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Supporting local businesses SEPTEMBER 2021

BUSINESS SUPPORT EVENTS

MONTHLY E-MAGAZINE

MEET THE CHAMBER

NETWORKING

LOCAL OFFERS

LOCAL HEROES

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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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Blarney Trades

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Meet the members

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Business Resources & Events

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Member Directory


WELCOME TO THE BLARNEY & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

We have seen so many great improvements to Blarney and the surrounding areas of Blarney from Cork City Council with footpath repairs and extensions of footpaths which is making it safer for pedestrians to connect to other walks which wasn’t safe before. People can now walk safely to the Fen, Waterloo and around the village to the playground. Works have also been carried out on the Fen with thanks to Cork City Council, Brand Blarney, the Mens Shed for coming together and giving us amenities for us to enjoy. Waterloo renewal group have also been hard at work with huge improvements along the walkways and are currently fundraising for there next phase so please if you can support them as they are doing tremendous work giving such a lovely and safe area to go for a walk.

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

It is great to see so many businesses now fully reopened and to see so many outdoor areas been used for outdoor dining and social gatherings and we have so many local places to go too and enjoy good food. The last sector to see reopen is the music/entertainment sector, we have so many local talented musicians and singers who have been out of work for over a year and a half now, we need to show our support for them and ask our government to allow music to return so that people can earn a wage once more and get them back on their feet. We will be posting on our social media platforms on how you can support them. Stay safe.

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? ''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.''

"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."

"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."

ABOUT THE CHAMBER

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An interview with...

Cork CPC Training

Mary Ring Mulcahy Mary from Cork CPC Training tells us of their new venue for CPC

Q: Tell us about your business Cork CPC Training. A- Driver CPC is a Certificate of Professional Competence for professional bus and truck drivers. Its purpose is to set and maintain high standards of safety and driving among drivers of trucks and buses. The requirement is for all bus & truck drivers to attend one CPC training day a year in order to keep their CPC card compliant. Cork CPC Training provides the training modules that allows drivers to meet these legal requirements.

Training classes

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Q: Who are the faces behind Cork CPC Training? Jim Mulcahy, the driving force behind Cork CPC Training, started the business after finishing in the fire service in 2010. A qualified motor mechanic having worked on all types of Heavy Goods Vehicles, Jim lectured for two years in the Motor Department of Cork Institute of Technology (C.I.T.) now known as Munster Technological University (M.T.U.) He served 33 years as a full time Fireman and Officer in the Cork City Fire Department, where he was involved in driver training bringing Fireman to a standard and skill level required to meet the demands of the emergency services. During this period, he attended all manner of road traffic accidents from minor collisions to major road traffic incidents. This allows him to bring a wealth of knowledge and reallife experience to the business. Mary Ring Mulcahy, Jim's wife, was a freelance window dresser for thirty years before joining Jim in the business. Mary is the face that most of the drivers will know as she takes responsibility for all the admin as well as taking all the calls for bookings. The Cork CPC Training website is very user friendly, but if any customer is uncomfortable using the computer, they can call Mary who really enjoys getting to know the drivers. We have five trainers who all bring something different to their courses. and Each driver shares their personal experiences both at home in Ireland and on the continent and how they learned from them.

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“Our customers are coming to us since we started Cork CPC Training and we really get to know them…it is a source of great pride to us that the majority of our customer base would be repeat business and referrals. It proves that we really do look out for and after our drivers.”

Q: Any funny stories? One of the funniest phone calls I ever had was following up on one particular driver, a more mature gentleman. I asked him if he would like me to offer him some dates to book his next CPC module to which he replied, "CPC, MRI, ECG … I had them all done in the Regional last week!"

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Q: Any Highlights? ·We just recently changed the location of our training centre. We are now based in the Radission BluHotel at Eastgate, Little Island. We are very excited about this, as it is a large meeting room, and everyone has their own table two meters apart with plenty of windows and fresh air. There is a reduced-price menu for lunch starting at €10.00 for soup and a sandwich or dinner if preferred. The staff are lovely to deal with and have made us feel really welcome.

