If you would like to read more about Kerry Airport, see our book Kerry in the Jet Age (Kerry Airport 1969 – 2009) written by Donal Hickey. Beautifully illustrated with archive images. It is available from the Kerry Airport Departures Lounge Shop.
Kerry Airport was incorporated as a public limited company in July 1968 with its main objective of building and managing an airport at Farranfore. Various share capital fund raising programmes were undertaken and together with great assistance from the various statutory bodies over the years, the airport has developed from a runway of 1,090 metres x 23 metres commissioned in 1969 to a runway of 1,239m x 30m commissioned in 1989 and a new runway of 2,000m x 45m was opened in May 1994.
On the 25th August 1969 the first aircraft to land at Kerry Airport was piloted by Captain Milo Carr of the Department of Transport & Power. For a number of years the only aircraft using the aerodrome were light private aircraft and the occasional charter or cargo flight and also extensive parachuting took place. The first scheduled service was inaugurated in July 1979 using an islander aircraft operated by Aer Arann.
Encouraged by the apparent success of other regional airports in Ireland, the Board of Directors drew up a development plan to lengthen and widen the runway to 1,200m x 30m and to extend and upgrade the Terminal Buildings and to install an Instrument Landing System and appropriate lighting.
The runway was completed on schedule and the first scheduled flight into Kerry was on the 22nd May 1989 from Dublin by Aer Lingus followed the next day by Ryanair from London-Luton. On the 21st May 1993, the contract for the new runway of 2,000m x 45m and New Terminal was signed and the official “Sod Turning” was performed by An Tanaiste, Mr. Dick Spring TD.
The Runway 08/26 was licensed by the IAA on the 20th May 1994 and the first flight landed at 13:23 local time on the 20th May. It was a PA28 aircraft registration G-BLSD FROM Manchester and was piloted by C.Gurley. This was followed by the first commercial flight by Aer Lingus, a Saab 340. Its registration was EI-CFD and it was commanded by Captain Peter Heinz.
Today Kerry Airport currently offers scheduled direct flights to Dublin, London-Stansted, London-Luton, Berlin, and Frankfurt-Hahn with seasonal flights to Alicante & Faro. As well as the scheduled services it also handles several Ad-Hoc charter flights to Lourdes, Fatima and Medjugorje. The airport is constantly sourcing new routes that will be sustainable and of social and economical benefit to those living, working and holidaying in the region of Kerry.
Aerodrome Technical Details
Kerry Airport plc
Kerry Airport plc
Tower 123.325 MHz
Ground 121.6 MHz
ATIS 118.025 MHz
Aerodrome Reference Point
112 FT ASL
06 39 W (2004)
2,000 metre x 45 metre Asphalt Surface
44 / F / C / W / T
Runway 08 Slope 3 Degrees / Runway 26 Slope 3 Degrees
1. NDB / DME
1. ILS / NDB / DME
2. NDB / DME
3. LLZ / NDB / DME
CAT 4 (CAT 7 Available with 24HR Prior Notice to Aerodrome Administration through main switchboard)
Metars and weather observations available during opening hours from ATC.
Forecasts available from Met Eireann, Shannon
Scheduled Flight Handling
The following are the services we provide to all scheduled airlines operating in and out of Kerry Airport :
- Aircraft Handling
- Meet & Assist
- Refuelling (Avgas & Jet A1)
- Weather Briefings
- Aircraft Steps
Charter Flight Handing
Here are just a few of the main services that we provide:
- Airport Check In
- Aircraft Boarding
- Arranging Landing Permission
- Stand Allocation
- Aircraft Steps
- Assistance with Customs & Immigration
- Meet, Greet & Assist
- Assistance with Passengers Baggage
- Corporate Signage displayed throughout the Airport As Required
- Dedicated Coach Parking adjacent to the main airport terminal At Kerry Airport
Our dedicated and highly trained staff are committed to exceeding your expectations and making your travel experience as enjoyable and effortless as possible, so you can just show up and go.
Executive Flight Handling
Kerry Airport is popular with Business Executive Traffic. We provide all Ground Handling and Customer Services to the business and corporate jets operating into and out of Kerry Airport. We understand that all aircraft operators require quick turnarounds and a professional service at all times and we provide these services in a safe, punctual, professional and reliable manner.
The following are the main services we provide:
- Arranging Landing Permission
- Stand Allocation
- Assistance with Customs & Immigration
- Refuelling Jet A1 & Avgas
- Flight Planning (Including Slot Arrangements)
- Weather Briefing
- Courtesy Crew & Passenger Transport To And From Aircraft
- Arrange Crew Transport To And From Hotel
- Crew Accommodation At Preferential Rates In A Choice Of 3 Star or 5 Star Hotels
- Passenger Handling Ð Assistance With Baggage, Transportation and Accommodation, if required
As with all travel arrangements, plans can change at the last minute for both passengers and flight crews. To accommodate these last minute changes we aim to be flexible and assist passengers and crews with any alternative arrangements.
At Kerry Airport we are committed to continuous route development, to provide direct access into Kerry for visitors worldwide. For the first six months of 2019 Kerry Airport welcomed 171,140 passengers, representing a 2% growth for the same period in 2018. With daily access to Dublin Airport with Aer Lingus Regional, passengers can connect worldwide from Kerry Airport.
Kerry Airport is situated in the South West of Ireland, and after Dublin (capital) this region is the most visited for holidaymakers in Ireland, as noted by Failte Ireland, the region attracts 26% of all holiday makers after Dublin, which attracts 37%. However, it is widely recognised that many visitors spend a relatively short time in Dublin.
Kerry is a leader in tourism with 1.3 million overseas visitors spending €337 million in the county in 2017, and in the same year Kerry accounted for 14% of overseas visitors to Ireland. Currently 27% of all U.K. visitors to Ireland will stay in the South West region. In 2017 32% of French visitors to Ireland visited Kerry and in the same year 27% of all Italian visitors to Ireland visited the county (source – Tourism Ireland).
Why Kerry Airport?
Kerry is Ireland’s premier tourist destination, welcoming over 1.3 million visitors annually.
We at Kerry Airport are unique in our “can do” attitude and our stakeholders are heavily invested working in a partnership to attract and secure business, extend a warm welcome and wow visitors to our very special part of Ireland.
Our expert team will work directly with you on all co-operative marketing to reach all audiences both in Ireland and in destination marketing overseas.
We have an enviable position along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way with world renowned iconic visitor attractions to match the motivations of the Culturally Curious, Great Escapers and Social Energisers.
Kerry – Positioned for Growth
Kerry is home to an impressive mix of long-established global brands and newly emerged entrepreneurial brands who have specifically chosen Kerry as their base. A skilled local and international workforce coupled with an inherent entrepreneurial spirit in Kerry has been core to the success of many businesses in the county.
Kerry Airport is central to the business community locally and in the South-West region and as part of this wider business community we have featured business leaders in their own sectors in this region.”
Bathrooms4U has a very simple business model: we design, supply and fit beautiful bathrooms, wetrooms and shower rooms at amazing prices.
Working to the highest standards of craftsmanship, our fully qualified installation crews strip out and properly dispose of the old bathroom before fitting a new luxury replacement.
All the plumbing, fitting, wiring and tiling is carried out to a fixed work schedule, normally five days, and the finished result is not only guaranteed to delight but is also guaranteed for a year.
We’re very conscious of the upheaval renovations can cause, so our tradesmen operate in a thoughtful manner and reduce the disturbance to a minimum by treating each job as if they’re working in their own homes.
