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Supporting local businesses JANUARY 2021

BUSINESS SUPPORT EVENTS

MONTHLY E-MAGAZINE

MEET THE CHAMBER

NETWORKING

LOCAL OFFERS

LOCAL HEROES

AND MORE.....


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Welcome

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About the Chamber

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Local Heros

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Words from Cllr Damian Boylan

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Meet the members

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Business Resources & Events

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Business Directory


WELCOME TO THE BLARNEY & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

From the Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce, we hope you had a happy and safe Christmas. 2020 was a challenging year and never had it been more important to support each other and keep businesses afloat. But 2020 was also a year of family and we have found creative ways of helping neighbours and friends. The Chamber tried to support local businesses and causes as well with our Shop Local Campaign.

John Foley CHAIRMAN OF THE BLARNEY & DISTRCT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

With the new lockdown we are more determined than ever to help and advocate Blarney & District as much as possible. We, the Chamber wish you a healthy new year with all its hope and opportunities.

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 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. "

"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."

“The Chamber is such a great way to meet other local businesses and help each other in so many ways�

ABOUT THE CHAMBER

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Q- Give us a quick description of your business. A- I’m a clinical and orthopaedic reflexologist as well as a yoga & meditation teacher for children and adults.

Pat Murphy Blarney Wellness Centre

I also run a crafting business called ‘Blarney Artsy Craftsy’. Q- How long have you been involved in your career path? A- I began the meandering journey to where I am now in 1998, when I started a classical reflexology course. At the time I was firmly entrenched in a career in sales, retail and window dressing which I thoroughly enjoyed because I was working with people and utilizing my love of crafting and design which would become extremely important this year. I upskilled my qualifications to add other modalities throughout. I finally decided to work for myself after the premature birth of our second child 12 years ago and I’ve never regretted it

Q-Tell us about your Blarney Wellness Centre/Baby Toes to Big Toes offerings:

Pat Murphy

Pat tells us about her wellness business.

A- I treat people of all ages using Clinical reflexology Reiki energy therapy Indian head massage Sports cupping I also work with couple’s fertility issues I teach parents baby reflexology & massage I teach yoga via Skype at present to my lovely regular clients. I’m really looking forward to teaching “in person” yoga and meditation classes again next year. There is nothing like a live class!

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Q-What do you consider to be one of Blarney Wellness Centre/ Baby Toes to Big Toes best offerings- what are you proud of? A-I’m particularly proud of 4 of my offerings Stress Melt Therapy - which is a divine combination of Indian head massage, Japanese facial massage and foot reflexology. Crystal facial massage is so soothing that it promises a reduction of fine lines and high pigmentation as well as working on powerful reflexology points. 5 years ago I developed the ‘Little Hearts Yoga & Meditation Programme’ for parents and playschools. My regular stint teaching yoga to students at our local secondary school is also deeply rewarding. Q- Any funny anecdotes? A- The one that really springs to mind is when an elderly neighbour misunderstood my “foot treatments� for chiropody and wondered where my “blades� were. Q-What is the biggest challenge to your business since #Covid19? A-Being forced to close my business in March and then again in September was deeply stressful for several reasons, I view what I do as essential to people’s emotional and physical wellbeing and of course there’s the empowerment of selfemployment. Having that removed was distressing.

LOCAL HERO

On a positive note, I’ve been very busy since reopening and I’ve no doubt that 2021 will bring more positivity. Q-Any advice for Joe Public regarding the importance of caring for our mental health during Covid 19? A-There is nothing more powerful than deep mindful breathing. The breath can transform your mood from low to fabulous in minutes. Our diaphragm is a muscle and as with any muscle it responds beautifully to exercise. Exercising your diaphragm is simple. Sit down, place your hands on your tummy and take a long slow breath into your lungs and observe your tummy as it enlarges, then breathe out even more slowly as your tummy deflates, breathe in inflate, breathe out deflate. I promise that it works and if you don’t have 5 minutes then take 10!! đ&#x;˜ Q- Any advice for Joe Public regarding looking out for our children’s mental health & wellbeing? A- Movement and practicing deep breathing as above can be transformative as can creating something deeply personal such as a piece of art, baking and cooking. Our 3 children are all very different, but they all enjoy different activities and are all creative.

Q- How does Blarney Chamber membership help you/what do you like most about your local chamber? A- Being a member of Blarney and District Chamber of Commerce means I have access to support and of course the lifeblood of business- referrals.

