Ballyhoura Development provides a range of services to businesses, social enterprises and the self-employed. While in-person supports are postponed currently, staff are still available by phone or email. Details of the type of supports Ballyhoura Development offers and relevant contacts can be found below. 


If your employment has been impacted by COVID-19, a package of supports has been made available, and may be available to you:

COVID-19 Support for Businesses and Employers


Self Employment Supports

Ballyhoura Development provides a one-to-one Enterprise Support Service to people who are unemployed and would like to explore the option of becoming self-employed.

Support and guidance is available for:

To enquire about availing of any of the above supports, contact John Hassett at [email protected] or David O'Grady at [email protected]

Supports to Social Enterprises

As with commercial business supports, Ballyhoura Development provides a range of supports to new and existing social enterprises:

  • Advice on business planning and project feasibility
  • Help to identify other social enterprise supports and funding opportunities
  • Support to access and develop social enterprise forums and networks
  • Access to the Ballyhoura Development Mentoring Programme

Training can also be requested by Social Enterprises from Ballyhoura Development for delivery in their own community. Examples of training available include:

  • Developing a New Social Enterprise
  • Sustaining and Growing a Social Enterprise
  • Taking on New Employees: Recruitment and Interview Skills for Employers

To enquire about availing of any of the above supports or courses, contact John Hassett at [email protected] or David O'Grady at [email protected]

Enterprise Supports

Ballyhoura Development provides an outreached Enterprise Training Programme to support Small Business Start-Ups in the Ballyhoura Development area, supported by the Limerick Local Enterprise Office (LEO).

The Enterprise Training Programme in 2020 will offer training in the following areas:

  • Using Social Media effectively in Your Business
  • Sales, Marketing & Branding forYour Business 
  • Tax and the Self-Assessment System
  • Making the Most of Your Business Presentations
  • Business Idea Generation: turning your idea into a reality
  • Public Relations (PR) & Event Management
  • Start Your Own Business Training

All courses/events are free of charge for participants.

To enquire about availing of any of the above courses, contact John Hassett at [email protected] or David O'Grady at [email protected]