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Q: Biggest Challenges during #Covid 19? It's been a very difficult eighteen months for both bus drivers working in the tourist industry and school bus drivers neither of whom worked because of all the Covid 19 lockdowns. Truck drivers on the other hand have been flat out delivering up and down the country for us all during all the lockdowns- they are true heroes! Our biggest challenge during #Covid 19 was of course all the lockdowns. This meant cancelling courses and drivers who were booked in, even though they are essential workers. We decided to close from Christmas to June this year as we felt it was too dangerous to continue putting our trainers and customers at risk. Thankfully all our customers understood and were very happy to rebook when we were up and running again. I think they really appreciated the duty of care that we felt for them. Q: What does being a member of Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce mean to you? I love being involved in The Blarney Chamber - they are a great bunch of down to earth people. We have our weekly meeting over a casual cup of coffee. It’s an ideal opportunity to bounce ideas off each other and in turn you are either helped or sometimes you give the help. Contact Details Address: Clonlea, Stoneview, Blarney. Co Cork. Phone: 087 2667191 Email: info@corkcpctraining.com Website: https://www.corkcpctraining.com LOCAL HERO

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Cllr Damian Boylan WORDS FROM OUR LOCAL COUNCILLOR

Cllr Damian Boylan Contact details: Tel: 087 2244364 e-mail : damianboylan@live.com authorised to issue the certificate. Where a certificate is not in Irish or English, a translated version may be accepted.

Indoor Hospitality reopening Indoor dining, drinking and hospitality has reopened, helping to get lots of businesses open and lots of people back to work. As a first step in this reopening, businesses will allow entry to people who are vaccinated or recovered from COVID in the past six months, as well as children under 18 in their care. This is a temporary measure but hugely important for the sector. The HSE Vaccination Card or EU Digital COVID Certificates for vaccination and recovery will be the primary evidence used when going into a pub, restaurant, café, or food court to access indoor hospitality. People across the country are currently receiving their EU Digital COVID Certificate via email and by post. More detail on the EU Digital COVID Certificate is available here gov.ie/DCC. Other proofs of immunity include COVID-19 Certificates that have been issued by non-EU states. For these non-EU certificates, they should contain confirmation that the person has been vaccinated, the date or dates on which the person was vaccinated and the state body which either delivered the vaccination programme or is

People may also be asked for photo ID to prove that that EU Digital COVID Certificate, HSE COVID-19 Vaccination Card or other proof of immunity relates to them. Acceptable forms of ID are a driving licence, passport, student ID, age card issued by An Garda Síochána, Irish residence permit, national identity card for international visitors, or any other official document issued by a state including Ireland. Children under 18 accompanying adults may also be asked for information to prove their age. A person or the first person in a group booking to arrive will still be required to provide contact tracing details except for those under 18. Contact name and telephone number are required and will be securely retained for 28 days and will be compliant with GDPR. No data relating to people’s vaccination or recovery status will be recorded or retained. To protect ourselves and others, we still need to adhere to all the public health behaviours that keep us and our loved ones safe – these include hand hygiene, physical distancing, face coverings when moving through indoor spaces etc. We should also remember that outdoor spaces are preferable to indoor spaces. What happened from Monday 26 July? Fully vaccinated or recovered adults, and children under 18 in their care, are now able to enjoy indoor hospitality services. People will be asked to present their HSE Vaccination Card, or their EU Digital COVID certificate or other proof of immunity at the entrance to the premises or seating area in the case of e.g. food courts. They 10 | Blarney Business


