Most Successful Welshman in Ireland since Saint Patrick draws attention to Clonbur with Giant Fish

To continue my recent fishy theme, my eye was caught (pardon the pun) by a story in yesterday’s Irish Times about a huge Brown Trout captured in Lough Corrib here in Galway. The enormous 11 kg (24 lb) fish is the second-largest Brown Trout on record, and the largest caught in Ireland in 118 years. It was landed by Ceri Jones, a frequent visitor from the Rhonnda Valley in South Wales who plans to stuff and mount the leviathan in Burke’s pub, Clonbur, near the border with Mayo. Clonbur is a lovely North Galway village of which I have...

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GoKerry.ie launched in a blaze of heat and glory as the Phoenix and Ancestors from Ireland grab my attention

For somebody based for the most part in Galway, and quite often in Dublin, journeys to ‘the Kingdom’ are never short jaunts. In my experience though, they’re always worth the time and the diesel! My client and friend Mary O’Connor of Derrynane Hotel and Holiday Homes in Caherdaniel invited me along to the launch of the GoKerry.ie website. GoKerry is a new initiative to support Tourism in the county.  Mary helped to get it off the ground, along with a group of like-minded dedicated individuals from all walks of...

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A Smokin’ E-marketing Session at the Burren Smokehouse

Sunny Friday afternoons are few and far between in the West of Ireland. Even though I love my work, I wasn't overly chuffed at the idea of spending one cooped up indoors helping a business improve the return on its investment in email marketing, even if that business produces one of my favourite foods: smoked salmon. As I drove through the beauty of the Burren's limestone landscape there wasn't a cloud in the sky, and I was feeling a little bit cheated by the universe. But not for long...

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Google has changed the game completely: Panda and Penguin

Internet World was an eye-opening experience for a number of reasons… Not least of which was how the organisers managed to make such poor use of space! So many theatres were simply nowhere near large enough to accommodate even half the amount of delegates who were interested in attending the more interesting seminars! How and ever, I did manage to make it to some of the better ones on email, social and search marketing,  and one of the major take-aways was knowledge about how Google have completely changed the SEO game in the last few...

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