You can arrange a free in-home consultation with the b4u team by contacting one of their local offices near you. Find out more about B4U offering at www.b4u.ie
Planning is an essential part of preparing for a bathroom make-over. It is a key element in ensuring that the project goes smoothly and, just as importantly, that you end up with your dream bathroom without exceeding your budget.
You can start with a visit to one of our showrooms to view the range of bathrooms we have on offer or alternatively contact us to arrange a free in-home consultation. Often clients do both.
Our friendly staff are only too happy to share their experience and knowledge while guiding you through the wonderful array of complete packages B4U have on offer.
The B4U approach to creating dream bathrooms.
- One fixed price – no extra charges
- Expert bathroom design service
- Proper disposal of old bathroom
- Fully qualified, experienced tradespeople
- No mess – minimum of disturbance
- A guaranteed completion date
- One year guarantee on work and ware
- Assistance with grant and loan applications
Customised mobility bathrooms
Bathrooms 4U offers various options for mobility bathrooms and has extensive experience in carrying out all types of disability modifications and adaptations.
Starting with a home visit to survey your requirements, we will provide you with expert advice, a suitable design solution, and a no-obligation quotation. We’ll also guide you through grant application paperwork.
Once we get the go-ahead the B4U installation squad will strip out and properly dispose of your old bathroom before fitting your new custom replacement. Working to the highest standards, we will complete all the plumbing, fitting, wiring and tiling in just five days and guarantee that you will be delighted with the results.
A project manager supervises all the work and continually liaise with the client throughout the refurbishment making sure that our highly skilled workforce delivers the very best standards of fit and finish.
Lámha therapies is a small business which was set up as a holistic healing centre .Niamh McDonogh being the proprietor.
Niamh is a Reiki master of 20 years & decided to use these healing skills to help others feel more balanced in their everyday lives .Reiki is a wonderful yet gentle healing modality.It originated in Kyoto Japan when a monk named Mikau Usui decided to go on a 21 day fast & climb Mount Karuma north of Kyoto .He was initiated into which became Reiki (universal energy ) & then went on to attune others & healing many throughout Japan .
It only came to the west in the late 80s & now is well known throughout our western society also . The ancient healing energies are brought through the hands & go to wherever in the body it is needed .It is a hands on healing system,done fully clothed & also with relaxing music .Reiki helps realign the bodies energy systems such as the aura ,chakras ,meridians etc.& thus helping to release any blockages within the body such as trauma, negative emotions.
We also have other healing modalities added to our services such as:
- Access Bars
- Integrated Healing Kinesiology
- Aromatouch technique
- Vibralite Healing
- Quantum Psionics
- House & space energetic clearing & balancing
- Remote distance healing
- Animal healing by distance
- Soul Realignment (Akashic reading )
Each of these modalities bring balance & harmony back into ones being & help one to release what no longer serves them in their lives & help them move forward with more hope & joy.
In our Integrated healing sessions & also remote healing sessions you will receive an email on what has come up in the session.
Access Bars: this is done in silence while the therapist works on 32 points on the head in individual techniques. It is great to help one receive more, be more creative & open up to new opportunities. It is also great ti help with focus & concentration.A very relaxing treatment which is between 1 hr to 90 mins & is €60.
Integrated Healing: this is a combination of many healing systems in one modality which combines NLP, TCM & energy healing as well as mindfulness.
It has over 20 different healing protocols so each session is never the same but will always work on a deep level & gets to the root of any issues in a very gentle manner. It is working in a hologram & has helped many clients over the years.
Aromatouch: this is a technique using 8 different doterra oils placed along the spine using specific techniques & also on the feet. This is wonderful for the parasympathetic Nervous system, detoxing & pain relief. A great one for anybody suffering with fibromyalgia or arthritis. 1hr is €70.
Vibralite Healing: this is a pretty new healing system & was brought through by a Helen Clapman of New Zealand in 2021 .It is a very high vibrational healing system from the cosmos & stars which is also fine through an attunement process similar to Reiki. It hells release deep held trauma & emotions & also karmic healing. We are delighted to share this with clients & many are finding it very helpful on another level.
We have now added Vibralite healing essences which are great to take home & help with the healing.These help us release anything not alignment.
Vibralite healing is 1hr & is €60.
You receive a free bottle of healing essence with the first session.
Quantum Psionics: This is the future of medicine.It is based on radionics using dousing & a board which has healing tools added .This is a super fast & powerful healing modality which also sends frequencies of healing essences, reiki healing which is downloaded onto the board, clears timelines of the past which can help with Innerchild trauma. This also has family constellations added, generational healing & so much more. We are one of very few using this healing system in Ireland.
Can also be done remotely.
€50 for 1hr.
House /Space clearing: houses & offices can hold negative energies within the walls. This can happen with a death, divorce, arguments within the home.
Spirits can also be within the home & can cause chaos, upheaval,tension. This can also effect one’s sleep & cause disharmony.
Geopathic stress is also caused from underwater currents which cause negative energy & radon gas.
Ley lines crossing in certain parts of the house will also cause disharmony.I check for all of these within the property & neutralise the energy.
This is done remotely & cost is €60.
Soul Realignment: this is a remote reading which is sent by email following the healing.It is an Akashic reading which means connecting to past lives to heal any blocks which we have brought through in this lifetime that are preventing us in moving forward no matter how hard we try sometimes nothing seems to work. This is where this work comes in. There is a 21 day healing process done with homework each day to empower the client to also do their bit in the healing. It creates great shifts in one’s life if they are willing to do the work. Cost is €200. Reiki Training levels 1, 2 & 3.
These are done in separate levels which are taught in one day.
Levels 1,2 & 3 can also be done altogether in 2 days. 1 day training €200. 2 day with 3 levels is €500.
We are more than happy to discuss with clients on what modality may be the most suitable.
KERRY GAA STORE
The Kerry GAA store was established in 2013 by the Kerry County Board. Located in the Killarney Outlet Centre we offer a wide range of Kerry GAA merchandise.
All profits raised in store go to the County board for the funding of the Kerry GAA Football and hurling teams.
The Kerry GAA Store stock all official licensed Kerry GAA products including:
- Official jerseys
- Exclusive Kerry GAA team wear
- Official team kits
- Polo shirts
- Tee shirts
SOUTHERN SCIENTIFIC SERVICES
With over 25 years of analytical experience, Southern Scientific is one of Ireland’s leading providers of analytical scientific solutions and environmental consultancy.
Our company is home to highly qualified and experienced scientists who deliver a range of analytical and specialist consulting services to our clients in the agricultural, environmental, food, and pharmaceutical sectors.
We also undertake largescale tenders on behalf of public and private bodies.
Southern Scientific has been a preferred supplier of analytical services to Irish Water for the past four years. As a result, we are responsible for analysing the drinking water supplies for 18 local authorities, more than any other lab in Ireland.
We are also the preferred supplier of agricultural analytical services to Teagasc for the past 13 years.
Our Microbiology Lab has carried out E.Coli Testing on Shellfish as part of a contract with the Marine Institute for the last three years.
We provide a support service to the EPA to undertake a scoping (measurement) survey of candidate WFD River Basin Specific Pollutants in Irish surface water bodies
We have numerous well-established clients, including Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Irish Water, SSE, Kerry Group, CRH, Alps, Mondelez, Dairygold, Greencore, Munster Joinery, Sea Fisheries Protection Agency, Dept of Ag, Food and The Marine, Marine Institute, Inland Fisheries Ireland, EPS, Teagasc, Roadstone, COLAS and Astellas.
The breadth of our analytical capability is one of the largest in Europe, enabling us to take on whatever your project requires.
For our clients in the Ag sector, we offer sludge analysis, Bord Bia Drinking Water tests and comprehensive soil testing with our Soil Health Check service. With the support of our sister company Agri Diagnostics, we offer BVD, Faecal Egg Count and BEP sample testing for farmers.
