Timberstrove – The Story

12th October 2022

Posted In: FYI


… two people, from ordinary backgrounds, who both left school early, mad keen to work, and who found they shared the same dreams of success.

… how they succeeded in achieving their dreams – through hard work, ongoing learning, a lot of help and a bit of luck.

… how they overcame two recessions – though the last one almost cost them everything – through sheer self-belief and determination.

… a small family business, with super, hard-working, loyal employees, that grew and retrenched – and grew again.

… the challenges of running a small business today – the day-in, day-out grind, the obstacles and hassles.

… the joy of running a small business today – meeting and serving customers, freedom in decision-making, seeing the direct results of your efforts.

… a family of entrepreneurs, beginning again now in the third-generation.

Shirley O’Kelly is a Director of O’Kelly Sawmills / Country Store & Café, in Killakee, Dublin, which she runs with her husband, Henry, and her children, Danielle, Ciara and Conor.

Shirley says: “Our story – the story of Timbertrove – is quite simple:

we followed our dream in setting up and running a successful business, while achieving our goals along the way. We have walked the talk!

We built the business from the ground up with very little money, just a dream!”

Timbertrove is a unique, award-winning, 100% Irish-owned family business, in the Dublin mountains.  Read “The Story of Timbertrove’ by Shirley O’Kelly available in good bookstores now!