Áine Breen – Liwu Jewellery
After moving to China in 2011, Áine Breen immersed herself in the local culture never knowing it would eventually lead her to setting up a business back home in Wexford.
Bernadette McCullagh – Dúinn Designs
Bernadette McCullagh always held a passion for patterns and colours, having studied textile design in Leeds University.
Bríd Graham – Splash Swim School
Working as a primary school teacher for 20 years gave Bríd Graham a valuable insight into building confidence in children. It is something she holds close to her heart as a swimming instructor and Director of Splash Swim School.
Brigid Riley – Fernwood Floral Design
Brigid Riley is the creative force behind Fernwood Floral Design with a design career spanning two decades and two continents, from fashion designer in New York City to event and ﬂoral stylist in Washington DC.
Fiona Kealy – The Bed Angel
Lying awake at night and thinking about others who were also having trouble sleeping gave wings to Fiona Kealy’s business idea.
Louise Egan – I-SPY Clothing
Sitting the Leaving Certificate and setting up a new business are two extremely stressful experiences – but Louise Egan has managed to do both in the past year.
Sheena Dignam – Galway Food Tours
Helping her parents run their guest house in the Loire Valley, and studying culinary arts and wine in France, fuelled Sheena Dignam’s passion for top-quality food experiences.
Tara Brady – Ireland Planner
The idea for Ireland Planner came to Tara Brady while she was caring for her mother who had Alzheimer’s Disease. To help her mother stay engaged and occupied, Tara started researching activities in her home county of Cavan.