Testing can be a complex process. We make it as easy as possible from the beginning with a consultation about your needs.
Our experienced technicians take your sample for you at your convenience.
We carry out tailored and comprehensive analysis from our ISO-17025 state of the art laboratories.
We present the data, interpret the results and offer expert knowledge and advice – solving the problem for you.
We continue to invest and increase our in-house capabilities with the addition of specialised and modern equipment and attract talented pre- and post-doctorate employees.
Our success can be attributed to our growing team of over 40 experts, including chemists, microbiologists, ag scientists, environmental consultants, and ecologists, operating in-house and in the field.
Our 17,000 sq. ft. state of the art ISO 17025-accredited facility is equipped with the latest testing equipment, including GC, GC-MS, ICP OES, ICP MS, LC-MSMS.
We have two offices in Kerry- located in Farranfore Business Park and Killarney, and one office in Galway located in Tuam.
Our refrigerated vans and nationwide collection service ensure a fast turnaround from sampling to analysis.
Southern Scientific Services operate to the highest quality standards so that customers can have the confidence to act on our results.
Our guarantee is based on the confidence we place in our team’s ability to resolve your specific requirements within an agreed time frame.
We take great pride in providing a friendly and prompt service every time you need us. Our consultants are ready to pick up the phone to advise you on what samples to take, which analysis to choose, and how to interpret your results.
To discuss your specific requirements, contact Southern Scientific now at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 066-9763588
MUNSTER TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (MTU)
Munster Technological University (MTU) is a multi-campus technological university, contributing to the region through the provision of academic programmes that support student development and opportunities, education and research. MTU has an extensive and impressive regional footprint with six campuses across the South-West region in Cork and Kerry, and a student body of 18,000.
The strategic purpose of MTU is to play a leadership role in the economic, social and cultural development of the South West region of Ireland through connected, collaborative, responsive and inclusive education, engagement, research and innovation. While the primary focus of MTU is on the region, its success is dependent on having a national and international outlook. The challenges that exist globally, from climate change to issues of health and equality, all have reflections in, and implications for, the South West region.
As a technological university, MTU’s contribution to the region is complementary to that of the existing traditional universities in the region, which have a stronger focus on fundamental research and a lesser focus on engagement with industry and community. A particular opportunity for MTU, and a differentiator from the current set of higher education institutions in Ireland, lies in the differences between its campus offerings, identities and cultures, and the cohesive integration of these differences into the character and identity of a single, unitary University.
As a regional multi-campus technological university, MTU builds on its strengths and continues to be student-centred, with a strong focus on student support and engagement. MTU builds on its current diversity of learners, who access lifelong learning and research, ranging from apprenticeships to PhDs, across NFQ levels 6-10, at their own pace, anywhere and anytime, delivered in a wide variety of flexible modes. MTU builds on its tradition of enhancing access, transfer and progression opportunities for learners. These developments are particularly important for an engaged university serving a population across both urban and rural environments.
MTU is located in the South West region of Ireland – a region which, in many respects, is a microcosm of modern Ireland. To the east, it is anchored by Cork city (Ireland’s second-largest urban centre), a nexus for foreign direct investment, indigenous business development, and cultural and artistic expression. To the west, it is more rural in character and is anchored by a number of independent urban towns, situated in areas which feature a high concentration of microenterprises, a number of niche and large-scale enterprises, low population density and a richness in culture and heritage. Many of these towns, in Cork and Kerry, operate as significant local employment and service centres for a large rural hinterland. The South West features the largest economy in Ireland outside of the Dublin region, having significant strengths in pharma, med-tech, engineering, financial services, information and communications technology, agri-tech, tourism, manufacturing, food and life sciences.
MTU serves a region of Ireland particularly rich in Irish culture, language, music and the arts in a uniquely beautiful and pure environment. MTU seeks to harness the value of Irish arts and culture in the knowledge that socially vibrant towns, cities and regions are economically successful. MTU supports the maintenance and sustainable development of all that is best in the region as well as promoting these qualities and values to local, national and international students and staff. It attracts and develops creative industries while also optimising the development of traditional areas such as tourism, food and agriculture. It will also enhance the attractiveness of the South West for people from countries other than Ireland who are seeking a wonderful place in which to live and work.
Visit www.mtu.ie for more information.
Athena Analytics is an edtech company based in Tralee, County Kerry. They provide software, the “Athena Tracker”, to educational institutions. This software uses machine learning to identify a student’s potential.
The student’s performance throughout school is then tracked against this for the purpose of highlighting when they dip below their own unique potential and may require some additional support. Each student’s pathway through school is unique.
Success is different for each student. Traditionally academic tracking is focused on both the high achievers and the students that require most support. Our software aims to ensure that every student gets this type of attention, and no student gets missed in a busy school system.
The Athena Tracker is currently used in over half of Ireland’s secondary schools and in a growing number of schools in both the UK and South Africa. Athena Analytics was set up in 2017 by Emily Brick.
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL KERRY
University Hospital Kerry (UHK), is a dynamic, fast paced Model III Hospital, and is one of nine hospitals within the South South West Hospital Group.
UHK’s catchment area is the County of Kerry in addition to parts of North Cork & West Limerick, bringing the overall population served in excess of 180,000. This is further expanded during summer months when approximately two million tourists visit the region. UHK has a 24/7 Emergency Department with onsite helipad & average annual attendances to our Emergency Department, of approximately 36,000.
UHK prides itself as a teaching hospital with UCC as the main academic partner. UHK is also affiliated with the RCPI, RCSI and Munster Technological University. Furthermore, our hospital is a recognised training centre for HST, BST, CPSP and GP trainees. Through these academic partnerships and clinical trial networks, UHK engages in a variety of clinical research streams.
At UHK, our aim is to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients, provide excellent training to our students and a friendly professional environment for all of our staff.
With substantial bed capacity [approximately 330 Acute & Sub-acute] UHK delivers a comprehensive acute healthcare service provided by our dedicated highly trained multi-disciplinary specialist teams who are respected and experienced professionals.
The hospital’s comprehensive range of services span across Inpatient, Outpatient, Daycase, and Emergency Department care on a 24/7 basis. Onsite specialist teams comprise Medical (including Rheumatology, Cardiology, Respiratory, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics), Surgical (including Orthopaedics, ENT, Urology, General Surgical), Paediatrics, Neonatal, Critical care, Coronary care, Maternity & Women’s Health, Palliative Medicine and Mental health.
Clinical services and developments in all specialties are aligned to the aims of the relevant National Clinical Programmes. As part of the trauma network reconfiguration whereby CUH is designated as the major trauma centre for the south, UHK is positioned as an affiliated trauma unit.
University Hospital Kerry is continuously growing with several exciting capital projects at various stages of development. For instance UHK very recently [April 2022] opened its new six bed Critical Care Unit.
Currently under build is UHK’s New State of the Art Blood Sciences Building and multiple other developments are at various stages of planning / development eg State of the Art New Maternity Unit.
With these and many more service developments in progress, we are offering employment and exciting career opportunities across the hospital in a wide range of clinical and non clinical roles including Nursing, Medical and support staff professions. At University Hospital Kerry, our staff are of multi-ethnicity and are renowned for their compassion and wonderful sense of community! We are currently seeking to expand these teams with enthusiastic and talented staff.
