & DISTRCT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE JOINING THE CHAMBER If you are thinking about becoming a member, please contact us and we can discuss the host of benefits that come with your membership. We want your business to succeed and grow with the help of the Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce.

Blarney has so much to offer both to tourists and locals alike. Our village is rich in history but is very young at heart and is a magnificent heritage village with a thriving business community full of entrepreneurs, indigenous business and multinationals. Our village has excellent dining experiences, leisure, tourism & shopping facilities, not forgetting a wonderful community spirit so we are asking people to support local by buying local as much as they can this year to help local businesses keep there doors open and local people employed. Local Businesses can be found on the Chamber website www.blarneychamber.com or download the Blarney app on the App Store or on Android.

CONTACT DETAILS Email: blarneychamber@gmail.com Phone: 086 162 6000 https://blarneychamber.com/

WELCOME

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Together in Business

The Benefits of joining the chamber Online Magazine Content Listed On The Chamber Website Facebook, Instagram &Twitter Platforms Weekly Meetings

Networking Events

Business Development & Growth Social Events Referrals From Members

ABOUT THE CHAMBER

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What do our members say? "As a new business owner the chamber is a wonderful outlet to meet people who have experience in business and who can offer support and lend an ear in times of need. We all look forward to our weekly Friday coffees and scones.

"The Chamber of Commerce has been excellent for promoting the local businesses of Blarney and district. It has put local businesses front and centre with its shop local ethos. It has provided great support and encouragement to small business owners in this difficult time."

"Being a member of the chamber ensures you are never far away from someone that is as keen as you are to offer help, advice and assistance (no always business) to fellow members. You can't put a price on these values."

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Blarney Christmas Fair 2021

It was wonderful to see the return of the Annual Blarney Christmas Fair this year. Crafters, artists and food producers showed their wares and visitors were treated to a display of handmade candles, timber snowmen, vinyl art, beautiful paintings, handmade jewellery, Christmas decorations, handmade soaps, delicious food, origami, timber products, ceramics and so much more. It was heart-warming to watch visitors coming into the Rathpeacon Community Hall and choosing carefully their gifts for their loved ones and even to treat themselves. Happy faces from buyers and traders made a grey Sunday so much more enjoyable. In case you didn’t make it to the fair – fear not, Bia Sásta has planned an online campaign with all the traders that have been at the fair. So there is still time to get your special gift before Christmas. Find Bia Sásta on Facebook and Instagram.

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Bethan O'Riordan – Wellbeing Diary Sachiko - Origami Amanda – Handmade Candles Cathy Gaillard – Mini Dollhouses & Music Boxes Michael & Jack Harte – Timber Snowmen Charlotte – Frizz Bombs Bruno Lamotte – Vinyl Art Gerard O'Mahony – Whiskey Barrel furniture Wendy Sheeran – Arigumi Marie O'Leary – Christmas Decorations Claire Lucey – Gubby Soaps Ken – Carrignavar Timber Jo O'Riordan – Knitted Baby Clothes Lita Liepina – Lip balm, candles misc. Laurie McWilliams - paintings Lucia Hanobikova – handmade pom pom hats Amber Harley – Jewellery Celine O'Shea – Bowl Cosies Anna Hardagen - Decoupage Alice O'Mahony – Seaq Glass pictures Corrinne Austin - Food Amel Ailyan Moore - Chocolates Pascale Lutz – Silver Jewllery, Green Journal Gillian Taylor Smith – Felted Art Judith O'Brien - Pyrography Judy Fisher – Ceramic Jewellery Ann Drummond - Cards Margaret Merrit - Decoupage Sheila Connolly Sullivan - Jewllery Susan Looney – Crochet

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Food in Blarney Christmas time is the time for good food, and great friends - and no better place to find both than in Blarney & District. It can be difficult to choose where to go for a festive meal so we have compiled a list of tasty places (please note, this list is not comprehensive and we might have missed some great plaes - let us know if we did).

The Square Table has become a favourite of locals since sister Martina & Tricia Cronin opened the doors to the former Mackey's restaurant. Both sisters have amny years of experience having worked in Michelin starred restaurants before returning home. Contemporary Irish cuisne, chef Martina is applying her skills to create the best of local produce while front of house Tricia gives diners the warm Irish welcome. Call (021) 438 2825 or email info@thesquaretable.ie for bookings

Una & Ian Forrest have used lockdown to revamp the Castle Hotel, bar and restaurant with an eye for detail and great design while still maintaining the character of the well-known Blarney icon. Traditional Irish food is served with traditional Irish hospitality by great staff. You can enjoy tasty food in the cosy bar, stylish restaurant or in the new roofed and heated outdoor space - no matter where you decide, you will feel relaxed and well looked after. Call (021) 438 5116 for bookings

The Blarney Woollen Mills doesn't need any introduction but did you know that they are serving a tasty Sunday lunch? Or breakfast, or lunch and even an elegant afternoon tea? Where else would you get tasty food and can do all your Christmas shopping right next to it? Meet your friends at the Mills and enjoy a piece of history in Blarney. Did we mention Magical Blarney yet? Call (021) 438 5011 or email info@blarneywoollenmillshotel.com for inquiries.

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Food in Blarney Corrinne Austin and her family have made Blarney their home and have brought with them some tasty recipes from their South African heritaqe with an Irish twist. Corrinne's Kitchen has become a must for food lovers in Blarney, Ballincollig and beyond. Don't feel like cooking? Let Corrinne do it for you instead. You can choose from simple bakes to more elaborate catering - everything is prepared by hand and with a lot of care. Call 083 069 6984 or email corrinne.austin@gmail.com for inquiries

Blarney Castle is always worth a visit - not only for the amazing grounds, interesting features and stunning gardens but the cafe is a wonderful place to warm up in winter while enjoying a hot cup of tea and a bite to eat. What is better after a brisk walk than to sit down to local food, served by local staff - maybe a visit to the gift shop to find little treasures to give this Christmas - or even better why not gift a membership to a loved one (you could meet up for the walk and treat afterwards). Visit www.blarneycastle.ie for details

The Oriel House Hotel is a must visit when in Ballincollig - the bar-restaurant with a lovely outdoor space is a busy spot for catching up with friends and colleagues. The menu features a nice mix of contemporary Irish cuisine catering for vegetarians and children as well. Why not meet up for Afternoon Tea - delicious and elegant - it will make you smile in seconds. Excellent staff, attention to detail will make any visit an experience. Visit www.orielhousehotel.ie for details LOCAL HERO

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Food in Blarney In case you have planned a safe family gathering and would like something different, why not let Francis & Ken of The Good Life Hog Roast do the work for you? The tastiest of free-range pork bred and raised on the family farm near Tower and the crispest of crackling you will ever eat. The team can ater for outdoor and indoor gatherings. Call 087 908 8009 for inquiries. Blarney & District have so many wonderful and tasty food offerings - it is difficult to create a complete list but we think we have a good mix selected for you

