A message from our 2021 President Linda Codoul


Hello and a warm Welcome to Network Ireland Kilkenny.

We have been very busy this year with events and activities despite the lock down. We have already hosted 5 events, participated in the Network Ireland’s Fittest Branch Challenge and had a Girls Night In pamper party to celebrate our achievements. During the Fittest Branch Challenge Autumn Tobin from The Koop Studio hosted regular yoga sessions online to keep us all from ceasing up and we are looking forward to doing more of these sessions in the future!

We successfully relaunched our weekly virtual coffee mornings which are running once a week but at different times and days. The idea is that hopefully at some stage throughout the year every member will have had the opportunity to join us. This is a great way to get other members in smaller groups and has been a great way for our new members to be introduced. I know how daunting it is going to a meeting where you know nobody – so this has proven to be a great success.
Our members also joined in the new National Networking monthly sessions and were able to meet and chat with fellow members across the country.
Kilkenny branch spoke at the National Conference for International Women’s Day.
In March, we started our Book Club for professional development. This is open to all Kilkenny Members, who meet once a week to have a discussion about the pages read so to date. It is also discussed on our new private Linked In Page. This months book is ‘The Source – open your minds. Change your life’ by Dr Tara Swart.
We also launched our Members Directory, where Kilkenny members can enter their personal/business details for other Kilkenny members to view and source assistance from each other.

The month of April is going to be another very busy month. On the 8th we are being joined by Hilary Hughes from Brand stories with Hil for ‘Building your Brand Story‘. Hil will be discussing techniques on how to improve your branding both as a professional and as a business. We are hosting a second event on the 28th where we will be joined by Ruth Callanan from Malcomson Law and Lucy Tobin from Irish Life where we will be discussing Future Proofing yourself and your business. It is very important that each of us thinks ahead for the life we want when we retire or hand our business over to our natural successors.

Details of this event and all events happening throughout the month can be found here.

If you would like to know more about becoming a member of Network Ireland Kilkenny please contact me at and would be delighted to talk to you about our upcoming events and activities.

Looking forward to seeing you at our next event.


Linda Codoul

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Network Ireland Kilkenny are delighted to have AIB as our official partners and our local branch is located at 3/4 High Street Kilkenny. We are also sponsored by the Kilkenny Local Enterprise Office and they are located in the Kilkenny County  Council Office at County Hall, John’s Street, Kilkenny

Network Ireland Kilkenny Member Spotlight


Meet Hilary Hughes – known to eveyone as Hil!

Hil is a marketing manager with Coca Cola and has set up two of her own businesses ‘Brand Stories with Hil’ and ‘Boudoir Barns’. She is also on our committee here in Kilkenny and looks after our social media. She has almost 20 years’ experience in consumer marketing and brand strategy and is here tonight to help us focus on the core areas of crafting a brand.


If you are looking to improve your branding or you don’t know where to start – then Hil is your woman!


Hil runs a 6 week brand bootcamp for entrepreneurs and SME’s, next start date: 14th May.

She has kindly offered all Network Ireland members a generous discount of 97.
Simply use the code NETWORKIRELAND when enrolling at
The code is valid until 30th April ’21