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Press release: Padraig o murchu hot-metal-studio wins eircom’s Digital Boost

eircom is delighted to announce that Padraig o murchu hot-metal-studio is the fifth winner of its Digital Boost initiative.  Based in Ballymurrin, Co Wicklow, Padraig and his team specialise in hot and cold metal sculpturing incorporating metals such as copper, bronze, stainless steel, brass and other unusual metals.   

Padraig o murchu hot-metal-studio was set up in 1996 and is a family business. Since setting up the studio, Padraig has established a loyal fan base in Ireland, where he has won a number of awards. His metal sculptures have also been displayed in prestigious venues such as MAISON&OBJET in Paris, [solo] Artexpo New York and Top Drawer London. Padraig has created a series of critically acclaimed collections which have established him as one of Ireland’s most exciting artists.

Padraig O’Murchu says his business will reap rewards from Digital Boost, “I can’t emphasiseenough how delighted we are to win eircom’s Digital Boost. It couldn’t have come at a better time. We’ve been in business for 17 years. Over the last few years, things have changed dramatically for us and we have moved from trade-only to targeting a broader customer base.

As we are located in a rural area, having an online retail presence is crucial for the survival and growth of our business but we didn’t know how to get it off the ground. Working with the team in eircom will help us to showcase our designs both in Ireland and internationally.”

Gary Disley, marketing director, eircom Business and member of the Digital Boost Expert Panel said; “Digital Boost is designed for companies just like Padraig’s – they are great at what they do but need some expertise in the digital area so they can bring their product offering to a much broader audience. eircom’s team will work with Padraig and his employees over the coming months to give them the boost they need.”

What is Digital Boost?

Digital Boost is eircom’s initiative to help SME owners increase their digital presence and maximise their online potential.Digital Boost offers practical guidance and tips to boost online enterprise through a dedicated website The initiative is to open to all small and medium business owners, with or without an online presence.

What did “Padraig o murchu hot-metal-studio” win?

As winners of Digital Boost, Padraig o murchu hot-metal-studiowill benefit from a brand new state-of-the-art website, a strategy day with digital and marketing experts from the eircom Expert Panel to provide consultation specific to their business, a telecoms package for one year and a place on the SureSkills Diploma in Digital Marketing, all to the value of €10,000.  

For further information on the eircom Digital Boost initiative and details on the Expert Panel please visit

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