Muskerry Arms - you can't miss the much loved pub and restaurant at The Square in Blarney. Food is served all day in the bar and heated beer garden to the rear. Call (021) 438 5200 for bookings The Claddagh - under new management since before the lockdown, it has quickly become a favourite for gatherings at The Square in Blarney. A mixed menu, catering for all tastes. Call (021) 438 3342 for bookings EATinIT - for an Italian treat, why not try this little gem next to the bus stop in Blarney. Traditional Italian food and bakes, you will enjoy your stay. Call 089 420 2422 for bookings Blairs Inn - heading out to Cloghroe it is a must to stop at this traditional Irish pub with a huge reputation for excellent food and hospitality. Choose from a delicious menu and pair your food with one of the many craft beers on offer. Call (021) 438 1470 for bookings

The Angler's Rest has undergone a huge makeover under new ownershop and you might find it difficult to get a table - so early booking is advised. Located at Leemount Cross, free parking is across the road. Call (021) 235 5699 for bookings The Old Post Office Cafe, next to the entrance to Blarney Castle with it's lovely garden to the rear is a perfet spot for a relaxed breakfast, tasty lunch or a cheeky afternoon treat and service with a smile. Call 083 140 8768 for inquiries LOCAL HERO

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GIFT

GUIDE 2021 Buy Irish | Support Local | Gift Ideas | Handmade Gifts | and more

https://issuu.com/tu-ireland/docs/gift_guide LOCAL HERO

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Cllr Damian Boylan WORDS FROM OUR LOCAL COUNCILLOR

Cllr Damian Boylan Contact details: Tel: 087 2244364 e-mail : damianboylan@live.com case numbers in older primary school age children. Schools may engage with parents where there are difficulties arising for an individual child. These measures have been implemented successfully at post-primary since September 2020 and it is envisaged that they will operate successfully with the support of school’s communities in the primary school setting. The education sector throughout the pandemic has consistently drawn upon public health expertise for the protection of the entire school community.

It’s been quite the few weeks with the issue of the new Covid variant hitting us. The initial reports are quite good around symptoms of the new variant which initially at least seem mild. Nevertheless the Government on the recommendations of NPHET have taken some steps and I will lay two of them out here. Masks in schools The wearing of face masks by children in third class and upwards is a strong public health recommendation from the NPHET and has been endorsed by Government. While there is no statutory requirement for this in the regulatory framework, it is generally accepted by the school community that rules put in place to protect the health and safety of the school community should be followed, unless there is a very good reason not to do so. It is generally recognised and accepted that masks protect both the wearer and others around them. This is a temporary public health measure, in the interest of protecting children and the school staff and the school community, given the very high

Exemptions A medical certificate to certify that a person falls into a category listed below must be provided to the school on behalf of, any person (pupil) who claims that they are covered by the exemptions below: any pupil with difficulty breathing who cannot wear a cloth face covering or a visor any pupil who is unable to remove the cloth facecovering or visor without assistance any pupil who has special needs and who may feel upset or very uncomfortable wearing the cloth face covering or visor, for example pupils with intellectual or developmental disabilities, mental health conditions, sensory concerns or tactile sensitivity. Schools will be best placed to identify those children whose complex needs are such that the wearing of face covering may not be possible for them, and to discuss this with parents as required. In such circumstances a school may not require medical certification to provide an exemption to the wearing of face coverings. In other circumstances where a medical certificate is not a person (staff or pupil) will be refused entry to the school.

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Cllr Damian Boylan WORDS FROM OUR LOCAL COUNCILLOR

Pupils using school transport Pupils from 3rd class and up on the primary transport scheme are required to wear face masks/coverings subject to the exemptions above. Mixed classes in single rooms Where there are mixed classes, e.g., 2nd and 3rd class in a single classroom, schools should note that only children in 3rd class and above, are required to wear face masks. As per previous advice, however, parents of other children who would prefer that their children wear a face mask are not precluded from doing this. Provision of face masks Parents should be advised that they obtain face masks for their children which fit properly and are comfortable for the child to wear. If a child forgets, loses or damages their masks during the school day, then the school should have a sufficient supply to replace the mask for the child in case a back-up face covering is needed during the day or where required on an ongoing basis. Antigen Testing and pricing Rapid testing is already in widespread use across Irish society in areas like long-term residential care facilities, meat-processing factories and in the higher and further education sectors. Close contacts of a confirmed case who are fully vaccinated and asymptomatic are provided with free antigen tests. Antigen tests are also this week being extended to schools for close-contact cases. We want to ensure that antigen tests are widely available at an affordable price. Government is already supporting lower prices for antigen kits with a zero VAT rate for all COVID-19 test kits. This will continue into 2022.

We have also engaged extensively with leading retailers and wholesalers. Due to increased competition in the market the retail price of antigen tests for consumers has dropped, with many products now available for €3 or less. Market forces are bringing the price of antigen tests down without Government intervention. We will continue to keep this under review to ensure access to tests at affordable prices. Always check that the test is marked CE as this certifies reliability. Remember that if you have covid-19 symptoms, you should self-isolate and seek a PCR test from the HSE. INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL With effect from 00.01 am on Friday 3 December 2021, persons arriving into the State from overseas who have been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 will be required also to have a certified* “negative/not-detected” test result (i.e. not selfadministered), from an antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before arrival* or a PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. It is envisaged that current exemptions from testing (e.g. children aged 11 and under) would continue to apply, in line with existing regulations. Air and sea carriers will be required to carry out preboarding checks for compliance, supplemented by BMU/GNIB spot-checks on arrivals at ports and airports This measure will apply for a minimum period of two weeks and kept under review with a view to removal as soon as possible thereafter taking account of the overall epidemiological situation. Mandatory Hotel Quarantine Government agreed that the Health (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2021 will be initiated in the Dáil or the Seanad upon finalisation of the text.

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Cllr Damian Boylan WORDS FROM OUR LOCAL COUNCILLOR

Antigen testing Public health advice recognises the potential value of more general use of antigen tests in particular situations if you do not have symptoms of COVID-19.* Engagement has taken place with leading retailers and wholesalers on the availability of affordable antigen tests through the retail sector. Early indications are that prices reductions have already been brought forward by several large retailers in recent days. The pricing and availability of antigen tests continue to be closely monitored, with a focus on ensuring their continued availability to the public at affordable prices.

but we all get information overload in times like these. By far the most important thing we can all do is to enjoy our Christmas, wash your hands, wear a mask where required but enjoy the break. We’ve all earned that much. Have a peaceful Christmas and let’s approach 2022 with hope and ambition. Thank you to Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce for this opportunity every month, it is much appreciated. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you feel I can be of assistance,

Damian

Key messages The public health advice is that the future trajectory remains uncertain. The three steps everyone can take to help reduce the spread of the virus are: 1. Get vaccinated and get your booster when you are called. 2. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, get a PCR test, self-isolate until you get your result and then follow the public health advice. 3. In every situation, reduce your risk of catching / transmitting COVID-19 over the coming weeks by: prioritising close friends and family and being conscious of vulnerable people (including yourself) in your circle. meeting outdoors where possible and opening windows and doors to let fresh air in if meeting indoors. ·wearing a mask, keeping your distance and cleaning your hands frequently; and using antigen tests appropriately. This is a lot to take in and I have had several people on to me from schools and those travelling who were confused. I’ve tried my best to explain as well as I can,

Local Enterprise Office LEO (021-4961828)

