Helen has Ear to the Ground

    Michelle Long and Cahill

    NETWORK Ireland Kilkenny and International Women’s Day Stand Strong, Stand Tall will be celebrated in Newpark Hotel tomorrow, Thursday at 6.30pm.

    Guests will be Helen Carroll of RTE’s Ear to the Ground, Michelle Long and Claire Cahill, Scoliosis Kilkenny winners of the 2017 People of the Year, and Julie Calder-Potts of Highbank Orchard.

    Journalist Helen Carroll

    A journalist with over 25 years experience, Helen Carroll is best known as a presenter on RTE’s Ear to the Ground, an RTE Television Farming and Food Programme.

    She has produced, presented, reported and researched on national radio and TV for RTE and TV3. She has also written for local and national newspapers.

    Mothers, Claire Cahill and Michelle Long, work tirelessly to raise awareness around the medical condition, Scoliosis.

    The pair campaign for reducing waiting lists. They were honoured as overall winners of the People of the Year awards for their Trojan work.

    The ladies founded the Scoliosis Advocacy Network to highlight the need for better access to treatment and to provide support to children living with the condition and their families.

    Julie Calder-Potts

    Julie Calder-Potts produces and award-winning range of apple-based products ranging from syrups and ciders, to vodka, gin and liqueurs.

    Julie began experimenting with all the apples in her kitchen.

    Ahe left a pot on the Aga Cooker one day as she went to answer the phone and, by accident, or fate, Highbank Orchards Syrup was born.

    Julie puts the success of the award-winning syrup down to the land where the apples are grown.

    Anyone interested in discovering what Network Ireland has to offer is encouraged to go along to this event.

    Guests will be introduced to Network Ireland on the night and reminded how the organisation can support, inspire and champion a business or career through the new Kilkenny Branch.