Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce e-Zine February 2022

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Supporting local businesses FEBRUARY 2022

BUSINESS SUPPORT EVENTS

QUARTERLY E-MAGAZINE

MEET THE CHAMBER

NETWORKING

LOCAL OFFERS

LOCAL HEROES

AND MORE.....


02 Welcome 04 Meeting Schedule 05 About the Chamber 09 Featured Member Interview 12 Food in Blarney 15 Words from Cllr Damian Boylan 18 Blarney Trades 19 Meet the members 64 Business Resources & Events 66 Member Directory


WELCOME TO THE BLARNEY & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Chamber Members in their confidence by voting for me as Chairman of The Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce for the coming year. It is always a privilege to be part of such an amazing group of people and I would like to thank the outgoing committee for all their hard work and commitment over the past year and welcome in the new committee. The committee have met and already brain stormed some new projects for the year which we are very excited to bring to our members and the business community of Blarney and the district of Blarney. As below you can see what we have tasked for the year ahead. Valentines Promotions

John Foley

Easter Egg Hunt St Patricks Day Celebrations Business Awards Night Business Expo Event

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.

CONTACT DETAILS

Member Events Roll out of new sections to the Blarney Chamber App Halloween Event Community Events Christmas Events Printed version of our Chamber Magazine Welcome to Blarney Project If you would like to join the Chamber you can visit our website for more information www.blarneychamber.com or come along to one of our meetings and meet some of the like-minded members who can help your business grow or just to get advice from. John Foley Chairman

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

WELCOME

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Meet the Chamber Committee 2022

Chairman John Foley

Vice-Chair Mary Ring

Secretary Sue Pamment

Treasurer Elke O'Mahony

CHAMBER MEMBERS

Co-Vice Chair Deborah Maguire

Co-Secretary Fionnuala Carroll

Events Co-Ordinator Adrian O'Connell

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CONTACT DETAILS Email: chairperson@blarneychamber.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? "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.."

"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 ."

"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!"

ABOUT THE CHAMBER

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An interview with...

Q - Give us a quick description of your business.

Sue Pamment

I build websites for small businesses. I walk you through the website process making it as easy and painless as possible. I create sites in WordPress and give you instructions for updating it yourself and I provide on-going maintenance for those who don’t want to get involved with the nuts and bolts of their site. Q -Who are the people behind your business and define each of your roles/ or if it’s just yourself tell us about your role. I work alone because I love the direct contact I have with my clients. I enjoy building relationships that will last and I have several clients for whom I have re-done their websites as their businesses have grown over time.

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Q -Where are you based? I’m based in Cork but have clients in other parts of Ireland, the UK, Spain and around the U.S. Most of my work is conducted by Zoom calls and emails and I have many clients whom I’ve never met in person but we have built solid working relationships regardless of proximity. Q -How long have you been involved in this work? I been building websites for over 15 years. Over time I’ve refined what I do and have learned a lot of new skills. Now I can pick and choose who to work with and I love the diversity of businesses among my clientele. Q -Tell us about your offerings. I build simple small business sites, e-commerce sites and booking systems. The following is a list of industries I’ve worked with which is constantly evolving: hospitality music trades retail health & wellness business services home & garden beauty & personal services I also offer on-going maintenance as referenced above. This involves daily monitoring of your site should you have any issues and I provide monthly reports showing traffic to the site. Many business owners think once their site is built they don’t have to do any more with it but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In these days of cyber security issues it’s critical to keep an eye on your site and to have adequate security protecting it. I monitor my clients’ sites and have alerts set up in case a site goes offline.

and resources to get right, which is why they start from around 3,000 euros. Q -What do you consider to be one of your works best features- what are you proud of? According to client testimonials, my hands-on approach and responsiveness to my clients are the best features of my business. I am most proud of the repeat business I get from my clients and that all my work comes from referrals or networking. Highlights for me have been the appreciation I receive from clients when they’re happy with their site. I received a thank you note from a client in December who thanked me for being me. That meant a lot. Q -What is the biggest challenge to your business since #Covid19? Time. If I could have cloned myself three times over I might still not have had enough time to satisfy all the requests that came my way since Covid19 began. I didn’t like having to turn people away. I’m not complaining. My business grew 20% over the past two years.