Restart Grants: www.corkcity.ie

Business Supports: www.dbei.gov.ie

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How to keep your home safe over Christmas home security tips to dissuade burglars CHRISTMAS is a popular time of year for burglary. How can you improve your home security and prevent robbery? Home security is an important priority for those who wish to avoid burglary this Christmas. One in 10 people have a friend or family member who has been burgled. Now, new research has revealed that people are nervous about the security of their property over the festive period. A report found that; 1 in 4 people (25%) feel nervous about the security of their property if they are out for the evening or away from home. They found that lighting ranked higher than any other type of security measure in the study which asked homeowners how they aim to keep their homes safe. Outdoor security light (40 per cent) topped the list of security measures people are taking. Leaving the lights on (27 per cent) and leaving the lights on a timer (31 per cent) - both tactics which lead intruders to believe the house is occupied - are popular choices. Christmas is a popular time of year of break ins, as it is dark and there are likely to be valuables in the home. Police have said: “With all the excitement of the Christmas period, people can become a bit lax with their home security – at the very time when they need to be the most careful.” Instances of robbery and burglary rise during the autumn and winter months and actually peaks in January although Christmas is still a prime time.

How to prevent burglary There are numerous ways to prevent break ins. This includes: Locking doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when you're in the garden. Hide all keys out of sight and away from the letterbox. Install a visual burglar alarm with 24/7 monitoring Install good outside lighting Install a CCTV Mobile Patrols to your property Burglary facts - what you need to know about break-ins: A burglar takes just one minute to decide whether to enter your home, according to finding’s and in that time they will spot up to 11 security flaws. Crime Stoppers Security can provide you with the following services to protect your home or business: • Intruder Alarms • Security Lighting • CCTV Systems • Monitoring

• Home Minding Service • Mobile Patrols • Alarm Response • Key-Holding

Crime Stoppers Security 021-2339040 info@crime-stoppers.ie www.crime-stoppers.ie Facebook @crimestoppersireland


Blarney Trades This page lists those vital people we frequently rely on or are often looking for a referral for - the trades that keep everything running smoothly from plumbing to car repairs, electricians to carpenters, etc.

CRIME STOPPERS SECURITY

K&M LANDSCAPING & GROUNDWORKS

Phone: 021 2339040 / 0877069069

Address: Willison Meadows, Blarney

Email: info@crime-stoppers.ie

Phone: 086 1038710

Website: https://www.crime-stoppers.ie

Email: Bart.murphy52@gmail.com Website: https://www.facebook.com/bartc2019

MARTIN CROWLEY ELECTRICAL

O'CONNELL CRASH REPAIRS

https://www.facebook.com/martincrowleyele

Address: Whitechurch, Co. Cork

ctrical

Phone: 087 2541306

Phone: 085 1218458

Email: adrian@occrashrepairs.ie

Address: 1 Ashdale House, Blarney, Cork,

Website: http://occrashrepairs.ie/

T23E954 Email: martincrowleyelectrical@gmail.com

TOWER AUTO CENTRE

VICTOR DALY DECORATOR

Address: Model Village, Tower T23 FA37,

Address: Blarney

Blarney

Phone: 085 1337217

Phone: 086 2578807

Email: victordaly.decorator@gmail.com

Email: edhealy58@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edwardhealyands onsgarage/

WINDY ACRE GARDEN DESIGNS Address: Vicarstown, Co. Cork Phone: 087 4021397 Email: windyacredesigns@gmail.com Website: https://windyacredesigns.com/

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Meet our newest Member

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Meet the Members FINDINGS I opened Findings as a Pop-up Shop in the Summer of this 2021 to sell Art, Jewellery and Crafts which I design. Everything is original and made in our in-store workshop. The pop-up was in effect a trial run. I wanted to hone my products and to see if there was a commercially viable business. I figured if the business could survive in the current climate then it would have a good chance of a future. Findings is still here (thanks to all my lovely customers) and busy coming up to Christmas, especially fulfilling orders for the personalised Music, Dance and Heart ranges of pictures and orders for bespoke jewellery. After a post-Christmas Break, the shop will reopen as ‘Findings on the Square’ with our range extended to children’s books and toys. This reopening will be in tandem with the launch of our brand and a full online shop. ‘I get such a buzz when I meet someone and see they’re wearing my jewellery!’

CHAMBER MEMBERS

ANNE MARIE FORREST

Beautifully unique, Gorgeously original. Address: The Square, Blarney, T23 K236 Phone: 086 814 5419 Email: findingsonthesquare@gmail.com Instagram: @findingsblarney

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Meet the Chamber Members

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Meet the Members AD QUANTITY SURVEYORS AD Quantity Surveyors is a Client focused Quantity Surveying company based in Blarney Co.Cork providing Quantity Surveying Services and Cost Management advice to Clients through out Munster for their construction projects from inception to completion including, feasibility cost estimates, value engineering, budget cost estimates, procurement, preparation of pricing documents, tendering and post-contract cost management. If you are planning your dream home or extending your existing home and feel some of our services may benefit your project please contact us for more information.

ADAM DAWES

Address: Blarney Phone: 087 2141692 Email: adawesqs@gmail.com Website: https://www.facebook.com/ADQuantitySurveying

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Meet the Members AIB BLARNEY Your Individual Banking Needs AIB Blarney brings a unique local knowledge and understanding of customers and their needs. We recognise that your time is precious so at AIB Blarney we offer experienced bank staff who will be available to discuss your individual banking needs. Whether you are thinking of changing your car, buying your first home or wish to save for a rainy day, we are here to talkthings through and provide useful and informative advice LINDA MOYNIHAN

“Being a member of the Blarney Chamber gives me and my colleagues the opportunity to meet & support local businesses in our community.”

Address: The Square, Blarney Phone: (086) 0466465 Email: linda.m.moynihan@aib.ie Website: https://aib.ie/branches/cork/blarney

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Meet the Members APOLLO PRINT We're a Cork based, family-owned business and we've been in business since 1986. We have a strong track record of excellent customer service as many of our clients have been with us for 20+ years. If you have any queries or you want further information on any of our services please phone us on Tel: 021 4871456 or Email: info@apolloprint.ie

BRIAN CARTER

"Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce is a great place to learn new skills whether it's marketing or social media tips from other members.

Having like-minded business owners to talk to also gives you the opportunity to get advice from them on all sorts of things related to your own business. This network group offers so much and is great value."

Address: Woodside, Kerry Pike Phone: (021) 487 1456 Email: info@apolloprint.ie Website: https://www.apolloprint.ie/

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Meet the Members BEAUTY BY KATRINA Beauty By Katrina is a locally owned Beauty Salon located in Blarney village. We offer a wide range of beauty treatments using the best quality and top branded products. We strive to give each of our clients individual bespoke treatments leaving them feeling extra special leaving our salon. Visit our Website & Online shop for all your beauty needs, free delivery and free gifts with purchase available. KATRINA MYERS

Address: Unit 3a, Blarney Shopping Centre, Blarney Phone: (021) 4384535 Email: beautybykatrinam@outlook.com Website: https://www.beautybykatrina.ie

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Meet the Members BETHAN O'RIORDAN PSYCHOTHERAPY & PARENTING SUPPORT Hello, I am Bethan, Psychotherapist specialising in parenting support. My

passion is to help parents create balance in their life. I've been working with people for over 15 years across a range of addiction, mental health and homeless services and supporting people to make the changes they want so that life is less complicated. Life doesn't have to be feeling torn between children and yourself and balance is possible. Come and join my free online community of like-minded parents and be part of the Calm & Confident FB Group (Calm & Confident Parenting (facebook.com)) so that life is easier and there is more time for you.