If you are interested in pursuing a role at University Hospital Kerry, situated in one of Ireland’s most beautiful locations, for further information, we invite you to peruse our UHK jobs webpage at www.uhk.ie\jobs For updates on vacancies, keep and eye also to UHK’s official social media channels:
As a pioneer of wind energy technology and a partner of the energy transition, ENERCON specialises in the turbine and technology development, production, sales and servicing of onshore wind energy converters. Pursuing its mission of ‘Energy for the world’, ENERCON has driven sustainable energy generation from onshore wind since 1984. Offering installation, maintenance and servicing of ENERCON wind turbines, ENERCON Services are responsible for maintenance of 5000 turbines across Region Western Europe.
Today, over 670 ENERCON wind turbines representing more than 1.4 GW of installed capacity produce clean energy on the island of Ireland. ENERCON has 17 bases across Ireland and Northern Ireland with over 150 employees; we are now actively recruiting for positions in most regions. These roles are full-time permanent positions and come with a host of attractive benefits including healthcare, pension, bonus schemes, enhanced annual leave and travel expenses.
If you are interested in becoming a part of Ireland’s sustainable future within an organization whose key values are centered around Health and Safety, mutual success and collaboration, transparency, trust, respect and diversity please contact email@example.com and a member of our HR team will be in touch with you for a confidential discussion.
Damien McCarthy is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Founder and CEO of Business All Star accredited HR Consultancy firm – HR Buddy.
Damien founded HR consultancy firm Killarney HR & Payroll in 2017 before rebranding his Business to HR Buddy, serving clients HR needs nationwide.
HR Buddy provides outsourced HR Consultancy and representation to Businesses that do not have their own in-house HR Department.
Services include Documentation such as Staff Contracts & Handbooks, Employment Law advice, On-Site & Remote HR Management, Payroll Outsourcing and training.
HR Buddy is today a Business All-Star Accredited enterprise, and we are one of the few HR service providers who operate payroll along with HR services. This allows businesses to align their HR/People strategy with their overall Business strategy, and this gives us and the businesses we work with an edge.
People are the most valuable asset in a business and our service dedicates itself not only to compliance but takes it a step further by helping business owners and their people managers streamline their operations into an efficient performance development process.
This saves on time and cost and ultimately achieves better results and success for businesses.
Expert assistance no matter what your business
We can work on a once off basis with a client or we also offer consistent HR & Payroll coverage.
We work with our clients on the ground to ensure that business owners and their management teams not only have the best practices, policies and procedures in place, but also that they are executed to the highest standard of performance development with their business teams. This saves time and cost, ensuring that the business can focus on it’s core activities with peace of mind.
Expert assistance no matter what your business
We work with our clients on the ground to ensure that business owners and their management teams not only have the best practices, policies and procedures in place, but also that they are executed to the highest standard of performance development with their business teams. This saves time and cost, ensuring that the business can focus on it’s core activities with peace of mind.
HR Policies & Procedures
Whether you are an SME or a Multinational, we work to ensure that not only is your organisation fully compliant with employment legislation but you are able to follow best practice within your industry. The review, development and implementation of contracts of employment and employee handbooks is one of our key service offerings that Organisations avail of.
Grievance & Disciplinary
Our handbooks are customised to suit the exact needs of each individual Organisation and cover key areas such as Employment Equality and Diversity, Legislative Leave (annual leave, maternity leave, parental leave, force majeure and others), Dignity at Work incorporating Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment, Discipline and Grievance. We also provide legislative updates and ongoing HR and Employment Law support and advice.
Our HR Audit service for Organisations conducts an in depth analysis of your HR function to identify areas of strength, weakness, opportunities and threats.
We identify where improvements may be needed.
We will review current practices, policies, and procedures, and may include benchmarking against Organisations. When conducting audits the focus is on:
- Compliance and seeking to establish the level of compliance with existing employment legislation
- Key performance management practices and structures that Organisations should have in place to assist them with the achievement of their plans and effective people management.
While payroll deals with compensating employees, human resources take care of employee relations. Although the two functions have distinct roles in an organisation, they also share functions that are crucial for the organisation’s success. Integrating human resources and payroll can reduce paperwork, allows automatic updating and reduce difficulty in providing consolidated reports.
Pay employees in four easy steps:
- We calculate pay and deductions.
- We create pay slips.
- We send you the figures.
- You authorise the payments.
- Fully Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) compliant.
- Full Revenue compliance.
- Create pay slips.
- Validate and sanction payments.
EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS & STAFF HANDBOOKS
Our handbooks and tailored employment contracts are customised to suit the exact needs of each individual business.
They cover key areas such as Employment Equality and Diversity, Legislative Leave (annual leave, maternity leave, parental leave, force majeure and others), Dignity at Work incorporating Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment, Discipline and Grievance and also areas such as E-mail, Internet and Social Media policies and Health and Safety.
We also provide legislative updates throughout the year and an ongoing HR check-in service.
We keep our clients up-to-date on all legislative changes and ensure that every policy and procedure is in place so as to ensure HR compliance and furthermore, achieve success through its performance management practices.
RED CHAIR RECRUITMENT
If you are looking to re-locate to beautiful Kerry or hire the next star for your business, well that is what we do, and we are very, very good at it!
Red Chair Recruitment is Kerry’s leading recruitment company with office in Killarney, Co Kerry & Dublin 14. We post more jobs in Munster each day than any other agency ensuring our candidate database is always current & GDPR compliant.
We have the most open jobs locally because we are the trusted partner of choice and our proven reputation locally, says it all. We provide our clients with professional level permanent, temporary and contract talent across all industries/sectors. We also offer a complete range of employment services including HR solutions, training, market and salary data.
If you are considering a move to Kerry, please pop in and have a coffee with one of our Recruitment Consultants – 2nd & 3rd floor, Recruitment House, 91 New Street, Killarney – +353 (0) 64 6622 007 – firstname.lastname@example.org – www.redchairrecruitment.ie
Committee members & Fellows of the National Recruitment Federation of Ireland & England
Official HR & Recruitment Partner of the Kerry GAA.
We provide our expertise into:
- Medical & Nursing
- Finance, Banking & Accountancy
- IT & Software
- Construction & Property Services
- Legal & Professional Services
- Sales & Marketing
- Engineering & Manufacturing
- Multilingual, Office Support & Call Centre
- Life Science, Farming & Food
CDS Law & Tax LLP is a leading Irish law firm specialising in taxation, mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructuring and property. Headquartered in Cork City, with a thriving office in Tralee, we operate nationwide offering specific expertise in corporate finance, commercial law, property, planning, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution as well as private client work.
We offer a unique dual perspective to our clients, being one of the few niche practices in Ireland who specialise in both legal and tax matters. Offering excellent corporate and commercial expertise across every facet of business law, we are committed to providing the most cost effective and expert experience to all clients.
Our team is made up of qualified and experienced solicitors, and AITI Chartered Tax Advisors, whose diverse set of complementary skills has been carefully crafted to ensure that we offer the greatest depth of advisory services and skills to all of our clients.
At CDS Law & Tax LLP we take pride in ensuring that each of our clients engage directly with the relevant Practitioner / Advisor and our firm commitment is to ensure that our clients’ expectations are always exceeded. We are fully invested with our clients and we take great pride in always helping to deliver an outcome that is aligned with our clients’ best interests.
Our team at Denny Street in Tralee would be delighted to meet you to discuss your business’ needs and how we can best help you. Contact us today by phone 066 716 9033, or email email@example.com
Thermohouse was established in 2006 and is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of Low Energy Building Systems. Our building system is produced in our Irish manufacturing facility in Killarney, County Kerry and distributed throughout Ireland & The UK. We are setting the standards for the low energy building industry.
We manufacture, supply and install a complete low energy building system, comprising of interlocking walls, floor and roof modules. Thermohouse Homes are A-rated and meet and exceed the EU’s ‘nearly Zero Energy Building’ (NZEB) Directive for new builds.
