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Welcome to our newest Member

Blacknight

Blacknight is a 100% Irish owned and operated company, proud of its roots, yet international in its outlook, serving more than 70,000 customers in 130 countries from its base in Carlow.


Blacknight is Ireland's largest ICANN accredited domain registrar and hosting company.

It's 100% Irish owned and based here in Carlow. They are a truly global company located here in Carlow.

Recipient of several awards for it's revolutionary use of social media, Blacknight is one of Europe's most cutting edge internet companies.

A €1M environmentally friendly data centre was recently officially opened by Minister Sean Sherlock.

Blacknight was founded in 2003 by Michele Neylon and Paul Kelly and has grown steadily for 10 years.

Delighted to have Blacknight as members of our growing Chamber.

Ponc-Com: Don Domhan agus a bhfuil Ann

Carlow Chamber meeting with Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore

Discussion about supports for member companies:

Co Carlow Chamber CEO Turlough O Brien was part of a delegation that met with Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore on Wednesday in Dublin to discuss supports for SME's.

During the course of the meeting there was a discussion about the role that the new Local Enterprise Offices will take and the changes in local government. Discussions also covered the commercial rates revaluation system, IDA investment in the region and the creation of the new business bank.

Visualize Business Strategy Lunch

13th March 2014 @ 12.30pm. Free Lunch Networking Seminar

Carlow County Enterprise Board & The South East Regional Authority is delighted to present 35 SME’s with the opportunity to attend “Visualize Business Strategy Lunch” in the VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art , Carlow on Thursday 13th March 2014. This free event is aimed at owner managers and their key staff and provides an opportunity to:

  • Network with your Peers
  • Develop new business relationships
  • Hear from Industry Experts on Developing a Business Strategy

To register for this free event e-mail tkehoe@carlow-ceb.com or call 059/9130880 (Option 1). Full details here.

Co Carlow Chamber AGM, IT Carlow

Wednesday, March 12th, 6pm

Kilkenny Rd

Carlow, Carlow

Notification for the AGM has been sent to all members yesterday and we would be delighted to see as many members as possible attend.

Please note change of date.

The Chamber is the leading business representative organisation in the County and we would encourage all to play an active role in 2014.

A good starting point is the AGM.

Chambers Ireland CSR Awards 2014

The 2014 CSR Awards will launch on Tuesday 4th March at 11am in Eircom’s head office. Applications will open and be available online from 2pm on www.csrawards.ie.


The Chambers Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility Awards were established in 2004 to recognise the work being carried out by Irish and multinational companies to improve the lives of their employees and to enhance the civic environment in which they operate.

This is a unique competition that offers the business community a chance to promote their efforts in CSR and gain recognition for best practice.

The awards are presented in a variety of categories covering all areas of CSR.

Now in their eleventh year, the Awards are run in association with the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, partnered by Business in the Community Ireland and kindly sponsored by BAM.