The Hot Desk

Crough Coffee, Enda O'Doherty on motivation, and JD Wetherspoon - It's The Hot Desk

Crough Coffee at the site of the old shop by Mahon Falls in County Waterford

In episode 11, the penultimate in my "Bold Moves" feature series about Waterford-based people who set up business in the Pandemic, I spoke to Craig Dee of Crough Coffee. Craig and his business partner Stephen Lynch opened the premises in July 2020, on the site of the old shop at Mahon Falls. The lads are already running the successful eatery Coach House Coffee in Kilmacthomas.

Have a listen to Craig's chat with me about grasping the business opportunity to cater for visitors to Crough Wood and Mahon Falls...

I was also joined in theย The Hot Deskย by Enda O'Dohertyย . The Waterford-based teacher is also an author, podcaster, motivational speaker and an endurance athlete.


He discusses the importance of mental health and resilience in the workplace, as well as outlining what makes businesses successful. Enda thinks the knock-on effects of the Pandemic on mental health have yet to be fully seen...

After many years of speculation, UK pub chain JD Wetherspoon has confirmed its plans to open a premises in Waterford. Development work will begin on June 28th on "Arundel Gate," which will occupy the disused building on the corner of Arundel Street and Broad Street in Waterford City. It's hoped the pub will be open for Christmas.

I found out more from company spokesperson Eddie Gershon...