Productive Summer for Blarney & District Chamber and its’ members

Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce caters for all businesses, be they start- ups or well established. Our aim is to connect with and support our fellow members, create a viable business community in our area and still remain true to our heritage as one of Irelands top tourist villages… all in one hour! Have a look at our website:

This month we take a closer look at featured Chamber member Cork CPC Training Calling all bus and truck drivers! Phone 087 2667191 Forget about ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ because for some drivers the only automobiles they care about are buses and trucks! In fact that is exactly what Cork CPC Training does because not only can they talk all day about buses and trucks but they can also ensure that bus and truck drivers are legally compliant by having the required Certificate of Professional Compliance across all 6 modules. All truck drivers with acquired rights (full licence before 10th Sept 2009) need to have all five CPC modules done before 10th Sept 2014. Bus drivers (full licence before 10th Sept 2008) are in the 1st year of the 2nd cycle and must have their 1st CPC module done before 10th Sept 2014 to maintain their CPC qualification. All drivers are required to do one module yearly while they earn a living from driving and Cork CPC Training have made this so easy by launching a brand new website featuring their easy to use booking tool which allows drivers to book online 24/7! Jim Mulcahy is a qualified motor mechanic who brings a wealth of knowledge and real life experience to his training courses. Having served 33 years as a full time Fireman and Officer in the Cork City Fire Department, Jim was directly involved in driver training to bring Firefighters to the standard and skill level required to meet the demands of the emergency services. During this period Jim attended all manner of road traffic accidents from minor collisions to major road traffic incidents, so appreciates first-hand the importance of CPC training for drivers. Having worked on all types of Heavy Goods Vehicles Jim was ideally qualified to lecture in the Motor Department of Cork Institute of Technology. He now brings all this experience to the table to provide hands on, leading edge CPC Training to bus and truck drivers who want to stay compliant and drive safely. All CPC Training takes place at The Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig. Cost: €50 per day which is one of the most competitive prices out there, with a free mini breakfast included! And for those who are shy using computers, Mary Ring Mulcahy is always at the end of the phone to answer any enquiries, take your bookings the old fashioned way and chat about… buses, trucks and automobiles! Mary and Jim would like to take this opportunity to thank John Paul Healy of Cork Computers for helping them create their fantastic new website

How to Make an Exhibition of Yourself! has created an exhibition of paintings by local artists in our local Tourist Office. Featuring works by Bríd O’ Leary, Declan Malone, Gemma Best, Andy Gibson, and Katie O’ Donoghue they add an extra dimension to our local tourist office and compliment the two display cabinets that feature craft and design that are also made here in Ireland. Tourists can see first-hand the quality of work turned out by Irish makers and we would be delighted with some local visitors too so please do drop in and say hello to Mary and all the staff! If you are a craftsperson or artist looking to sell online please do contact us or have a look at our seller’s information page

August Special Offer for Muskerry News Readers from Apollo Print Brian Carter over at Apollo Print is such a nice guy that he is offering all Muskerry News readers the following; 5 x A5 Docket Books of 100 duplicate (100 sets per book) or 5 x A5 Docket Books of 50 triplicate (50 sets per book) NCR paper (self-duplicating) Designed & printed black, numbered and perforated for just €90 +23%VAT Docket Books are essential for taking orders or producing on-the-spot invoices, receipts, quotations, statements, etc. with an instant copy for your own records. Apollo Print is one of the most cost effective producers of small quantity Docket Books. Just mention this offer when ordering! They also print delivery books, invoice books, receipt books, order books, quotation books, waitress dockets, purchase orders, time sheets, material requisitions, etc. Standard sizes are : A3, A4, A5, DL and A6 but they can also print custom non-standard sizes if you require. Books can be punched for filing, printed both sides or printed one or more spot colours, or can include different information for the second/third/fourth copy. Unlike other printing companies, they will print just one book!

Summer meetings are informal and relaxed with just a quick catch up over coffee. We enjoy a one hour /walk in policy/open to members and non members every Friday morning from 9am at different establishments in the area. To be kept informed of our meetings, and more, please follow us on facebook or send your email address to admin@blarneychamber. com Why Not Join Us?