Contact Details: Pat Murphy https://blarneywellnesscentre.ie/ 087-9721149 Email: reflexologyathome@icloud.com https://www.facebook.com/Babytoestobi gtoescork/ https://www.facebook.com/woollybagsan dotherbitsblarney/

Q-Any new ideas in the pipeline? A-I’m planning to grow my crafting business in 2021 to create a bespoke range of crochet home-wears, to set up adult’s hand-sewing classes and to continue with my children’s sewing and yoga camps. The only limit is one’s imagination.

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Cllr Damian Boylan WORDS FROM OUR LOCAL COUNCILLOR

Brexit Rather than speak about Covid, for which the new restrictions are still being decided I decided to share some information on Brexit, the steps the Government have taken and some of the ramifications for people and business. The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, together with the Withdrawal Agreement, including the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, means that Ireland’s key objectives in the Brexit process have been achieved, in particular protection of the Good Friday Agreement and the gains of the peace process, including avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland; Ensuring the best possible outcome for trade and the economy, notably tariff and quota free trade with the UK and protection of Ireland’s place in the Single Market; It creates a new stable relationship with the UK for the Irish transport and energy sectors and ensures cooperation between police services on these islands continues. The Government has put substantial time and resources into preparing for Brexit. We have however been very clear all along that even with an EU-UK deal in place, the seamless trading environment we had become accustomed to would not continue. The UK’s decision to leave the EU, the Single Market and Customs Union means that operators must engage with a range of checks and controls on their trade with the UK that did not previously apply. Government preparedness The Government has been working to prepare for Brexit for several years – with intensive effort across many Departments and Agencies, including legislation, supports for business and other sectors, stakeholder outreach and widespread public communications to promote readiness. We have also made substantial investment in infrastructure, systems and staffing at Dublin Airport, Dublin Port and Rosslare Port. Our total Brexit related expenditure, since the UK referendum on EU membership, is now over €1bn.

Budget 2021 also provided for additional staff for Departments and Agencies, including the Revenue Commissioners, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and the HSE, to support and carry out checks and controls, bringing the total additional staffing provision, as a result of Brexit, to around 1,500. New/additional direct ferry links with increased capacity including to Cherbourg, Dunkerque, Zeebrugge and Santander. Ports, Checks & Controls So far there have been no delays in Dublin or Rosslare ports and the State’s facilities are operational. Those who have been stopped have been cleared quickly. However, the first few days of the year are traditionally a quiet time for freight traffic and volumes are low now. We expect volumes to begin to rise in the coming week and return to normal levels. There are a range of customs and regulatory controls at EU and UK ports. This is because the UK has also left the Single Market and Customs Union and checks are required to protect public health food safety and the integrity of the Single Market. There will be delays at Ports but these can be mitigated by drivers and hauliers ensuring that all of their documentation is completed ahead of time.

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Cllr Damian Boylan WORDS FROM OUR LOCAL COUNCILLOR

The Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland means that these new checks and controls do not apply to NorthSouth trade on this island. Goods moving to/from Northern Ireland to/from Great Britain via Dublin Port will be subject to customs checks. They can either (i) move under a customs transit procedure, or (ii) be treated as an import and customs cleared in Dublin. If SPS goods are included in the load, full import SPS controls must be conducted at the point of arrival. Revenue, Agriculture and HSE all have 24-hour operations in Dublin Port. Officials are working to clear all the consignments that have been called for controls documentary checks as quickly as possible. Drivers are urged to check their customs channel about 30 minutes before docking in the port. Once they do this they will know exactly where to go on arrival and this will speed up their exit out of the port. Government continues to advise traders to consider switching to direct route options. Government is closely monitoring developments, and meeting regularly with stakeholders, to ensure we manage these impacts of Brexit over this initial period. Supply Chain/Food shortages The introduction of new import and export regulatory requirements alongside new checks and controls on trade between the EU and UK, excluding Northern Ireland, may lead to initial disruption in some supply chains. We have been working closely with business including the major retailers and there is no reason to expect any significant shortages in shops.