BETHAN O'RIORDAN

"I like coming to the meetings because I work by myself so it's nice to meet other people, and the chamber really helps me be a part of the community in Blarney. "

Looking forward to meeting you there

Address: Room 14, Ashdale House, Shean Lower, Blarney Phone: (083) 313 0446 Email: hello@bethanoriordan.com Website: https://bethanoriordan.com

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Meet the Members BIA SÁSTA The end of the year always gets us thinking of the months that have passed and what worked, what didn’t, what we learned and how we can do things better. I am currently working with a group of creatives and I have learned as much from them as they have from me. 2021 has been as weird as 2020 was but thankfully, I was a lot busier and got used to the online mentoring and teaching. Although busy, business has changed. I concentrated more on the mentoring side, helping start-up businesses to get business plans done etc. and discovered how much I enjoy teaching and sharing my experience. I am looking forward to times when I can start the food event side of the business – at least to a limited capacity as the new side is just too exciting to stop. Wishing all my clients – new and old – a wonderful Christmas time and the very best for a better 2022.

ELKE O' MAHONY

"Joining the chamber was one of the best decisions I have made. The depth of knowledge, love for local business and support available in the chamber pays back the fee in no time. Winning the Business Women of the Year in 2019 has given me the confidence that self-employed people working from home need from time to time."

Phone: 087 3168855 Email: elke@biasasta.ie Website: https://www.biasasta.ie

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Meet the Members BLARNEY CARAVAN & CAMPING PARK Blarney Caravan and Camping Park is a four-star Failte Ireland registered family-run park situated eight kilometres from Cork city and three from Blarney village. The park is gently sloping and well sheltered, with views of Blarney Castle and the surrounding countryside. Whether you’re camping, touring in a caravan, or travelling by Motorhome nothing’s too much trouble for our staff who are on hand to help and advise at all times. Should you wish to visit us often, then you can always store your caravan in our storage area as an easy option. Blarney Pitch & Putt course is a beautifully maintained 18 hole course established since 1995, overlooking the world famous Blarney Castle and surrounding countryside. The Course is open for green fees 7 days a week and is only 10 minutes’ drive from Cork City. With large golf like greens and beautifully maintained fairways this course is a pleasure for both beginners and experienced players alike. BLARNEY PITCH & PUTT NOW OPEN

CON QUILL

"Becoming a member of the Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce has helped us to get to know other businesses in the area while also helping to promote the economic and tourist development of Blarney and supporting local employment."

Address: Stoneview, Blarney Phone: 021 4516519 Email: info@blarneycaravanpark.com Website: https://blarneycaravanpark.com

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Meet the Members BLARNEY CASTLE We have Gift Vouchers available for our 6 & 12 month memberships which can be bought from our ticket office! Details of our memberships can be found at the following link https://blarneycastle.ie/pages/annual-membership Our current opening times are 9am – 5pm with last admission at 4pm! Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and we hope to see you in the gardens soon!

CHARLES COLTHURST

Address: Blarney Phone: 021 4385252 Email: info@blarneycastle.ie Website: https://www.blarneycastle.ie

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Meet the Members BLARNEY CREDIT UNION Do you know what Blarney Credit Union can do for you? Home Improvement Loans up to €60,000 for rates as low as 6p/c* Car loans rates from 7.5p/c on amounts of €10,000 and over* Death benefit for members* Insurance on borrowings at no cost to the member* 24- hour online access to your account through Blarney Credit Union app Over the phone card payments to your loan Fee free transactions for day -to- day lodgements* Please note that the above products are subject to eligibility and terms and conditions.

EDEL DESMOND

Like our Facebook page for the most up to date news and offers available exclusively to our members. Address: St. Ann’s Road, Blarney, Co. Cork Phone: 021 438 1149 Email: info@blarneycu.ie Website: https://www.blarneycu.ie/

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Meet the Members BLARNEY WELLNESS CENTRE It’s been an incredibly busy year at Blarney Wellness Centre with both therapies and the long awaited return of yoga classes. Never one to rest on my laurels, I’ve been up-skilling throughout lockdowns and I’m now a registered meditation and mindfulness teacher for children and adults. I’m excited for 2022 and my diary is filling up already which bodes really well for the future. Yoga classes begin again on Tuesday 11th and Thursday 13th of January from 7-8pm in the brand new Courtbrack Community Centre. Meditation classes will remain on zoom for now with occasional “popups” and a 4 week evening course. Children’s yoga & meditation classes will begin again next year. I wish to thank my wonderful clients for supporting my business, for referrals and of course for purchasing gift vouchers. On gift vouchers, I’ve a special offer for my most popular treatment, Stress Melt Therapy at the moment. Buy 4 for €200 (usually €240) Buy 6 for €300 (1 free). So this would be a wonderful gift for regular clients, those who’d like to be or corporate clients/staff.

PAT MURPHY MNRRI CIMI

"I love being a member of Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce because of the unending support for small business and the weekly meetings offer a space to discuss plans and indeed offer advice."

Address: Unit 9, Ashdale House, Shean Lower, Blarney Phone: 087 972 1149 Email: reflexologyathome@icloud.com Website: https://blarneywellnesscentre.ie/

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Meet the Members BLARNEY WOOLLEN MILLS Originally established in 1823, Blarney Woollen Mills is proud to be a family run Irish business. Our unique store is the largest Irish shop in the world and showcases the best of what Ireland has to offer from knitwear, activewear, fashion and gifts to Meadows & Byrne's exclusive homewares and furnishings. BLARNEY WOOLLEN MILLS https://www.facebook.com/blarneywoollenmills Still delivering our wide array of products worldwide via Website www.blarney.com Phone via our dedicated phone sales team 021-4516144

GILLIAN HAYES

THE MILL RESTAURANT-BLARNEY WOOLLEN MILLS: Offering great tasting take-out meals 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm. Order online at https://themillblarney.clickandcollection.com/

"Since joining the chamber of Commerce I have received great advice and knowledge from the other members. It is a real community feeling with a great sense of support at the end of the phone at any time."

