Aedin Twamley http://www.freefromguru.com As a Mum reading all food and product labels to avoid ingredients that one or some of my family react to, I decided to set up this website to make it easier by filtering products by the most common allergens and listing all their ingredients online. Businesses pay to list and advertise, but it’s free for users.
Aileen Rogers http://www.readygirls.com Our first product to market is the Ready Girls Period Pack. This is an emergency period pack for Tween and Teenage Girls. It looks like a glasses or pencil case and contains underware, S.T’s, Wipes, Disposable Bags and an information leaflet written by a qualified nurse of 18 years. Available in stores nation wide and to buy online on http://www.readygirls.com. We also sell a 3 day refill pack. We have a fantastic website which offers support to parents and teenage girls alike. We have a panel of experts and a number of guest bloggers who address in a frank and open manner all aspects of puberty.
Ailish Drake http://www.sowandgrow.ie/ I am an architect and garden designer. I founded Sow and Grow in Spring 2011. I teach people how to grow vegetables, herbs, fruit and flowers in an easy, time-saving way. I started my business by teaching kids and before long I discovered that adults too needed a helping hand, so that they could garden with their own kids and pass on a valuable skill which has been lost in the last number of decades. I believe that by knowing how food is grown makes us more health aware and gets our kids eating fresh and organic crops from our own gardens. I have two small boys, Sam 5 and Michael 2, who love their vegetables but most of all getting their hands dirty out in the garden.
Amanda McEvoy http://www.thinktwice.ie At Thinktwice we specialise in New Product Development and Innovation Training. We help you bring your product & business ideas to market. We have successfully launched our own DIY product range to market in Ireland, UK & US markets so our approach is very focused on the entrepreneurial & commercial aspect of the process.
Amanda Ryan http://www.ladiesloot.ie Ladiesloot.ie Classy Classifieds Irelands First Dedicated Female Online Marketplace, the website has a niche female audience, there are two sides to the website, you can register as a Business Advertiser or as a Private Advertiser. A business advertiser can advertise their new products and a private advertiser can advertise their new, nearly new and preloved items, anything can be advertised onsite from clothes, handbags to a Mumpreneur crafting from home. We have partnered with DPD couriers to deliver your sold items nationwide for a small fee. The site provides emotional and physical safety through the delivery service in that we have eliminated the need for females to meet face to face to exhange their sold items.
Amy Hardie http://www.beadbash.blogspot.com I started out hosting jewellery making parties for children as well as selling my own jewellery. Since having my son 2 months ago I am concentrating on selling the jewellery that I make. You can find it at http://www.beadbashireland.etsy.com. I also have a blog about jewellery http://www.beadbash.blogspot.com
Ann Coyle http://www.facebook.com/moobooco Online seller of Mia Tui bags and alot more
Anne Walsh http://www.AllergyLifestyle.com AllergyLifestyle.com launched in February 2013 aims to raise awareness of serious allergies (Anaphylaxis) and to source and supply quality, reliable products that offer genuine value to help those managing serious allergies and asthma. As a mum of four one of whom has a life threatening peanut allergy, I understand that a life threatening allergy diagnosis can be a worrying and confusing time which is why Allergy Lifestyle hosts an information page on site and social media community where you can share information, tips and help each other negotiate our way through the Allergy Lifestyle
Aoife Tynan In progress:-) Currently studying Post Graduate Diploma in Enterprise in WIT alongside launching my as yet unnamed new business – who knows…ya’ll might help me name it!
I have previously worked in a HR / Training capacity and also was a retailler of Children’s shoes for almost 6 years – unfortunately was bitten by the recession / credit in the latter so closed down in July 2011 – BUT!..have developed a concept with Kiddies in mind to teh benefit of Parents in terms of cost, time but most importantly of health. 🙂
Body Elements http://www.bodyelements.ie Located in Sandyford, Dublin 18- We specialise in Pregnancy Physiotherapy and Postnatal Physiotherapy, Prenatal (Pregnancy) Pilates and Postnatal Pilates classes, Pregnancy Massage, Lymphoedema Physiotherapy, Osteoporosis, Weight Management, Advance Slimming and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Rehabilitation. We also offer the well known Sports & Musculoskeletal Chartered Physiotherapy, Massages and Clinical Pilates. Body Elements Physiofit Clinic: offering you and your family a range of innovative services to promote your health and well-being. And Now Body Elements Physiofit Woman: offering you a range of innovative pregnancy, mother & baby, and women’s health services. Our team of highly qualified healthcare professionals brings you a wealth of experience, unique skills and innovative programmes to developing areas in the health and exercise industry. Whether you are getting fit for your wedding day, preparing for childbirth, recovering from pregnancy, preventing the risk of Osteoporosis, improving your posture or simply just maintaining fit and healthy, find out what Body Elements team can do for you to promote your health and well-being, all at our modern Physiofit Clinic, located in the Beacon South Quarter in Sandyford.
Body Elements is a pioneer in its approach to health and well-being setting the lead in the wellness market.Pregnancy pilates classes available in South Dublin.
BoldBaby.ie http://www.boldbaby.ie BoldBaby is an Irish company and our aim is to bring super cute, unusual and cool baby clothes and shoes to the bold babies of Ireland. Something a little different to what you find in the shops. Best sellers include our famous Grippy Shoes, non slip rubber soles means no more slipping on wooden floors or tiles, making them perfect for learner walkers. Check us out and order online at boldbaby.ie
Bumps’n’Babies http://www.bumpsnbabies.ie Maternity & Childrenswear Online and newly opened showroom 20 mins from Cork City. Maternity & Nursing Wear sourced from America & Europe. Affordable, Quality & Up to date for mums to be. Childrenswear from top brands Kanz, Hatley Rainwear, Torres, Dijjie Babywear and constantly adding to our products. We deliver nationwide. Looking for a baby gift to remember we can personalise Christening Candles with your babies pic. We make baby hampers and deliver to Maternity Hospitals. Quality Service Assured.
