Blacknight is a 100% Irish owned company. We have clients in over 130 countries around the globe, but we’re also very much based in Carlow in the South East of Ireland. Carlow may not be a very large town, but it’s home to a growing number of interesting companies (apart from ourselves!). And no, we aren’t based in Dublin!

There are many advantages to being based in a small Irish town, including the overall quality of life. Most of our staff don’t have to deal with long commutes and even those who travel a bit further aren’t dealing with heavy traffic like they would in a large city. And being able to see green fields from our office probably doesn’t hurt either.

Last night Carlow Chamber held its annual awards ceremony where they celebrate the successes of local business. We were delighted to walk away with the Business to Business Award:

Dawn Lambe and Alan O'Reilly pictured at the Carlow Chamber Awards

Dawn Lambe and Alan O’Reilly pictured at the Carlow Chamber Awards

Here’s the full list of winners:


  • Carlow Community Award: Carlow Voluntary Housing Association
  • Food and Beverage Producers Award: The Village Dairy
  • Best Startup / Emerging Business: Jo Browne
  • Best Restaurant: Lennons @ Visual
  • Best Casual Dining: Caffe500
  • Best Licensed Premises: Osbornes Rathanna
  • Customer Service – Professional Service: Carlow Dental Centre
  • Retailer of the Year: Michael Lyng Motors
  • Best New Retailer of the Year: Essentially Vintage
  • Best Presented Premises / Shop Front Carlow Town: Perdy & Polly
  • Best Presented Premises / Shop Front Tullow & North Carlow: The Forge Kilbride
  • Best Presented Premises / Shop Front Muine Beag & South Carlow: Step House
  • Best Place to Work Award: Wright Insurance Brokers
  • Digital Award – Best Technology: FeedAlpha
  • Exporter of the Year: Walsh Whiskey
  • Marketing Award: MP Doyle Group
  • Hidden Gem: The Wellwood Centre
  • Best Tourism Experience: Rathwood Home & Garden
  • Business to Business Award: Blacknight
  • Venue of the Year Award: Clashganny House Restaurant
  • Employee of the Year: Brid Kavanagh
  • Ambassador of the Year: Willie Mullins
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Sean Swan
  • Spirit of Carlow Award: Bríde de Róiste
  • Business of the Year: Netwatch System

Congratulations to everyone and thanks to Carlow Chamber for organising the event.

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