Address: The Square, Shean Lower, Blarney, Co. Cork T23 H63K Phone: 087 2054104 Email: gillianhayes@blarney.com Website: https://blarney.com

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Meet the Members BLIZZARD SPORTS Blizzard Sports™ is a trusted Irish Sports company based in Cork. We offer full customisation and supply Sports Goods in your design and logo. We handle your designing, manufacturing, quality controls and shipment your goods to your door. Currently we are working with many GAA, Taekwondo, Karate, Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, MMA and Football clubs in and out of Ireland. We also offer services to companies who are looking to purchase T-shirts, Hoodies, vests and jackets in their branding. Please give us a call or drop in to our store at the above address. KASHIF JAMIL (KASH)

Follow us on Instagram: @blizardsports @blizzardsportsofficial FB: https://m.facebook.com/blizzardsports.ie/ Address: Unit 31, North Point Business Park, New Mallow Road, Cork Phone: 087 9116042 Email: blizzardsportsireland@gmail.com Website: https://www.blizzardsports.ie

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Meet the Members BRAND BLARNEY The Clogheenmilcon Fen Management Committee (which consists of Deborah Maguire, Sue Pamment, Meghan Maguire, James Mulcahy, Tom O'Byrne and Fionnuala Carroll of Brand Blarney; Martin McCormick-SEE, Niamh Twomey-Heritage Officer, Elmarie McCarthy-Tourism Officer, Dennis O’Regan-Area Engineer of Cork City Council and Kathryn Freeman, Conservation Ranger, NPWS) is planning some cutting back of vegetation which has been delayed due to COVID-19. We hope to see this happen early in the New Year. Sika Deer have been spotted around the Fen lately. While we are excited to see them in their natural habitat we encourage the public to remember that they are wild animals and respect their environment. Cork City Council responded very quickly to our request for some signs to advise the public to take care when around the animals. The Fen is there for everyone's enjoyment but please remember...the wildlife was there first.

BRAND BLARNEY

Email: talktome@brandblarney.com Website: https://aloadofblarney.ie Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ BrandBlarney

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Meet the Members CORK CPC TRAINING

We are Cork CPC Training, a family run -business. The CPC stands for Certificate of Professional Competence in the transport industry. All drivers wishing to drive professionally must do one days training every year to be compliant. We run CPC every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at our NEW location at The Radission Blu, Eastgate Little Island. Our start time is 8am and finish at 4pm. We have a lovely bright room with a desk per customer and enough room to socially distance everyone. Tea and coffee at 11am. Lunch can be preordered starting at €10.00 and ready for lunchtime. We have our Modules up online www.corkcpctraining.com. It is very easy to book, however if you are not comfortable using a computer please phone Mary on 087 2667191 and she will only be delighted to do it for you.

JIM MULCAHY MARY RING MULCAHY

''I look forward to the weekly meetings, it's an informative hour of chat, coffee, fun and great to hear how other businesses are progressing.''

Stay safe Jim and Mary Mulcahy

Phone: 087 2667191 Email: info@corkcpctraining.com Website: https://www.corkcpctraining.com

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Meet the Members CORK THERAPY CENTRE The practice treats a wide range of injuries including back and neck pain, sciatica, shoulder injuries, tennis elbow, hip, knee and foot injuries, biomechanical dysfunction, paediatrics and many more. Our clientele vary from babies to elderly people, from Olympic athletes to fun runners. We work in conjunction with Doctors, Consultants, Coaches and Gym Instructors. We remain open throughout all levels for face to face sessions while adhering to strict HSE guidelines. We also provide online consultations and online Pilates classes

ERIC WOLFE

"The Chamber of Commerce has been excellent for promoting the local businesses of Blarney and district. It has put local businesses front and centre with its shop local ethos. It has provided great support and encouragement to small business owners in this difficult time."

Address: Unit 4, Tower Shopping Centre, Tower, Blarney Phone: (021) 4384882 Email: corktherapycentre@gmail.com Website: https://corktherapycentre.com/

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Meet the Members CORRINNE'S KITCHEN Open for Orders Delicious baked goods, canapes, snacks, cakes. I create personalized quotations to suit your function. I live in Blarney, after moving in 2018 from South Africa. Cooking is my passion :-) I ran a Pop-Up restaurant alongside another chef for 2 years. I started my own catering business registered with the HSE to produce baked, vegetarian, vegan and low risk produce. Christmas Order Form: https://corrinneskitchen.wufoo.com/forms/nowtaking-orders-christmas-order-form/

CORRINNE AUSTIN

"I became a member of the chamber shortly after launching my home catering business in Blarney. I have made numerous contacts through the chamber's networking meetings. I've secured new customers, I've met so many new people and made friends. :) I felt welcomed into the community and have benefitted from advertising on the chamber social media outlets. I loved the social evenings out, the chats, and encouragement. "

Phone: +353 830696984 Email: corrinne.austin@gmail.com Website: https://www.facebook.com/corrinneskitchen

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Meet the Members CRIME STOPPERS SECURITY Crime Stoppers Security operate 24/7 providing Mobile Patrols, Alarm Response, Key-Holding, Static Guards, Site Security Systems, CCTV Systems, Intruder Alarms, Fire Alarms, Intercom Systems, Access Control, Sprinkler Systems, Monitoring, Business & Home Minding Packages are also available. For more information you can contact us on 021-2339040 email info@crime-stoppers.ie. www.crime-stoppers.ie #security #patrols #alarmresponse #protection #construction #development #retail #commercial #healthcare #fire #monitoring #key-holding # #home #secure #cork #limerick #galway #dublin #kerry #waterford #tipperary #clare

JOHN FOLEY

“The Chamber is such a great way to meet other local businesses and help each other in so many ways” Phone: 021 2339040 / 0877069069 Email: info@crime-stoppers.ie Website: https://www.crime-stoppers.ie

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Meet the Members EMF LIFTING AND LAUGHING Lifting and Laughing once again! "EMF Lifting and Laughing re-opens for in-person banter on the 8th of June. We are delighted to welcome back all our current members to their favourite house of exercise. Our waiting list for new members is now also open across PT, Group Coaching and Child/teen PT". "Thanks to the work of team EMF and the support of our fantastic members EMF has not just survived the pandemic but thrived. The importance of physical and mental health has never been higher and we are looking forward to changing many more lives into 2021 and beyond".

EOIN MURPHY

'We are a comedy club with a focus on fitness. A gym for people who don't like gyms. No judgment and no notions. Just fun, family-friendly flapping about". "Lifting and Laughing for physical and mental health".

Address: Unit 7, The Mill, Shean Lower, Blarney Phone: 021 2040112 Email: info@emf.ie Website: https://www.emf.ie

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Meet the Members GUILTY LITTLE PLEASURES Here at Guilty little pleasures Hair and beauty we aim to make your experience an unforgettable one. A place where you can get everything done under one roof and where you can feel at home under the care of our experienced stylists/therapists. We cater for all ages and all occasions. We provide the most professional treatments from Dr. MURAD Advanced skincare facial treatments to Cosmetic tattooing (eyebrows, lip liner, eye liner) and the must luxurious hair extensions.

