Julie Carr is a television producer, publicist and marketing specialist who lives in Lahinch, County Clare. Originally from Belfast, she moved to the west, after working on the first series of RTE’s ‘At Your Service’ with the Brennans over 14 years ago. Other TV credits include RTE’s ‘Gardening’ Together’ with Diarmuid Gavin and BBC2’s Wanted Down Under’.
She also specialises in PR for tourism and hospitality businesses and recently started working for the ‘Burren Ecotourism Network’, a group of over 60 businesses who promote sustainable tourism.
Julie has written press releases and articles which have appeared in local, national and international publications, including the Wall Street Journal, The Daily Telegraph, The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, and The Irish Examiner.
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Q 1- How does your normal day begin?
I start the day with a quick walk along the country roads near Lahinch where I live, then it’s breakfast with the family. I grab a coffee and make the 10 second commute across the yard from my house to the office, where I start by checking emails.
Q 2- What are your biggest daily challenges?
To stay focused on my priority list which is ever growing and manage home schooling!
Q3- What do you love most about your job?
I love the variety of work I get; from the buzz of working on TV productions to creating media campaigns that get national or international coverage. I am working with the Burren Ecotourism Network at the moment – it’s fantastic to work with such a diverse range of businesses and there is never a dull moment!
Q 4- What do you do to relax?
I love walking, reading, listening to music and podcasts and spending time with my family. Walking on Lahinch beach a few times a week has been a tonic during lockdown.
Q 5-Favourite staycation destination in Ireland and why?
Malin Head in County Donegal; it’s where I spent my childhood summers and I now bring my two boys there. It’s wild, rugged and beautiful.
Q 6-Favourite holiday destination worldwide?
New Zealand – I spent three months there while on a two year trip travelling around the world and the scenery blew me away. Also camping in France with my family. I love the food, the culture and the outdoor activities.
Q 7-Favourite Business motto?
“It always seems impossible until it’s done”. Nelson Mandela (I was privileged to meet him while working in London, 20 years ago).
Q 8. Advice for young business entrepreneurs.
Persevere, make good connections and find a mentor who can help you. Never be afraid to ask for help.