ICF is a modern method of construction that is growing in popularity and becoming more prominent within the national and international housing market due to it many advantages such as:
- Rapid Speed & Ease of Build
- Superior Airtightness
- Lower Energy Bills
- Sound Proofing
- Lower Maintenance
- Healthier Home & Environment
The high quality of the buildings as well as the benefits associated with the Thermohouse building system have made the public become more familiar with this noteworthy building technique. When compared to more traditional building techniques, ICF stands out for its superior quality and comfort.
The Thermohouse system can be used to deliver any building design, whether contemporary or traditional. Our walls and roofs can incorporate any style or finish desired. The Thermohouse Building System gives you a solid, reinforced concrete building which achieves exceptional airtightness and low U-values, whilst being up to 60% faster to build than traditional methods.
Whether you are large housebuilder, independent property Developer, Contractor, or a self-builder, you have many methods of construction available to choose from, so why should you consider Thermohouse?
Thermohouse is considered a Modern method of construction (MMC), it is also an easy and simple way to build in the modern world. Which increases speed and in turn reduces cost over the project.
Where traditional methods of building have not really changed for many years, to meet the changes in Climate, our living & working habits, and our usage of energy, the Thermohouse build works well alongside other energy source systems to provide a Low Energy Home. Using the Thermohouse system can help you achieve Passivhaus standard as well if required.
The lightweight and easy to handle system allows you to build with less Labour on site, reduced Plant hire, reduced site running costs, all due the speed and ease in which you can build.
Whatever the design objective is from an architectural point of view, the system is flexible enough to achieve most designs including curved or angled walls & roofs. It can also be used for Housing, Apartment blocks & Commercial buildings up to 6 storeys in height.
Our expert team
Our in-house team has experts comprising of quantity surveyors, estimators, engineers and technical supervisors with in-depth knowledge of the system, and can assist you at each stage from design, quotation, order placing, logistics, site support, technical & practical advice.
For further information & free quotations please visit: www.thermohouse.ie
We are experts in all facets of sign installation and fabrication.
From the beginning of design to the end of manufacture and installation, we work hard to deliver the best level of quality, service, and client satisfaction.
We want to produce the kind of work that displays our commitment, consideration, and excitement in using design to address business issues. the kind of labour that motivates our neighbourhood. For our clients, that alters the situation.
The work that is meaningful
Our art is situated where surprise and clarity converge. Our community and the businesses of our clients motivate us to be game-changers. We firmly believe in defending our convictions.
The core of what we do is simplicity
This philosophy guides everything we do to build stronger, more lasting bonds between your brand and your customers.
Technology at heart
Slogadh Signs is outfitted with the most advanced computer-aided technology available to ensure that every task receives the client’s seal of approval for quality and satisfaction. Our personalized, professional service also guarantees that our clients’ expectations are satisfied.
Why not give us a call so we can prove to you why we are the leading Marketing, Media and Print company in the Kingdom.
KERRY CONVENTION BUREAU
Kerry Convention Bureau is a Non-Profit Organisation dedicated to promoting Kerry as a diverse and inspiring business events destination.
Supported by Fáilte Ireland and Kerry County Council, we work closely together with our members and industry partners to engage with event planners to create awareness of what Kerry has to offer for all types of business events; namely Meetings, Incentive, Conference and Exhibitions (MICE) and to provide a wide range of services and practical supports which meet the needs and requirements of event planners and Kerry Ambassadors.
Our Kerry wide membership includes some of Ireland’s best-known venues, hotels, activity and transport providers, destination management companies and conference organisers and we work collaboratively to attract meetings, conferences, incentive programmes and events to the area.
The bureau is a one-stop destination resource offering a range of free and impartial services and practical supports including;
- Venue and accommodation search
- Creation of bids and proposals
- Site inspections
- Business case development
- Social and activity programme creation
- Referrals and introductions
Kerry is easily accessible and a safe, friendly, and sustainable destination offering a truly extraordinary meeting place where business event groups can explore breath taking landscapes and outstanding natural and cultural wonders which are complimented by first class meeting and accommodation facilities.
Home to Killarney Convention Centre, the second largest in Ireland with a capacity of 2,500, 4,500 sqm of exhibition space, 500 bedrooms on site and 26,000 acres of national park as its backdrop, Kerry also boasts the highest concentration of 4-Star & 5-Star hotels in the country, offering unrivalled facilities in idyllic locations, suitable for all types of meetings and events.
With direct flights available from Dublin, Manchester, London, Frankfurt Hahn, and Berlin into Kerry Airport, many of our member hotels are located within just twenty minutes of the airport.
Leading the way in Sustainable Tourism, Kerry is currently ranked #13 on the Global Destination Sustainability Index. This is a global benchmarking programme designed to help both event planners and leisure visitors identify destinations around the world that are leading the way in Sustainable Tourism, so they can make an informed decision about where to hold events or visit for a holiday.
Kerry is recognised as one of Ireland’s knowledge and innovation hubs, building a reputation for collaboration, expertise, and leading industry development. Some of Ireland’s best and most successful international firms are located here, with the county at the forefront in science, technology, fintech, agritech, research, development, and education.
It is both a premier business events destination AND a place to do business.
For those who live, work or are closely connected to Kerry and are active members of associations, federations, societies or sporting organisations, why not consider bringing your national or international conferences and events home to Kerry? By becoming a Kerry Ambassador, you’ll receive support to support the county, shine on an international stage, highlight your discipline, enhance your reputation, promote your work and earn recognition from your peers by bringing an event home to Kerry. Working in partnership with Fáilte Ireland, the Kerry Ambassador programme provides the opportunity for you to increase your professional profile and put Kerry on the global map by creating networking opportunities, fostering research partnerships, securing funding and establishing international links in your specialist area. If you are interested in finding out more about Kerry Convention Bureau, our Ambassador programme or have an event opportunity that you would like to discuss, please get in touch.
We look forward to connecting with you and sharing why you should #MeetInKerry & #MakeItIreland for your next event.
KerrySciTech’s mission is to promote, support and grow the science, tech and engineering sectors in the Kerry region. With up to 70 ‘sci-tech’ companies in the county, our regional cluster is continuously growing. With rising living costs and long commutes, not everyone wants to live and work in a city but more importantly, many companies are choosing to base their headquarters in regional locations and what better place than Kerry? While it’s one of Ireland’s most scenic and popular tourist destinations, not many people realise that we have a strong heritage in creating global success stories – Brian McCarthy of Fexco, Edmond Harty of Dairymaster, Mike Stack of TriCel, Jerry Kennelly of Tweak.com, Mike Fitzgerald of Netfeasa, Sean Ryan of Aspen Grove Solutions, Jim Breen of PulseLearning and Alan Scroope of FreeFlow (all former winners or finalists in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards).
By helping our member companies in their endeavours to attract and retain ‘STEM’ talent; developing programmes of work to ensure the availability of the right skills within the region; and fostering collaboration across members, KerrySciTech ultimately helps companies grow, accelerate innovation and effect positive impact on the economic development of the Kerry region and beyond. Our membership includes a unique blend of start-ups, SMEs, multinationals, incubation centres and digital hubs, as well as strategic alliances with academia, education and training organisations and local government leaders who collaborate for positive economic impact in the region. For more information see: www.kerryscitech.com
With the ever increasing demand for ‘STEM’ talent, KerrySciTech offers an exciting and innovative approach by companies in Kerry in their endeavours to source and retain the right people to work across a spectrum of companies and sectors. KerrySciTech enables enterprises in Kerry to reach a global market, leveraging strategic messaging and brand positioning that represents these firms and their collective interests in their search for talent. On any given day, KerrySciTech members are both competing with each other and working cooperatively as allies to accomplish our shared goal of powering the Kerry economy to generate new jobs that attract and retain talent in our region.