Simple, small brochure websites start at 1,800 euros and can increase, depending on requirements. Ecommerce websites usually involve a lot more time LOCAL HERO

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Q -Any advice for Joe Public? When contemplating a new website for your business, especially start-ups, talk to your web designer early on and share your ideas. You can save yourself time and money. Don’t underestimate the time it takes to create a website. Allow six to eight weeks minimum once work begins and if you want to be website ready within that timeframe, be ready to meet your deadlines for forwarding the required information as and when it is needed by the developer. Clients often bounce ideas off me that aren’t even websiterelated so I become an integral part of their team. Your web designer may well be able to refer you to graphic designers and copywriters so don’t be shy about asking. I’m creating great working relationships with graphic designers and writers for that very purpose. Give your web designer as much information about your business as is relevant and keep them informed of changes. A client wondered why they weren’t getting emails and was ready to get rid of their website because it wasn’t doing what they wanted until it transpired that they had changed their email address and not informed me so that I could update their website. Q -Any new ideas in the pipeline? Funnily enough, the new ideas are to find more of a work/life balance! I enjoy my work immensely but don’t want it to consume me. I have so many clients bringing work for this year that I am booked up until May already.

Q - Anything else you’d like to add? I am always available to have a chat with someone who is contemplating starting a website, especially startups. Even if they don’t work with me it can be beneficial to have a chat. Q - How does Blarney Chamber membership help you/what do you like most about your local chamber? The Blarney Chamber has provided a rich bank of advisors, support and referrals over the nine years I’ve been a member. I enjoy being a part of the community they offer and have formed some very strong friendships from people I’ve met there not to mention the ongoing business referrals. They’ve helped me to grow as a person and a business. I'm honoured to have been elected as Secretary this year. It’s important to get involved in some form of networking, not just for the business referrals but also for connection on a deeper level. I find that you get what you give and consistency is key. Contact Details Sue Pamment - The Website Chef Address: Dripsey Phone: 021 7332865 Website: https://the-website-chef.com/ Email: sue@the-website-chef.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheWebsiteChef Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/suepamment/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/suepamment/

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Food in Blarney Blarney & District is the place for good food. It can be difficult to choose where to go for a meal so we have compiled a list of tasty places (please note, this list is not comprehensive and we might have missed some great places - 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? Meet your friends at the Mills and enjoy a piece of history in Blarney. 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? 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 FOOD IN BLARNEY

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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 FOOD IN BLARNEY

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Cllr Damian Boylan WORDS FROM OUR LOCAL COUNCILLOR

Everyone has seen the cost-of-living rise and as such are rightfully looking to Government for some measures to help those who need it. In good news the exchequer figures are very good and the country is in a good place financially. I have also put in some news around the Leaving Cert exams for this year and the report on the Pension Age for the State Pension. Reducing the cost of living At a recent parliamentary party meeting, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the cost of living must be reduced and work is underway to look at potentially reducing some Government fees and charges. He said the €210m scheme (€100 credit for 2.1million domestic electricity customers) was not enough. He noted with rising inflation and higher prices, more needs to be done to help families and the Government would respond to and do this. The meeting heard work was underway to reduce the cost of living with Ministers. Strong momentum in tax receipts continues into the start of this year €6bn in spending underpins public services and economic recovery

