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Prosper Kerry Business Networking At Ring of Kerry

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Prosper Kerry, a networking series for Kerry business diaspora, and the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle have announced a special event of networking amongst Kerry based entrepreneurs and those attending the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle weekend. The event, which takes place in the Killarney Plaza Hotel on Friday, July 6 at 6.30pm, follows successful events ran by Prosper Kerry in Dublin.

Prosper Kerry is the brainchild of Derryquay native Eamonn Sayers, manager of the global award-winning Guinness Enterprise Centre (GEC). In his role leading the world’s top business incubator, Eamonn has seen many early-stage companies grow nationally and internationally since he took over the helm of the GEC in 2011. Supported by a group of Kerry professionals based in Dublin, the mission for Prosper Kerry is to develop a network of support among Kerry’s business diaspora to enhance prosperity in Kerry through co-operation, knowledge-sharing, creativity, inspiration and a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Speaking ahead of the event, Sayers said: “We’re calling on all those attending the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, and indeed anyone from Kerry with an interest in business to come to our event on July 6. We’ll hear from Kerry start-ups developing jobs in the county; we’ll hear from Kerry SciTech as well as the work of Kerry County Council CEO Moira Murrell.

“We’ll be joined by Ed Harty, CEO of Dairymaster, a company that was founded in Kerry and is now a world leader in dairy equipment manufacturing. Dairymaster has customers in over 40 countries worldwide and employs 350 people at its global headquarters in Causeway. We’ll also hear from Tony Daly, Chairman of Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle and managing director of Parknasilla, along with some leading personalities participating in the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle.

“At our first two events, we have introduced Kerry start-ups (Crua Outdoors, The Freebird Club, StoryStock, GoYeti!, Southern Scientific and mibeau Interiors) to showcase their businesses to the Kerry diaspora eager to assist them in their growth. We have heard from Kerry entrepreneur Jerry Kennelly who shared the hard-earned lessons of growing global businesses from Kerry; and Killorglin exile Luke Moriarty who employs 650+ people in the retail & hospitality industry in Dublin.

“Our ask is simple, we want Kerry people that want to see their county prosper to come along and find out how they can help. We believe that we’re missing a trick by not having better business relationships between those of us living and working in the county, and those of us who are outside Kerry but will always call Kerry home. Our diaspora can provide a wealth of advice and mentoring on tackling key start-up challenges including access to markets, growing the business and connecting the entrepreneur with potential investors. We’re a passionate group of Kerry people who want to do as much as we can for our county.”

You can register for Prosper Kerry online at gec.ie/prosperseries.

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Who’s in your circle?

    Are you happy and where you want to be with your health, where you want to be financially or are you going through the motions each day, unsure of your purpose? Are you supported by others when you’re struggling or only supported by others when things are going well?Are you looking forward to […]

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Are you happy and where you want to be with your health, where you want to be financially or are you going through the motions each day, unsure of your purpose?

Are you supported by others when you’re struggling or only supported by others when things are going well?
Are you looking forward to the next five, 10, 20 years of your life?

If you answered “no” to any of these questions, I encourage you to look around at the people you spend your time with. Your time is your most expensive asset. Your mind is your most expensive real estate.

With whom you spend your time, and those that you permit to impact your thoughts and decisions will have a great impact on your life.

From the outside looking in, our gym culture is the most difficult health benefit for others to understand.
Now more than ever all our brains are fed is chaos, division, selfishness and negativity. We can’t have that here. Those that thrive in that environment aren’t a good fit for us, and they won’t last long here. Either they’ll leave on their own, or we’ll tell them it’s time to go.

Years ago, when I was struggling with some people decisions (personally and business); one of my mentors told me something that continues to stick with me. It’s since been something I have said to people many times;
“The people that have helped you get to where you are may not be the same people that can help you get to where you want to go.”

Ask yourself these three questions;

* Who’s in your circle?
* Who do you need to start spending less time with?
* In order to get where you want to be, what kind of people do you need to start spending more of your time with?

Now it’s time to get to work. Start spending less time with those dragging you down. Start surrounding yourself with the people that won’t condone your behaviours that aren’t consistent with your goals, support your work ethic, help you to learn from your failures and will be excited to celebrate your successes.

When you are ready, we are here to help. Book your complimentary consultation by visiting our website www.activate.ie.

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Get on your bike from The Rose Hotel!

  There’s an energetic way to explore Tralee and its surrounds this summer as a new bike rental company has teamed up with The Rose Hotel. Tralee Bike Rental have opened a new bike kiosk located at the hotel where visitors and locals can now hire a bike. “This is a fantastic service for our […]

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There’s an energetic way to explore Tralee and its surrounds this summer as a new bike rental company has teamed up with The Rose Hotel.

Tralee Bike Rental have opened a new bike kiosk located at the hotel where visitors and locals can now hire a bike.

“This is a fantastic service for our customers and we are thrilled to be part of this new collaboration with Tralee Bike Rental. We wish Maurice and his team the very best of luck, and I know all our guests and visitors to Tralee are going to really enjoy this new service exploring Tralee and its surrounds,” Mark Sullivan, General Manager, The Rose Hotel, said.

Tralee Bike Rental have a fleet of comfortable, top quality Hybrid Bikes – ideal for a leisurely cycle, and power assisted eBikes. For families, child seats or trailer for the little legs that can’t cycle yet can be provided!

“We are thrilled to have our new business, Tralee Bike Rental, located on the grounds of The Rose Hotel,” Maurice Whelan, Tralee Bike Rental, said.

“With so many visitors coming to Tralee, we feel this will be a fantastic service and partnership. Included in the bike rental is access to a self-guided tour via our App, which has preloaded moderate and more energetic cycling tours of Tralee.”

The Rose Hotel have a new package, Tralee Activity Break, with bike hire included. You can book this package online at www.therosehotel.com or call 066 7199100.

To contact Tralee Bike Rental, visit www.traleebikerental.ie or call 085 2605817.

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Currow kids go toddling to raise vital funds

  70 toddlers from Currow Play School have become Ireland’s littlest fundraisers as they stepped out to raise vital funds for vulnerable children. They took part in the Barnardos Big Toddle which this year has the theme of ’Community Helpers’. Barnardos currently works with just under 18,000 children and families across Ireland and the funds raised will support Barnardos Early Years […]

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70 toddlers from Currow Play School have become Ireland’s littlest fundraisers as they stepped out to raise vital funds for vulnerable children.

They took part in the Barnardos Big Toddle which this year has the theme of ’Community Helpers’.

Barnardos currently works with just under 18,000 children and families across Ireland and the funds raised will support Barnardos Early Years services.

“This year, Currow Play School turns 25 and we have been taking part in Barnardos Big Toddle since 2006, which is 18 years of toddling in aid of vulnerable children,” Catherine Fleming form Currow Play School said.
“Our toddle is a highlight for the children and the team every year. It’s fantastic to get the little ones involved in something so worthwhile at a young age, it’s always a great day of fun. Barnardos provides a huge number of services in communities across Ireland, but these can only continue with help from the public. The toddle runs throughout June so I would implore anyone with toddlers or wobblers at home to sign up for Barnardos Big Toddle supported by Pipin Pear today.”

Anyone wishing to take part can register today at www.barnardos.ie/bigtoddle.  

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