March 5, 2014
Johnny Beirne gave a presentation about PayPal.
Leon Quinn from Reverb Studios gave a presentation about using Stripe.
Check out Leon’s Video
The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 1st April at 6.30pm in The Hive.
February 21, 2014
The March Business Network Meeting will take place on Tuesday 4th at 6.30pm in The Hive.
Meeting Topic – Receiving Payments via your Website.
Online spend in Ireland is €4Bn per annum but 75% of it is going abroad.
Johnny Beirne [Digital Business Institute] will give a 20 minute presentation on how he uses PayPal.
Check out Leon’s Video
February 7, 2014
16 Members attended the February Meeting.
The theme for this meeting was brainstorming ideas for YOUR business.
Groups of 4 were set up and each group member had the opportunity to share a little about their business and any challenges they are facing. The other 3 members of the group gave their feedback and suggestions, then the next member within the group shared.
Each member within the group was given an opportunity to share and get suggestions.
The feedback from attendees was very positive.
The next meeting will take place Tuesday 4th March at 6.30pm in The Hive.
January 20, 2014
The February Network Meeting will take place on Tuesday 4th in The Hive, Carrick on Shannon from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.
The theme for this meeting is brainstorming ideas for YOUR business.
Groups of 4 will be set up and each group member will have the opportunity to share a little about their business and any challenges they are facing. The other 3 members of the group will then give their feedback and suggestions, then the next member within the group will share.
Each member within the group will be given an opportunity to share and get feedback.
November 8, 2013
10 members attended the November Network Meeting.
Martina Giblin and Mary Nash O Brien from Leitrim Development Company delivered an informative presentation on the Leitrim Job Club and Job Bridge. See the slides below.
October 15, 2013
Martina Giblin from Job Club Leader at Leitrim Development Company with deliver a presentation at the November Network Meeting.
The meeting will take place in The Hive, Dublin Road, Carrick on Shannon at 6.30pm on Tuesday Nov 5th.
Martina will discuss the following items:
- Introduction and short presentation on The Job Club
- Employers Incentives to recruit unemployed people
- Gain some feedback from employers on the quality / standard of applications they are receiving (maybe in the form of a short questionnaire)
We hope to see you there.
October 14, 2013
WEDNESDAY 16th. OCTOBER, 2013 AT 8.30 p.m.
Main Street, Ck-on-Shannon.
ADM: €5.00. OAP’S & CHILDREN €3.00. MEMBERS: FREE.
VALUABLE CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS FROM IRELAND FUNDED BY THE BEQUEST OF TWO SISTERS FROM CARRICK-ON-SHANNON
A hitherto unknown link between Carrick-on-Shannon and Cambridge University, which is ranked first among Britain’s universities and third among universities worldwide, will be the subject of a talk at the Carrick-on-Shannon and District Historical Society on Wednesday 16 October given by biographer Charles Lysaght and genealogist Alyson Gavin
There is at Cambridge University an award called the Robert Gardiner Memorial Scholarship, funded out of the wills of Robert’s two unmarried sisters Susan and Margaret, both natives of Carrick-on-Shannon, the last of whom died in Malvern in Worcestershire in 1953, aged 90.
The scholarship is open to any student or graduate of an Irish university who wishes to study at Cambridge. In deciding on the award the electors are required, in accordance with the terms of the will, to give preference, other things being equal, to students of Trinity College Dublin, gifted students of literature and, somewhat quaintly, descendants of Irish landed proprietors. The fund out of which the scholarships are awarded now amounts to almost a million pounds.
Since 1956 over one hundred and fifty students have been aided by the scholarship to finance their stay in Cambridge. They include David Spearman, Professor of Mathematics and Vice-Provost of Trinity; Hilary Pyle, the art historian; Finola Kennedy, the economist, recently author of an acclaimed biography of Frank Duff; John Neill, Archbishop of Dublin; Nicholas Grene, Professor of Anglo-Irish literature at Trinity; David Ford, Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge; and Eunan O’Halpin, Professor of Contemporary History at Trinity. The early awards were between £200 and £400 a year; the most recent awards have been £6000 per year.
Charles Lysaght was a recipient of the award from 1962 to 1964 when he studied economics and law and was the first Irish Catholic ever elected President of the Cambridge Union, defeating by a majority of over two to one Vince Cable, a member of the present British government. He was intrigued by the terms of the bequest, especially the preference given to the descendants of Irish landed proprietors, and was curious about the identity and background of those who had made this provision. However, the authorities at Cambridge University knew nothing about them beyond their names and the contents of the wills containing the bequest.
He sought the assistance of his friend Alyson Gavin, a modern languages graduate of Trinity College Dublin and holder of the diploma in genealogy at University College Dublin.
It emerged from her extensive and painstaking research into records and old newspapers that the two sisters were the daughters of Mathew Sarsfield Gardiner of Gallows Hill, Carrick-on-Shannon, variously described as architect, builder or farmer, and of his wife Susan Irwin. The sisters moved to England where they eventually joined their elder sister Mary, a milliner, in running a fashion business in Liverpool while their brother Robert, in whose memory the scholarship is named, became an apprentice architect in Derbyshire. He died in 1874, aged 29, in rather tragic circumstances retailed in the records of the hospital where he spent his last months. He is buried in an unmarked grave at Macclesfield.
The sisters retained property in Carrick well into the twentieth century, some of which provided a site for a British Legion Hall. Although all their immediate family had died or departed, they kept contact with the district, subscribing to the Leitrim Observer newspaper and even corresponding with it occasionally.
Why they bequeathed their entire estates to found this scholarship when they had nieces and a nephew living, and why they chose Cambridge University and inserted the grounds of preference they did, still remain unsolved mysteries.
October 2, 2013
20 Network Members attended the October Network Meeting.
John Farrelly (originally from Manorhamilton) delivered an excellent presentation about his company Bullet Online Accounting and Payroll Software, including how they started and grew the company. John also shared lessons learned and gave great tips on productivity and internet marketing.
The November Meeting will take place on Tuesday 5th at 6.30pm in The Hive, Dublin Road, Carrick on Shannon
September 24, 2013
This months presentation will be delivered by Manorhamilton native John Farrelly of Bullet – an innovative online accounting and payroll solution.
Bullet continues to go from strength to strength and John will discuss how they grew the company and share some lessons learned.
Furthermore, this meeting will take place in the newly built technology centre known asThe Hive.
This 7,500 sq. ft. state-of-the-art building provides a purpose built, technology focused business environment suitable for attracting high value companies and supporting the start-up and growth of indigenous businesses in the region.
The Hive is located on the Dublin Road, at Leitrim County Enterprise Board, Carrick on Shannon – (take the first exit at the Aldi roundabout).
We hope to see you there.
September 6, 2013
20 network members attended the September Network Meeting.
Here is a copy of the presentation.