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may also be asked to show some photo ID to prove that the proof of immunity is theirs. The HSE Vaccination Card for fully vaccinated people or the EU Digital COVID Certificate, for recovered or fully vaccinated people, will be the primary means of accessing indoor hospitality. Businesses may use the online scanner that can scan the QR code on a EU Digital COVID Certificate. People are asked to note that there is a delay of up to 15 days between receiving the second vaccination and immunity necessary to activate the certificate, depending on the vaccine received. Currently, EU Digital COVID Certificates received because of negative COVID test are not accepted for this phase of the reopening of hospitality. If a customer leaves the premises or seating area in e.g., a food court for any reason e.g., to access a smoking area, they will have to notify a staff member. Ideally, they will then be provided with pass which must be returned or checked on reentry. Other Proofs of Immunity and Photo ID The HSE Vaccination Card for fully vaccinated people or the EU Digital COVID Certificate, for recovered or fully vaccinated people, will be the primary means of accessing indoor hospitality. Other proofs of immunity include the COVID-19 Certificates that have been issued by non-EU states. For these non-EU certificates, they should contain confirmation that the person has been vaccinated, the date or dates on which the person was vaccinated and the state body which either delivered the vaccination programme or is authorised to issue the certificate. Where a certificate is not in Irish or English, a translation may be accepted.

People may also be asked for photo ID to prove that the EU Digital COVID Certificate, HSE COVID-19 Vaccination Card or other proof of immunity relates to them. Acceptable forms of ID are a driving licence, passport, student ID, age card issued by An Garda Síochána, Irish residence permit, national identity card for international visitors, or any other official document issued by a state including Ireland. Children under 18 accompanying adults may also be asked for information to prove their age. For people who were vaccinated outside of the EU, what proofs will be accepted? For those from outside the EU who are fully vaccinated or recovered, the regulations provide that COVID-19 Certificates that have been issued by non-EU states may be accepted. For these non-EU certificates, they should contain confirmation that the person has been vaccinated, the date or dates on which the person was vaccine and the state body which either delivered the vaccination programme or is authorised to issue the certificate. Where a certificate is not in Irish or English, a translation may be accepted. How will the reopening roll out? Reopening of indoor hospitality services will commence this month with fully vaccinated people and those who have recovered from COVID, along with children under 18 in their care. Government will consider further phases of the reopening of hospitality as the epidemiological situation allows. Compliance The Health and Safety Authority and HSE have been designated in the legislation as having a role in assessing compliance; however, we all have a role to play in making sure that the system works, and indoor hospitality can reopen. Full details of compliance requirements are set out in the Health Act 1947 (Sections 31AB and 31AD) (Covid-19) (Operation of certain indoors premises) Regulations 2021. Business supports are available on the Fáilte Ireland website including some posters, useful text for business websites etc. 11 | Blarney Business


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Fáilte Ireland continues to operate its COVID safety charter. Businesses who sign up to this voluntary charter are subject to spot checks which confirm that the business is complying with all public health protocols and Government Guidelines and that all employees have undertaken infection prevention control training. What information or supports are available for businesses? Fáilte Ireland has published new guidelines to support businesses in operating this system. The guidelines are available at www.failteireland.ie. Fáilte Ireland have also developed some support materials for businesses to communicate with their customers which are available on their website. An online QR code scanner has been developed to help verify people’s EU Digital COVID Certificates. Can businesses refuse access? Businesses may refuse access where people cannot offer proof of vaccination or recovery or cannot demonstrate that their certificate relates to them. If businesses do not operate on this basis, they may be liable for fines or closure. What conditions will be in place for businesses around time limits, table numbers, table service etc.? Following public health advice, the time limit for sitting at tables has been removed. There is now no limit to the amount of time consumers can sit at tables. Businesses may decide to operate this approach. There is no requirement for pre-booking, however businesses may decide to operate this approach.

