Building Your Business
Monaghan and Cavan Cluster

The participant companies in the Monaghan & Cavan Cluster are working through a customised management development programme over a number of months, meeting on a monthly basis.

The participant companies include the following:-

Company Overview

Company Name

Abbeyset Print & Design Ltd. is based in Farnham Street, Cavan. With company directors as: Padraig Smith, Geraldine McDonnell and Ciaran McDonnell. Abbeyset is a 2nd generation family business. Established in the early seventies by Paddy Smith. The company offers full in-house design service with digital, Letterpress, litho and wide format print in house. Abbeyset prides itself on excellent customer service. High quality print and value for money. With clients that date back to the 80’s that are still going strong. The print industry is going through change with the effects of social media and the paperless office. So Abbeyset is up for the challenge to grow with its clients in the dynamic business environment.




 Abbeyset Print & Design Ltd.

 Geraldine McDonnell

Founded in 2006 Ciaran Marron Electrical specialised in total electrical and mechanical solutions, becoming Limited with Marron Activ8 Energies Ltd., employing 8 skilled professionals by 2008. Post the recession, the company focussed on the Solar Thermal retrofit market allowing growth to be the largest solar installer in Ireland between 2009 and 2011, with 75% more installations than their nearest competitor. By 2011, 80 people were contracted to Activ8 in diverse positions of technical and sales. In 2012, as the market began to approach saturation, Activ8 Group setup Solar NI, a solar Photovoltaic company in Lisburn. In 2013 we outgrew our premises and moved to a purpose built premises in Newry. In 2015, ISO9001 accreditation was gained and a heating controls solar system was launched in conjunction with Climote & SSE Airtricity (Energy Credit Scheme) to add to our existing solar solutions. In 2016, Solar NI was consolidated and incorporated the necessary parts of the business into Activ8 HQ in Carrickmacross allowing the company to tackle the ever growing PV demand in the Republic. A 2017 highlight, includes a 420kWp system consisting of 1,448 solar PV panels on the SSE Arena in Belfast.  



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 Ciaran Marron

ASTEC POS Ltd is based in Emyvale, Co. Monaghan and has been trading for nearly 20 years. The company provide(supply, rent and service) point of sale equipment - Cash Registers, Scanning, Touch Screen, Handheld Ordering, Customer Loyalty, Weighing Scales, Labelling Scales & Stock Control solutions to the Retail & Hospitality industries in Ireland. Astec Pos operates the latest technology. Seamus Treanor is CEO of the company. ASTEC POS Ltd has a reputable name supplying quality high grade equipment with a strong emphasis on after sales service. We have a highly motivated technical team who are committed to providing a consistent, quality and reliable service to all customers by continuously investing in new product research and development.



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 Seamus Treanor

Bailieboro Supplies was set up in 2005 and is based in Bailieboro Cavan but supplies globally. The company is sole Irish agent/distributor of 3 European-manufactured products. MANUSEC is a French designed hospitality product (agent capacity), HEUTE German manufactured shoe shine machines (distributor capacity) and HIPPOCAMPE French manufactured beach, all terrain and swimming pool wheelchairs (distributor capacity).  Target market in Ireland is hotels, leisure centres and County Councils. The company goal is to become a recognised supplier to the hospitality sector. Founder/owner Colm Colgan has over 30 years’ experience in business.





  Bailieboro Supplies

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  Colm Colgan


Cinnte Technologies was setup in 2010 to provide IT services to SME’s in Cavan. They currently have 5 staff and manage around 800 PC’s/servers/laptops on a weekly basis. They are now looking to expand into Meath, Monaghan, Longford and Westmeath. Cinnte look after the technology needs of businesses including email and calendar systems, antivirus, offsite backup, Cyber security and new hardware. Their USP is in providing excellent support, a high level of Cyber security knowledge and proactive work to ensure their customers are a productive and profitable as possible.




  Cinnte Technologies

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 Danny Barr



Dutchy's Fitness is the brainchild of Darragh Holland, who founded the company 6 years having experienced significant successes as a nascent entrepreneur, e.g. Cavan County Winner of IBYE 2015.  Dutchy Fitness has Fitness Facilities in both Cavan and Enniskillen (opened 2014) where training is a combination of group training, small group training and Personal Training and a range of fitness programmes. With a small team of dedicated staff, Darragh has ambitious growth targets for the company.






 Dutchy Fitness

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  Darragh Holland

The HR Dept specialises in outsourced HR and Health & Safety services.  Business’s in the SME sector, in the main, do not have in-house expertise in the HR and Health & Safety Disciplines. Hence the company tagline of “Preventing People Problems”. The HR Dept offers an insured Advice/Health & Safety Line. Services Provided include, HR and Employment Advice Line,

Contracts and Handbooks, Safety Statements, Investigations, Risk Assessments, Disciplinary and Grievances, Method Statements Safety Audits, Absence Management, Accident Investigation

Training and Development, Manual Handling Training, Performance Management, Toolkit  - for all HR Documentation.




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 Cyril Keegan


Mc Gorman Windows and Doors have been manufacturing high quality A Rated Windows for its customers throughout Monaghan and neighbouring counties since 1995 (rather than fitting products made by others). Focussing on safety and security and energy efficiency ratings and superior worksmanship, McGorman Windows and Doors are a leader in the field in the border area. A family business, operating from  Coolatty, Smithboro, Co Monaghan, the business was founded 22 years ago by Allan Gorman, CEO of the company employing just under 10 employees. Founded in 1995, the company has grown year on year; with the continuous development of new products, materials and processes.





 McGorman PVC Windows & Doors Ltd

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  Alan McGorman

Micom Fire was established in 1999 with the intention of giving a quality fire protection service to the North Eastern region of Ireland. Primarily with fire extinguisher sales and servicing this gradually expanded to the provision of fire alarm commissioning and maintenance, bespoke fire safety training, fire risk assessments and audits. In the early part of 2008 after some consultation and meetings with Safelincs UK, Micom became their Ireland partners taking control of the day to day running and logistical planning. Micom’s client base continues to expand with a diverse customer base including Local Authority Buildings (e.g. County Councils, Leisure), Schools and Colleges, Large industrial premises, Healthcare (e.g. Nursing homes) Crèches, Garages, Hospitality sector  (e.g. Pubs, Hotels, Night Clubs), Industry (e.g. Food processors), Corporate (e.g.  Offices) Agriculture and construction sectors. 




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  Colm Duffy

Seymour Training offers a variety of Career Development courses to individuals who are ready to take the next step in their career. Seymour r training assists individuals in realising their potential and enabling career progress. Training Courses include, CV Structures, Professional Profiles for Social Media platforms, Cover Letters & Job Applications, Interview Preparation & Job Offer negotiations. Seymour Training's courses are aimed at all levels of learners and are Visually strong, Text light and Socially Interactive, where suitable.  Yvonne, is found/owner of the company which she established less than a year ago, operating from HQ in Shercock, County Cavan.


Email: info@seymourtraining


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  Yvonne Seymour



Whelan Footwear has been supplying footwear to shoe shops and stores for over 75 years.  The company was and still is a family business operated by the Whelan family from HQ in Cootehill. Whether customers are looking for fashion leisure or work, Whelan can provide the latest ranges. Most of our brands are exclusive, as Whelan Footwear are sole distributors for many brands.  The company services throughout the whole of Ireland and manufactures/distributes Irish dancing footwear popular in export markets also. Connie is (part-) owner/director in the business, employing approximately 50 employees.




  Whelan Footwear

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   Connie Whelan

  • Cavan
  • Louth
  • Meath
  • Monaghon