Carlow’s new Walsh Distillery is open for production and has created 55 new jobs for the county. The €25m distillery at Royal Oak is Carlow’s first whiskey-making facility in more than 200 years.

The new facility will have the capacity to produce eight million bottles of whiskey annually. However, given the length of time needed to age whiskey, bottles produced here will only become available in 2019.

The new Carlow plant comes as a result of the increased demand for Irish whiskeys around the world. The company now hopes to increase exports and sales in many different markets. Expansion in Asia, particularly China and India, is planned. The Walsh Distillery sells two whiskeys, The Irishman and Writers Tears, in 40 countries. Writers Tears won the award of Best Irish Blend Under €50 in the 2013 Irish Whiskey Awards, and The Irishman won Best Irish Whiskey Brand of the Year at the highly accredited New York International Spirits Competition in 2015.

Distillery visitor centre planned

As well as a jobs boost, the facility should increase tourist numbers in the area. The distillery is located on an 18th century estate and has 40 acres of pastoral land. A new visitor centre is being developed and it is hoped that around 75,000 people will visit each year.

The Walsh Distillery should attract whiskey-lovers from across Ireland and the world – it is the only independent Irish whiskey distillery producing all three styles of Irish whiskey: pot still, malt and grain.

There new facility has increased the number of working distilleries in Ireland to 15. However, a further 22 new ones are planned to satiate the international appetite for Irish uisce beatha.


We are delighted to announce that will be exhibiting at Jobs Expo Cork.

Part of one of Ireland’s largest media groups Landmark Media Investments, was established in 1999 to provide a digital solution for the Irish recruitment market. The company is recognised as one of the most innovative client and candidate driven job sites in Ireland. provides a cutting-edge service that brings together the best companies with candidates of the highest calibre. For employers, they provide a cost effective, efficient way to recruit quality candidates, while jobseekers have access to a comprehensive database of quality jobs as well as up-to-date information to help manage their careers.


Marian Brennan is a qualified executive trainer and life coaching consultant. Her biggest passion in life is to encourage, motivate and assist people to become the best they possibly can be on whatever path or situation they find themselves facing.

Marian has taken many leaps of faith throughout her own life and career, and understands how difficult big decisions and choices can be. After working in a university for 20 years, she went back to study. This new path brought her to IBM for 15 years where she worked as an education facilitator/trainer before moving on to manage software and finance teams. This has given her many years of experience leading and motivating teams to great success.

Marian has also been a Toastmaster for many years, writing and delivering speeches on various topics from educational, motivational, award acceptance, wedding speeches, humorous and storytelling. She now mentors others to have the confidence to face their audience to achieve the same success.

Marian believes that people are naturally creative and powerful, and that whatever realistic goal or challenge they wish to pursue they can achieve. Marian creates a coaching environment that is safe and non-judgmental, and where the client controls the agenda at all times.

Jobs Expo Cork to return to Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork on Thursday 23rd June, with hundreds of jobs from leading employers, exciting seminars and free career advice for all. 

This June's event will be Cork's largest Jobs Expo to date, with international, Irish and local companies across a range of industries recruiting at the event. Since 2012, Jobs Expo has been connecting candidates and employers.  Jobs Expo offers jobseekers the chance to find exciting career opportunities at home and abroad and streamlines the recruitment process for employers by introducing them to quality candidates.

Jobs Expo 2016, Ireland’s leading employment and recruitment fair, returns to Cork on 23 June at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork.

"Thursday's event will be our largest exhibition in Cork to date", says exhibition organiser, Bronagh Cotter. "Jobs Expo Cork will offer some very exciting opportunities for people looking for work or hoping to change careers, There are more than forty exhibitors at this Thursday events, including a diverse mix of blue-chips, start-ups and some of Ireland's most innovative companies, and all of them are actively seeking candidates. Our popular Career Clinic is back, giving free professional development advice and we have an exciting and packed Seminar Zone with talks by industry professionals.”

ABEC; Alcon Ireland; Bausch + Lomb; BCS Sales Recruitment; Carre Migration Australia; Chartered Institute of Management Accountants CIMA;, Cheshire Ireland; Collins McNicholas; Concentrix; Cork Chamber of Commerce; CPL Resources; Cregg Recruitment; Dalmac; Department of Social Protection; ESB International; Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Ireland; FDM Group; FMI; Fluirse; GE Healthcare; Innopharma College of Applied Sciences; Johnson & Johnson DePuy Synthes; Keltia Ireland Ltd.; Kerry Group; Life Sciences Consultants; Lidl; Oxford Global Resources; PE Global; Sanmina; South Western; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; St. Joseph's Hospital; Virtual Expos; Voxpro; Wayfair; West Pharmaceutical; Wiseteck; Yelp; Zevas

Career Clinic
Expert career advice will be on offer at Job Expo’s Career Clinic. Attendees can avail of free one-on-one advice on issues such as interview skills and CV preparation, as well as career guidance from some of Ireland’s best-know career and personal development coaches including Miriam Durack; Charlie Mernagh; Lynda Murphy; Mary McDonagh; Angela Brophy; Michael Heffernan; Phil Jackson; Sile Walsh; Valerie Parkes and more...

Seminar Zone
The Seminar Zone will be open from 11:00am to 4pm offering talks from industry professionals. This year the topics covered will include job opportunities with Concentrix, CPL Resources, Johnson & Johnson, Kerry Group and Wayfair; USA Immigration Attorney Caro Kinsella will explain how to get a visa for to USA; Finbarr Sheehy of Innopharma College of Applied Sciences will discuss succeeding in the pharma, medtech or food sectors; and there'll be career advice from Miriam Durack of Munster HR Associates, Michael Heffernan of the Chapter Coach Consultancy, and from personal development coaches Sile Walsh and Valerie Parkes.