Caricatures by Carmel http://www.caricaturesbycarmel.com, I produce 100% hand drawn original caricatures, with no air-brushing or digital enhancing additions on a A3 size for Signing Boards. All I need is good quality photographs, either via email or by post and I can create and caricature for you.100% hand drawn original caricatures from photographs, make ideal gifts, signing boards or designs for Wedding and party invitations.You provide recent photos and a description or a suggested theme for the caricature ie. favorite hobbies, the persons career, etc.I will create a black a white Caricature rough, free of charge, which I will email to you for your approval.
http://www.carmelharrington.com Carmel Harrington is an author represented by the renowned Tracy Brennan at the Trace Literary Agency. Her debut novel Beyond Graces Rainbow was released as an eBook in August 2012 and to her utmost delight has received both rave reviews and 5 star ratings ever since. To check out for yourself why Beyond Graceas Rainbow has captured the hearts of its readers, why not download a free sample available with all of the usual eBook retailers.Carmelâs second novel is currently at the edit stage and plans are in place to start number three very shortly. Carmel is married to Roger, with two small children Amelia and Nathan and a stepdaughter Eva. She lives in a small village in Wexford, Ireland, surrounded not only by a beautiful view from her kitchen window, but also her amazing family and friends. In a previous life Carmel was a successful Sales and Marketing Manager but decided to spend the past couple of years focusing on the most important role of her life, that of a mother. However, in between spoon feeds Carmel found the time to pursue her love of writing and her dream to be a published author.
Caroline Dooley http://www.just4kidsshow.ie Caroline Dooley created InEvents in April 2012 presenting The Just 4 Kids Show as the flagship event. Organisers of events, both in-house and commissioned projects, with expertise in large scale exhibitions. The Just 4 Kids Show is a platform for business and services relating to the world of kids and families. An all encompassing show, focusing on all areas of kids lives, the event hosts workshops, seminars, a huge free fun zone, a science & tech zone plus much more. Keen to support budding Irish businesses, particularly those run by Mum’s!
Catherine Murphy http://www.eoireland.com Hi, my business name is EO Ireland. EO is a range of natural & organic body care products that are suitable for all skin types and all the family. I am a big natural product advocate, was a fan of EO products and wanted to introduce the range to Ireland. Ethical products – they are part of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics which was co-founded by Breast Cancer Fund. Breast Cancer Fund advise we avoid personal/body care products with artificial fragrance (listed as “parfum” or “fragrance”); parabens (a cheap preservative) and other harsh chemicals such as sodium laureth/lauryl sulphate. So always read your labels. This range of lotion, shower gel, hair care and soap is also ideal for people with sensitive skin/eczema/dermatitis as there are no harsh chemicals.
EO has just been selected by Ireland’s largest pharmacy chain and just launched April 3 2013 at Lloyds Pharmacy, Blackrock Shopping Centre (part of the Doc Morris group); a huge acknowledgement of the quality of the brand and great also to see the demand for natural products is on the rise. Check EO out there if you are passing by. The Irish Times said EO “is as pure as you will get,” The Sunday Business Post said “Every once in a while a brand comes along that makes us beam with pleasure,” and The Sunday Independent said “Brand was a real find of Summer 2012.”
http://www.ClionasWaveJewellery.com I have just launched an online retail jewellery business specialising in cultivated freshwater pearls and sterling silver. My aim is to provide a beautiful, quality product at affordable prices for ladies of all ages!
Cutehoney www.cutehoney.ie helps Mumpreneurs have it all – grow a successful business and raise a family simultaneously without the guilt and stress that normally goes hand in hand with doing this.With our bespoke Cute Honey group trainings from Wannabee, Start-up and established Mumpreneur we have just the training package to suit your needs.
Cute Honey Lite
Cute Honey Hive
Twitter & Hootsuite
Facebook & Linked In
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We also have one-to-one mentoring packages for a more personal service and a little more hand-holding while growing your business. Cute Honey also organises monthly networking meet-ups for Mumpreneurs to meet and mix with other like-minded women, share tips and ideas while also getting a 20 minute talk that will help with your business Check out our website http://www.cutehoney.ie and download our free e-book MUMPRENEUR TYPES and see what type you are.
Debbie Ross http://www.cakebombs.ie CakeBombsHandmade gourmet chocolate treats & favours delivered nationwide in pretty packaging. Wedding, party and novelty cakes.
Deirdre Casey http://www.aquababies.ieAquababies is more than simply a splash and fun class for babies & toddlers 0-3years We aim to lay the foundations of future swimming for Babies and Toddlers. We have been teaching young Babies and Toddlers to swim in the UK for over 20 years and now running classes in Dublin, Kildare & Meath Wicklow. Our aim is to teach parents/carers the correct method to teach their child to swim. We teach basic water safety and confidence techniques and use nursery songs in the toddler classes to engage the children and provide positive associations with swimming. The benefits of the Aquababies course are Provide Water Safety Training Encourages Physical, Social & Psychological Development Enhances Awareness Improves Eating & Sleeping Patterns Strengthens Cardio Respiratory Functions And its Fun & Social! For further information or to find a class near you check our website on http://www.aquababies.ie or contact us at Mobile: 087 622 3300 / Tel: 01 894 4801 or Email us at email@example.com
Why not follow us on Twitter and Facebook; It’s a great way to keep up-to-date with new pools and classes Twitter: @AquababiesIrl
Denise Dawson http://www.wrapsies.ie Wrapsies is an Irish based online store specialising in a unique & quirky range of toweling wraps. The extremely practical and highly versatile Wrapsie is proving very popular for kids and adults. They can be used at home or when changing in public places, like the pool, beach, leisure centre, athletics, triathlon – the list is endless.
