Limerick Institute of Technology, twice named ‘Sunday Times University Guide’ Institute of the Year, is home to over 6,500 students across five vibrant campuses in Limerick City, Ennis, Thurles and Clonmel. The Thurles campus is home to a new specialised gym for its strength and conditioning programme, whilst the Clonmel campus is an LSAD centre of excellence for multi-media and digital animation programmes.
The Local Enterprise Office in Tipperary County Council provides a range of supports for business creation and development including advice, training, mentoring and grants. Financial supports are available to enterprises employing up to ten staff in the manufacturing and internationally traded services sectors. All businesses may avail of soft supports. Online Trading Vouchers are also available to enable small firms and retailers establish an on line presence to trade internationally.
LEO Tipperary has offices in Clonmel and Nenagh www.localenterprise.ie/tipperary
The Showgrounds Shopping Centre opened in October 2009. Covering a six acre site, the scheme has 35 units with a total lettable area of 117,000 sq ft (10,900 sq m approx.) and 365 free car parking spaces.
Open 7 days a week, the Centre has a mix of retail fashion, food and consumer durables and features brands such as TK Maxx, Iceland and Argos.
The Centre also has the only Marks & Spencer store in the south-east of Ireland ensuring a wide catchment area of over 260,000 regional shoppers.
AMNEAL IRELAND LIMITED
Amneal Ireland Limited is a generic drug manufacturer based on the Cahir Road in Cashel. This facility is part of Amneal Pharmaceuticals and is involved in the production of metered dose and dry powder inhalers (MDIs and DPIs).
Amneal Pharmaceuticals is an American pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and distributes generic pharmaceutical products and is currently the 5th largest U.S. generics manufacturer in terms of number of prescriptions written.
Amneal brings to Cashel a proven track record of providing steady jobs, empowering employees to do their best work and collaborating with the surrounding community to build a successful operation, aligned with Amneal’s core values.
Amneal Ireland Limited,
Phone: (062) 27000
VASCULAR CARE: CLONMEL
A healthy cardiovascular system is essential to good health. That’s why at Abbott, we’re advancing the treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough medical technologies that are less invasive, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.
Abbott focuses on improving treatment options for people with coronary artery disease, mitral regurgitation and peripheral artery disease. We’re working on timely advances and innovative technologies that have the potential to improve the way doctors treat people with vascular diseases.
Abbott’s vascular manufacturing facility in Clonmel helps meet worldwide demand for vascular devices.
The original 150,000-square-foot facility was established on 55 acres by Digital Corp in 1980. Today, the modern 250,000-square-foot facility on a 19-acre site is a centre of excellence in the manufacturing of vascular devices.
Abbott’s vascular business in Clonmel manufactures a broad range of vascular devices, including stent delivery systems.
Key products include:
Abbott Vascular, Clonmel
Tel: +353 (0)52 617 3000
AIB in Tipperary is represented at nine full service branches throughout the county. We are proud to support SME enterprises in all sectors. We have recently appointed a Brexit Advisor, and We have also appointed Ms. Mary Rogan to the position as Head of Business Banking for Tipperary. We are committed to continuing to support economic development in Tipperary through our Branch, Direct Banking and Relationship Manager teams.
Boston Scientific is dedicated to transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world. It develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices for use in various interventional medical specialties worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Cardiovascular, Rhythm Management, and MedSurg, offering among others, interventional cardiology products, including drug-eluting coronary stent systems used in the treatment of coronary artery disease, and cardiac rhythm management devices, such as implantable cardioverter defibrillator systems to detect and treat abnormally fast heart rhythms. Further, it provides spinal cord stimulator systems for the management of chronic pain.
Boston Scientific was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts and currently has 27,000 employees worldwide. It employs approximately 1,000 people in Clonmel where it designs, develops and manufactures pacemakers, defibrillators, spinal cord stimulators and deep brain stimulators. Boston Scientific has operated in Clonmel since 1999 and its dedication to advancing science for life helps patients around the globe live longer, healthier lives.
