After working abroad for many years, in 2013 Karen O’Reilly and her husband Brian Harrington decided to return to Ireland with their young children Alannah and Dylan.

They settled in Clonakilty, Co Cork, in part because of its good schools and proximity to Karen’s mother. This was important because Brian’s job in the oil and gas industry saw him working outside the country for extended periods. At home with the children Karen set out to find family friendly work.