Designed 4 You http://www.designed4you.ie My name is Lynda Prendergast & I set up my business Designed 4 You in September 2012. Designed 4 You is a new Irish business which sells handmade handbags & accessories. All handbags are designed & hand-made by its owner, Lynda Prendergast. Along the many handbag styles available, there are also a range of accessories for all you fashion lovers out there! A very exciting year ahead for this new business, with a number of new product launches planned for 2013. All of my items can be customised or personalised to suit each client. A lot of TLC goes into creating each of my products to ensure they are of excellent quality for each of my customers.
Elaine from http://www.babybitznpartypieces.com I’m originally from Dublin, have been married to Andy for 8 years and we now live in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath with our two little girls, Mia (4.5) and Zoey (2.5). My background is in Customer Service Management and I am also a qualified Accounting Technician (iati). I spent 9 years working with McDonalds, starting out at 16 as a crew member and working my way up to Second Assistant Manager. I finished with McDonalds in March 2004 and moved to Hertz Europe Service Centre. I spent a year in the back office and moved then to a Team Leader role where I managed the UK Call Centre team. I left to go on Maternity Leave in June 2008 and was made redundant when my Maternity Leave finished as my role no longer existed due to restructuring within the company. Faced then with the daunting role of finding a new job which fit around my 6 month old daughter, I decided to try something different and started as a self employed childminder from home. I looked after two toddlers fulltime as well as our own two when Zoey came along and while it was demanding and very challenging, I really enjoyed it. It gave me the opportunity to be at home with the girls which I was grateful for. Then in December 2010 when Zoey was 5 months old I started to really give some thought to maybe starting something that I could run from home and which would mean I could eventually give up the childminding. I started BabyBitz ‘n’ PartyPieces in late 2010 and for the next 18 months I worked flat out, childminding fulltime from 9-5.30 every day and spending my evenings and nights trying to build up the business. Eventually, towards the summer of 2012 I felt I was in a position where I could start thinking about becoming a fulltime Mumtrepreneur! It was a very scary time but I bit the bullet, gave notice to the parents of the children I was looking after and in September 2012 BabyBitz ‘n’ PartyPieces became my “real” job! The first 3 months were very tough, trying to strike a balance between home & family life and giving the business the time and attention it deserves. Our eldest is at Preschool 5 mornings per week now but the toddler is at home fulltime at the moment so she needs a lot of my attention in the mornings. We’ve a great routine going now since Christmas though so the hard work is paying off. About the Business BabyBitz ‘n’ PartyPieces is a one stop kids party shop offering parents fantastic value & choice in party bags & favour boxes for all occasions as well as our very popular Ready Steady Party complete kids party package (just add kids!). We also stock a range of childrens reading, sticker, colouring and educational activity books as well as a selection of novelty soothers, wooden toys, pocket money toys, arts & craft materials, reward charts and lots more. We also specialise in tailored gifts for flowergirl & page boys, new baby gifts We work closely with Creches & Preschools throughout the year offering discounts on books for their libraries and great value seasonal and end of term gifts for the children at Halloween & Christmas. Read more: http://www.babybitznpartypieces.com/about-us/
Ellen Kavanagh http://www.waxperts.ie Entrepreneur. Owner of Waxperts Salon.
Inventor, creator and distributor of Waxperts Wax.
Ireland’s number 1 wax. Now in salons nationwide.
Baby Gift Collection is a family run business since in operation since 2011 and since then has evolved to become one of Irelands best and trusted online resources for baby gifts and baby related products. Our site provides convenience, variety and peace of mind while shopping online for unique baby gifts. Our experience and expertise allows us the opportunity to serve you while filling a niche for some of the best baby gifts available on the internet today. We’re available at your fingertips 24 hours a day, 7 days a week offering secure online shopping. We’re also committed to quality and safety and want you to be confident that when you choose a gift from our company for a new infant, toddler or child that you love, you can be rest assured that we have carefully selected only items that meet our high quality standards. We aim to provide a high quality unique baby gift – something a little bit different than the traditional baby clothes gift. As well as gifts for new Mums and new Big Brothers and Sisters, we have also included Gifts for Babys 1st Birthdays and some practical gifts too!
Fiona Reid http://www.cooleventsireland.comCool Events is an event management company that works with both personal and corporate clients to ensure that their event, whether that’s a children’s birthday party at home or a fundraising dinner for 400, is managed from the outset professionally within budget and meets or indeed exceeds the client’s expectations. It is a small business with a big heart & we do indeed love to party !
Forever Amber FacebookForever Amber is a gift and book shop situated in Ratoath, Co.Meath. I took the brave step of opening a new business during a recession last October and haven’t looked back! I source good quality gifts at a budget that suits everyone and offer a free gift wrapping service. A large selection of Children’s gifts, Stationary, Art and Craft and Party Supplies is also available.
Gaynor Ryan http://www.tinytreasures.ie Hi my name is Gaynor Like most mums, I really didnt want to go back to a 9 to 5 job after my daughter was born. So working for myself from home seemed like the ideal solution. I work part time 5 mornings a week (the boring job) and im a wife to be a mum to a very sporty and energetic 12 yr old daughter. We live out in a beautiful part of the world Co Leitrim with 4 mad dogs 3 crazy cats and a pony. I run Tiny Treasures from home part time but my dream is to quit the day job and work from home creating Tiny Teasures all day long. The idea was born from my love of art and hand crafted keepsakes capturing precious memories so when our little miracle was born 12 years ago my passion grew and along with the burning desire to enjoy what I do for a living and striving to create the perfect work/life balance I set up my own business. All this combined with emigrating to Ireland raising our daughter and building our dream home life has been a little hectic. For the past 7 years i’ve been busy triainng and learning new techniques from hand and feet impressions keepsake frames and now launcing our new silver keepsake jewellery range Exciting times ahead at Tiny Treasures HQ….if you’re looking for the perfect handmade gift then you’ve come the right place. Here at Tiny Treasures we produce totally unique and personalised keepsakes. creating special memories to treasure for years to come. All our work is completely handmade to your requirements. Please take a look at my work i hope you like what you see and come back often I will be adding more handmade gifts.
