Jason Roe Founder of ParkYa.com Interviewed

Posted by Jason Roe on Jul 9, 2014 9:15:52 AM

InspiredStartups.com - Interview Jason Roe (Parkya.com)

In this episode, we chat with Jason Roe (founder of Predict.ie and Parkya.com and organiser of social meetup Growth Hackers Dublin) to learn about his startup story and to gain insights of what it is like to be an entrepreneur.


Spend a Penny, Pay a Pound

Posted by Jason Roe on Nov 29, 2013 4:41:02 PM

It was 2009 and I found myself caught up in a really strange situation. Up until now, I’ve never written or spoken about the saga in public.

It was my first 15 minutes of fame that ended up on the websites of CNN, Sky News, Wired and in papers like the Financial Times, not to mention a slot on RTE Six One News.


Airbnb Ireland for Irish Bank Holiday Deals

Posted by Jason Roe on Aug 1, 2013 1:12:05 PM

Last week, I was having a think about how the new roe clan might spend a long weekend in Ireland. With all of the recent great weather, the thought of the outdoors and some inner voice telling me to light a fire and cinder food on a barbecue was taking over. I some how got it into my head that a camping weekend might be a fun way to relax and release my inner caveman.

I started by scoured the internet, looking for August Bank Holiday special offers. There were a loads of great offers floating around but with such last minute planning, I had no hope of finding availability.

If you haven't done so already make sure to signup to Airbnb. They have some great discounts for new users.


Peter Cork Bachelor of the Year 2011

Posted by Jason Roe on Oct 14, 2011 11:58:49 AM

My friend Peter from Cork was nominated/shortlisted for the Bachelor of the Year award. 


Irish Beer Festival for Craft Beer in Ireland

Posted by Jason Roe on Sep 25, 2011 4:30:41 AM

 Bruce Mansour of Make it Happen, Cormac O'Dwyer from Dungarvan Brewing Company and Stephen Clinch of Trouble Brewing 

Its the morning after the night before. I just woke up with only a slightly groggy head after sampling some of Ireland's finest craft beers at the inaugural Irish Craft Beer Festival. The event is being held this weekend, 23 rd - 25th September 2011. There were some well known brands such as The Porter House, O'Haras and Messrs Maguire's and a few new brands (to me) such as Dunvgarvan Brewing Company, White Gypsy and BrewEyed Blonde. Check out the brewers list.


The Bloggers Apprentice, Blog Awards 2010

Posted by Jason Roe on Apr 1, 2010 6:53:27 AM

For anyone who wasn't in Galway for the Irish  blog awards and hasn't seen the The Blogger's Apprentice video, check it out.

Comments about the video from Anthony McG:


Some gardeners know how plants think!

Posted by Jason Roe on Mar 21, 2010 6:56:45 PM

Quick post to tell you how the gardening course went. Its been almost 5 years since I've done anything horticultural. Being honest, gardening has never been high up on my list of interests. I have completed some basic horticultural /science studies but most of what I covered in that time is now a distant memory.

On the morning, we arrived to a freshly baked breakfast of scones, nibbley bits and freshly ground and brewed coffee. Everyone was introduced and we went over what we were going to cover for the day. Then headed straight out to the garden and got stuck in. Peter had a variety of pots, plants and seeds for us to work with. We covered the basics of growing from seeds, watering seedlings, potting and re-potting plants.


Paddy the anarchists pigging the Storehouse

Posted by Jason Roe on Mar 18, 2010 12:49:27 PM

I had a great St. Patrick's week/day this year. It was a bit of an odd one as it's my first year living in the city centre whilst the Paddy's day festival was on.

I've recently moved into an apartment, located on Capel Street with Louise. Before you ask, yes the noise from the street can be a pain sometimes. For anyone who doesn't know, Capel Street is a small one way street that is located directly at the end of one of our main pedestrianised shopping streets Henry Street. We are just far enough away to avoid most of the hustle and bustle. To be honest, the benefits of being so central really outweigh any of the negative stuff.

Last year I was invited to the grand stand by the guys at Pix.ie. I got some amazing photos but it was a bit of a pain not being able to leave the grand stand without having to walk through the parade. This years Paddy's day was a bit of an interesting one. I was invited by Eamon Leonard to watch the parade from his office roof top. We had such an amazing view! His office is located in the middle of Dame Street, just a stones throw from Dublin's City Hall.


Peter Donegan, green fingers gone wild

Posted by Jason Roe on Mar 18, 2010 10:41:15 AM

For anyone who doesn't already know, Peter Donegan is blogger who is obsessed with everything green. I have a lot of time for Peter and his greener events.

I did horticulture in school but always felt like I only had a summary view of the world of horticulture. After a lengthy phone conversation and a number of tweets Peter decided to try his hand at a DIY gardening course. I thought it was a wonderful Idea and signed myself and my other half Louise up straight away.

Peter has one space left available for March 20th. So make sure to drop him a line if your interested.

"Basically: this is for the [wo]man, parent, adult, child who wants to do a bit of green living but not farming. Enough to have summer salads, fresh herbs, maybe even some fruit – at the same time logic enough that you’ll watch footie/ daytime tv and go out rather than hug trees. You’d like a bit of green, you need a place to start but without getting bamboozled – and let it grow from here…."


BTW meetup April 29th 2010

Posted by Jason Roe on Mar 16, 2010 8:46:55 AM

As part of the latest round of ad-hoc meet-ups in Dublin (Ireland) .. we decided to run another Blogger-Twitter-Whatever (BTW) meetup.


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