Cllr Damian Boylan Contact details: Tel: 087 2244364 e-mail : damianboylan@live.com Exchequer figures published on Wednesday show that tax revenues in January were €6.7 billion, 24 per cent higher than last year and 13 per cent higher than January 2020; January is a very important month for tax receipts (it is generally the largest month of the year for VAT receipts as it covers the Christmas trading period); VAT receipts were very strong at €3.1 billion, 32 per cent higher than January 2021 although the annual comparison is distorted due to the introduction of public health restrictions in late2020; VAT receipts were up 15 per cent compared to the same period in 2020; Income tax receipts remain robust at €2.6 billion in January, up 13 per cent on an annual basis and 18 per cent relative to the pre-pandemic position in January 2020; Total gross voted expenditure in January amounted to almost €6.0 billion, €0.3 billion or 5 per cent below the same period in 2021 but 6 per cent ahead of January 2020; An Exchequer surplus of €2.2 billion was recorded in January. However, this figure is inflated by VAT revenues in January, which will not be repeated in February. The 12-month rolling Exchequer deficit – a better measure of underlying trends - stood at €6.4 billion in January. Recommendation that State Pension age should remain at 66 The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands has published its report in response to the final report published by the Commission on Pensions.

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Cllr Damian Boylan WORDS FROM OUR LOCAL COUNCILLOR

The Committee’s report is also published in response to a request from Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys who previously asked the Committee to consider the report and provide its views. The Pension Commission’s report has stated that the current State Pension is not sustainable in its current form and changes are needed. The Committee recommends that the current pension age be retained. In total, the Committee has made 13 recommendations in response to the Report of the Commission on Pensions with the aim of ensuring the sustainable provision of the State Pension into the future. During its examination of the issue, the Committee engaged with several individuals and organisations including the Department of Social Protection, the Commission on Pensions, Age Action, the Economic and Social Research Institute, Family Carers Ireland, SIPTU and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Some of the Committee’s key recommendations: The qualifying age for the State pension should remain at age 66; Legislation should be developed to ban the use of mandatory retirement clauses in existing as well as new employment contracts. The proposal to move workers over the age of 66 to Class K PRSI is rejected; Changes to Employers’ PRSI contribution rates should be examined by the Commission on Welfare and Taxation to determine the fairest way to increase Employers’ PRSI contribution rates. The cap on credited contributions should be eliminated in view of the importance of nurturing and caring work in our society. Leaving Cert 2022 Government has decided to operate an examinations only approach for Leaving Certificate

in 2022, with significant further adjustments; To make further significant changes to the examinations themselves; To provide students with a commitment that the overall results of Leaving Certificate 2022 will not be lower than in 2021. The decision, which was communicated to members of the advisory group after a meeting of cabinet, seeks to address the concerns for students as to: How we can best address the lost in-class tuition time experienced by the students as both they and their teachers were absent for Covid reasons; and, How can we ensure students feel, and actually are, treated fairly and equitably when compared to the class of 2021. Junior Cycle examinations did not run in 2020 or 2021 for Covid-related reasons, on the advice of Public Health. The Junior Cycle summer examinations will go ahead this year as planned.Planning for the 2022 examinations has been underway by the Department of Education and the State Examinations Commission for some time. In similar fashion to 2020 and 2021, this work has been assisted by an advisory group of key stakeholders which has met on a number of occasions. The decision to make the extensive changes to the examination papers, on top of changes announced in August 2021, has been taken to provide the Leaving Certificate students of 2022 with the fairest method of assessing their learning and attainment at the end of their post-primary education and enabling them to progress to further and higher education and training, apprenticeships and the world of work. The further extensive changes to the papers means that candidates have greater choice, less questions to answer and still have the same amount of time as in a normal year to complete the examination. The Minister for Education stated that she has put in place measures to ensure that the overall set of results in the aggregate for this year will be no lower than last year. This

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Cllr Damian Boylan WORDS FROM OUR LOCAL COUNCILLOR

means that the class of 2022 will not be disadvantaged compared to the class of 2020 or 2021. The Minster and her Department are confident that the decision to put in place these significant changes to the examinations, is the fairest one for students. Over the coming days, the Department and the SEC will provide the technical detail on the changes that are being made to the papers to schools and students. They will also be maintaining the previously announced steps to maximise tuition time for students by, for example, holding the Leaving Certificate language orals during the Easter holidays – as announced in December. I know the cost-of-living issues is affecting people but I do believe that this is a temporary issue and that the Government will take steps to help. On a final note I do have my ward fund grants for 2022 available and would ask groups interested to email me on damian_bylan@corkcity.ie to register interest. The maximum grant I can award is €500 but this sum can be of great help to smaller organisations and I am delighted to be able to help.

