Looking for a reliable handyman?

Here at TheWicklowWay.ie we can personally recommend Seamus, who has carried out work building a chalet at our premises and wonderful wall cladding. A reliable and hardworking guy you can depend on to get that job done right!

I have over ten years experience in the building trade as a skilled builders handyman/skilled labourer with my own transport and tools, recently made unemployed from a small builder based in dublin.

Experience in small builds(extensions, porches, garden walls and garages) and a lot of refurb work.

Minor plumbing/electrical, all painting, carpentry, paving, decking, garden work.

So for all your HandyMan needs inside and outside the house, I’m Your Man… Just call Seamus on (086) 3397341

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Tell him we sent ya!


Networking the Twitter Way

@GreystonesOpen was started to get Greystones networking and socialising at tweetups on the last Thursday of every month. There are a huge number of tweeters living in and around Greystones and Delgany, most of whom have never met each other but possibly tweet each other quite regularly.

So what is a tweetup? It’s an informal get together with people who use twitter so we can all meet face to face making new contacts and friends in the local area. The first GreystonesOpen was held in Mrs Robinsons Bar last month and was a great success and we look forward to growing the numbers month on month.

Jill O’Herlihy started @greystonesOpen. This is what she said about it“I hope to get a different pub or restaurant to host each GreystonesOpen event so people attending get to check out all the local establishments. All we ask is that the host for each event provides a few nibbles for attendees and reserves a small area for us. There are so many businesses in Greystones and Wicklow on twitter and I would hope that GreystonesOpen will assist these businesses to grow their twitter followers and in return to grow their business.”

“Everyone is welcome to attend the next GreystonesOpen which takes place on Thursday 25th July. We are looking for a host for the July event so if you would like to put your name forward please tweet me at @greystonesopen

You can contact Jill on Twitter via @GreystonesOpen and @jilloherlihy or contact her via her website: http://about.me/Jilloherlihy

The Fáilte Ireland 360 Survey

The Fáilte 360 represents the views of nearly 10,000 overseas and domestic holidaymakers who visited eleven destinations last year and provides in-depth insight into what they experienced.

The surveys look at:

·         Why a certain destination was chosen

·         How they researched their trip and sourced their information

·         Where they stayed,

·         Where chose to eat and

·         What attractions they visited.
The research also asked visitors about the likelihood of them recommending Ireland as a holiday destination and, encouragingly, most would recommend Ireland for a holiday and over six out of ten would highly recommend Ireland to their friends and family.

Speaking today Shaun Quinn CEO of Fáilte Ireland stressed the importance of research like this for developing Ireland’s tourism sector –

“If we want to continue to attract more overseas visitors to Ireland, we need to know more about what they think, what they like and what they want.  Tourism is in a good place compared to five years ago but we can’t become complacent. In order to draw more visitors to our shores we need to ensure we are providing the right type of holiday experiences – particularly for our overseas markets. In that respect, research like this is a valuable help to all of us in the sector as we continue to develop and improve Ireland’s tourism offering.”

View the results here >>


Free Audio Guide for Grand Tour Driving Route

grand-tour-audioFáilte Ireland with the support of the Kildare Wicklow Steering Group have launched a new free Audio Guide for the Grand Tour Driving Route.

The Audio guide has been designed for visitors on the new driving route to help them discover colourful insight and fascinating stories to the 29 iconic attractions and sites on the route.

The new audio guide will be downloaded via itunes from the www.grandtour.ie / www.grandtourireland.com

Once downloaded, Visitors on The Grand Tour can listen to travel writer Pól O Conghaile animating some the rich history of the main attractions featured on the Grand Tour. By following the Grand Tour Guidebook and map, their chosen audio guide accompanies them on a fascinating journey, taking in some of Kildare & Wicklow’s most iconic cultural and heritage attractions.

You can also view all Wicklow gatherings for The Gathering 2013 here >>

CGD Accountancy, Wicklow

Our aim is to help our clients get the best from their business through efficiency, compliancy and guidance.

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We provide a range of financial services for business clients across a range of industry sectors including service, retail & leisure, manufacturing and information technology.

We build close working relationships with our clients and offer customised solutions to achieve optimum business performance.

We find that our practical and flexible approach together with our efficient and value for money service is the key to client satisfaction.

Our key services include:

Audit and Accountancy

We ensure your business is compliant and provide an efficient accounting support service.

We provide a full accounting service to individual sole traders, partnerships and limited companies including the following:

  • Statutory Accounts.
  • Bookkeeping & associated Revenue Returns.
  • Management Accounts.
  • Budget & Cash-flow analysis.
  • Payroll & associated Revenue Returns both monthly and at year end.



We offer a wide range of services which will minimise tax liabilities whilst ensuring full compliance with taxation legislation and other requirements.


We can assist you to examine the operations of your business to improve efficiencies and performance. The areas which we look at include Working Capital Management, Strategic Review and Financial Review.


Business Start-up

We help people get off the ground with new companies so whether your a sole trader, limited company or partnership  we will guide your startup through the entire process and make it as simple as possible.


Call Colin today on 086 8191889 or  Email: colin@cgdaccountancy.com

Web: www.cgdaccountancy.com

Follow us on Twitter: @cgdaly

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CGDAccountancy

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Septic Tanks Wicklow

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Septic Tank Cleaning Wicklow

Time to get your septic tank checked!

About Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems Registration

The Water Services (Amendment) Act 2012 requires water services authorities to maintain a register of domestic waste water treatment systems in their functional areas. The Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) has developed a central on-line registration system and will manage the system on a shared-service basis for the water services authorities.

