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Anna CarmodyLittle Red Edu

Product design graduate Anna Carmody always wanted to start her own business and in 2018 she did just that at her Co. Offaly family home.
Anna started Little Red Design Studio in 2018, but one year later she pivoted and launched Little Red Edu, with a focus on e-learning for children.

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Arabella PageClearMove

As a practical problem solver who loves finding solutions, Arabella Page created the perfect business – arranging everything from valuations to removal vans for those clearing out a home.

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Bernie MurphyBernie Murphy Textile Artist

The rugged Atlantic Coastline of Donegal has always acted as an inspiration for Bernie Murphy. When she sits down to design her ‘wearable art’, she can hear, smell and sense her surroundings and tries to transfer that authentic perspective to every piece of work she creates.

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Ciara MulrooneyRecalibrate Sligo Injury Clinic

Having grown up as an active and sporty youngster, Ciara Mulrooney experienced her fair share of injuries. She gave everything 100 per cent and sometimes paid the price.

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Elaine Bradley-RyanIdeation Marketing

After 20 years of international marketing experience, working with some of the world’s largest brands, Elaine Bradley-Ryan has harnessed her expertise and knowledge to set up her own sales and marketing agency.

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Julie Callaghan – The Old Rectory Country House

Julie Callaghan is not fazed by a change of career or country. Born in Chicago and reared in Trim, Co Meath, Julie worked in the United States, Switzerland and Australia, in roles as diverse as running an equestrian programme to working as a PA, to the Chief Financial Officer of an international transport leasing company. In 1994, she returned to Ireland where she now runs The Old Rectory Country House in Fenagh, Co Leitrim.

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Kylie Magner Magners’ Farm

With just 10 hens, Kylie Magner started her own pasture-raised egg business and now, 3 years later, Kylie has close to 1000 hens and Magners’ Farm eggs are eaten in homes and cafes all across Ireland.

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Leah PurcellAble Bodies Physiotherapy

She has travelled far and wide working with some of the best physiotherapy practitioners and now Leah Purcell is running her own gold-standard physiotherapy practice back home in County Kildare.

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Linda ByrneLinda Byrne Illustration

Linda Byrne is a multi-award winning illustrator, inspired by a timeless love of visual storytelling, Bauhaus design, bright colours and animals. With a passion for classical hand drawn craftsmanship, she specialises in live event illustration by attending events and creating artwork on the spot.

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Liz GavinEur Digital Village

Liz Gavin combined her love of European Policies with her passion for agriculture and sustainability to create Eur Digital Village, which helps businesses and groups access EU funding.

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Samantha Stuart- Pretty Bowtique

After working in the insurance industry for 12 years, Samantha Stuart embarked on a creative career in 2017 when she founded Pretty Bowtique after having her third child.

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Sarah HannonRiRaw Healthy Pet Treats

Deep down Sarah Hannon always harboured a desire to start her own business – but never did she think it would end up being in the dog treats sector.

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Tara LaneCentre Piece Rosettes

In March 2016, Tara set up Centre Piece Rosettes in Kilcock, Co Kildare using her extensive list of contacts to gain a foothold in the expanding sector. Now Centre Piece Rosettes is the second largest company supplying rosettes in the country.

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