NATASHA FALVEY

"Blarney Chamber has been such an amazing support to us as a new addition to the Blarney village. I've never felt so welcome and comfortable around other entrepreneurs and I really now feel like a part of the community." Address: Blarney Phone: 085 1340747 Email: natashafalvey@hotmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/guiltylittlepleasurs

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Meet the Members JOHN HENCHION & CO. John Henchion & Co. is a progressive and contemporary firm of solicitors based in Blarney, dealing with many areas of law. Our main focus is providing you with first class customer service while dealing with all your legal needs. We understand that our success not only depends on getting you the best legal outcome, but also on giving you the best possible service at each stage of your case. Types Of Litigation Cases We Deal With We provide expert legal advice in the following areas of litigation: Personal injury Boundary disputes Libel Slander Judicial reviews Medical negligence Building defects and property disputes Professional negligence Injunctions

JOHN HENCHION

Address: The Bakehouse, Waterloo Road, Blarney, Phone: 021 438 2870 Email: johnh@blarneylaw.com Website: https://blarneylaw.com/

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Meet the Members IFIX BLARNEY On the Spot Repair iFiX Blarney specialize in the Repair of all Phones / Computers / Gaming Consoles / iPads & Tablets / Apple iMac / MacBooks & ghd Hair Straighteners. We also stock Apple & Samsung Phones / Laptops / iPads and a wide variety of accessories in our shop in Blarney. Located by Tung Sing Blarney. We can be contacted through facebook at iFix Blarney or Call:4384713. And just to add a little bit more text about us, iFiX Blarney proudly support local clubs and sponsor local school comps with spot prizes. We like to show that we support local.

DEREK O' CONNOR

Address: Unit 2 Ashdale House, Blarney, Co. Cork Phone: 021 4384713 Email: ifixblarneyit@gmail.com Web: http://ifixcork.ie

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Meet the Members IRISH MADE GIFTS Corporate Gifts & Awards Let’s face it, an award is nothing without an owner and though we may love seeing our awards stand out in a crowd… what we love most is seeing them standing out with the crowd! Why not switch even one corporate gift to an Irish alternative and support artists, designers and makers from all around Ireland! • Bespoke awards that really tell your company’s story. • Personalised gifts to acknowledge valued staff. • IRISHMADEGIFTS- SUPPORTING IRISH MADE. Give us a follow on https://www.facebook.com/irishmadegifts

DEBORAH MAGUIRE

"The Friday morning meetings allow me to network, touch base with the faces behind our local businesses and socialise all in one hour... and everyone at the end of a phone when needed!"

Phone: 087 1961454 Email: deborah@irishmadegifts.com Website: http://IrishMadeGifts.com

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Meet the Members K&M LANDSCAPING & GROUNDWORKS Here at K&M we spare you, your time and stress as we supply and fit so you don't need to be running around. Our services. All types of concrete work Patios & decking Fencing including smart fence Artificial grass Property maintenance & management (internal & external) Soakways Lawn renewals Ground leveling Grass & hedge cutting taken away All types of general Groundworks

BART MURPHY

We are now offering a carpentry service, so contact us for wooden flooring/ wall panels/ skirting/ doors/ roof repairs, etc. Address: Willison Meadows, Blarney Phone: 086 1038710 Email: Bart.murphy52@gmail.com Website: https://www.facebook.com/bartc2019

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Meet the Members KEVIN CONDON FINANCIAL BROKERS If you were to die suddenly or suffer a critical illness, would your family have the financial resources to carry on as before? If not, maybe you need a complete “Financial Health Check” To book a complimentary consultation call Pierce Grace QFA on 087 2396762 Whether its Death and/or Specified Illness Cover, Mortgage or Income Protection, Pension, Savings or Investments, at Kevin Condon Financial Brokers Ltd we search for the most suitable products and providers to match your specific requirements. For further information give Pierce a call on 087 2396762.

PIERCE GRACE

"Being a member of the chamber ensures you are never far away from someone that is as keen as you are to offer help, advice and assistance (no always business) to fellow members. You can't put a price on these values."

Address: Unit 11 Sunberry, Blarney Phone: 087 2396762 Email: pierce@kcfb.ie Website: https://kcfb.ie

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Meet the Members MARANATHA COUNTRY HOUSE Peaceful Oasis in a Perfect Location Its location is also an ideal base from which to visit the many local tourist attractions such as Blarney Castle, or if golf is your sport - you can enjoy the nearby golf courses. Maranatha Country House is nestled in the midst of peaceful wooded gardens. Within this lovely family home, each of the en suite bedrooms is uniquely designed to give you an experience that is certain to be memorable, and the flower filled conservatory makes the perfect setting for a sumptuous Irish breakfast.

OLWEN & DOUGLAS VENN

Address: Blarney, Co. Cork Phone: 021 4385102 Email: douglasvenn@eircom.net Website: http://www.maranathacountryhouse.com/

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Meet the Members MARTIN CROWLEY ELECTRICAL SERVICES We are Safe Electric registered, certified & insured so you can have peace of mind when we work in your home or business.

Fuseboard Upgrades Re-wiring Smoke Alarms Electric Shower Installations & Shower Pumps Extra Sockets/Lighting Points Certified Electrical Testing Outdoor Sockets

MARTIN CROWLEY

We have done 6 upgrades over the last two weeks alone. Lots of phone calls as ESB are issuing letters after installation of smart metres. These letters are for safety reasons: tails, earthrods & fuseboard need upgrading as the old ceramic fuseboard has little to no protection for customers. Call us today for more info on 085 1218458

Phone: 085 1218458 Email: martincrowleyelectrical@gmail.com Website: https://www.facebook.com/MartinCrowley-Electrical-Services-175851723246868

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Meet the Members NOVA BROADBAND Nova Broadband is a different kind of Internet Service Provider. We are dedicated to providing really great internet services to residential and business customers in Ireland. We’ve built our own alternative broadband network which has grown over the years to cover thousands of customers over thousands of square kilometers of Ireland. Using both fibre and fixed wireless technology, we provide broadband to both urban and rural areas, where others can’t. We’ve been doing this since 2004 and every one of our team loves coming to work in the morning. We started out small but have grown rapidly into a trusted and established ISP – through giving the absolute best customer service and products out there. We are trusted by all types of users – from residential to SME to multinational – to provide reliable connectivity services, day in, day out with the absolute best in customer service and technical support. We have years of experience in fibre and licensed microwave networks offering a full range of business communications services over our national IP/MPLS network.Our services can be used for primary connectivity or diversity and offer huge bandwidth with speeds up to 10Gbps and symmetric services available. We have unbeatable reach nationally via carrier fibre networks and our extensive network of microwave tower sites.

CARA O'GORMAN

Address: Cork Internet Exchange, Cork Phone: 087 9307043 Email: cara.ogorman@novatelecom.ie Website: https://novatelecom.ie/

In light of the current climate we would like to offer home workers reduced contracts 6 & 12 month on our own network to ensure you can conduct your business with reliable broadband speeds.

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Meet the Members O'CONNELL CRASH REPAIRS One call and we will do it all! O’Connell crash repairs take the hassle out of your motoring mishaps . Just one phone call and you are sorted. We can recover repair and get your car back on the road as soon as possible . One call and O’Connell’s will do it all. 24 hour recovery / Crash repairs / Panel beating / Spray painting / Van conversations / Headlight focusing / Tow bars / Sandblasting / Man with van (Ikea) / Collecting and delivery service / NCT & DOE failures (rust) "You bend it we mend it, you scratch it we’ll match it , and if your in trouble we are there on the double"

ADRIAN O’ CONNELL

"I have been a member of the Blarney Chamber of Commerce since day one, I have made a lot of friends from the group but I have also made a lot of business contacts and have done a lot of business through the Chamber members and non members. I would go as far as saying it’s like family with business connections. If you need help there is always someone there to help you no matter how big or small your problem is . I look forward to our weekly meeting."