Businesses must ensure appropriate queue management systems are in place and that no-one can enter the premises without being verified first. A maximum of 6 persons aged 13 or over are permitted at a table. This limit of 6 does not include accompanying children aged 12 or younger. The total combined capacity at a table cannot exceed 15 overall (max. 6 persons aged 13 and over). Mingling between tables is not allowed. People should wear a face covering, at all times other than when sitting at their table. All staff will continue to wear appropriate PPE always including face coverings. Counter service remains prohibited. The regulations will provide for people to be served at tables only. This is to protect unvaccinated workers. No live performance or dancing is permitted. There is no change to closing time – currently COVID regulations require all premises to close at 11.30 pm. A person or the first person in a group booking to arrive will still be required to provide contact tracing details except for those under 18. Contact name and telephone number are required and will be securely retained for 28 days and will be compliant with GDPR. No data relating to people’s vaccination or recovery status will be recorded or retained. Indoor areas should be well-ventilated. Will restaurants and bars have to invest heavily in ventilation systems? Ventilation is already part of the Government’s Work Safely protocol. This includes requirements that: Increasing ventilation / fresh air e.g., by opening windows or keeping the ventilation system running for as long as possible Identifying poorly ventilated areas and taking measures to increase ventilation or limit occupancy An Tánaiste’s Department is currently running a public awareness campaign on the ventilation requirements under Work Safely Protocol and will continue to target the hospitality sector in the coming weeks, focusing in particular on good air flow and ensuring systems extract rather than recirculate air (e.g., avoid using fans).

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Are there any data protection issues arising from this new system? Businesses will not retain any personal data relating to a person’s vaccination or immunity status. A person or the first person in a group booking to arrive will still be required to provide contact tracing details except for those under 18. Contact name and telephone number are required and will be securely retained for 28 days and will be compliant with GDPR. What is the Government going to do about the CMO’s comments on the dangers of unvaccinated children attending indoor hospitality? The CMO, quite rightly pointed out the importance of protecting unvaccinated children and NPHET continue to advise that outdoor settings are safer than indoor settings in terms of virus transmission. Protecting people is of paramount importance to this Government’s reopening plan. Indoor and outdoor hospitality settings must comply with the Government’s Work Safely Protocol which protects workers as well as the Fáilte Ireland guidelines. The usual public health measures also will continue to apply e.g., hand sanitisation, face coverings, physical distancing etc. Will those who are unable – for medical reasons – be permitted to avail of indoor hospitality? Access to businesses is being restricted to those who are vaccinated or recovered as the risk is still high, however the system will be kept under review. When will people with negative PCR or antigen tests be allowed in? Reopening of indoor hospitality services will commence this month with fully vaccinated people and those who have recovered from COVID, along with children under 18 in their

care. We are taking a phased approach to reopen the hospitality sector in a cautious but progressive manner. We continue to monitor disease progression and Government will consider matters as the epidemiological situation allows. Is Ireland the most stringent country in the world when it comes to restrictions on hospitality? Government decision-making continues to be informed by public health, economic and social considerations. Our overall approach to the management of the pandemic continues to be one that is cautious and sustainable over the immediate, medium, and longer term. Any easing of measures has been gradual with sufficient time between phases to assess impact and to respond if the epidemiological situation was to deteriorate. We are mindful of the risks of moving too quickly. We must monitor closely the issue of dangerous new variants, especially the Delta variant and the impact it has on the spread of the virus. In making decisions the Government weighs several considerations including the progress achieved in managing the spread of the disease, the impact of the vaccination programme and the need to continue responsibly reopening our society and economy. When we open a sector of our society or economy, we want it to stay open. Why can children go to restaurants and bars indoors but not to indoor summer camps? The public health measures in place to suppress the disease transmission are intended to minimise the risks to public health while striking the right balance in prioritising and protecting some activities over others. Measures are intended to operate collectively to contribute to lowering the risk of transmission in alignment with the risk level at that time and individually, do not comprise a list of activities or places which are equally safe. Instead, they are ‘baskets’ of measures which are informed by public health understanding of the disease. 13 | Blarney Business


