Our Stories

A home for history and innovation, old souls and new neighbours, Kerry is a place to gain and share ideas and experiences. This blog offers a collection of such insights, along with an invitation to check back regularly to see what’s new in Kerry.

From Lab to Market: The Inspiring Journey of Dr. Helena McMahon

Bridging the World of Academia and Business Meet Dr. Helena McMahon, a proud Tralee native whose journey intertwines her passion for human health with a knack for entrepreneurship, enriching Kerry's entrepreneurial landscape. Armed with a background in biomedical science and drug development…

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Salaso's Wins Big at HealthTech Ireland Innovation Awards 2023

Tralee-based health tech company, Salaso, has been recognised for its outstanding contribution to the healthcare industry at the prestigious Health Tech Innovation Awards 2023. The company received the "Most Transformative Impact – Diagnostics for Prevention" award for its innovative myHealthyBody…

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A Family Affair: Paul and Neil Fitzgibbon, Ard Rí Group

For over three decades, the Fitzgibbon family has transformed Ard Rí from a local stonemasonry craft producer into a thriving international powerhouse in the homeware industry. Founded by Noel Fitzgibbon in 1989, Ard Rí Marble initially focused on handcrafted fireplaces in Tralee, Ireland. Fast…

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Jim Breen's Journey of Making Big Things Happen in the Workplace

Jim Breen, the founder of Pulse Learning and I Am Here, is an entrepreneur whose journey is nothing short of inspiring. Here, we delve into his entrepreneurial story, including how PulseLearning came to be and the emergence of the I Am Here movement which focuses on mental health and wellbeing…

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Alan Scroope and the Remarkable Success of FreeFlow

Alan Scroope's passion for innovation and a relentless drive for success is evident with the remarkable success he has achieved with FreeFlow, a multi-million-euro technology company with relationships with some of the world's largest technology firms. Alan's journey began in Tralee, Co Kerry, where…

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Picture Perfect : Jerry Kennelly & the Stockbyte Story

In the realm of Irish entrepreneurship, few names shine as brightly as Jerry Kennelly's. His journey from a photojournalist to a global business leader is a testament to his vision and dedication. Jerry Kennelly embarked on his career in 1981 as a photojournalist. For 15 years, he worked for a…

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