Married the year before in 1982, Máirín had been working with her friend Eithne Ui Shiadhail at a local honey processing company when they were made redundant.
“Is something gender specific required to encourage female entrepreneurs?” was a question posed to Cork Institute of Technology Rubicon Centre in 2010, “could something be done to help Females take up the challenge?”
In an effort to provide an answer to these questions, in 2011 the first PINC Programme was launched and immediately it was clear that large numbers of women had viable ideas and needed the support provided to get going.
STAR Outdoors Adventure Centre on Kenmare Bay has just completed an expansion of its facilities to include a wide range of additional activities.
by Stephen Johnson
“The Pantry,” Kenmare’s wholefood store on Henry Street, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this month (April).
The Pantry sells organic foods, local produce, organic wine, herbal tea, alternative medicines, essential oils and nutritional supplements.
THE Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas (CEDRA) is holding a public meeting in the Castle Hotel, Macroom on Wednesday 10th April at 7.15pm.
The Commission was set up to examine the issues affecting rural Ireland and a key part of its work is an extensive public consultation phase.
Londis Stores across West Cork and the whole country have joined forces to help promote the Clonakilty breakfast range as part of their policy of promoting indigenous Irish companies.
Following last year’s rollout of a national chill distribution service by ADM Londis indigenous local companies can now distribute their products to more than 400 Londis stores in Ireland including Walsh’s, Clonakilty and Dunmanway, Hernon’s, Bandon and Hennessy’s in Skibbereen.
“Operating in an unregulated marketplace, it is important that homecare providers implement quality assurance systems of the highest standard.
“Bluebird Care has set an example to other homecare providers on how best practice can prevail in an unregulated marketplace. In fact, they could be the first franchised homecare provider in Ireland to have full Q Mark accreditation across all offices.”
PET Sitters Ireland, a nationwide pet-sitting service have announced that Louise O’Mahony from Dunmanway is among three new Cork-based pet sitters just added to their roster.
Mike McQuillan Managing Director at Pet Sitters Ireland said, “We’re proud to have local people on our team.
“It’s very important that our clients have a local contact on the ground to mind their cats and dogs when they are away.
FAIRTRADE Fortnight continues until March 10th and in Clonakilty, Ireland’s first ever Fairtrade Town (which is this year celebrating 10 years since it received its status, and was nominated as “Ireland’s Best Fairtrade Town 2012″), the local committee has organised a number of events to mark the two weeks.