The access, lifestyle, entrepreneurship of Kerry
Living in Kerry has so many advantages – an ideal environment for raising a family, Kerry offers clean air, short commutes, and smaller schools. Outdoor enthusiasts have the best playground in the world at their feet, with pristine lakes, miles of coastline, and mountain ranges strung out along the horizon. Urbanites are catered for too, with excellent shopping in the larger towns, a thriving restaurant and pub scene, and a vibrant events calendar. Add to that cheaper housing, great transport links, and access to quality training and higher education, and you really have to ask yourself, why aren’t you living here yet?
And while Kerry might be tucked into the southwest corner of Ireland, getting in and out is surprisingly easy. Kerry County Airport offers flights to and from Dublin, Frankfurt Hahn, Luton, Stansted, Faro, and Alicante.
Our vibrant SciTech ecosystem which includes large global players such as JRI America, Astellas and Listal alongside our SME and start-up community has been integral to Kerry emerging as a very exciting destination for tech talent and entrepreneurs. This is a huge advantage for those thinking of joining a start-up or founding one. The cluster itself, has acted to reduce the risk for new entrepreneurs as there is a fantastic, helpful and supportive community established here who through KerrySciTech are pulling together – working with peers and mentoring new founders to drive success in our region.
KerrySciTech, our members and strategic partners are focused on ensuring we foster the innovation being created in the region and shine a light shine on the great work being done by many start-up and growing companies in Kerry. There’s a real drive, ambition and commitment from across industry, academia and our public bodies to sustaining, developing and growing the high-tech sector in the Kerry region. We know the challenges, in particular when it comes to attracting top talent, especially when competing with Dublin and our neighbours in Cork & Limerick. And while many might consider our cluster ‘small and remote’, we’ve got form in this space – you only have to look at one of KerrySciTech’s biggest supporters, Kerry Group, which started up from a caravan in Listowel, and now has a global workforce of 25,000!
Abode Killarney is best described as a new and innovative co-living property bringing a new dimension to living in Kerry. Based in Aghadoe, Abode Co-living presents several solutions in today’s challenging living and work environment. Firstly, it offers private living with community aspects. Secondly, it enables individuals to immediately immerse themselves in a community, especially for those arriving to an area or for those who are already situated, it now presents an alternative to conventional shared living.
Developer Derek Twiss, of Bond Street Investments, identified the solution co-living presented in an ever-changing property, work and living environment and recognised that this would be an excellent proposition in Killarney. Derek and his team have previously worked in the development of co-living properties in the UK and Ireland and in identifying the growth of co-living, Killarney presented so many unique aspects that mirror the values of co-living. Abode Killarney presents unique benefits not found in conventional shared living. It comprises of 12 contemporary and urban styled apartments, with a distinct retro-style running throughout the property. Each apartment has its own kitchen, dining area and living area and the bedrooms are designed to present different living options for those who wish to have their own room or for those who prefer to share. Talk to our Curator Eimear today about all the options available from 6 months, to 12 months to more long-term contracts for both individuals and corporate clients. “Abode Killarney offers a lifestyle solution for its residents who wish to live, work and play” When asked about developing Abode and his property portfolio in Kerry, Derek was philosophical. A more famous Kerry man than I, the great John B Keane once said “A day away from Kerry is a day wasted”. Having worked and lived abroad for a number of years, returning home was always my ambition. The value of working away and the experience gained has thought me to appreciate what on offer in Kerry and the entrepreneurial spirit in the county. Companies like Kerry Group, Fexco and Dairymaster are examples of homegrown businesses and are market leaders in their fields. The new RDI Hub in Killorglin is testament to the forward-thinking approach in the county and is one of the reasons why I decided to develop Abode. I have based myself in Kerry where I manage my business interests in Dublin, Cork and Kerry. I appreciate living & working in the area and with access to Kerry Airport, the train service and the ever-improving motorway system has afforded me the option. I get inspiration from living and working in one of the most beautiful areas in Ireland and it where I want to develop my business and rear my family.
There are communal spaces within the property and this is where the concept truly comes to life as community living is at the heart of the concept. Residents can also enjoy a shared kitchen and dining area, cinema room, laundry, gym, co-working area and living, chill out area. All designed to the highest specification and provides the highest standards in terms of technology and Wi-Fi. The cost for residents includes accommodation, utilities, Wi-Fi, secured living, secured parking, storage and access to all the communal aspects of Abode Killarney. Abode Killarney offers a lifestyle solution for its residents who wish to live, work and play differently. For details contact us at; firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website on www.abodekillarney.com
Developer Derek Twiss, of Bond Street Investments, identified the solution co-living presented in an ever-changing property, work and living environment and recognised that this would be an excellent proposition in Killarney.
Derek and his team have previously worked in the development of co-living properties in the UK and Ireland and in identifying the growth of co-living, Killarney presented so many unique aspects that mirror the values of co-living. Abode Killarney presents unique benefits not found in conventional shared living. It comprises of 12 contemporary and urban styled apartments, with a distinct retro-style running throughout the property. Each apartment has its own kitchen, dining area and living area and the bedrooms are designed to present different living options for those who wish to have their own room or for those who prefer to share.
Talk to our Curator Eimear today about all the options available from 6 months, to 12 months to more long-term contracts for both individuals and corporate clients.
“Abode Killarney offers a lifestyle solution for its residents who wish to live, work and play”
When asked about developing Abode and his property portfolio in Kerry, Derek was philosophical.
A more famous Kerry man than I, the great John B Keane once said “A day away from Kerry is a day wasted”. Having worked and lived abroad for a number of years, returning home was always my ambition. The value of working away and the experience gained has thought me to appreciate what on offer in Kerry and the entrepreneurial spirit in the county. Companies like Kerry Group, Fexco and Dairymaster are examples of homegrown businesses and are market leaders in their fields. The new RDI Hub in Killorglin is testament to the forward-thinking approach in the county and is one of the reasons why I decided to develop Abode. I have based myself in Kerry where I manage my business interests in Dublin, Cork and Kerry. I appreciate living & working in the area and with access to Kerry Airport, the train service and the ever-improving motorway system has afforded me the option. I get inspiration from living and working in one of the most beautiful areas in Ireland and it where I want to develop my business and rear my family.
RDI Hub is a world-class centre for design-led, digital innovation located on the scenic Ring of Kerry. Home to NDRC in the South West (the national start-up accelerator programme for globally ambitious tech entrepreneurs in Ireland), the RDI Hub brings key people together – to spark ideas, make connections, and guide entrepreneurship.
Backed by Fexco, Munster Technological University and Kerry County Council, the RDI hub is a not for profit public-private partnership which drives design-led innovation, nurtures entrepreneurs, and facilitates research and development for startups, corporates and SMEs innovating in tech.
RDI Hub helps members scale their businesses through new product development, increased innovation, and finding new market opportunities. Join our diverse and curated community of startups and scaleups – from home-grown Irish companies to fast-growing international tech startups relocating from Singapore, Mexico, the UK, Australia and South Africa.
In addition to mentoring and training opportunities members of RDI Hub benefit from:
- 1GB Broadband: top quality high-speed internet infrastructure
- Events Spaces: An auditorium & flexible collaboration spaces to cater for all types of events
- Breakout Spaces: Breakout areas that are perfect places to meet with fellow members.