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Will this system be used for other sectors including the live entertainment sector? And when will this happen? The Government are taking a phased approach to reopen the hospitality sector in a cautious but progressive manner. We continue to monitor disease progression and vaccination roll-out and Government will consider matters as the epidemiological situation allows. We must remain vigilant however, particularly with cases rising rapidly. Nothing is certain with this virus and new variants of the virus. For this reason, the stepwise approach that we’re taking is hugely important, not just for indoor dining but for the whole reopening plan and to provide potential new approaches for safe re-opening of facilities across society. When can other indoor activities proceed e.g., indoor tours? Government continues to monitor disease progression and vaccination roll-out and a range of other social and economic considerations and Government will consider matters as the epidemiological situation allows. Re-opening of Schools Plans are in place to support the full reopening of schools in time for the start of the new school year at the end of August/ start of September 2021 and has been the case throughout the pandemic, the reopening will be carried out in close consultation with Public Health and the education partners. Schools have been advised that they should continue to operate with the current infection prevention and control measures in place to support their safe operation during COVID-19 when they reopen in the new term schools will continue to be supported in terms of the additional resources necessary to provide for these measures.

The aim of all the Covid-19 infection prevention and control measure that have been put in place for schools is to support schools to operate safely and prevent the introduction of Covid-19 and the onward of transmission of Covid-19 among the school community. These measures protect pupils, their parents and school staff. It is acknowledged that this has resulted in some changes to normal school practices and traditions, but school communities have demonstrated remarkable resilience and innovation. School Covid-19 response plans have been updated by the Department and sent to schools this week. These updates do not require schools to act in advance of normal reopening. These plans are based on the Government’s Work Safely Protocol which reflects the most up to date public health advice for the workplace. It sets out the range of measures required to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Public Health have stated that the new variants of the disease do not change the infection prevention and control measures required in schools. The evidence available from the operation of schools during Covid-19 to date shows that schools are low risk environments due to the infection prevention and control measures in place. Public Health advice is that compliance with these measures ensure that schools remain low risk for children and staff. The Department will continue to engage regularly with key education partners and with the Department of Health and the HSE in respect of the safe operation of schools during Covid-19. Managing ventilation is also one of a suite of public health measures in place to keep our schools safe. The Department has updated its guidance for schools on Practical Steps for the Deployment of Good Ventilation Practices in Schools. This was done at the end of May and followed on from work done centrally by an expert group that was looking at the role of ventilation in managing Covid-19. The guidance outlines the role that Carbon Dioxide (CO2) monitors can play a part in providing a useful general indication that areas/rooms may not be adequately 14 | Blarney Business


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ventilated and can enable occupants to become familiar with the impact of activities, outdoor weather, and window openings on levels of good ventilation. In this regard, the Department has procured a number of portable monitors which will be distributed to schools in August and September – between 2 and 20 at primary level and between 20 and 35 at post-primary level depending on school size. Deliveries of CO2 monitors to schools are in progress and are expected to be completed by midSeptember. In total, it involves over 35,000 CO2 monitors being distributed to schools in either one or two deliveries over a four-week period. Live Entertainment I know that everyone is looking forwards to the return of live music and theatre. It would appear that this will be happening with announcements expected in September. It will be good to get back to some semblance of normality and I am mindful of those who make their living in the entertainment sector. It’s been a long 18 months for them and for us, their audience. I believe there is a light at the end of this tunnel and here’s hoping for a September full of live entertainment for the first time in a long time. As always please feel free to contact me should you have any queries or issues you need help with. Stay safe Local Enterprise Office LEO (021-4961828) Damian

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

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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

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Email: martincrowleyelectrical@gmail.com

TOWER AUTO CENTRE

WINDY ACRE GARDEN DESIGNS Address: Vicarstown, Co. Cork Phone: 087 4021397

Address: Model Village, Tower T23 FA37,

Email: windyacredesigns@gmail.com

Blarney

Website: https://windyacredesigns.com/

Phone: 086 2578807 Email: edhealy@eircom.net Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edwardhealyands onsgarage/

CHAMBER MEMBERS

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Meet the Chamber Members

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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

ADAM DAWES

and feel some of our services may benefit your project please contact us for more information.

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

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

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

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

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Meet Meet the the Members 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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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 Meet the the Members Members BETHAN O'RIORDAN PSYCHOTHERAPY & PARENTING SUPPORT Hello, I am Bethan, Psychotherapist specialising in parenting support. My passion is to help parents create balance in their life. I've been working with people for over 15 years across a range of addiction, mental health and homeless services and supporting people to make the changes they want so that life is less complicated. BETHAN O'RIORDAN

Life doesn't have to be feeling torn between children and yourself and balance is possible.

