Paws up for the Petmania Puppy Club

Specialist pet retailer launches free online resource for pup-parents


An Irish-owned specialist pet retailer has launched the Petmania Puppy Club, a free online resource for new pet parents. Petmania is sharing its expertise on all aspects of a puppy’s health, diet, training, and grooming with everything puppy owners need to navigate the developmental milestones in a puppy’s first year.

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Before/ After: A Kilkenny Homeowner’s Transformation Journey

 Final Call for Kilkenny Homeowners to apply for Home Energy Upgrade Grant

A grant of up to 35 per cent is available to homeowners in Kilkenny, to upgrade their home energy. 3 Counties Energy Agency (3cea) is calling on people to act now to ensure homes are completed by the mid – October deadline.

To ensure homeowners in the Southeast receive grant funding from this year’s scheme, they should register with 3cea as soon as possible to avail of grant support of up to 35 per cent. Those wishing to begin the journey towards a warmer and more comfortable home can fill in a simple form on https://3cea.ie/home-energy-upgrade/

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Furry Flower Girls and Dogs-of-Honour

Petmania bridalwear and ‘Dog of Honour’ pamper packages.

Hotly tipped as one of the wedding trends of 2021, dogs are about to become centre-stage at weddings taking place across Ireland this year. Whilst guest numbers remain low this summer, including a ‘Dog of Honour’ in the celebrations will make the occasion much more special.
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Knitted Together 2 Enhance Community in Kilkenny

KILKENNY County Council’s Arts Office has launched Knitted Together 2 and is calling for people throughout Kilkenny to join in the community project. Knitted Together 2 aims to foster community spirit and connection across the county, to mitigate against the effects of social isolation throughout the pandemic, whilst creating some beautiful handmade blankets to donate to local charities.

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The Irish Men’s Sheds Association’s (IMSA) report entitled ‘The Sheds for Life Impact Report’ was launched virtually today Monday 14th June by Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD.

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Golfing Getaway with Pembroke Kilkenny

Walk in the footsteps of the golfing greats on Kilkenny’s lush fairways and greens this summer with a refreshing golf getaway at Pembroke Kilkenny. Centrally located in the heart of Kilkenny City, the four-star boutique hotel has launched a range of overnight or weekend getaways with green fees included for Mount Juliet Estate or Gowran Park.

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Dublin Samaritans launch ‘Learn 2 Listen’ workplace wellbeing workshops

L2L workshops roll out to Dublin Bus and An Post

Dublin Samaritans have launched a new corporate wellbeing programme entitled, ‘Learn 2 Listen’ (L2L). The practical workshop aims to help companies build their emotional-support toolkit, support colleagues who may not be coping and to listen more effectively. Read more

Paws up – Who needs a hairdo?

Photo: James Connolly

Pictured at Petmania Sligo, the first of three new stores to open in the northwest is Rudy the Yorkshire Terrier with groomer Talita Madureira. The pooch is among the first to receive a much needed ‘do’ at the state-of-the-art pet store and grooming studio which officially opened this week. The Irish owned pet-retailer announces further expansion and 30 jobs for the region today. See: www.petmania.ie





THE digital sector in Ireland has experienced unanticipated growth during the pandemic according to Digital Marketeer, Dave McEvoy of Dmac Media. The Government’s decision in April 2020 to offer 90 per cent grant assistance to small businesses through the Trading Online Voucher scheme, available from Local Enterprise Offices, has been central to a significant boost in his web-development business. Read more


Irish pet retailer creates 30 jobs in the Northwest

Petmania Sligo opens today as expansion announced across the Northwest.

IRISH owned pet-retailer, Petmania is to create 30 new jobs this year with an expansion spanning three locations in the North West. Read more