All seminars are free, but attendees are advised to arrive early as places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Attending Jobs Expo 2016
Jobs Expo is the leading jobs and careers event in Ireland and is free-of-charge to the public. Jobs Expo is run by Careers Unlimited, a Dublin-based online and events company. While admission is free, places are limited, due to the popularity of the event. Anyone wishing to attend is advised to register in advance to ensure admission and avoid queues. Those wishing to attend can register at

Date: Thursday, 23 June 2016
Time: 11am – 4pm
Location: Clayton Hotel Silver Springs
Entrance fee: FREE
Full details:

More information: 
Bronagh Cotter
Jobs Expo 2016
Tel: (01) 5311 280 / 087 646 3175

ESB International is a leading global engineering consultancy specialising in the utility sector. The company focuses on the delivery of large scale, capital infrastructure projects for international clients and for its parent company ESB, helping them to optimise their energy related projects and strategies.

Since its establishment, ESBI has completed projects in 120 countries and helped clients around the world in delivering modern, efficient and dependable energy systems which can transform the economies and societies that they serve. The company is a pioneer in combined cycle gas turbine technology with a world-renowned reputation for unrivalled engineering excellence.

ESBI is wholly owned by ESB, Ireland's State-owned electricity company. The company is headquartered in Dublin and has staff in their operations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

ESB International will be exhibiting at Jobs Expo Cork on June 23rd 2016 at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs.

We are very happy to announce that Zevas have joined Jobs Expo Cork. Zevas was established in 2001 and is a leading provider of outsourced customer contact solutions. They support a wide range of companies across Europe and North America, and work with clients in a number of industries, from telecommunications to financial services. Their highly skilled staff and technological solutions enables companies to interact with their customers when and where their customers need them, whether it’s over the phone, by VoIP, email or on the web, delivered as a tailored solution for each clients’ specific business needs.

Zevas believes that success is driven by their employee’s passion and enthusiasm. The company is currently looking for new talent to join their team, and offers exciting career opportunities and competitive salaries to the right candidates.


Since its inception in 2012, Jobs Expo has grown to become Ireland’s foremost jobs and recruitment fair, taking place twice yearly in Dublin, Cork and now Belfast. As you might imagine, putting the events together is a full-time job – in fact, several full-time jobs. We spoke to Bronagh Cotter of BCS Sales Recruitment, who heads the dynamic team behind Jobs Expo and Virtual Expos.

How did Jobs Expo come about?

I have worked in recruitment for many, many years and after the recession hit, employees were increasingly under pressure to accept whatever work they could find, for whatever salary they could get. It’s understandable why that happened – companies were terrified of going under and everyone was trying to cut costs. But it is not sustainable in the long-term. When you have a good fit between employer and employee, everybody wins.  There was a gap in the Irish market because, unlike other jobs fairs, Jobs Expo, is not just about helping people just to find jobs – it’s about helping them plan careers and get the most out of their professional lives.

What distinguishes Jobs Expo from other jobs fairs?

The big difference is our commitment to jobseekers. There’s expert career advice at the Career Clinic, with a range of personal and professional development coaches. A lot of people get stuck in a professional rut and they need smart, independent advice to help them move on. Then there are others who have issues with confidence or interview skills that are holding them back. That’s where the Career Clinic is of real service, and best of all, it’s absolutely free. Then there’s our very popular Seminar Zone offering talks from industry professionals. At Jobs Expo in Cork this June some of the topics covered will include job opportunities, building confidence for interviews, CV writing and getting a visa to the US. The seminars are also absolutely free to anyone attending Jobs Expo.

What do you hope to achieve with Jobs Expo?

Honestly, our aim is to help companies and candidate find the best fit for both of them. One of the best things about working in recruitment is finding the right roles for the right people. There are many, many companies in Dublin, Cork, Belfast and across all of Ireland looking for staff, and there are thousands of people looking for work, or to change careers.  Bringing them together is our job. Without overstating it, we are doing our bit to help the economy. When companies have the right staff, and employees have the right job, the economy grows.

We have a number of companies that exhibit at Jobs Expo year after year, because it’s a smart, economical and easy way of filling their recruitment needs. It’s fantastic to see exhibitors growing and needing more and more staff. Knowing that we have played a small part in their success story is very satisfying.

How long does it take to put Jobs Expo together?

Months! We are always working on it. Cork is coming up on the 23rd June, and so we’ve been finalising the event. But the team is also working on Jobs Expo Belfast which takes place on 17th September. In addition, we are running two Virtual Expos in the coming months – one for the Computer and IT sector on 28th July, and another for the Nursing, Medical and Life Sciences sectors on 31st August. Luckily, we have a great team at BCS Sales Recruitment to keep on top of everything. The office is always buzzing with activity, but we wouldn’t have it any other way!



We are very pleased to announce that Wisetek will be joining Jobs Expo Cork on June 23rd, 2016, at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs in Cork.

Wisetek is a global provider of secure data-elimination and responsible IT recycling services to IT corporations. The company operates from bases located in Ireland, the USA and Thailand, and their clients includes the world’s leading enterprise IT hardware manufacturers and data centres.

Wisetek's recycling priority is the recovery of material, either for reuse within a client's operations or for remarketing to a global network of buyers under the site.  These reuse priorities assure their clients that they receive optimal financial pay-back from the flow of used assets. Material no longer required is recycled to Wisetek's Sustainable EARTH standard, which is externally certified to the R2:2013 standard (Responsible Recycling) and is compliant with all global regulations.

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