Geraldine Herbert http://www.wheelsforwomen.ie A mum of two and motoring journalist for over ten years, I am the founder of wheelsforwomen.ie Irelandands first and only motoring website for women. A jury member for Irish Car of the Year and the International Womenas World Car of the Year
Gourmet Food Parlour http://www.gourmetfoodparlour.com is a stylish and relaxing cafe & wine bar offering exquisite homemade artisan food, wines, specialty food and an atmosphere suggestive of European cafe culture. The introduction of its live music fun Tapas nights are indicative of this, where customers can opt for the popular Spanish dining experience whilst being serenaded by live music and wined with the best of European wines and beers. GFP also offers a full take out menu and outside catering department along with customized gourmet hampers available for every occasion.Over the past 6 years, the GFP cafes have grown throughout Dublin. The comfortable and atmospheric cafes are part of life in some of Dublin’s best loved towns and villages. Proud owners Lorraine and Lorraine are constantly striving to ensure that each cafe remains a pillar in the local community. Keeping menus fresh and new is essential as is aiming to offer customers the best food in Dublin.Lorraine & Lorraine
Hajni Kele http://www.mianrasoaps.com My journey started back in 2003 when I took up soapmaking as a creative outlet and a relaxing pass time from an intense job of being an Early Intervention Specialist.Formulating, tweaking recipes and endless trial and error I was on a mission to make the finest soap!It didn’t end there. With the same determination and passion I had to breathe life into my products. Having no supporting team of experts behind me I took up the challenge and learnt the basics of Photography, Marketing and Graphic Design. Building up courage with the desire to get independent feedback I sent off some soaps to a critique in Germany known for her to the bone, in depth and sometimes harsh reviews. My soaps scored an incredible 9.4/10 and placed them way above well known global brands. I set up an e-commerce site and sent orders to all corners of the World from Finland to Singapore. Having no business background the natural progression was to brush up on my skills and in 2012 I took part in the PINC Program ran by The Rubicon Centre/CIT. With the support of South Cork Enterprise Board I attended Showcase 2013 with much anticipation and launched Mianra to the wider public. Much to my delight 25 retailers have signed up wanting to stock my products and one of my products won the Selected at Showcase title. I am now moving into a dedicated workshop which will allow me to extend my product range -exciting times ahead!!! Last but not least I am a Mama of a 5 year old boy who is full of mischief :)!
Joan Cashman http://www.colourandimage.ie I am founder of the Colour and Image Academy. I help my clients make the best of their personal appearance and this in turn helps them to develop their self confidence. Together we select styles to flatter their colouring, body shape personality and lifestyle. I provide one-to-one consultations on image, colour analysis, fashion styling and make-up artistry. I also provide specialised training for anyone interested in a career in makeup artistry or image consultancy. I run courses regularly in Cork, Limerick, Dublin and London. I have been specialising in this field for over 15 years and am a member of AICI, TFIC and TEB.
Kirsty Hawthorn http://www.babymassageireland.com Infant Massage Instructor trainings -IAIMShiatsu and massage for pregnancy
Lilys Tea Shop http://www.lilysteashop.comLily Chen is originally from the Fujian province where she was reared on quality leaf tea. Over the years she has developed a strong passion for quality tea served in the most natural way. Lily is now settled in Termonfeckin, Co. Louth with Dominick and their two children.Thanks to the accessibility to the best tea farms in China, Lily’s Tea Shop only selects the finest tea leaves for her customers. We encourage the use of whole leaves from which you can enjoy each different unique taste and keep the whole nutritional benefit. Also by drinking leaf tea, you help to promote a healthier, more natural and eco-friendly life experience.Lily’s tea shop also provides a wide range of tea accessories, which enable you to savour the best quality tea leaves in an easy and convenient.
Lisa Cotter http://www.placentaencapsulationcork.com & http://www.placentanetwork.com I’m a placenta encapsulation specialist. I transform mothers placentas onto easy to take capsules to promote post birth healing for body & mind.Benifits include : increased milk Supply , increased energy , increased iron levels & helps avoide PND. I’m IPEN certified & IPEN member ( independent placenta encapsulation network )
Lucy Grimes http://www.thebookshed.ie I’m a mum of three and love books. I hope to pass that on to my children. I found that they loved Usborne books, so when I got the opportunity to sell the Usborne range of books, I jumped at it! Now I’m building The Book Shed business around my family life – and enjoying every minute! I try to provide a personal service, so please ask if you would like recommendations for a particular age group or area of interest. Reluctant readers a specialty – there’s a book for everyone! I organise book parties where the host gets free books. I also set up The Book Shed stall at markets, play centres and toddler groups. I organise book fairs and sponsored reads in primary and pre schools, which is a great way to get free books for your school.Please give me a call or email if you’d like to order books, organise an event or join my team. Contact Me Luci Grimes Baltinglass Co. Wicklow Mob: +353 87 2322407Or send me an e-mail.
Lynsey Houston-Mailey http://www.dramforkids.ie or http://www.facebook.com/DramaforkidsniDrama for Kids has been launched by Lynsey Houston-Mailey, an experienced teacher who saw the huge benefits that children obtain from drama, music and movement.Classes Drama For Kids offer fun, exciting and professional drama classes designed for 3-11 year olds. Classes use a combination of age appropriate drama, movement, music, storytelling and games to explore childrens creativity. At Drama for Kids we are dedicated to providing children with drama classes that develop confidence, creativity, and improve communication skills.Classes are delivered in schools, nurseries, play groups, libraries, childrens centres, community groups and in youth clubs. We work in the northern areas of Northern Ireland but are also available throughout Northern Ireland and in Donegal.
