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

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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Judging the Bank of Ireland Transition year startup academy

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked by Blackstone Launchpad in NUI Galway would I be interested in being a judge in the Bank of Ireland Transition year Startup academy which was being held in run in NUI Galway. This was a fantastic opportunity to do my one of my...

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Website gallery updated

I'm always updating my website with new content. I put up blog posts like this every one or two weeks, but behind the scenes I am always uploading more photos in my Gallery, articles in my Media page, as well as improving the speed of the site, and improving the...

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Irish TV visits the workshop!

I was contacted 2 weeks ago by a representative of Irish TV asking me if I'd be interested in doing an interview with them for their Offaly Matters section. Of course I said I'd be delighted to, and long story short the presenter and camera man from Irish TV, Laura...

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Blackstone Launchpad order

A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by Blackstone LaunchPad NUI Galway, where I go to college. They were looking for some items to present to guest speakers. I was involved with Blackstone LaunchPad last year and will be involved this year also, so it seemed a good...

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Re-varnishing an old plaque

2 years ago, I was asked to make a plaque in memory of Maree McElduff, a teacher in my local primary school who passed away. The plaque was placed outside a garden in her memory. I was recently asked to give the sign a new coat of varnish to keep it looking fresh, and...

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