- Prototype rooms: Two Prototype rooms to help companies take their idea to Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
- Conference Rooms: High-tech audio-visual & telecommunication facilities to enable members to present, discuss & communicate
- Workshops / Meetups: The Hub will host a wide range of developer meetups and innovation workshops for our community
- Food/Drink: The Reeks Restaurant is onsite with quality food & drink offers and free coffee.
We are proud to count among our mentors – global entrepreneurs, serial investors, door openers, and experts with deep industry knowledge all motivated to help our members scale.
The RDI Hub building was named in honour of John McCarthy as a tribute to the Stanford University Computer Scientist, one of the founders of the discipline of artificial intelligence, whose father was born in Cromane in Kerry. We run a two day AI Summer school event every September, attracting the brightest minds in Artificial Intelligence, across both core and applied research.
RDI hub is part of the Connected hubs community, and is part of the Connected Hubs voucher scheme, which offers free day passes to remote workers who may be based in the Kerry region or are passing through on holidays. To register for free passes to use in the RDI hub space go to https://connectedhubs.ie/
Just 15 minutes from Kerry Airport, 3 minutes from the bustling town of Killorglin, and 15 minutes from Killarney, you’ll find RDI Hub at the entrance to the charming town of Killorglin, on Killarney Road, V93 KP68. To find out more or to make an application to become a member of RDI Hub please visit https://rdihub.com/
For further information please contact: email@example.com (087-9680399)
Prosper Kerry is a network of Kerry’s business diaspora developed to enhance the prosperity of Kerry through co-operation, knowledge sharing, creativity, inspiration, resulting in a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The objective is to support Kerry based entrepreneurs, by providing advice and mentoring on their key business challenges including growing the business, investing in the company or connecting the Kerry entrepreneur with potential investors/business.
With events throughout the year in Dublin and Kerry, Prosper Kerry affords Kerry-based entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch and share their company goals to a network of C-suite business people who are galvanized in giving back and investing in Kerry. John Mulhern, CEO of the Kerry Airport joined us at our last Prosper Series where he explained the future plans for Kerry Airport and he reminded us that, “It takes 45 minutes to fly into Kerry from Dublin. You land and get through the airport in ten minutes, you get home or to your meeting faster. Why wouldn’t you make it easier for yourselves?”.
Prosper Kerry speakers to date, include serial entrepreneur and CEO of Tweak Jerry Kennelly, CEO and technical director of Dairymaster, Edmond Harty, Kerry Person of the Year and the Managing Director of the family – owned Moriarty Group, Luke Moriarty and CEO of the IDA, Martin Shannon. Join the growing Prosper network and help strengthen Kerry’s entrepreneurial ecosystem here (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prosper has launched in Kerry, Limerick, and Cavan, with plans to expand nationally and to host events overseas in the next year. Prosper Kerry was developed by the Guinness Enterprise Centre (www.gec.ie) based in Dublin 8, in partnership with Kerry County Council, KerrySciTech, Kerry LEO, IT Tralee, Enterprise Ireland, the Kerry Hub Community along with a Kerry working group based in Dublin.
For more information on how you can business support Kerry or on how Prosper Kerry can support you, email us (email@example.com) @ProsperSeries
Your County is Your Business!
BESPOKE BUSINESS SUPPORT
Bespoke Business Support is a consortium of experienced business professionals who specialise in realising clients’ commercial ambitions through actionable recommendations across strategy, product, financials and marketing.
Core to our mission is trust, integrity, honesty, professionalism and the ability to deliver on every point with our clients. These values points have been well-honed on our 30+ years-experience and apply to every project as if it were our first piece of work.
Through our marketing skill set our aim is for our client to gain a greater understanding of their client and markets discovering what matters most to them. Brand loyalty is garnered through consistency of excellence, always delivering and at times punctuating the experience with “delight”.
Just as we are part of a wider business community, we all recognise that our skills and expertise can help those in other communities and for us our community engagements and pro-bono work is a core value to the entire team.
Who we are
We have curated an expert team of professionals with over 30 years experience in assisting clients to realise their commercial objectives, lead by our Executive Partners.
Eimear Mc Donnell – Executive Partner
With 20+ years-experience in Sales and Marketing management, Eimear has worked extensively in the advertising and communications industry. Within BBS Eimear works with a wide range of clients to define their market offering, then developing both online and offline marketing strategies and social media strategies to deliver against their commercial goals.
As an experienced Commercial Manager, a core part of Eimear’s assignment with clients involves strategic advice on how to optimize revenues, control marketing cost bases and manage campaigns for a successful outcome.
A highly experienced trainer and facilitator key focuses have included marketing, sales, business planning, business strategy and business boot camp facilitation.
Brigeen O’ Sullivan – Executive Partner
Brigeen has worked extensively in the Hospitality and Tourism sector for over 20 years.
An experienced Sales and Marketing Manager Brigeen brings these skills to BBS working with clients on outlining the strategic analysis of their business and ensuring all revenue streams are being optimised by taking an omni-channel approach within a client’s business.
A key aspect of the success of any client’s brand is ensuring that the overall story of the company, the brand identity, the excellence of service and unique selling points are fully translated to the target audience.
Brigeen has worked extensively in stakeholder engagement for both commercial and government sector clients.
How Can We Help You?
We are specialists in marketing, digital, content creation, copywriting, advertising procurement & campaign management, P.R., media and training.
We support a broad range of clients throughout Ireland in the tourism, hospitality, healthcare, charity & enterprise training sectors.
Contact us at www.bespokebusinesssupport.com
HENNIGAN HOSPITALITY SERVICES
‘An investment in knowledge pays the best interest’
Hennigan Hospitality Services provides a high-quality consulting and advisory service to businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector. Our expertise and knowledge are wide reaching as we share our experience and insight in order to achieve maximum results for our clients, through increased profitability, an improvement in brand loyalty and an opportunity to outperform others in the market.
Conor Hennigan, founder of Hennigan Hospitality Services has over 36 years industry experience in a variety of hospitality managerial positions throughout the country. Throughout his career Conor held many industry representational roles including; Vice President of the Irish Hotels Federation, President of the Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce, and President of the SKAL club of Kerry. Conor was also a board member of National Tourism Authority (Failte Ireland).
Hennigan Hospitality Services (HHS Ltd) also provides practical advice and services to companies and individuals on business planning, project management, food development and service evaluations.
McCarthy Developments Cork, Gleneagle Management Services Killarney, Ryan’s Supervalu Group Cork & Limerick, Punchestown Racecourse Co. Kildare, Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West, Garvey Group Tralee, Kilkea Castle Co. Kildare, Tralee Institute of Technology, Tralee Co. Kerry. Kerry Convention Bureau & Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce, and Kerry Airport, Farranfore, Co. Kerry.
HHS ltd provides specialised Management Services for the Johnstown Estate Hotel, Enfield. Co. Meath on an ongoing basis. This involves Strategic planning, Management mentoring and attending Monthly Management meetings and advising owners on industry trends and benchmarks.
A non-Executive Board member Fota Island Collection, which includes the 5-star Fota Island Resort and the 4-star Kingsley Hotel Cork City.
BRIGHT IDEA GRAPHIC & WEB DESIGN
Bright Idea design and develop websites for a wide range of clients, from brochure sites to full E-commerce solutions. We also offer a full graphic design service incorporating all types of printed media and branding.
Graduating with a BA in Graphic Design from the Limerick School of Art & Design in 1995, and interested in making his personal mark on design concepts, Cathal Cudden immediately opened his own business, Bright Idea Graphic & Web Design.
Initially concentrating on print media, Cathal quickly moved into website design and development, an area which now constitutes a significant share of his business. He has built up a close working relationship with a number of print, web and marketing professionals, namely Buchanan Solutions who he has collaborated with on a variety of large projects.