Address: Whitechurch, Co. Cork Phone: 087 2541306 Email: adrian@occrashrepairs.ie Website: http://occrashrepairs.ie/

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Meet the Members THE ORIEL HOUSE HOTEL The Oriel House Hotel is a luxury business and leisure hotel located on the west side of Cork city.Our unique property offers a mix of old and new, making it the leading four star hotel in Cork. The Oriel is luxury and relaxation, pure and simple and you will depart with nothing more than a desire to return. CIARA BARRY

Address: Ballincollig, Co. Cork Phone:021-4208400 Email: cbarry@orielhousehotel.ie Website: www.orielhousehotel.ie

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Meet the Members PHARMACY FIRST PLUS Pharmacy First Plus has three pharmacies in the Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce area, in Tower, in Grenagh and in Onslow Gardens (PFP Northside). In March 2020, we set up our online order offering for prescriptions, or any other item, where you can fill in the form on our website, selecting their pharmacy of choice. You can do this anytime, day or night. Orders are sent directly to the pharmacy where a member of the pharmacy team will review the order before contacting you to confirm your order and arrange a time for it to be ready for you to collect. You can even pay over the phone and we’ll drop it out to your car when you call. This facility has been used over 3,200 times (by 25/01/21). Have you used it yet? Go to www.pharmacyfirstplus.ie/order now!

ANNE & KEITH O'HOURIHANE

“Most important is the support I have received and the connections I have made while a member of the Chamber, regularly doing business with a huge variety of product and service provider members, and those members regularly doing business with me.”

Address: Tower Shopping Centre, Tower, Blarney Phone: 021-4385225 Email: tower@pharmacyfirstplus.ie Website: https://www.pharmacyfirstplus.ie Additional Locations: Grenagh: 021-4629918/grenagh@pharmacyfirstplus.ie Northside: 021-4398135/northside@pharmacyfirstplus.ie Glanmire: 021 482 2412/glanmire@pharmacyfirstplus.ie

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Meet the Members SBG CORK CITY JOIN OUR TRIBE

To experience the Vibe for yourself with our free private lesson, so that you can come along by appointment to have a look around our great facilities and chat about your goals and aspirations and a free private lesson to kickstart your journey. Straight blast gym family Martial Arts and Fitness Beginner friendly classes all year around kids Martial Arts Classes from age 3yrs upwards personal training & fitness classes Mma, Bjj, Kickboxing & Boxing for all ages open 7 days per week Free parking

MARLENE GRIFFIN

"I absolutely love coming to the chamber meetings on Friday mornings, it rejuvenates me after a tiring week of work."

Address: Unit 31 Northpoint Business Park, New Mallow Road, Cork Phone: 021 4215007 Email: info@SBGCork.com Website: https://www.SBGcork.com

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Meet the Members SCIENCE DIRECT LTD. Drinking Water Quality Science Direct is a local laboratory specialising in water testing, particularly for private water supplies. For your own peace of mind, it is important to know that your drinking water meets the standards of the drinking water regulations and that it is safe to consume. Contact us to order a water testing kit by post. Test results are returned within 4 working days from receipt of the sample at the laboratory, and we will give helpful insight into the quality of your drinking water supply.

TIM BUTTER & TOM O’BYRNE

Address: Unit 7 Monard Glen, Rathpeacon, Cork T23 HN8W Phone: (021) 438 4200 Email: info@sciencedirect.ie Website: https://www.sciencedirect.ie

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Meet the Members TAXASSIST ACCOUNTANTS Businesses urged to check they still qualify for government supports. TaxAssist Accountants launches a free, complete, Covid support guide for SMEs. Business owners are being urged to make sure they are not missing out on government support still available to them with the next phase of the roadmap approaching fast. After frequent changes, some confusion around eligibility and when schemes will wind down has set in. TaxAssist Accountants, an accountancy network for SMEs, has launched a free, consolidated, guide that brings together all of the remaining supports, including their planned end dates. The document acts as a practical checklist for business owners who want to ask themselves; am I still getting all the supports I could be getting? Speaking about the guide, Terry O’Donovan of TaxAssist Accountants Blackpool said ‘The key thing to say is the support is there so don’t miss out. Business owners are busy re-establishing their businesses and they don’t have the time to spend online researching the latest updates from each government agency. Add to that the fact that some information on the internet is now out of date and you can see how there is confusion. If you want to see at a glance what might apply to you, how much you can get and how you go about applying step by step then this is the guide for you’. The guide is available to download for free online at www.taxassist.ie/blackpool and is available via TaxAssist’s app. TaxAssist’s dedicated COVID-19 hub https://www.taxassist.ie/blackpool/resources/articles/completecovid-19-supports is also updated weekly with new information.

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TERRY O'DONOVAN

Address: Breffni Court, Watercourse Road, Blackpool, Cork, T23XO2N Phone: 021 242 7576 Email: terryodonovan@taxassist.ie Website: https://www.taxassist.ie/blackpool

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Meet the Members THE HOG ROAST Address: Blarney Phone: 087 9088009 Email: thegoodlifehogroast@gmail.com Website: https://www.thegoodlifehogroast.com

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Meet the Members THE SQUARE TABLE Locally Sourced Food

At The Square Table the goal is to serve good quality, uncomplicated food that is locally sourced and served in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Martina and Tricia choose their suppliers from among local, artisan, small businesses who are as passionate about food as they are. Inspired by watching their mother cook from an early age these choices are very personal. Early Bird menu is available Wednesday and Thursdays from 6-9pm and from 6-6:45pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Dinner is served from 6-9pm Wednesday and Thursfay and from 6-10pm on Friday and Saturday. Sunday lunch is served from 12:30 - 4pm.

TRICIA & MARTINA CRONIN

"We love being part of the Chamber. It's our direct link to the local community and local businesses. It's like being part of a family of like minded hard working people. When opening in Blarney the Chamber were the 1st to welcome us and continue to support us. We hold the Chamber in very high regard and appreciate the hard work the members do." Address: 5, The Square, Blarney Phone: 021 4382825 Email: info@thesquaretable.ie Website: https://www.thesquaretable.ie

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Meet the Members THE VILLAGE HAIR STUDIO Back in Style Located in Courtbrack, The Village Hair Studio has been helping our patrons to look and feel fabulous for over 15 years. We look forward to welcoming our loyal family of customers back to the salon, so that we can give them every care and attention. We were very proud to have been awarded by the Blarney and District chamber of commerce the award for Best Home Based Business award 2019. We are a ladies' and gents' salon and we specialise in colouring and cutting – no matter what your needs or your occasion, we have the style for you. We stock a wide range of L'Oréal products, to keep your hair glamorous and healthy.

AGNES COLLINS

"We really appreciate the great support we receive from like-minded businesspeople. It is such a help and encouragement to talk to people who understand the joys and challenges of running a small business. We also get great benefits from the advertising opportunities that we receive as members of the chamber." Address: Courtbrack, Co. Cork Phone: 021 4383121 Email: agnescollins33@gmail.com Website: https://www.facebook.com/agnes.collins.5602

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Meet the Members THE WEBSITE CHEF Baking success into your website

Give the entrepreneur in your family the gift of a website. Vouchers available in any denomination. Contact sue@thewebsite-chef.com for details. Now taking bookings for new websites in February and March 2022. Don't delay! Contact me to see if we could work together.

