Blog

Short pieces about woodturning, my experiences as an entrepreneur, and anything else that interests me

Feature in NUI Galway 2018 Prospectus

Very grateful to @nuigalway for including me on their 2018 Prospectus for the feature about Blackstone LaunchPad in NUIG. I've mentioned the LaunchPad before, which is situated on-campus and supports students who have a business or business idea, and they've helped me...

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Where to buy

It's been a very very busy summer! Between working on an internship in an engineering company in Dublin and orders steadily coming in, I was kept on my toes! One of the things I did this summer was partner up with 2 shops, one here in Ireland and one in Canada, to...

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Now stocking the Irish Design House in Toronto, Canada

Stocking retail shops has been a goal of mine for the past year or so, because it offers people a chance to see my work in person, and therefore see the quality and craftsmanship in each piece. However, I've held off approaching shops for so long because I wanted to...

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InterRailing trip through Europe

So I decided this summer that I would make more of an effort to go travelling, because next summer I'm on work placement with college, and the summer after that I'll have (hopefully) graduated. So I asked a few friends and we decided to go interrailing around Europe....

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Getting involved in entrepreneurship in college

The NUI Galway Entrepreneurship society is one of the most active organisations I have ever been involved in. It was only started 3 years ago, and so it’s a relatively young society, but it already has almost 1500 members (1499 at last count). With such a large...

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Timelapse of making dog-paw keyrings

Almost all smartphones nowadays have the ability to take timelapses. A timelapse, if you don't know, just speeds up time so the video looks like fast motion. They're incredibly useful for my type of work, because even I wouldn't sit through a 5 minute video of someone...

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Happy Christmas & New Year

A very happy Christmas and New Year to all my customer who made 2016 such a successful year. It is you, the customer, who allow me to continue to do what I am passionate about every day, and for that I am incredibly grateful. I have a couple of exciting things coming...

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National Crafts & Design fair 2016

The National Crafts & Design Fair is just one of those events that reminds you Christmas is coming, and whether or not you like that fact, there's no denying that the atmosphere at the RDS during the fair is magical. The finest producers in Ireland all selling...

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Milltown Christmas Market 2016

It's that time of year again, and like it or not, Christmas shopping is moving up a gear. Christmas markets are getting well under way, and the Milltown Christmas market is no exception. It runs on the last Sunday of November every year in the Milltown Parish Hall,...

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