Ballyhoura Development provides a range of services to businesses, social enterprises and the self-employed. Staff are available by phone or email, or for in-person meetings on a one-to-one basis, in line with current Covid-19 restrictions. 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 are available for:

To enquire about availing of any of the above supports, contact John Hassett at [email protected] or Clare Jordan 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 Clare Jordan 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 offers training in the following areas:

  • Using Social Media effectively in Your Business
  • Sales, Marketing & Branding for Your 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]