SUE PAMMENT

"Becoming a member of the Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce when I moved to the area 9 years ago was an excellent way to integrate into the business community and to make friends. I love being part of a group of like-minded people and enjoy the weekly meetings we have had pre-Covid."

Phone: (021) 7332865 Email: sue@the-website-chef.com Website: https://the-website-chef.com/

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Meet the Members T.I.S FIREPROOFING LTD TiS FireStopping Ltd are experts when it comes to passive fire protection. Our installers are qualified and experienced in all aspects of firestopping design solutions and installation details. Passive fire protection includes compartmentalization of the overall building through the use of fire-resistance rated walls and floors. Separation into individual fire compartments, consisting of one or more rooms or floors, prevents or slows the spread of fire and smoke from the room of fire origin to other building spaces, this can limit property damage and provide extra time to the building occupants to evacuate and reach a safe area.

DEREK O'CONNOR

TiS FireStopping Ltd installs all products and materials as per manufacturer's specifications and works in compliance to the latest Building Control Regulations to ensure a correct installation every time. We use only quality and tested products and materials from reputable manufacturers and suppliers, these include but are not limited to Rockwool, FSi, Protecta, Nullifire, Firetherm, Siderise and Hilti. TiS FireStopping Ltd cover the Commercial / Industrial & Pharma Industry, we are based in Blarney, Cork providing service in Cork & all of Ireland. Please find all contact details on our web site at www.tisltd.ie

Phone: (021) 6010423 Email: derek@tisltd.ie Website: https://www.tisltd.ie

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Meet the Members TOWER AUTO CENTRE Family Run Business Established 1984 Located in Tower T23 FA37 Contact 0862578807 E-mail edhealy58@gmail.com Over 40 Years Experience on all Makes & Models Full Workshop Facilities. OBD Diagnostics Pre N.C.T. Servicing Repairs Car Sales To Suit All Budgets Excellent After Sale Service

EDWARD HEALY & DEIRDRE HOURIHAN HEALY

"Being a member of The Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce has helped us with our profile within the Business Community of Blarney." Address: Model Village, Tower T23 FA37, Blarney Phone: 086 2578807 Email: edhealy58@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edwardhealyandsonsgarage/

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Meet the Members VICTOR DALY DECORATOR Local, Reliable Painting & Decorators At Victor Daly Painting & Decorating, we are highly skilled decorators with great attention to detail. We cater for all your needs including domestic, commercial and industrial work. We specialise in all types of spraying, ranging from Kitchen units , interior houses, office blocks and fire-proofing. We also love to refurbish worn down floors, counter tops, furniture etc to bring them back to life. Fully insured and registered. Very competitive rates call any time for free quotation. VICTOR DALY

Address: Blarney Phone: 085 1337217 Email: victordaly.decorator@gmail.com

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Meet the Members WINDY ACRE GARDEN DESIGNS Give a gift of a garden design consultation, great as a Christmas, Birthday or housewarming gift. Contact windyacredesigns@gmail.com. FIONNUALA CARROLL

"Business aside, I’ve made great friends by joining the Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce and would urge anyone, particularly those who tend to work alone like myself, to join.."

Address: Vicarstown, Co. Cork Phone: 087 4021397 Email: windyacredesigns@gmail.com Website: https://windyacredesigns.com/

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Meet the Members YOUNGSTARS MUSIC SCHOOL Youngstars Music School is gearing up for the Christmas Season and will be hosting some fantastic workshops and classes as well as online Concerts. All the workshops and classes are available to students outside of Youngstars. Please email us at youngstarsmusicschool@gmail.com to book your place. ANNA MITCHELL

"As a new business owner the chamber is a wonderful outlet to meet people who have experience in business and who can offer support and lend an ear in times of need. We all look forward to our weekly Friday coffees and scones.

Phone: 085 8297737 Email: youngstarsmusicschool@gmail.com Website: https://www.youngstarsmusicschool.com/

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Business Resources

and Events Friday mornings

BUSINESS RESOURCES & EVENTS

Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce weekly meetings. 9am Blarney Castle Hotel (Meetings are suspended until further notice)

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Business Resources Enterprise Ireland Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/

Local Enterprise Offices The Local Enterprise Office is the First Stop Shop for anyone seeking information and support on starting or growing a business in Ireland. The Local Enterprise Office provides advice, information and support to you in starting up or growing your business https://www.localenterprise.ie/

SME On Line Tool Kit There are over 170 different Government supports for Irish start-ups and small businesses. This Online Guide is to help Irish start-ups and small businesses navigate the range of Government supports to see which you could possibly apply https://supportingsmes.gov.ie/sme-search/

Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (ISME) ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association, is the only independent representative association for Small and Medium Enterprises and currently has in excess of 10,200 members nationwide. Uniquely in Ireland, ISME is independent of big business, big banks and government and gives voice to the issues facing SME owner-managers. https://isme.ie/

Small Firms Association The Small Firms Association (SFA) is the national organisation exclusively representing the needs of small enterprises (i.e. those employing less than 50 employees) in Ireland. sfa.ie BUSINESS RESOURCES & EVENTS

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Supports Local Business

Members (alphabetically) AD Quantity Surveyors

iFix Blarney

AIB Blarney

Irish Made Gifts

Apollo Print

K&M Landscaping & Groundworks

Beauty by Katrina

Kevin Condon Financial Brokers

Bethan O’Riordan Psychotherapy & Parent Support

Maranatha Country House B&B

Bia Sasta

Marie O’Byrne Consultancy (Science)

Blarney Caravan & Camping Park

Martin Crowley Electrical

Blarney Castle Estate Partnership

Nova Telecom

Blarney Castle Hotel

O’Connell Crash Repairs

Blarney Credit Union

Oriel House Hotel

Blarney Post Office

Pharmacy First Plus

Blarney Wellness Centre

Science Direct Ltd.

Blarney Woollen Mills

Straight Blast Gym of Cork City

Blizzard Sports

TaxAssist Accountants

Brand Blarney

The Hog Roast

Cork CPC Training

The Square Table

Cork Therapy Centre

The Village Hair Studio

Corrinne’s Kitchen

The Website Chef

Crimestoppers Security

T.I.S Fireproofing Ltd

EMF Lifting & Laughing

Tower Auto Centre

Findings

Victor Daly Painting & Decorating

Guilty Little Pleasures Hair and Beauty

Windy Acre Garden Designs

John Henchion & Co. Solicitors

Youngstars Music School

Hydro Farm Allotments

CHAMBER MEMBERS

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Chamber Membership

To join the Chamber: https://blarneychamber.com/membership/ Annual Membership rates:1 year €100 For more details about the Chamber visit our website at https://blarneychamber.com

ABOUT THE CHAMBER

Together in Business

the chamber The Benefits of joining

Online Magazine Content Listed On The Chamber Website Facebook, Instagram &Twitter Platforms Weekly Meetings

Networking Events

Business Development & Growth Social Events Referrals From Members

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