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The Hot Desk: Network Ireland, paddle boarding & a wedding celebrant

The Hot Desk: Network Ireland, paddle boarding & a wedding celebrant The Hot Desk: Network Ireland, paddle boarding & a wedding celebrant
Mary O'Neill

Have you ever tried stand up paddle boarding? Or yoga?

On this week's Hot Desk I headed out to the seaside to meet Lee Broaders, the owner of Dunmore East SUP and Yoga. SUP is short for stand up paddle boarding, a water sport that's growing in popularity.

Lee tells me that his career background in the field of engineering is entirely different to what he does now. But he says he gets huge enjoyment from running this current business with his family. Lee says there are huge benefits to participating in sea activities.

A wedding celebrant tells me she wants to include all

Bonnie has worked as a local performer in Waterford over the years. The Pandemic prompted her to rethink her career and explore other pathways. She's set up a business in the area of weddings, under the name The Irish Soul Celebrant. 

Bonnie tells me that modern life has meant people want to celebrate their "big day" in all manners of ways. So, she's using her skills as performer and communicator to help people express their love for on another in any venue. And Bonnie tells me she's added other services too, which are available through her website.

Network Ireland is hosting a big event in Waterford


Theatre Royal is the venue for the organisation's s Annual Conference and Businesswoman of the Year Awards, with Enterprise Ireland as its event partner. The gala event will be streamed live from from the venue on October 8th and tickets are now on sale.

I caught up with the National President of Network Ireland, Waterford native Aisling O'Neill. Aisling spoke to me about the year that's been, and why she's excited that it will be capped with in-person awards. She also spoke to me about how the Pandemic has helped Network Ireland.

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