Names In Frames http://www.namesinframes.ie Based in North County Dublin, Names In Frames is owned and run by me, Orlaith Hickey.
I make, beautiful handmade children’s gifts to order. My designs are simple and individual and are handmade in Dublin by myself. I place a high degree of importance on quality and affordability. They are an ideal addition to a childs bedroom or playroom and would be a perfect personal gift for a new baby, christening or special birthday.
Nicola Walsh http://www.blush.ie
Blush Make-up is a new Irish Cosmetic business offering superior, unique and professional cosmetics to salons, flagship stores, and retail outlets throughout Ireland. We will now start exporting abroad for the first time directly into Amazon.co.uk depots with our products for their new online venture in niche products.
Ollwyn http://www.creepercrawlers.com I work as a Neurological Developmental Therapist and I have developed a range of non-slip baby gro’s for babies at the crawling stage. The clever little bugs on our suits provide just the right amount of grip for babies trying to crawl on wooden and tile floors. They increase the chances of successful crawling and promote healthy body and brain connections. It’s that simple! :0) The suits currently come in 3 colours (pink, blue, cream) and in 2 sizes (6-9mths & 9-12mths). These are the first products to market – more to follow. Bug hugs xxx
Partypacks.ie http://www.partypacks.ie is a family run Irish company who supply a wide range of quality products for the perfect party. From 1st Birthday Parties to Princesses and Spiderman to Fireman Sam we can cater for all your party needs. As busy parents of three young children we have created Party Packs which will make organising your childs birthday much easier. Tableware, decorations, party bags, favours, cake accessories. Everything you need for the perfect party.
Pauline Clarke http://www.kookee.ie I’m a mum of 4 fabulous kids, always tired but I am also the owner of Kookee, A Artisan cookie company and a lot more besides. The inspiration for Kookee came after spending each Saturday morning baking cookies with my 3 children. Having given up work to become a carer for my eldest son, who was diagnosed with a form of Autism, each Saturday became a ritual baking day to envolve all 3 children in a fun family task. After many weeks and lots of cookies we started giving them as gifts to family and friends, and soon they started asking for some speciality orders and offering to pay. Over the next few months I perfected my receipes and decided that this would be a wonderful way to care for my kids and make my hobby into a business. So in 2009 I registered Kookee and tried out my products at farmers markets and craft fairs. As interest grew I contacted the Louth County Enterprise board who helped me get ready to launch my ideas. In November 2011 we approached our first customer and since then we have grown both our cookie range and our dry mixes. In December 2011 we added a new addition to our family with our new son Charlie. So it has been a busy but exciting time for us.Now we produce a range of high quality cookies, we form and freeze uncooked cookie pellets and sell to deli stores and coffee shops where our product is baked fresh instore each day. We also sell a ‘bake at home’ cookie mix to complement our cookies. We have an ever increasing range of flavors, many of which are also available in Gluten and Wheat free.
http://www.facebook.com/piecemakerstoys Piece Makers creates wooden representations of Iconic Buildings, Statues and landmarks, for the tourist craft and childrens market
Purity Belle http://www.etsy.com/shop/PurityBelle was born through my love of reusing and recycling – I hated to see all the ends of old candles go to waste, so experimented with making new ones from all the little bits. I’ve come a long way since then and have been making candles for some time, testing all the way along to make the perfect candle. I use 100% pure soy wax which is much better for the environment and doesn’t release the toxins that paraffin candles do. I also do my best to source eco friendly materials such as recycled boxes and tags. A lot of my containers are upcycled, i.e. jars or tins that would otherwise be thrown out or put in the recycle bin.I do loads of different scented candles as well as gift packs for special occasions and a range of handmade cards.
Ruth O`Reilly http://www.pinataspinatas.com Having fallen in love with all the colours and shapes of the Pinatas in Mexico while on honeymoon, I knew I’d found something special that Irish families would love. As family life progressed making piÃ±atas at home for family and friends was such a pleasure that I’d decided to take the big step and set up a business. At my first craft fair I sold more Pinatas than I ever dreamed I would and that was it I was hooked. The website went live two days before my second baby was born. This has enabled me to work from home with my two children, Lucien and Ruby who provide the inspiration and fun for many of my Pinatas designs. All designs are unique to Pinatas and there are numerous to browse and choose from. If you don’t see what you are looking for I can create a design just for you. Do you have a party theme you would like me to compliment? Why not personalize a Pinatas for someone special? A childs favourite cartoon character would bring a smile to any childs face, young or old. Turning a certain milestone why not theme your party to the decade you were born and compliment it with a piÃ±ata to match? These are just some of the ways a Pinatascan bring fun to your party. We hope you enjoy our Pinatasas much as we do making and bringing them to you.
http://www.bumpbaby.co Bumpbaby is a new irish web based business that sells maternity fashion accessories like Bellybands and beautiful unique Mexican Bolas. We have just started the business and are working hard to extend our unique product range on our website.
Sharon Earls http://www.hideandseek.ie Hide & Seek Kids Boutique is a childrens boutique for babies, girls and boys with a unique selection of childrenswear, shoes and accessories sought out from across the globe.
Shoetastic http://www.shoetastic.ie We specialise in ladies petite shoes sizes 13-4(eu32-37). Siobhan Elsom http://www.earthmother.ie We’re an online baby store and everything we sell is designed to give babies the best start in life. Pure, gentle, eco-friendly, natural and organic – better for you, your baby and the planet!
Siobhan Feehan http://www.hushlittlebubba.com I am a full-time mum to 3 small ones (4,2,1yrs) I decided to set up my business last year. I wanted to start selling the baby products that I had tried and tested and couldnt do without and also at affordable prices. So Hush Little Bubba was born last April and im glad to say is doing very well. We stock Amber Teething Necklaces, Bandana Bibs Gumigem and much more. I have also started to introduce products that are not yet available in Ireland and Im always on the lookout for something new & exciting to add to my website. As my business is growing its getting harder to find a balance between the kids and work but I’m getting there!
