The VC Podcast

by Richard Brennan

Everything to do with Tourism in Ireland based in Carlingford, Co Louth, Ireland. I will be talking to Tourism businesses on how they are coping with Covid19, plans for the future and some tips for business. Tourism is changing and the key is to change with it, we aim to give our listeners an insight into successful businesses which in turn may help them.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • Tony McKeown - Silverwood Smart Marketing &

    Tony McKeown - Silverwood Smart Marketing &

    This week I spoke with Tony McKeown from Silverwood Smart Marketing & Tony is just after starting up the Marketing business in the past few weeks, he has worked with some great companies in the past which lead him to taking the leap to starting his own business. One of his first projects is which is going to be a website promoting the Newry, Mournes and South Armagh regions. Tony talks about past experiences and plans, events and ideas for the coming year.

  • Daniel McLoughlin - RockSalt

    Daniel McLoughlin - RockSalt

    "Your 20's is for Learning and your 30's is for Earning"!! This week on the VCPodcast I spoke with Daniel McLoughlin, Dan opened RockSalt Cafe in Blackrock in Co. Louth back in 2018. He has since opened a second site in Dundalk Town centre. Dan built up a world of experience in hospitality working in some of the top Hotels and Restaurants in luxemburg, London and Maynooth before opening RockSalt. Dan chats to me about his 11/12 years before opening the Cafe, plans for the future, how he had to change his business to survive during Covid19 and advice for up and coming Entrepreneurs.

  • Richard Lewis - On Yer Bike

    Richard Lewis - On Yer Bike

    This week I spoke with Richard Lewis who is a relatively new resident to Carlingford where him and his wife moved from South Africa back in 2018. After Falling in love with the place they bought over the local bike hire company "On Yer Bike". Richard explains how it came about, the changes they made and all the stock they now have in place for families and kids. They also repair bikes which is a great service for the local community.

  • Jonathan Moneley - Carlingford Marina

    Jonathan Moneley - Carlingford Marina

    I had a chat this week with Jonathan Moneley from Carlingford Marina. Jonathan is the Marina Manager and has been working at the Marina for about 7 years now. He give me an insight into how Covid has affect his business. They have Self Catering apartments, Berths for boats, parking facilities for Motorhomes and a Bar & Restaurant. Jonathan give a few helpful tips for anyone effect by Covid.

  • David O'Hanlon - Escape HQ

    David O'Hanlon - Escape HQ

    I caught up with David O'Hanlon from the very popular EscapeHQ here in Carlingford. I spoke with David at the end of last year, he had a few ideas which he was hoping would be up and running coming into 2020 but with Covid19 I wanted to catch up with him to see how things where now. Also can you guess the show behind his new game??