Clarence Street Stories

Welcome to our podcast. It’s called Clarence Street Stories, because that’s where we started out – in Clarence Street, one of the oldest parts of Dún Laoghaire, in south Dublin, Ireland.

Our podcast tells stories about people with connections to Clarence Street – people in business, locals, and those we encounter in our work. We love stories, and telling them in audio format.

We’re radio producers passionate about radio, and the potential of podcasts to tell great stories. If you’d like a podcast send us a line at [email protected]


Ronan Cavanagh PR

Ronan Cavanagh describes how he set up his own single-handed PR company, Cavanagh Communications, based in Dún Laoghaire, in south Dublin.

This interview was recorded as part of a BNI meeting in Clarence Street. Ronan and myself are both members there, and this pop-up podcast was Ronan’s 10-minute opportunity to give his fellow BNI members a chance to learn more about his business and ethos.

BNI is Business Network International, a worldwide network of business people who grow their businesses through word-of-mouth and referrals. Ronan and I are members of the BNI Forty Foot chapter.

Michael Kealy

Michael Kealy talks about his business, Company Solutions, which helps individuals and companies buy and sell their businesses. He talks family pressures, diversifying to survive the recession, and tips for people starting out in business. Presented and produced by Aileen O’Meara.

Cliff Kirker

Cliff Kirker is a taxation consultant based in Glenageary. Today he is talking about pensions, delivering advice on checking contributions, and explaining the recent revelations regarding women’s state pensions. Presented and Produced by Aileen O’Meara.

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Kathtrina Furlong

Kathtrina Furlong was born and raised in Dún Laoghaire and it was here that she followed in the footsteps of her parents and opened her own furniture store, Yours Personally, in 1989. As you will hear in this week’s episode, Kathtrina’s story illustrates the resilience and persistence of one small business owner who stayed afloat when others floundered. Presented and produced by Aileen O’Meara


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