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Oonagh is an engaging and enthusiastic speaker, and is available to talk about food business startup, SME business growth and development, female entrepreneurship, and Innovation & Creativity. Oonagh also encourages others to write and talks about how she commercialised her knowledge by capturing it in a book.

The Essential Guide to Starting Your Own Small Food Business

Now available to order online! 

Have you ever thought about trying to earn some money from producing food? Are you the person everyone goes to for their lemon meringue pies, apple tarts and other desserts for family occasions or other events? Do you have a garden of rhubarb or other fruit? Do you make jam every year and give it away when you could be selling it? Do you fancy the idea of making cheese or yogurt or ice cream but don’t know where to start?

If so, then this is the book for you! Learn more ...

Oonagh Monahan is recognised as being highly accomplished and experienced in the food business development area. Whether as a consultant, trainer or mentor Oonagh has a proven track record. The first edition of Money for Jam was a practical and user-friendly guide to the various aspects of getting a food business off the ground and was a valuable aid to many small businesses.

John Magee, Head of Enterprise, Mayo Local Enterprise Office


Oonagh's breadth of knowledge in all aspects of food production is impressive. What she doesn't know you could write on the back of a stamp, but she'd know where to find that information. Her energy and enthusiasm for providing knowledge to the semi initiated is huge.

Tony McLoughlin, food startup and Mentoring client


Oonagh is an incredibly driven person who helped to point me in the right direction for my business projects and helped me believe in my products and the potential they had. Her passion, her straight talking manner and can-do attitude are just a few of her many positive attributes.

Michael Crowe, Connacht Pale Ale


This is a great one stop resource for anyone thinking of starting up a food business in Ireland. Full of practical advice, useful contact details and interesting case studies, it’s an investment well spent!

Aisling Flanagan, Velvet Cloud sheep milk yogurt & cheese


I’ve worked with Oonagh as a colleague in the enterprise development sector, and as a speaker for the SWIBN Network. Oonagh is a very committed, focused and enthusiastic person – in all areas of her professional work. Oonagh ensures she knows her brief inside-out, and pays keen attention to the needs of her client. Oonagh is a “high integrity” professional; ensuring quality and excellence in the delivery of any project she takes on. For this reason, I have no hesitancy in recommending Oonagh [and do, as it stands!] to any client / project.

Olwen Dawe, Irish Business Intelligence


Oonagh has proven to be a very good communicator, who gets to grips with a new situtaion very quickly and can deliver very good work with great integrity. She has very detailed knowlegde of NPD in the food industry and is very effective in meetings.

Jim Fitzsimons (Intertrade Ireland)


Oonagh is a highly energetic, extremely capable multi-tasker with great inter-personal skills and a keen intellect. She brings great insight to our technical assessment panel meetings

Paraic Hegarty (Akari Software)


I have known Oonagh for many years through various paths; as we worked together while I designed the branding for St. Angela’s Food & Technology Centre (when Oonagh was manager), when Oonagh was President of BPW North West, and most recently as Oonagh and Amanda facilitate the SWIBN network. – Oonagh brings a focus, determination and energy to all these roles that is second to none. Her professional and straight talking is both entertaining and gets great results. Always a pleasure to work with!

Ciara Layden,( Owner, Ciara Layden, Graphic Design)


I greatly admire Oonaghs energy and dynamic outllook that she brings to her position.She is so proactive and her vast connections and networking mean she is perfectly placed to broaden the scope of SWIBN for all of its members.Her generosity in sharing her knowledge is endless.I can confidently recommend Oonagh as a valued knowledgable team player in all of her portfolio of careers and with a particular reference to her role as the Facilitator at Sligo Women in Business network SWIBN

Susan Bourke Monahan, (Director, Bourke Property Management)


Oonagh is a brilliant facilitator with energy and drive which keeps the enthusiasm and optimism flowing in the SWIBN group. Always a pleasure to attend the group meetings as a result.

Brenda Crowley (CEO, CMD training Institute, Executive Business Coach & Mentor)


Oonagh is a pleasure to work with. Very professional and will deliver beyond what is asked.

Johnny Beirne, (Director, Opportune Media Limited)


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