Register via protectourwater.ie

From Tuesday 26th June 2012 owners of domestic waste water treatment systems will be required to register their systems with their water services authority – currently the local authority. A once-off registration fee will apply starting with a reduced offer of €5 from now until 28 September 2012 which will then increase to €50 from those who register after 28th September. Owners need to renew their registration every five years, at no cost.

Having a register of domestic water treatment systems and septic tanks enables inspections to check that systems are working properly so that water – ground, surface and drinking water – can be protected from the risks posed by malfunctioning systems. This initiative will ultimately enhance and protect public health and the environment which will, in turn, benefit rural dwellers in terms of a better quality of life and improved water quality.

For more info visit :  www.wicklow.ie/apps/wicklowbeta/Environment/Water/WasteWater/SepticTanks.aspx

February 13, 2013 · Posted in Useful Services  

Public Information Evening

ashford-community-parkA Public Information Evening on the proposed development for Ashford Community Park will be held next Thursday, 7th February between 6pm and 9pm in Ashford National School, Ashford, County Wicklow.

This will be a drop-in event for all the Ashford community and will showcase the proposed
new Park, the proposed plans, play equipment and will be an opportunity to exchange views on what the people of Ashford would like to see in the Park. All are extremely welcome.

The proposed development has been created out of the desire to build a community park for the entire Ashford Community. With the kind permission of the Stokes Family, a site measuring approx.

1 acre has been identified and is located opposite the proposed Community Centre inside the walls of the Inchanappa House lands bordering the approach to the main roundabout in the centre of Ashford Village. This site was originally identified in the Ashford Local Area Plan as being suitable for a Public Park.

The proposed Community Park will include a Junior Playground for 2-6 year olds, a Senior Playground for 6-12 year olds, a Teenage Area, Adult Outdoor Gym and a quiet space for reading, relaxing, painting, poetry readings, meeting up.

The plans also include a Pedestrian bridge over the flowing stream, Benches and Picnic Tables, Bird and Bat Boxes, Sculptures and local Artwork. The
innovative nature of the site is founded in the fact that it was originally planted by the gardeners of Mount Usher Gardens and contains many existing specimen trees and interesting flowers.

Ashford Village has for a very long time been in serious need of a facility to cater for young and old. There has been a lack of facilities for people to meet up, for children to play or to just enjoy a little quiet time. It is hoped that the proposed Ashford Community Park will embrace all of these needs and be enjoyed by all the community for many years.

A substantial portion of the required funding has been provisionally approved under the LEADER scheme to help with the building of the playground. Additional funds will need to be raised through the Community to meet the required funding to complete the project.

A fundraising plan is being drafted up which will encourage all ages to get involved. It is intended to lodge Full Planning Permission in February following this consultation process and it is hoped that the Park will be open by the end of 2013.

The Committee can be contacted at ashfordcommunitypark@gmail.com and progress can be monitored on Facebook by “Liking” Ashford Community Park.

Business Network Community

sunzu business networkingEcademy, is an online business network relaunching in 2013 under the new name Sunzu.com

Chairman & CEO Lyndon Wood (author of ‘Diary of a Fortune Hunter’) is taking the business network to a new level with the official Launch of Sunzu planned for January 2013

The vision is a local global place to do business, learn and share to grow.

Focusing on ‘we’ rather than ‘me’  Lyndon explains his plans for the new platform.:

I acquired Ecademy on the 26th July 2012 and the one thing that has driven me is my belief in creating something special for the business community around the world, in fact I am extremely passionate about it and somewhat obsessed by achieving it.

The times here are very exciting and I am really looking forward to the future because I strongly feel that as a collaboration around the world we can change the economy for the better and be the proper business resource that is so much needed.

This is a brand new platform with some great functions and uniqueness not found anywhere else and that will really assist business.

The change that is happening will benefit business owners globally by providing guidance, help, offline gatherings, trading and the many SEO benefits we already receive and a lot more.

The members we have, and will be growing even further are start-ups, micro businesses with up to 15 employees and the more established business owner.

~ Lyndon Wood,

Chairman & CEO
Ecademy Global Ltd

For more information visit www.sunzu.com or Follow on Twitter: @SunZuSocial

January 2, 2013 · Posted in Business in Wicklow, Useful Services, Wicklow News, networking  

Local Artist Exhibition Kilcoole

Our good friend Dieter Sommer who takes beautiful photos of Wicklow, and Dave Flynn are holding an exhibition in Kilcoole on Friday 07th Dec:

Invitation to our Art Exhibition ” Paintings and Photography ”  - Dave Flynn and Dieter Sommer in Kilcoole CO Wicklow !

Official opening FRIDAY 07.12.2012 from 19.00 – 21.00 pm – including a glass of wine  -  LUISNE Centre ( convent )  Main street

  • Friday 07th Dec 2-5 and 7 – 9 pm
  • Wednesday 12th 2-5 pm only
  • Thursday 13th 2-5 and 7-9 pm
  • Friday 14th 2-5 and 7-9 pm

Directions and more info can be found here >>

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Landscape Gardeners Wicklow

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It’s that time of year again – Winter work in the garden can pay great dividends next Spring. BareRoot hedging and Lawn Maintenance should not be ignored.

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Luckily for those of us who don’t have the time or knowledge there is someone who does!

Richard Joyce of Bloomsday Landscaping in Wicklow has over 3 decades of garden design and landscaping experience.

Bloomsday landscaping have exhibited with two consecutive gardens at The National Garden Exhibition Centre in Kilquade Co. Wicklow and now Richard has turned his attention back to private clients.

garden-design wicklowIf your considering giving your garden a makeover then Richard is the man to talk too.

He is passionate about plants and excels at creating nightscapes and atmospheric gardens that will delight you for years to come!

You can visit his website at www.bloomsdaylandscaping.com or ‘like’ his Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/BloomsdayLandscaping

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