"I like coming to the meetings because I

Come and join my free online community of like-minded parents and be part of the Calm & Confident FB Group (Calm & Confident Parenting (facebook.com)) so that life is easier and there is more time for you.

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

Looking forward to meeting you there

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

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Meet Meet the the Members Members BIA SÁSTA Summer is a very quiet time for my business as people are on vacation or busy with their children. So, this time around, I also take time off, enjoying the feel of freedom and not to live with a time schedule. It is also the time, I am planning ahead for autumn/winter. As many businesses, mine has changed since the first lockdown and my focus has shifted to training & development rather than food events. So, I was delighted to have been asked to mentor a group of creatives which has been a revelation for me. I am currently working on training modules to help small businesses using Excel for most of their needs which will hopefully be launched early autumn. For now, I am hoping for an awesome summer.

ELKE O' MAHONY

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

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

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Meet Meet the the Members 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. NOW OPEN 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 Meet the the Members Members BLARNEY CASTLE With Mother’s Day fast approaching our Gift Vouchers would be a fantastic gift. We have 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/annualmembership 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

CHARLES COLTHURST

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

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

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Meet Meet the the Members 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 Meet the the Members Members BLARNEY WELLNESS CENTRE My next zoom yoga course begins on Tuesday, 7th September for 7 weeks from 7:30-8:30pm. Book your place by texting names to 087-9721149. Fee is €70.

PAT MURPHY MNRRI CIMI

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

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

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Meet Meet the the Members 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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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 Meet the the Members Members BRAND BLARNEY We've been delighted to see Cupla Cafe at The Clogheenmilcon Fen during the summer and hope they'll continue. Sitting on the new benches in the landscaped car park at the end of a walk, tasting samples from Cupla Cafe's selection of gluten-free goods surrounded by nature is a little bit of heaven in Blarney. There's some additional landscaping going in soon to make it even better. The new entrance to the Fen by the new crossing is receiving finishing touches from Cork City Council to make it safer for walkers from the village to cross the road. We encourage drivers to be watchful for pedestrians and to generally slow down as they approach the crossing.

BRAND BLARNEY

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

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Meet Meet the the Members 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 Meet the the Members 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 Meet the the Members 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. 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 Meet the the Members Members CRIME STOPPERS SECURITY Why choose Crime Stoppers Security? *We are an Irish company *We provide local jobs *We buy from local suppliers What can we do for you? Crime Stoppers Security can provide you with all the security services you need for your home or business and saving you money by dealing with one company and providing all the services

JOHN FOLEY

you need such as; *Intruder Alarms *Site Security Systems *CCTV

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

*Mobile Patrols *Key-Holding *Alarm Response *Monitoring *Fire Alarms

Phone: 021 2339040 / 0877069069 Email: info@crime-stoppers.ie Website: https://www.crime-stoppers.ie

*Sprinkler Systems *Fire Extinguishers *Intercoms *Access Control *Automatic Gates *Manned Guarding *Key-Holding *Property Inspections For more information you can visit our website www.crimestoppers.ie or call us on 0212339040

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

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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".

Address: Unit 7, The Mill, Shean Lower, Blarney Phone: 083 1817297 Email: info@emf.ie Website: https://www.emf.ie

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Meet Meet the the Members 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

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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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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 Meet the the Members 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

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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 Meet the the Members 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 Meet the the Members 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 Meet the the Members 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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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

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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 Meet the the Members 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 Meet the the Members 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

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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 Meet the the Members 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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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 Meet the the Members 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).