County Tipperary Skillnet is based in the offices of County Tipperary Chamber, Clonmel.
Enterprise led, County Tipperary Skillnet facilitate the active participation of companies in determining their own training needs and how, when and where training will be delivered.
County Tipperary Skillnet invites companies to talk to the team with a view to assisting them with their specific training needs, funding of up to 20% is available.
County Tipperary Skillnet collaborate with the Chamber, the contracting organisation, to provide leading- edge events throughout the year.
052 6191103/ 6191105
FOH Financial Limited was established in 2006, by Frances O’Hanlon, who has over 25 years’ experience in the Financial Services Industry & are based in Clonmel with a client base nationwide.
They are Independent Financial Advisors who deal with the various aspects of their client’s finances as their lives evolve, be they personal or business clients.
‘Our independence is important to us and it should be important to you, we provide our clients with a doorway to some of the best financial advice & products available in the market’
‘Best Advice & Customer Care are at the core of our beliefs, this is not just lip service, the proof being 99% of our clients are referred from existing clients or fellow professionals such as Accountants, Solicitors etc.’
FOH Financial Limited.
6 Dr Croke Place, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
t: 052 6129487 f: 052 6129497
FOH Financial Ltd is regulated by The Central Bank of Ireland.
Company Registration Number 441803.
Renowned chef Liam Kirwan has returned to Ireland to head up a new gastropub in the heart of Cashel, Co Tipperary.
Mikey Ryan’s is a charming 19th century pub situated a stone’s throw from the historic Rock of Cashel. After an extensive renovation, the pub re-opened in early August 2017. Liam Kirwan, a Tipperary native returned home to up the kitchen. Described in the London Evening Standard as a ‘well-travelled, energetic, imaginative, bread-baking chef with Irish antecedents’ and with over 20 years' experience as a top chef, Kirwan will bring his talent and creative flair to this project where we hope to combine all that Ireland does best; produce, pubs and passion. The concept for Mikey Ryan’s Bar & Kitchen is for a distinctly Irish gastropub with a cooking from scratch ethos and a focus on local, seasonal ingredients of high quality, organic wherever possible. The chef is well-suited to a project of this nature having worked in some of London’s most notable gastropubs including The Sands End and The Albion. Prior to this, Kirwan honed his skills working under great chefs such as Rowley Leigh and Jeremy Lee and later went on to serve as Head Chef in several of the outposts of the hugely successful Hawksmoor group.
Kirwan has spent time cooking in restaurants in Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean and Portugal. Each of these experiences broadened his horizons and influenced his creativity, however it is his home county of Tipperary that is the source of most inspiration for him. He is passionate about the produce the county boasts and is keen to showcase it in his interpretation of local gastronomy. Developing a love of cooking from a young age, citing both his mother and grandmother as his food heroes, Kirwan hopes to emulate ‘the love that went into preparing food for our family’. This effort to reconnect with his roots was picked up on after his most recent stint in London, with the journalist pointing out ‘It is now his Irish soul that speaks’.
Kirwan is grateful of all the support and positivity the project has been met with and says of his involvement; “Mikey Ryan’s is a wonderful opportunity for me and I couldn’t believe how fortuitous the timing was. I had been planning to return to Ireland and was keen to base myself in Tipperary. There is a serious food community in this part of the world and everyone has been very welcoming. There is a sense that the county is becoming a destination in its own right and it seems there is a food movement spurring this on. At Mikey’s we’re already talking about developing our own kitchen garden and I’m excited to bring something different to the area.”
Working directly with local farmers and artisan producers such as Brookfield Farm Lamb, Crowe’s Farm with their award winning bacon, Annie’s Organic Farm for vegetables and of course Cashel Blue Cheese, Mikey Ryan’s will offer its local and international guests a ‘taste of Tipperary’. Reflecting the chef’s food philosophy, the menu is founded on the culinary principles of freshness, seasonality and a focus on quality ingredients prepared with care to enhance their flavour. Expect food that conjures up feelings of home, nostalgia and comfort but that bit more delicious. It’s not such a long way to Tipperary after all...
Photos by Shantanu Starick