Cllr Damian Boylan Contact details: Tel: 087 2244364 e-mail : damianboylan@live.com Impact on people Online shoppers will need to be mindful that when buying from a UK based website they may incur additional costs, and that their current EU consumer rights will no longer automatically apply. Consumers should carefully check the terms and conditions of the individual UK website they are purchasing from to determine its returns policy. UK licence holders resident in this jurisdiction will for all intent and purpose be driving without a licence. A normal pre-requisite of a motor Insurance policy is possession of a valid driving licence. Arrangements are in place for you to exchange your UK licence for an Irish one. Anyone travelling from the UK with their pet will be subject to new rules Business & Ag supports A range of loan and grant schemes have been established by Government to help support businesses get ready for Brexit, including the Brexit Loan Scheme and the Be Prepared and Ready for Customs Grants. Budget 2021 allocated €340 million for Brexit related supports and also provided for a €3.4bn Recovery Fund as a contingency to help deal with further responses to COVID-19 and Brexit as needed. New €100m scheme to help agri-food sector adapt. Government will continue to work with industry to respond to Brexit impacts in the months ahead.

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

The EU’s Brexit Adjustment Reserve of €5bn will also be available and Ireland will be working to secure a fair share of that to support our response to the economic impacts of Brexit, including for the fishing sector.

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Meet the Chamber Members

CHAMBER MEMBERS

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THE WEBSITE CHEF SUE PAMMENT

Do you need to upgrade your website? If your website is more than 5 years old you may want to consider getting a new one. Not only has technology changed since then but trends in web design have too. Updating your site's appearance keeps you competitive in your industry.

Now, more than ever, it’s critical for your business to have a website so that customers can find you. The Website Chef provides personalized service and gets to know your business so you can have a website that fits your needs.

the-website-chef.com/

"Becoming a member of the Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce when I moved to the area 8 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."

CHAMBER MEMBERS

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YOUNGSTARS MUSIC SCHOOL ANNA MITCHELL

Youngstars Music School has paused our in-person lessons for now but we are working so well with our online lessons. We are looking forward to opening our doors again soon.

Online Lessons: Online music lessons are a great option at Youngstars. We use the Zoom app to carry out our lessons online. We send you a link to join us in advance of your lesson and your lesson operates in much the same way as it would if you were in class! We can share music on the screen for you to see and also make a recording of your lesson so you have a full video reference for later! You will need to have the Zoom app downloaded on your device with the screen positioned so that we can see you and your instrument clearly. If you are interested in online lessons we can go through the simple set up process with you before your lesson. It's really simple and works really well if you have the right set up.

www.youngstarsmusicschool.com "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. "

Here is what one of our parents has to say about our lessons online: "We chose to try out all our Youngstars lessons online last term, due to Covid, and we are delighted with the result. At first I was sceptical that it would not work out, especially for my 7year old learning piano for the first time, but once we put a bit of effort into getting the video to face the keyboard and my daughter, it has all worked out perfectly. We have both piano and vocal coaching lessons online, and the kids look forward to seeing their lovely teachers each week. It's lovely to hear the giggles during the lessons from another room at home! I am so grateful to Youngstars for being so flexible and making sure our music passions have stayed strong this year" Niamh

CHAMBER MEMBERS

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APOLLO PRINT BRIAN CARTER

Welcome to Apollo Print We’re a family owned printing business and we’ve been in business since 1986. If you have any queries or you want further information on any of our services, please just give us a call on : Tel : 021 4871456

*We design and print a wide range of office, marketing and promotion materials*. We offer an express printing service when needed. We are very competitive, with upfront print and design prices via our website/price list booklet.

www.apolloprint.ie

AIB BLARNEY ELMARIE CULLINANE

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 Email Blarney @aib.ie

CHAMBER MEMBERS

aib.ie/branches/cork/blarney

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O'CONNELL CRASH REPAIRS ADRIAN O’ CONNELL

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"

www.occrashrepairs.ie

"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."

CHAMBER MEMBERS

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BIA SÁSTA ELKE O' MAHONY

2020 has been a challenge for many businesses – mine was no exception. It was a hard decision not to run the much loved Blarney Christmas Fair this year but for the safety of everyone involved, it was the right decision. This time last year, we had so much reason to celebrate: I won the Business Woman of the Year award, secured new clients and was looking forward to a successful 2020. Here is to 2021 with all its hopes and opportunities. Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas.

Bia Sásta is an event management and training & development company, specialised in food and arts & craft industries. Services offered incl. consulting on start-ups, upskilling, event management incl. craft fairs, food festivals, etc. We are working with food producers, chefs, artists & crafters alike.

CHAMBER MEMBERS

www.biasasta.ie

"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."

