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Francis Brennan and Joe Whelan with some of Joe's Alpacas.

Francis Brennan and Joe Whelan with some of Joe's Alpacas.

Francis Brennan and Joe Whelan with some of Joe's Alpacas.

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HOSPITALITY experts John and Francis Brennan are back with a brand new series of ‘At Your Service’, and the first episode will focus on Joe Whelan’s K2 Alpacas business in Newtownmountkennnedy and his ambition of creating self-catering holiday cottages.

The show’s new hour-long format features Francis and John on a mission to help four owners develop their hospitality businesses.

Programme one, airing on RTÉ One at 9.35 p.m. this Monday, features Joe, who left behind the city and a high-flying career in financial services to embrace a very different life in the countryside. He’s bought a farm in Newtown where he’s set up a new alpaca trekking business.

He’s also in the process of renovating old farm buildings to create seven self-catering holiday cottages.

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However, with no background in hospitality he badly needs the Brennan’s expertise to keep his new business venture on the right track. This proves a difficult journey – Joe faces many obstacles including serious health concerns both for himself and his alpacas, major building delays, challenging financial issues, and, of course, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

John Brennan said: “The hospitality industry has suffered more than most due to the pandemic. We understand the pressure this has placed on so many businesses.”

Francis Brennan stated: “We’re all facing huge challenges as we welcome guests back into our businesses. John and I want to help others navigate this process.”

The new four part series is produced by leading independent production company Waddell Media for RTÉ One.


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