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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From Physics to RegTech: Ogie Sheehy's Entrepreneurial Journey

From Corporate World to Entrepreneur With a background in Applied Physics and Electronics, Ogie first embarked on a multinational career that took him through prestigious companies like HP, IBM, and Dell. However, in 2008, Ogie decided to take a leap of faith, resigning from his position as…

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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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Meet Seán Ryan, the Visionary Behind Aspen Grove

Shaped by the landscape County Kerry has always been a place where dreams are nurtured and ambitions take root. It's a place that not only holds memories but also shapes the destiny of its people. Today, we bring you the inspiring success story of Seán Ryan, a visionary leader who has not only…

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Meet Mike Fitzgerald, a Serial Entrepreneur and Innovator

Meet Mike Fitzgerald, a seasoned entrepreneur with over three decades of experience in the software and wireless networking sectors. His journey began as a software engineer at Ericsson, but it didn't take long for him to transition into the dynamic world of business in 1991. Over the years, Mike…

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Exploring the Journey of John T. O'Sullivan, CEO of BioAtlantis

In the 1990s, John T. O'Sullivan, the CEO of BioAtlantis, recognised the potential of nutraceuticals as a means to prevent health issues without relying on synthetic compounds. In 2004, he took the bold step of founding BioAtlantis, with a primary focus on extracting bioactives from seaweed…

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