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CORRINNE'S KITCHEN CORRINNE AUSTIN

Open for Orders Delicious baked goods, canapes, snacks, cakes. I create personalized quotations to suit your function. www.facebook.com/corrinneskitchen Contact me at corrinne.austin@gmail.com  or +353 830696984.

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.

www.facebook.com/corrinneskitchen

"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. "

CHAMBER MEMBERS

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BLARNEY WELLNESS CENTRE PAT MURPHY

As Blarney Wellness Centre celebrates its 3rd anniversary, I’m reflecting on my 23 year career as a clinical and orthopedic reflexologist. Feet are fascinating and they truly tell YOUR story, from an emotional, psychological and physical perspective. I tailor each treatment to the person and not their “symptoms”, thus making each treatment a unique experience whatever your reason for attending. And keep in mind that I work with all ages from new-born babies to the elderly plus I offer a limited home visit service also. I’m approved by the main health insurers and your treatments are tax deductible with a GP’s referral. I look forward to meeting and treating you. Pat Murphy MNRRI CIMI Blarney Wellness Centre 087-9721149

CHAMBER MEMBERS

www.blarneywellnesscentre.ie/ "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." Pat Murphy

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CRIME STOPPERS SECURITY JOHN FOLEY

Crime Stoppers Security supply all aspects of technology and security services such as; C.C.T.V. / Automatic Gates / Intruder Alarms / Intercom Systems Access Control / Fire Alarms / Mobile Patrols Site Security Systems / Manned Guarding / Alarm Response / Key-Holding For more information you can contact us on Call : 021 2339040 / 0877069069 E-mail : info@crime-stoppers.ie

CHAMBER MEMBERS

www.crime-stoppers.ie “The Chamber is such a great way to meet other local businesses and help each other in so many ways”

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IRISH MADE GIFTS DEBORAH MAGUIRE

Corporate Gifts & Awards These signposts were created for the annual ‘Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce Business Awards’; Design inspired by Blarney’s worldwide tourist status and how it drives the local economy.Businesses going in the right direction. 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.com

IRISHMADEGIFTS - SUPPORTING IRISH MADE.

"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!"

CHAMBER MEMBERS

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CORK CPC TRAINING JIM & MARY MULCAHY

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 three days a week all year round at The Oriel house Hotel, Ballincollig. Even though professional drivers are still working delivering and collecting in and out of ports and up and down the country, we currently are on lockdown with the rest of the country as we felt it was the right thing to do. We are looking forward to getting back to work and we are taking bookings from 3rd of December.

corkcpctraining.com

TOWER AUTO CENTRE EDWARD HEALY & DEIRDRE HOURIHAN HEALY

Sales, Service, Pre NCT Collection & Delivery Service / Courtesy Cars Available / Cars sourced to order / Cars available to suit all budgets / Finance Arranged / Personal Service Tower Blarney, Co. Cork

edhealy@eircom.net

CHAMBER MEMBERS

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EMF LIFTING AND LAUGHING EOIN MURPHY

Lifting and Laughing once again! EMF Lifting and Laughing is once again delivering its fun and fitness virtually over Zoom. We are open for business and still taking on new members for our physical and mental health-boosting sessions. Thankfully our child and teen 1 to 1 PT have been allowed to continue in person. This service works with u18s dealing with a range of abilities where regular sport and exercise may not be an option. To find out more on how to get started please see emf.ie and fill out an application form today

www.emf.ie

We are a comedy club with a focus on fitness. Corks' first superhero-inspired house of exercise. Yes, we are a gym but not as you know it. Fun, fitness and family-friendly flapping about since 2015. Come for the lifting and stay for the laughing

CHAMBER MEMBERS

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IFIX BLARNEY DEREK O' CONNOR

On the Spot Repair We specialise in the Repair & Sales of all Phones - Computers - iPads - Tablets - Gaming Consoles - ghd Hair Straighteners MacBook & iMac etc. We are located in Blarney next to Tung Sing.

T.I.S FIREPROOFING LTD DEREK O' CONNOR

Passive Fire Protection

We are T.I.S Fireproofing Ltd. We specialise in all aspects of Passive Fire protection, preventing the spread of fire from one part of a building to another & servicing some of the biggest contractor in Ireland.

