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Supermac invests in Galway health supplement company

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The owner and founder of Supermac’s has backed his belief in a Galway healthfood company – by buying ten per cent of the business.

Pat McDonagh, Managing Director of Supermac’s, Claddagh Irish Restaurants and Pubs, and the Castletroy Park Hotel in Limerick, has taken a stake in the Galway Natural Health Company which is behind the recently launched advanced dietary supplement, Revive Active.

The investment also marks the appointment of Pat McDonagh as a non-executive director of the business which was founded in 2011 by Daithi O’Connor and Liam Salmon.

Revive Active is a high quality blend of 26 ingredients delivered in one convenient sachet. The unique blend of vitamins and minerals combine to provide a multitude of health benefits including natural sustained energy without the use of sugar and caffeine, a boosted heart and cardiovascular system, amongst other benefits. 

The revolutionary product also brings two key Nobel prize-winning ingredients together for the first time. The combined inclusion of Coenzyme Q10 and L-Arginine further improves Revive Active’s ability to enhance energy and vitality and support a healthy immune system in regular consumers.

“I am very excited to be involved with this exceptional new product.  Revive Active is highly beneficial as a daily supplement to people seeking to achieve and maintain high levels of mental and physical performance in sport, business and in life in general. I began taking Revive Active six months ago and after only a few days I began to notice the increase in my energy levels on a sustained basis throughout the working day,” said Pat McDonagh this week.  

“As a Galway man I believe it is vital to support local industry and I am encouraged further by the determination and business knowledge demonstrated by Revive Active Founders Daithi O’Connor and Liam Salmon.  I am completely convinced of Revive Active’s merits and potential, and am confident that the product will have wide ranging global appeal and success in other countries outside Ireland,” he added.

 Daithi O’Connor said they were delighted to welcome Pat on board.

“With his business acumen and extensive experience, we believe we are well placed to develop the reach of Revive Active in Ireland and overseas; we are currently stocked in over 400 outlets in Ireland and 35 in the UK.

“The reaction we have been receiving to our product has been incredible encouraging and word-of-mouth endorsement from our customers seems to be one of our best-selling tools,” he added.

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Increase exam grades this Christmas at Kilmartin Educational Services

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Second level students are making the most of their Christmas holidays by attending the ever popular Intensive Revision Courses in Kilmartin Educational Services, Limerick Ennis and online.  These courses are designed for Junior Cert and Leaving Certificate students sitting exams next June 2021 and who want to maximize their grades. Courses will be available onsite and online this year. All courses are taught by experienced teachers, many of whom are state examiners.  Class sizes onsite are limited in line with our Covid-19 health and safety policies 

The courses will provide effective and efficient revision by concentrating on the vital examination topics within a subject. These Intensive One Day Revision Courses are excellent value at €80 per course and are now better value than ever!  All courses run from 9.153.15pm. 

Students who simply wish to avail of daytime supervised study will also be catered for over the Christmas period from 9.45-4.30pm dailySupervised study pods are bright, spaciousdistraction free and well ventilated 

Due to a policy of limited enrolment on all courses, immediate booking is advisable. This Christmas, give the Gift of Exam Success by booking your revision Courses at Julie Kilmartin’s. Pricing information and timetables are available online at www.kes.ie. To book a place on any course, call Kilmartin Educational Services on 061-444989. 

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Wind farms help inflate community on the doorstep

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Eileen Welby receiving her Galway Wind Park Scholarship from SSE representative Michelle Donnelly last year.

Galway is leading the way with community benefit investment from wind farms – receiving €831,860 out of the national total of almost €3.5m last year.

That’s according to the second annual community benefit report from the Irish Wind Energy Association shows Galway moving to the top of the pile, having been second nationally in 2018 with communities benefitting to the tune of €383,500.

Across the country, energy efficiency projects and third level scholarships, sports clubs, active retired groups and local festivals were just some of the schemes to benefit from almost €3.5 million in community investment from Irish wind farms in 2019. The figures were released this week in a new report from the Irish Wind Energy Association.

The report identified the top five counties for wind energy community benefit funding.

Galway leads the way with €831,860, followed by Cork on €424,740, Roscommon on €334,600, Tipperary on €258,700 and Limerick on €243,250.

Part of that comes from Galway Wind Park, managed by SSE Renewables in conjunction with their partners Greencoat Renewables, which runs a third-level scholarship fund for students from the locality.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Oranmore business becomes hub for auto repairs group in the north-west

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New chapter…FIX Auto Head of Operations Trevor Lee (left) with Frank Byrnes.

Ownership may have changed, but both the old and new at Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs – now part of FIX Auto – are guaranteeing that the traditional commitment to service and excellence will remain exactly the same.

Following an announcement in early November that FIX Auto and NOVUS Glass had acquired Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs in Oranmore, Head of Operations Trevor Lee said this week that he was excited to prepare facility to become the hub of FIX Auto operations in the north west of Ireland.

“Frank Byrnes is fitting into the global FIX Auto network quickly and smoothly, thanks in the main to the diligence and hard work of the original Frank Byrnes team, who have been as dedicated as ever to the quality of their work and the satisfaction of their customers,” he said.

“The group have been particularly welcoming to all of us from FIX Auto and an absolute pleasure to work alongside the last few weeks.”

The Oranmore operation – a mainstay of manufacturer and insurer approved repairer networks for the past 17 years – was purchased by Managed Automotive Repair Networks Limited (MARN) and is set to become an integral part of Fix Auto global network of close to one thousand repairers.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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