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Jillian Godsil speaks with Ken Flood and Ed Hambridge. Ken is a keen hiker who recently set up Greater Heights Guided Tours leading groups of people wanting to connect with nature again. Ed owns a farm which includes the Keadeen Mountain and to
Jillian Godsil speaks with Rory Vance, managing director RV International, a family run, Bray based printing company in Wicklow. They have won the distribution licence for Lock 3 Varnish, a medical solution developed for the cancer sector, and
Jillian Godsil speaks with Brian O'Regan, head of artistic programming at the Whale Theatre in Greystones. He details how the closing and ongoing changing rules has made it so hard to plan for the reopening - but they are open on Sept 4 with Al
Jillian Godsil speaks with Celia Brabazon and Brian Barry. Celia owns Belmont Demense, a sister estate to Kilruddery, which opened free hiking trails last Autumn to the public and this week free biking trails. The estate is a working farm so vi
Jillian Godsil speaks with competition winner Siena Maple Murphy (aged 5) who won the Bee Story competition organised by Cllr Jodie Neary. Her capitvating story was about Polly the Pollinator who found big fat sunflowers in Siena's garden, fill
Jillian Godsil speaks with Ken Gibson, CEO of The Mission to End Leprosy. Leprosy is not a dead disease despite being the oldest coummunicable disease in the world. Still today, every 2 minutes someone gets the terrible news that they have cont
Jillian Godsil speaks with Keith Coburn, Enterprise and Employment Officer at County Wicklow Partnership. He explained about the different supports for people wanting to start their own business - even if it's only an idea - to helping disadvan
Jillian Godsil speaks with Emma Jane Rushworth, wire sculptor. With a diverse career in fashion and home decor working all around the world, Emma Jane settled in Greystones 20 years ago and is forging a very successful career as a wire sculptor
Jillian Godsil speaks with Gary McLoughlin, co founder of the Glendalough Distillery. Set up in 2011, it was Ireland's first craft distillery of modern times and has spawned many copy cats which makes Gary very happy. The Glendalough Distillery
Jillian Godsil speaks with the rural development officer with County Wicklow Partnership, Siobhan Mehigan, who announces the launch of Leader funding of E200,000 for Biodiversity projects. The successful projects can be any shape and size and t
Jillian Godsil speaks with Joanna Evans, contemporary artist, who works with concrete to create her art. It began with left over concrete from producing counter tops in her new kitchen. She began experimenting with the medium and now produces w
Jillian Godsil speaks with Cathal Kehoe of the Wicklow Soap Company which was set up during the COVID lockdown as a hobby for his two children, Conan and Aoibhin (7 and 5), who are joint CEOs. However, as his work is pushed to part time, he is
Jillian Godsil speaks with Colin Tyner, a farmer near Shillelagh who decided to grow a 4 acre field of sunflowers. This is possibly the first time it has been done in the Republic and is inspired by the many sunflower fields across France. With
Jillian Godsil speaks with Aisling Reynolds who set up Lifestones, a personalised art composition project. She makes pictures out of pebbles and frames them: they are both simple and elegant. Since stepping back from her IT business in COVID, s
Jillian Godsil speaks with Sue Best of Lazy Days Campers which specialize in VW campervans. Campervan holidays are making a real comeback as the result of the lockdown and a new appreciation of nature. The beauty of these classic VW campervans
Jillian Godsil speaks with Kirsten Killoran of Friends of Breastfeeding about the benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby. We also talk about how while it might be natural it may not be easy which is why a buddy system can help new mums p
Jillian Godsil speaks with Ross Scanlon, tenor and opera singer, who has joined forces with his friend and fellow opera singer Linsey Dempsey, to launch [email protected] This project brings all the goodness of singing to the office environment with b
Jillian Godsil speaks with Geraldine Kavanagh, forager with Wicklow Wild Foods. She runs weekend walks where she brings eager students into the countryside to learn how and what to forage before picnicing on the spoils. You don't have to forage
Jillian Godsil speaks with Becci Harrison, CEO of Fishers the family run clothing and food business in Newtownmountkennedy. Dubbed a boutique department store, Becci had a huge responsiblity to the staff (some 33 in total), concessions and loya
Jillian Godsil speaks with Lisa Wilkinson of the ElbowroomEscape. Created four years ago this beaufiful rural retreat in the Glen of Imaal was only getting going when COVID hit. Everything closed but her guests were loyal and rebooked for later
Jillian Godsil speaks with business and life team Caroline O'Toole and Huw O'Toole. They run the recently opened Hub13 - a shared working space between Newcastle and Newtowmmountkennedy. Caroline left her nursing job in January to join Hub13 an
Jillian Godsil speaks with trail runner Fred Verdier of Wicklow Tourism. Last year Wicklow ran its first ECOTrail, joining 13 other international destinations for this unique and fast growing sport. It's not like road running where runners are
Jillian Godsil speaks with Grainne McLoughlin, chair of the Greystones 2020 organisation. Set up three years ago the group is launching a new section of their website to help local businesses, be they shop, profession or services, during COVID.
Jillian Godsil speaks with Alison Stroh of Dr Coys Healthy Food. Alison founded her company to develop snacks that were nutritionally healthy, promotes positive living and supports the Good Grub charity which ensures DEIS children get fruit and
Jillian Godsil speaks with Dawn Leane, President of Network Ireland, Wicklow Branch who is a corporate trainer and executive coach. She is also principal of Leane Leaders and Chair of Sunbeam House Services. While the annual business awards wer
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