A Year in the Life

Co Carlow Chamber honouring Carlow Businesses

'A Year in the Life' begins next week in the Nationalist

This project has been undertaken by the Chamber, as part of Carlow 800, to honour and recognise real Local Heroes, that are our Businesses, who provide employment and livelihoods to thousands of Carlow Families.

Take a bow. It's you we are referring to!


Our aim is to record as many businesses as possible over the year with a weekly feature in the Nationalist consisting of a photograph of the employees in businesses and a profile of the business.

We will produce a year end supplement featuring all those photgraphed and we hope a book to record all for posterity.


Chamber members and local photographers, Karl McDonough and Thomas Sunderland have generously volunteered to take photos for us.

Businesses or individuals can purchase photos / framed photos later if they wish from our photographers.


Would you like to be a part of it?

Don't wait to be contacted, drop me a quick note at ceo@carlowchamber.com. This is a free service by the Chamber on your behalf. It would really help if you could make contact with us for this one.


Chamber members, FIne Framers, can also provide frames at a 1/3 off normal prices.

TelLab, Tullow

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TelLab, Tullow

Tullow based company TelLabs currently employ 34 people at their facility on the Bunclody Road, Tullow and are currently in a recruitment phase to increase their staff numbers further. TelLabs which was originally based in Blessington, Co Wickow has been in existence since 1991. However due to the considerable expansion of the company, they moved to their first premises in Tullow in 2000 where they occupied an 11,000sq ft unit. Since those early days the company has gone from strength to strength through a series of diversifications of its core business. Among its capabilities, the company boasts a first-class INAB Accredited Environmental Laboratory, a Chemical Manufacturing Laboratory, a Microbiological Laboratory, a Fuel Laboratory & a Transcheck Oil Analysis Laboratory. In January 2010 TelLabs moved into a new 40,000sq ft facility - split over three levels. The larger facility has allowed them to expand their operation in machine care oil analysis – using tribology for preventive maintenance on mechanical assets- , chemical production and research and development. TelLabs have also had an increasing focus on the export market in recent years.

Background photo is Carlow Castle, celebrating 800 years in 2013