Local Enterprise Office LEO (021-4961828) Restart Grants: www.corkcity.ie Business Supports: www.dbei.gov.ie

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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 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

"Blarney and District Chamber of Commerce strives on supporting local businesses through encouragement, advertisement and the wealth of knowledge from other members with different business backgrounds ensuring great advice for any questions. All the members are only a message away and so friendly, approachable and willing to help which has really benefited my businesses. I would encourage any small business to join."

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 ELMARIE CULLINANE

“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 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 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

ELKE O' MAHONY

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. "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* EDEL DESMOND

Please note that the above products are subject to eligibility and terms and conditions. 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 “pop-ups” 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."

I am delighted to introduce Reflexology Lymph Drainage or RLD to Blarney Wellness Centre. This wonderful treatment has all the benefits of manual lymphatic drainage, boosting immunity, supporting sufferers of lymphoedema and lipodema, autoimmune issues and so much more. RLD is suitable for most people with just a few considerations. I’ll also keep my pop-up shop open for gift vouchers, foot/bath soaks and relaxing lavender eye pillows. 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 GILLIAN HAYES

Still delivering our wide array of products worldwide via Website www.blarney.com Phone via our dedicated phone sales team 021-4516144 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 Brand Blarney was delighted at the turnout to the talks given by Tom O'Byrne at The Fen on Sunday, 6th of February to mark World Wetlands Day. The topic was the story of the Fen and the relationship with the Sika Deer with an interesting piece about climate change from James Mulcahy.

BRAND BLARNEY

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

Thanks to Crime Stoppers Security for supplying and installing some cameras so we can get more information about the Sika deer population in the Fen.

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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.

JIM MULCAHY MARY RING MULCAHY

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

''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.''

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. 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 “When your Business is closed, we are open 24/7 protecting it” Crime Stoppers Security provides every security solution for your business. We provide the following services: Intruder Alarms CCTV Systems Key-Holding Alarm Response Mobile Patrols Fire Alarms Sprinkler Systems Fire Extinguishers www.crime-stoppers.ie

Intercom Systems Security Lighting Access Control Site Security Systems Manned Guarding Alarm Monitoring Automatic Gates Service & Maintenance

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 EOIN MURPHY

importance of physical and mental health has never been higher and we are looking forward to changing many more lives into 2021 and beyond". '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".

"The Chamber is a place of business and a place of support. Knowing the right people in any area is a great way to feel connected to the community and helps massively with becoming a part of that community yourself."

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 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

ANNE MARIE FORREST

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

jewellery!’

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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

NATASHA FALVEY

extensions. "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: JOHN HENCHION

Personal injury Boundary disputes Libel Slander Judicial reviews Medical negligence Building defects and property disputes Professional negligence Injunctions

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

DEREK O' CONNOR

spot prizes. We like to show that we support local.

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 JGD SAFETY I love working with people to give them a greater understanding of risk when it comes to Health & Safety. The training that JGD Safety currently provide is: (Always updating) Manual Handling Abrasive Wheels Working At Height Chemical Awareness VDU/DSE Assessments Fire Safety Safety Awareness

JAMES DAVIS

Safety Representative Safety documentation is a legal requirement for businesses and this is a service that JGD Safety also provides. Below are some of the services that we offer: Safety Statements Risk Assessments Workplace Audits Workplace Health & Safety Audits Safety Harness & Lanyard Inspection (6 Month Check)

Address: Faggot Hill, Clogheen, Blarney Road, Cork T23YH74 Website: https://jgdsafety.com/ Phone: 087 9421430 Email: jgdsafety@outlook.ie

Safety Officer Safety Plans – Construction Stage Scaffolding Inspections (Weekly) Traffic Management Plans Road Opening & Reinstatement – Advanced Signing, Lighting & Guarding Safety File COVID Compliance Officer

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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

BART MURPHY

Lawn renewals Ground leveling Grass & hedge cutting taken away All types of general Groundworks 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.