We can be contacted by email:Â derek@tisltd.ie

www.tisltd.ie

CHAMBER MEMBERS

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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

Blarney Castle & Gardens – Situated 8 km from Cork City, this historic castle is most famous for it’s stone, which has the traditional power of conferring eloquence on all who kiss it but don’t forget our 60 acres of gardens which are one of the most visited in Ireland! Take your time to make a journey through diverse surroundings from tranquil to serene, to mystical and magical places.

www.blarneycastle.ie

Our current opening times are 9am – 5pm with last admission at 4pm! We hope to see you in the gardens soon!

CHAMBER MEMBERS

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PHARMACY FIRST PLUS ANNE & KEITH O'HOURIHANE

Be Healthy, Safe & Well Pharmacy First Plus (PFP) is a pharmacy first, providing expert advice, medication and health services. Open until 8:00pm Monday to Friday and Sundays 11:00am-1:00pm. We have a huge range of specialised skincare, vitamins and first aid supplies to keep you healthy, safe and well.

Order prescriptions online at www.pharmacyfirstplus.ie/order. Choose your PFP of choice, fill in the form and click “send”. We’ll call you to confirm what you need and when you need it to be ready. Your doctor can send us prescriptions via Healthmail (the HSE email facility).

www.pharmacyfirstplus.ie

SCIENCE DIRECT LTD. TIM BUTTER & TOM O’BYRNE

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.

CHAMBER MEMBERS

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THE SQUARE TABLE MARTINA & TRICIA CRONIN

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. Tel: 021 4382825

www.thesquaretable.ie "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."

CHAMBER MEMBERS

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GUILTY LITTLE PLEASURES NATASHA FALVEY

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.

www.facebook.com/guiltylittlepleasurs

"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."

CHAMBER MEMBERS

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MARANATHA HOUSE OLWEN & DOUGLAS VENN

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.

www.maranathacountryhouse.com/

VICTOR DALY DECORATOR VICTOR DALY

Local, Reliable Painting & Decorators Our Craftsmen are highly skilled with a great reputation for our work and customer care service.

Services we provide are Interior and Exterior Painting on Existing and New builds, Specialise  in restoring Kitchen units and furniture, also business properties and light commercial work.We also specialise in all kinds of spray painting including Fire proofing.

CHAMBER MEMBERS

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BEAUTY BY KATRINA KATRINA MYERS

We are open! We are so happy to have our doors open again, we can't wait to see you all and welcome you back to the salon Exciting news we have a new Website and Online Shop for all your Beauty Needs. You can purchase Gift Vouchers & your favourite Dermalogica, Basq & CND products. Book your appointments & find out about our amazing treatments at Beauty by Katrina. Visit www.Beautybykatrina.ie Don’t get your Tinsel in a Tangle this Christmas Beauty by Katrina has you covered.A Gift Voucher is a beautiful gift. Not only are you giving them a lovely treatment but you are also giving them the ultimate gift of time to themselves

www.beautybykatrina.ie

We can also create Bespoke Beauty Boxes with dermalogica products all wrapped up and ready to go under your tree. Call into the salon or give us a call 0214384535 and we will do our very best to help you create the perfect gift. Christmas Appointments - If you haven’t booked your appointment yet please book soon to avoid disappointment spaces are filling up fast! Call us on 0214384535 or Book online at www.Beautybykatrina.ie

CHAMBER MEMBERS

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WINDY ACRE GARDEN DESIGNS FIONNUALA CARROLL

Designing your garden, just for you. In this ever-changing world we need some constants that make our lives feel more secure. Windy Acre Garden Designs, can help you create a peaceful haven away from the bustle of life where you relax and enjoy with friends and family. I provide Garden consultations, Concept & Working plans, Planting plans and Landscape plans for planning application. With few of us taking summer breaks it is important to have a space that is welcoming and picturesque while also being functional for all occasions in the garden.

windyacredesigns.com/ 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.

CHAMBER MEMBERS

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BRAND BLARNEY

Clogheenmilcon Fen update Thanks to the local heroes in the Men’s Shed and overseen by Donal Hayes and Eddie Barry we are soon to take possession of two of these fabulous insect hotels for The Fen project.

aloadofblarney.ie/

CHAMBER MEMBERS

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SBG CORK CITY MARLENE GRIFFIN

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

SBGcork.com

KEVIN CONDON FINANCIAL BROKERS PIERCE GRACE 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.