STARCAMP http://www.starcamp.ie is Ireland’s leading children’s performing network! We run award-winning singing, dancing and drama camps and children’s parties nationwide for ALL boys and girls aged 4-13. The core ethos in everything that we do is building self-esteem and confidence in children.
http://www.babybodyfit.ie I am mum to a 5 year old girl, and set up my business, Baby Body Fit 2 years ago. I am a personal trainer, and used to work in a gym, working long hours. I hardly ever saw my daughter and her dad, so I decided to quit my job to start my new business. I now teach pre and post natal exercise classes and get to spend a lot of time with my family. Mums can bring their babies along with them while they get their workout and regain their bodies. I am happy teaching the classes that I love, working for myself and having quality time with my family.
Motivational Interviewing/Personal Counselling
Career Action Training/CV advice/Interview techniques
Mediaton – Dispute Resoluter I offer special rates to unwaged, students and to all members
The Children’s Assessment and Therapy Centre. My name is Doreen Kelly and my business partner is Dr Clare Brady recently we have set up a company which is made up of a multi disciplinary team of specialists who are based in Stillorgan. Our team is offering services to children aged 0-18yrs with varying presentations including Autism Aspergers Developmental delay Emotional and behavioural difficulties Depression and Anxiety in teenagers Speech Delay Our team is made of Clinical Psychologists, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists. Our main aim is to offer families an evidence based approach to assessment, diagnosis and therapeutic input. Myself and Clare have young children and are also working part time in other jobs at the moment. We are in operation now 8 months and are having good success so far.
The Chocolate Manor http://www.thechocolatemanor.co.uk am a mum to two wonderful children, and started The Chocolate Manor in 2012, while on maternity leave with my second child. Having worked in PR, Communications, Events Management and Marketing for 12 years, I wanted to explore starting a business that would allow me to fulfil my creative passion for good food.After completing a specialist chocolate skills qualification, I decided to test the market to see if there would be interest in my ideas. I was awarded a Hygiene Rating of 5 by Coleraine Borough Council.
The response to my products to date has been fantastic and I am working hard to grow my business. I create indulgent chocolates, truffles & treats, lovingly handmade, using the finest Belgian chocolate & ingredients. Whatever the occasion I can create chocolates and gifts to suit your budget and tastes. I specialise in unique chocolate treats from full size chocolate shoes and cowboy boots to bespoke feature pieces. All items are made to order. I recently began offering Belgian chocolate wedding favours and candy buffets for weddings and corporate events. I can also provide chocolate making demonstrations or chocolate parties for adults or children, but beware, it can be a messy affair!
The Dolls House Studio http://www.dollshouse.ie was set up in 2006 and became the first dedicated Dolls house only store in Ireland. Our mission is to be the best at what we do and to supply a wide range of accessories and miniatures to compliment our beautiful Dolls Houses.
The Loving Parent http://thelovingparent.com Parenting from the heart. Feel your way through parenthood, with a little help from our fictional friends. Blog posts by The OWL (One Who Learns), with wisdom and support from The Loving Mother and The Loving Father. Find out more about the characters at http://thelovingparent.com/about-thelovingparent The Loving Parent …
Aims to encourage parents to look inside for their guidance The Loving Mother (TLM) and The Loving Father (TLF) are within all of us. We might not know the reasons for feeling what we do, but we feel them anyway and we can learn to trust in these feelings.We promise never to judge (or scold) a parent who is conscious, willing to learn and doing their best. This is because of THE GUILT THING! Weve seen how destructive guilt is for a parents own well-being and how it can stop them from moving forward and listening to their intuition. It sends them further away from their heart and into their head. The One Who Learns openly admits her mistakes and TLM & TLF remind her that its not a mistake but an opportunity to go deeper, learn and think about doing it differently next time. But its always without judgement. Parents are way too quick to judge each other as it is! We dont need any more of that!We hope to build a community of parents who act from love (rather than fear), including love of themselves and forgiveness if they get it wrong. Unless a parent can learn to love and nurture her- or himself first then there is not enough to give to the little people. The Loving Parent is here to support, accept and share openly and honestly so that parents are safe and feel empowered. If you would like to address your own challenge to the team at The Loving Parent or have a story to share, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Yummy Mummy Market http://www.yummymummymarket.com provides a safe pop-up market for parents to buy and sell excellent quality new and pre-owned mother, baby and childrens goods 0-5yrs.Our parents sell great brands at bargain prices.It’s the perfect place to stock up on all your baby and toddler needs without spending a fortune, from furniture, prams, toys, clothes, books swings, walkers, car seats the list is endless.. It’s also fun way to recycle.
We only select indoor venues for our markets so we will be operating no matter what the weather. Our markets are normally made up of 5-6 trade stalls and 20 preowned stalls.
If you have any questions or would like to speak with a Yummy Mummy Market representative please e-mail us at email@example.com
Tracey Ryan http://www.biabeauty.com Bia Beauty is a range of natural skin care products with a difference, they are made from simple, effective food ingredients. So they are 100% natural, 100% safe and smell delicious!! And better still they feed your skin with fabulous ingredients such as fruit extracts, herbal extracts, nut and seed oils and butter…even chocolate! We manufacture all our products by hand in Cork and sell into over 50 stockists nationwide including pharmacies, health food shops and salons. We also have a fantastic online shop.
Una Tinnelly http://www.stelladot.co.uk/unatinnellyStella & Dot is a fresh, new and exciting jewellery and accessories company from the US. The beautiful collections are sold exclusively through independent stylists at in-home trunk shows or on stylists personal websites.Featured regularly in fashion mags like RED, Vogue, InStyle and Marie-Clare, it is fast becoming the must-have accessories for fashionistas in the UK. Soon to launch in Ireland it is an amazing opportunity for anyone wishing to add to their income or indeed start their own full-time business. Its is a truly flexible, fun and exciting company to be part of and it’s launch into the UK and Ireland is only the beginning of a multi-billionare dollar expansion plan.