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

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“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 Meet the the Members 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

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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 Meet the the Members 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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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 Meet the the Members Members THE SQUARE TABLE Locally Sourced Food

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

TRICIA & MARTINA CRONIN

lunch is served from 12:30 - 4pm. "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 Meet the the Members 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

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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 Meet the the Members Members THE WEBSITE CHEF Baking success into your website

What is a successful website? Creating a professional website involves perfectly combining all of the necessary ingredients. But what are these ingredients? Well, you need a good design base, technical knowledge that allows for a smooth ride, and marketing skills that ensure your customers understand the finished result. Plus, top-notch customer service to make sure the process is free of stress and hassle. Contact me to discuss your ideas and find out if we could work together. Even if you are months away from being ready for a new site, it's never too soon to start planning.

SUE PAMMENT

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

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Meet Meet the the Members 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.

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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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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: edhealy@eircom.net Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edwardhealyandsonsgarage/

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Meet Meet the the Members Members WINDY ACRE GARDEN DESIGNS 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

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and picturesque while also being functional for all occasions in the garden. "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 Meet the the Members Members YOUNGSTARS MUSIC SCHOOL Youngstars Music School is back! Our new term starts on September 6th and we welcome lots of new faces as well as some familiar ones of course! We are fully booked up for lessons in Blarney and Firmount.

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 Our director Anna Mitchell has been awarded an Agility Award from the Arts Council, to develop a songwriting course for mental health and well being in children, along with fellow chamber member phychotherapist Bethan O’ Riordan. Very exciting times ahead!

CHAMBER MEMBERS

Email: youngstarsmusicschool@gmail.com Website: https://www.youngstarsmusicschool.com/

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Blarney is Open for Business

JOHN HENCHION & ASSOC.

THE VILLAGE HAIR STUDIO

AD QUANTITY SURVEYORS

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

GUILTY LITTLE PLEASURES

BLARNEY CASTLE HOTEL

BEAUTY BY KATRINA

KEVIN CONDON FINANCIAL BROKERS

THE SQUARE TABLE

BLARNEY WELLNESS CENTRE

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Business Resources and Events Fridays beginning Sept 10th

Sep 14th

Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce weekly meetings. 9am Blarney Castle Hotel The Psychology Behind Commercial Design with Katie Maher Barry Why Everything You Know About Sales and Marketing For Small Business is Wrong. Marketing used by well-known brands doesn’t work for Small Business, I will explain why and I’ll reveal the strategies you can immediately deploy to enable you to out-think, out-market and out-sell your competition. 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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Supports Local Business


Supports Local Business


Supports Local Business


Supports Local Business


Supports Local Business


Supports Local Business


Supports Local Business

Members (alphabetically) AD Quantity Surveyors

iFix Blarney

AIB Blarney

Irish Made Gifts

Apollo Print

K&M Landscaping & Groundworks

Beauty by Katrina

Kevin Condon Financial Brokers

Bethan O’Riordan Psychotherapy & Parent Support

Maranatha Country House B&B

Bia Sasta

Marie O’Byrne Consultancy (Science)

Blarney Caravan & Camping Park

Martin Crowley Electrical

Blarney Castle Estate Partnership

Muskerry News

Blarney Castle Hotel

Nova Telecom

Blarney Credit Union

O’Connell Crash Repairs

Blarney Wellness Centre

Oriel House Hotel

Blarney Woollen Mills

Pharmacy First Plus

Blizzard Sports

Science Direct Ltd.

Brand Blarney

Straight Blast Gym of Cork City

Cork CPC Training

TaxAssist Accountants

Cork Therapy Centre

The Square Table

Corrinne’s Kitchen

The Village Hair Studio

Crimestoppers Security

The Website Chef

EMF Lifting & Laughing

T.I.S Fireproofing Ltd

Guilty Little Pleasures Hair and Beauty

Tower Auto Centre

John Henchion & Co. Solicitors

Windy Acre Garden Designs

Hydro Farm Allotments

Youngstars Music School

CHAMBER MEMBERS

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Chamber Membership

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

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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Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce e-Zine September 2021  

Supporting the local business community with networking, business referrals, other support and events.

Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce e-Zine September 2021  

Supporting the local business community with networking, business referrals, other support and events.

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