CHAMBER MEMBERS

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BLARNEY WOOLLEN MILLS GILLIAN HAYES

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 and Meadows and Byrne are remaining open for click and collect and Concierge shopping. Our customers will be able to purchase online and they may choose the option to pick up at our collection point at the front of our store. We will also be running a Concierge service where customers can call us on 0214516144, and we can facilitate orders over the phone for collection or delivery also. So from Kitchen essentials to Christmas presents, we will have it all covered here in Blarney for our local customers. Just ask and we will do the rest!

CHAMBER MEMBERS

blarney.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."

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CORK COUNTY BASKETBALL BOARD ALAN COFFEY

Cork County Basketball Board is responsible for promoting and administering basketball for under 9 boys to senior men's divisions in the County of Cork. All basketball Clubs in Cork take part in our leagues and tournaments as well as clubs from Limerick and Waterford.

One of our marquee tournaments is The Billy Kelly Invitational U/17 Tournament. The tournament is the premier tournament in the country for this age group. The tournament drew 22 teams from all over Ireland to compete in last year’s tournament played in three venues.

CHAMBER MEMBERS

corkcountybasketballboard@hotmail.com

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THE ORIEL HOUSE HOTEL CIARA BARRY

Taking Bookings Now! Put a smile on your children's faces with Oriel House Hotel Kids Stay Free Family Breaks only â‚Ź159 B&B. The hotel is close by to many outdoor attractions that the whole family can enjoy

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.

CHAMBER MEMBERS

www.orielhousehotel.ie

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NOVA BROADBAND CARA O'GORMAN

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.

www.novatelecom.ie/

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. 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.

CHAMBER MEMBERS

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VILLAGE HAIR STUDIO AGNES COLLINS

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 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.

CHAMBER MEMBERS

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BETHAN O'RIORDAN PSYCHOTHERAPY & PARENT SUPPORT BETHAN O' RIORDAN

Hello – I am Bethan, Mum of 3 and Psychotherapist specialising in Parent Support. People come for therapy to work through difficulties such as anxiety, anger, guilt and to work through children’s behaviour and emotions. I meet people in person and online. I love music, books, audio books, being in the garden and my lovely dog Rex.

Join the free Facebook Group Calm & Confident Parenting Group for information, support & information. It’s the best way of getting questions answered directly by me. We meet each week online for a tea break chat 11am each Thursday – see you there! www.facebook.com/groups/calmparent

bethanoriordan.com

"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. " Bethan O'Riordan

I am delighted to offer my free Workbook 5 Steps to Calmer Parenting to help parents work through areas that are holding them back. Go to www.bethanoriordan.com to download the Workbook – you’ll find it under the Parent Support Tab.

CHAMBER MEMBERS

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MARTIN CROWLEY ELECTRICAL SERVICES MARTIN CROWLEY

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 "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

CHAMBER MEMBERS

https://www.facebook.com/Martin-CrowleyElectrical-Services-175851723246868

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Blarney is Open for Business

PHARMACY FIRST PLUS

THE WEBSITE CHEF

O'CONNELL'S CRASH REPAIRS

TOWER AUTO CENTRE

BETHAN O'RIORDAN PSYCHOTHERAPY & PARENT SUPPORT

EMF LIFTING & LAUGHING (ONLINE)

REOPENING AFTER LOCKDOWN

CORRINNE'S KITCHEN

BLARNEY CASTLE GARDENS

YOUNGSTARS MUSIC SCHOOL (ONLINE)

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Business Resources and Events Fridays

Jan 12th

Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce weekly meetings. On Zoom until further notice. Fridays at 9:30 a.m. How to Build a Strong Network Learn how to boost your personal brand and your business through your network with Sian Horn. Webinar. Part of Lunch & Learn 1:00 - 2:00 PM www.republicofwork.com

Jan 19th

Understanding Software Licensing Become confident in your approach to software licensing while understanding the basics of it's interaction with copyright law. Webinar. Part of Lunch & Learn 1:00 - 2:00 PM www.republicofwork.com

Jan 26th

Bridging the Digital Skills Gap Learn which ICT skills are the most helpful to advance your business, how to develop them and the best way to hire to ensure success. Webinar. Part of Lunch & Learn 1:00 - 2:00 PM www.republicofwork.com

BUSINESS RESOURCES & EVENTS

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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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Blarney Chamber Supports Local Business


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Blarney Chamber Supports Local Business


Blarney Chamber Supports Local Business


Blarney Chamber Supports Local Business


Blarney Chamber Supports Local Business


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

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