PIERCE GRACE

For further information give Pierce a call on 087 2396762. "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

OLWEN & DOUGLAS VENN

memorable, and the flower filled conservatory makes the perfect setting for a sumptuous Irish breakfast.

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

CARA O'GORMAN

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.

Address: Cork Internet Exchange, Cork Phone: 087 9307043

We have years of experience in fibre and licensed microwave networks

Email: cara.ogorman@novatelecom.ie

offering a full range of business communications services over our

Website: https://novatelecom.ie/

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. 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).

ANNE & KEITH

Have you used it yet? Go to www.pharmacyfirstplus.ie/order now!

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

MARLENE GRIFFIN

open 7 days per week Free parking "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

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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

Address: Breffni Court, Watercourse Road,

there is confusion. If you want to see at a glance what might apply to

Blackpool, Cork, T23XO2N

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

Phone: 021 242 7576 Email: terryodonovan@taxassist.ie Website: https://www.taxassist.ie/blackpool

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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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 Thursday and from 6-10pm on Friday and Saturday. Sunday

TRICIA & MARTINA CRONIN

lunch is served from 12:30 - 4pm on the 1st & 3rd Sundays each month beginning the first Sunday in March.

"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

AGNES COLLINS

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. "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

Ongoing maintenance support packages Getting a well-designed website is only the first step towards having a successful one. Ongoing maintenance to protect your security and keep your site working efficiently is vital. Yet I’ve heard some really stressful stories of people being left with no help at all after the original build. I can assure you, I will always be available to help if needed. My optional maintenance packages are transparent and have your best interests at heart. I want to make sure you always have a successful

SUE PAMMENT

website, not just a pretty one. One of the most common causes of websites being hacked is the failure of site owners to keep plugins and themes up-to-date. This usually happens because the business owner is too busy running their business to keep tabs on their website. It's perfectly understandable and yet if you've spent the time and money creating a website you don't want to

Phone: (021) 7332865

risk losing it. Talk to me about a maintenance package that suits your

Email: sue@the-website-chef.com

needs.

Website: https://the-website-chef.com/

"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."

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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 EDWARD HEALY &

Repairs

DEIRDRE HOURIHAN HEALY

Car Sales To Suit All Budgets Excellent After Sale Service

"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 TOWER LAUNDERETTE Tower Launderette is a family run Launderette and Dry cleaners based in Shournagh House in the heart of Tower. Tower Launderette was fitted with brand new machines that are as ecofriendly as possible. The machines we installed use no harmful chemicals or solvents and are digitally monitored to ensure that they clean to HSE Guidelines. Our services include: All Laundry services, including Dry Only Dry Cleaning

LISA COSTELLO

Ironing services, Commercial and domestic Commercial Laundry services (B&B, Hairdressers, Child Care, Sports Teams, Restaurants) Address: Shournagh House, Tower T23HP5C Website: https://www.towerlaunderette.com/ Phone: 085 145 99 99 Email: lisa@towerlaunderette.com

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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 Blarney Adult Choir is back up and running on Monday nights, filling the village with our glorious voices. We are looking forward to our Spring concerts and an announcement will be made soon about our Summer Camps.

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

BUSINESS RESOURCES & EVENTS

Thursday, 10th Feb 5:30pm

Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce weekly meetings. Blarney Castle Hotel

Friday, 18th Feb 9:00 am

Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce weekly meetings. Blarney Castle Hotel

Thursday, 24th Feb 5:30pm

Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce weekly meetings. Blarney Castle Hotel

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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

JGD Safety

AIB Blarney

K&M Landscaping & Groundworks

Apollo Print

Kevin Condon Financial Brokers

Beauty by Katrina

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

Tower Laundrette

Guilty Little Pleasures Hair and Beauty

Victor Daly Painting & Decorating

John Henchion & Co. Solicitors

Windy Acre Garden Designs

Hydro Farm Allotments

Youngstars Music School

iFix Blarney Irish Made Gifts

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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

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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