If you’d like to hear more visit my website or get in touch and I’ll fill you in on my Stella & Dot life to date. P.S. I have 3 children under 10 and it works for me. 70% of our stylists have othe jobs too. it works for everyone and anyone on your terms!!
http://www.wardmotorsportmerchandise.ie We are the only supplies in Ireland of Official Licenced WRC & Formula 1 clothing and accessories. We have a small shop in Fethard, Co. Tipperary and we have a website http://www.wardmotorsportmerchandise.ie. It is run by myself (Liza) and my husband John.
Zarah Hartung Cherishme http://www.cherishme.ie Cherish Me is an Irish family run online maternity & baby boutique based in Dublin, Ireland and was set up in 2010 by mum of two Zarah Hartung. Since its launch the Cherish Me brand has grown throughout Ireland in the rapidly expanding online retail sector and has scooped a number of awards and recognitions including the SMA Maternity & Infant awards as well as being shortlisted as a finalist in the Irish Web Awards (in the category Best E-Commerce website). From the beginning Cherish Me has always been a customer focused business and this has continued to remain a priority today, not only offering our customers the highest quality products but a customer service and after sales service to match.
The inspiration behind Cherish Me came after the birth of our two incredible children and as with all parents, our whole outlook on life changed, becoming a parent has been one of the most amazing experiences in our lives and everyday they bring us so much joy and teach us what life is really all about! We knew the minute that they were born that we wanted to cherish every moment with them as they grow up so fast, hence the name Cherish Me came about.Cherish Me specialises in a wide range of top quality products from maternity and nursing wear to a whole range of really unique and exciting baby products including pushchairs, highchairs and nursery accessories to the cutest selection of stylish children’s wear. Our selection is ever growing and we stock a whole range of market leading brands from around the world many of which are exclusive to Cherish Me. Product selection is very important for us which is why all of the brands and products that we choose are handpicked because of their high quality and practical design. This is extremely important particularly being an online business as customers rely on product descriptions and images to choose the right product, therefore we believe that in order to maintain our 5 Star customer satisfaction rating, all of our products must not only be made to the highest standards, but also able to reliably carry out the function they were designed for.
At Cherish Me we also understand that we are living and working in an environmentally challenging world which is why we consistently strive to find ways to operate more efficiently and try to source products which are not only manufactured using ethical and eco-friendly techniques but also where possible from environmentally friendly materials such as organically grown cotton.
We’re proud to offer our customers a safe, easy and fun 24/7 shopping experience through our online store! so why not sit back, relax and enjoy shopping from the comfort of your own home.. .and of course if you have any questions about our products or other queries, please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to help.
Mary Drea http://www.addiebeads.com have always been a bit of a crafter. As a small child I loved to play with a paper and scissors. If there was a bit of glue about and even some glitter well I was in heaven. I loved the practical side to Art and Home Economics when I was in school … the science and theory never interested me. I loved to sew and knit and I would make anything and get involved in any art project that was going on. When I got older I became fanatical about knitting – dressing my three children from head to toe in hand knits .. rarely using a pattern and for me this was always the challenge. I went on to become a Montessori Teacher and my school quickly earned a reputation for being a great source of ‘all things crafty’ for children. I will never forget ‘body painting’ with ten 4 year olds in my back garden…10 little tots rolling around in paint on a summers day ….
I have always been a bit of a crafter. As a small child I loved to play with a paper and scissors. If there was a bit of glue about and even some glitter well I was in heaven. I loved the practical side to Art and Home Economics when I was in school … the science and theory never interested me. I loved to sew and knit and I would make anything and get involved in any art project that was going on. When I got older I became fanatical about knitting – dressing my three children from head to toe in hand knits .. rarely using a pattern and for me this was always the challenge. I went on to become a Montessori Teacher and my school quickly earned a reputation for being a great source of ‘all things crafty’ for children. I will never forget ‘body painting’ with ten 4 year olds in my back garden…10 little tots rolling around in paint on a summers day ….
Blanaid Johnson http://www.cloud10beauty.com Cloud 10 Beauty was launched in October 2012 and is Ireland’s first and only social online beauty store.
We strive to make shopping online a more social experience. When shopping in-store you rarely shop alone so we created a website where shoppers can freely interact with each other and with us to get the help and assistance they need. We offer a live chat feature where customers can chat with us. Customers can also interact with each other through product reviews, their profile pages, the Chat forum, the Blog and in Watch, which is our beauty channel where customers can watch the latest reviews and tutorials.
In store you can try products before you buy but service is rarely offered online. Cloud 10 Beauty offers free testers of products like foundation so you can try the colour in the comfort of your own home before you buy.
With our great Beauty Points scheme you can earn points not just by buying fabulous beauty products but also by reviewing products, signing up to receive our newsletter and by inviting your friends to join. Or even just by simply sharing the products you love with your friends on Facebook.
From the moment you arrive on Cloud 10, until your products are delivered to your door with your chosen free samples, we aim to create a simple and fun online shopping experience for beauty that cannot be found elsewhere.
Michelle from All Things Baby www.allthinsbaby.ie is an Irish Online Baby Shop. You will find products for everything from pre-conception to maternity, essentials for new parents, gift ideas, gadgets and much more. We hope to make life as easy as possible for you by providing a place were you can find all your baby essentials quickly and easily. If you are on the lookout for something a little different for your baby or are searching for that special baby gift which you can’t find on the high street then you have come to the right place.
We offer Free Delivery throughout Ireland on all orders that are €50 or over.
As we are based in Drogheda we offer Free Delivery on all orders in Drogheda. Please contact me by email for the discount code to avail of Free Delivery.
