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 11 events, participated in the Network Ireland’s Fittest Branch Challenge and had a Girls Night In pamper party to celebrate our achievements in February. During the Fittest Branch Challenge Autumn Tobin from The Koop Studio hosted regular yoga sessions online to keep us all from ceasing up.

In March, we started our Book Club for professional development. This is open to all Kilkenny Members, who meet once a week for four weeks to have a discussion about the pages read so to date. It is also discussed on our private Linked In Page.
We 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.

In April, 16 of our members entered into the Business Woman of the Year Awards and we wish each of them the very best of luck. They all deserve to win!

In May, we introduced our new Business Clinic which is hosted by our members. It is an open forum for our members to come along and find solutions or improvements for their own business. Each session will have an agenda but will be tailored to those who attend. Mary Hayden from hosted two sessions which focused on: Information Management & Systems, Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet & Terminology, Cashflow and Key Performance Indicators & analysis. These are run in rotation with the Book Club events.

In June we had our ‘Summer Social’ with The Happy Pottery which was great fun and our flower pots are beautiful. We also hosted our Business Woman of the year Awards which were held at Rothe House and Gardens an amazing venue. We wish the very best of luck to our Branch Winners who will go on to represent us at the National Finals on the 8th of October at the Theatre Royal in Waterford.

Our Winners are:
Solo Business Woman – Kate Fleming, LawEd
Creative Professional – Michelle Treacy, Michelle Treacy Millinery
Employee Rising Star – Deirdre Grant, Core Optimisation
Emerging New Business Owner – Hilary Hughes, Brand Stories with Hil
Power Within Champion – Kate Fleming, LawEd

For the month of July we are focusing on our career path. On the 7th we will be joined by Catriona Walsh from Catriona Walsh Coaching and we will be looking at ‘Making our Career work for you’. She will ask probing questions to make us think about how we want to feel in the job that we do and the job that we desire, our values vs company values and much more.
At the end of July on the 27th we will be joined by Clodagh O’Donovan from Advance HR ‘How to shine when seeking new opportunities’.  We will be looking at the journey of finding jobs, applying for jobs, CV & cover letters as well as the recruitment journey.

Details of this event and all events happening throughout the month can be found here.
We host weekly virtual coffee mornings which are held 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 attend the National Networking monthly sessions where you are able to meet and chat with fellow members across the country.

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

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