Bright Idea has a wide client base, from small local businesses to the wider tourism and industrial sectors.
His wide range of services include:
- Logo design and branding
- All aspects of graphic design including brochure, book and signage design and layout
- Website design and development
- Search engine optimisation
- Content Management Systems
- Domains, Email & Hosting
- Multilingual Websites
- Responsive Websites
- Web Design
- Web Development
- WordPress Maintenance Service
- Website Audits
- Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
- Content Marketing
- Pay-per-click Advertising with Google Adwords
- Social Media Advertising with Facebook
Retrofit Design Ltd was established in 2009 by Managing Director, David McKeown with the aim of providing Energy Efficient Solutions throughout Ireland.
The company has developed into a highly skilled competent proven team of professionals responsible for designing, managing and delivering high profile works nationwide. We have seen significant business growth over the last 6 years progressing from Cavity & Attic Insulation to becoming one of the market leading companies in Ireland that specialises in the Deep Retrofitting Industry, installing External Insulation, High Performance Windows & Doors, Heating Systems, Solar PV, Ventilation & Airtightness etc; utilising the most up to date systems and technology available in the market place today. The company has been involved with a significant number of County Councils, Corporations, Business & Private individuals throughout Ireland consistently delivering high quality work, setting and maintaining the high standards expected by our customers.
We at Retrofit Design Ltd pride ourselves in the having ability and commitment to provide the professionalism, knowledge and expertise required to consistently deliver the maximum benefits of Energy Efficiency works to our customers along with the benefits of a reduced impact on our Environment.
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of ship to shore container cranes, rail mounted gantry cranes and rubber tyre gantry cranes. From a base in Killarney, Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd designs, builds and exports container cranes worldwide.
Founded in 1958 as the first Liebherr factory outside of Germany, today Liebherr Container Cranes continues to drive innovation in the container handling industry.
Autonomous cranes that operate independently of a driver, run self-diagnostics and repair, as well as order spare parts right on time, are no longer the future, they are the present and Liebherr Container Cranes are proud to shape the present and the future, from our home, here in Kerry.
Make Your House Your Home
At Cremur we think of ourselves as a “One-Stop Shop”. We supply & fit so whatever needs to be done we do it! All staff at Cremur are committed and passionate and like to deliver great products, good design and excellent service at affordable prices that will help you to “Make Your House Your Home”.
Cremur your specialist for:
- Mobility Bathrooms
- Stoves & Fireplaces
- Service & Repairs
Experience & Expertise
With 35+ years of experience Cremur is well able to assist you. Benefit of a range of high-quality products, expert advice and our in-house design-team. But it does not stop there …. we also install our products ourselves to guarantee the best possible outcome of your project!
Our promise to you – Renovate by Design
As a One-Stop Shop, our own team of experts will look after you from start to finish. No matter whether you contact us for a complete supply & fit refurbishment or new build project or just the supply of product only. Our staff are fully qualified technicians and fully comply with industry standards.
Visit our showroom
Our fantastic showroom in Upper Rock Street, Tralee covers all our quality products, with many bathroom suites on display and the largest display of working stoves in Munster!
For more information visit: www.cremur.com or call 066-7124555
Every day millions of people throughout the world consume food or beverage products containing Kerry Group’s taste and nutrition solutions.
Since our modest beginnings in 1972, in a greenfield site in Listowel, Co. Kerry, Ireland we have grown from strength to strength to become a leading player in the global food and beverage industry.
This journey has been one of dynamic growth and strategic acquisition, guided by our in-depth understanding of international market dynamics, insights into consumer trends, shifting taste preferences and evolving nutritional requirements.
As an organisation, we never stand still and are clear with our colleagues, customers and stakeholders; who we are, what we do, how we do it, where we are going and why we matter – we call this The Kerry Way.
Kerry Taste & Nutrition is the global leader in the development of taste and nutrition solutions for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets. Its broad technology foundation, customer-centric business model, and industry-leading integrated solutions capability makes Kerry the co-creation partner of choice.
Kerry Foods, the Group’s Consumer Foods division, has grown its presence with retail partners primarily in the Irish and UK markets. It is a leader in its categories in the chilled cabinet.
Quoted on the London & Euronext Dublin Stock exchanges, with headquarters in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland, our 2019 Group revenue was €7.2 billion.
For more information, visit www.kerrygroup.com
JRI America, Inc., is a subsidiary of the Japanese IT financial services company, Japan Research Institute Ltd (JRI), which is the specialist IT subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG).
We support Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC); SMBC is Japan’s second-largest bank and a Fortune Global 200 company, which offers a broad range of financial services both within Japan and internationally.
The Tralee operation supports the group’s Western Hemisphere IT operations including the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
We are currently growing the team in Tralee – we are looking for ambitious, bright and committed people to join our team in Kerry so please contact me JRI-America if you’d like to discuss potential opportunities on 066 717 8800.
We look forward to talking to you.
Portwest is an Irish owned, family run business who design and manufacture outdoor clothing and leisurewear, which is sold in their four shops located along the Wild Atlantic Way. The shops are located in Galway, Mayo and here in Kerry, in Killarney town centre.
With over 100 years experience, Portwest have earned their reputation as a trusted name in clothing manufacture and design, with products designed and based on feedback from customers and their emerging needs. Our collection of leisure and outdoor clothing are designed with functionality, comfort and style in mind. Our extensive collection includes Ladies, Mens and Childrens leisurewear and Watersports clothing and accessories.
Our shops stock a wide range of outdoor clothing and products, such as rainwear, footwear, camping goods and watersports. As well as our own brand, we stock brands that are well known internationally such as Merrell, Helly Hansen, Berghaus, Typhoon, Speedo and Mountain Equipment. Our team are experts on the products they sell and are available to discuss your needs and advise on what items are best suited to you.
Our shop is located in the heart of Killarney, is open seven days per week and can be reached on 064 776 4200.
Kerry Executive Handling is the sole executive handling agent at Kerry Airport – a regional airport in the southwest of Ireland. Kerry airport is situated in the heart of county Kerry and in close proximity to all major attractions and towns. Kerry Executive Handling ensures that all clients using our services receive a first class professional service.
Why Kerry Executive Handling?• We had in excess of 3,600 Private Aircraft, Corporate Jet and Helicopter movements in 2018.
• 2,000 metre x 45 metre runway allowing us to cater for even the most exclusive jets.
• We work with many global suppliers of aviation fuel and services.
• We work with some of the world’s leading handling companies.
• Helicopter transfers catered for on request.
• Jet A1 and Avgas available.
- Executive Lounge
- Meet and Greet (on request)
- VIP Handling
- VIP Ramp Transport
- Assistance with Customs and Immigration
- Hotel Reservations
- Private Car Hire Reservation
- VIP & Taxi Road Transport Arrangements
- VIP Catering
- Magazines and Newspapers
- Crew lounge
- Meet and Greet (on request)
- VIP Handling
- VIP Ramp Transport
- Assistance with Customs and Immigration
- Weather and Notam’s
- Flight Plans and Flight Documentation
- Hotel Reservations – Crew Rates Available
- VIP Catering
- Newspapers and Magazines
- Dry Cleaning
- Care Hire Reservations
- JET A1 Refuelling
- Aircraft Parking Long Term
- Airstart Unit
- Belt Loader
- Lavatory Service
- Executive Courtesy Vehicles
- Potable Water
- Water Service
- Tow bar (specify type)
- Flight Planning
- Helicopter Landing
- Laundry Service
- Weather Planning Service
- Overnight Hangar (subject to availability)
- VIP/Head of State Handling
- Wheelchair lift / Ambi-Lift