Here at All Things Baby an Irish online business we aim to offer a convenient, simple and easy to use online shopping boutique to meet all your baby needs from preconception to preparing for your newborn bundle of joy coming home and beyond.
Since the arrival of my little boy Dominic, I had realised that there is a need in the irish marketplace for a better range of baby products. More sophisticated, stylish and unique yet affordable in these harder economic times.
We have researched dilligently what is currently available to consumers in Ireland over the past 2 years to help us identify what we believe are some of the best products out there.
We aim to keep our prices keenly competitive and we are confident that you will always get value for money from all our products.
Thank you for shopping at All Things Baby, we really appreciate your business. If you have any feedback or suggestions about how we might improve your online shopping experience; please do not hesitate to Contact Us. We are always glad to hear from our customers…
If you need to get in touch or need help with your order please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0873697627
Cakebits www.cakebits.ie Online Cake Decoration Store. We deliver great quality cake decorations and decorating supplies at reasonable prices. We stock a large range of edible cake decorations and sprinkles. Check back often to see our growing range.
At Cakebits we’re all about bringing you great quality cake decorations for you to decorate your cakes and bakes with.
Our decorations bring you a perfect combination of easy and impressive.
We are here to bring you some cake decorations that will bring a smile to your face when you use them.
We’ve got the cutest little sugar animals and sugar eyes to bring life to any character. Splashes of coloured sugar and sprinkles of brightly coloured sugar strands.
Colour your own cakes and icings with the colours of the rainbow with some food colouring pastes.
For an extra touch we have metallic wires and dragees to add some BLING to your baking.
Whatever the occasion we have Cakebits to match.
All at reasonable prices too.
Joyce Myler – The Glamour Box is a salon which specialises in the most desirable and up to date nail make-up and beauty treatments available. We aim to provide a quality service delivered with warmth and friendliness at a competitive price. To help you feel extraordinary every day and ensure that you, our client, is 100% happy with every aspect of you treatment.
From our Little Princess Parties & mini manicures to our Wedding Packages & Shellac treatments we cater for ladies of all ages No babysitter? Dont worry, children are always welcome and we will provide colouring books to help entertain them while mummy gets some well deserved pampering
Emma Forsyth http://www.pilatesplusdublin.com trained with Sebastien LaGree in LA to become certified as a SPX™ instructor. Emma opened up the first Pilates Plus studio in Ireland and in fact in Europe in April 2007 and has seen the studio grow from strength to strength in the 3 years since opening.
A Social Science graduate from UCD. Emma was involved in sports including cross country running at both team and county levels also swimming for her school team and participated in regional finals.
Prior to opening up the studio Emma worked in sports media as a television presenter on both motorsport and soccer programmes. She also worked as a radio and print journalist.
Emma has always had an interest in sports and health & fitness. Recently Emma has become very interested in Reiki and Total Body Modification and hopes to train as a Reiki practitioner in the near future.
Maria Lalor from Pitman Training.
I started a safety training company back in 2000 and ran it from home until 2006 when my eldest started secondary school. At that point I moved into premises in Swords where i kept the safety company going and added a computer based learning company.
I now have a training company in Swords. Pitman Training Swords provides courses in Exec PA, Legal Secretary, Accounts Technician, Medical Secretary. The courses are run on a full-time and part-time and can be taken in as little as two hour sections.
We also run training in single courses perfect for business people such as Excel, PowerPoint, Sage Line 50 and Word.
My latest venture is a small language school which I’m trying to get off the ground due to demand in Swords
More about Pitman Training
Premier Entertainment Ireland
Launched in January 2013, when our daughter had just turned 1, my husband and I embarked on our business venture, Premier Entertainment Ireland.
Premier Entertainment Ireland is Ireland’s only cruise entertainment agency and we are currently searching the high waters of Ireland for musicians, magicians, comedians, jugglers, novelty acts and performers who have the Cruise Factor!
The Irish have an unparalleled reputation and are internationally recognised for our ‘craic agus ceol’, making our entertainers a step above the rest and a great addition to cruise ships. The cruise industry in constantly growing, creating great opportunities of employment. We want Irish performers to carve out a niche for themselves and be in high demand with Premier Entertainment Ireland at the helm.
What makes Premier Entertainment Ireland different is that Ian and I ensure that all staff are fully prepared for the realities of life at sea, as we know from personal experience the criteria necessary to flourish on-board a cruise ship. I’ve worked in the cruise industry for a number of years as an Assistant Cruise Director with Princess Cruises. Ian also spent a number of years at sea as a resident musician with numerous cruise lines, Princess, Cunard, Celebrity etc.
Feel free to contact us with any queries you may have regarding working at sea or job opportunities.
+353 86 866 6280
+353 21 482 4830
AM Foran PR is an Irish based Beauty & Lifestyle PR agency. AM Foran PR is a Public Relations & Event Management Consultancy working with clients across the Beauty & Lifestyle sectors.
With over 15 years of experience working with many of the world’s most famous Consumer brands, AM Foran PR provides the following: Product Launches, Day to Day brand PR, Media Relations, Managing Sponsorships, Social Media, Event Management and much more.
Past & Current clients include: SkinCeuticals, River Medical, E45, Scholl, Veet, Clearasil, NIVEA, Harpic, The Food & Wine Christmas Show, Make Up For Ever, Huguenot and many more…
Cool Baby is an online store selling county colour, sports, novelty and personalised babygrows, t-shirts, hats and bibs. Our mission is to provide you with a range of unique, high quality baby wear at affordable prices.
We have endeavored to associate ourselves with local Irish bushiness in both the development of our business and in the design and production of our range which includes:
- County GAA colours
- Design your own Club colours
- Other sports such as rugby, soccer, golf etc
- Novelty Babygrows
- Personalised Babygrows
We strive to continuously improve our product and welcome your ideas and feedback!
Niamh & Conor