The New Avengers

Wedding Band IrelandThe New Avengers is a long established wedding band based in the midlands of Ireland, in the town of Athlone. A professional wedding band that has played in some of Ireland’s top wedding venues.

Sean, the keyboard player approached us at Optimum to build a website for the band that would help couples get a feel for the professional approach of The New Avengers.

They have been the resident Christmas party band in Ashford Castle for the past 14 years.

SEO Campaign

We also carried out a search engine optimisation campaign as part of the project. We are delighted to say that The New Avengers website is No1 in for the keywords “wedding band Ireland” and also No1 in Youtube for the same phrase.

Visit The New Avengers Wedding Band website.

In addition to this, we created a website for Sean to help anyone that might be looking for a wedding band in Athlone, to find just what they want. This site is

Tempus Media Website

Tempus Media

Tempus MediaTempus Media is a public relations company based both in Ireland and the United States.

One of the main project objectives was to reflect Angela’s background in journalism by giving the website the look and feel of a news site, similar to that of the main national and international titles. Angela has spent much of her career as a journalist, financial correspondent on both sides of the Atlantic as well as being group editor and general manager for a number of leading local and national titles in Ireland and the UK.

Tempus Media has and is working with clients on a national and international level with a particular expertise in global financial services and event management and co-ordination for clients around the world.

Here at Optimum we were delighted to work with Angela and Tempus Media on this project.

Visit Tempus Media Website

JF Hanley Group

JF Hanley Group operates in two areas of business,

  • JF Hanley Fencing, as one of Ireland’s top suppliers of fencing to clients such as ESB International, Irish Rail, DAA (Dublin Airport Authority), Irish Prison Services, numerous County Councils and a host of top construction companies.
  • J.F. Hanley Ground Care, the leading supplier of machinery, parts and service to the Golf and Turf industry in the midlands and west of Ireland. Carrying prestigious franchises for Honda ATVs, KUBOTA Ground Care Machinery and world renowned TORO, the undisputed kings of the Golf Course.

JF Hanley FencingThe objective of the fencing website was to showcase the company as a long established total fencing solutions enterprise providing Irish jobs for 30 years with vital expertise in areas of Agriculture, Aviation, Education, Energy, Industrial, Prison Service, Rail and Road.


Balloon Crazy Athlone

Balloon Crazy AthloneAn Athlone based company Balloon Crazy specialise in Event Management such as Store Openings, Corporate & Business Events, Weddings, and Parties etc.

They have worked with companies such as Elan Corporation, Mars Ireland, The Irish Red Cross, Westmeath County Enterprise Board, The Community Games, Black Water Projects.

Their products

  • Qualatex Latex & Foil Balloons
  • Helium Filled Blimps
  • Balloon Release & Drops
  • Balloon Printing, Banners & Invitations
  • Candles & Personailsed Candles
  • Sky Lanterns
  • Candy Carts
  • Flowers

Visit Balloon Crazy Athlone website.

New Star Financial Management

New Star Financial ManagementTara at New Star Financial Management wanted a website that showed potential and existing customers, exactly how New Star could help them. One that would easily portray what services are provided and that they are fully aware of the fact that clients need advice as well as solutions.

We also designed a Facebook page for New Star FM where Tara keeps clients informed of happenings in the financial world that could affect them and their money. We integrated both the website and facebook page to display the most recent postings on the website.

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Gallen Community School

Gallen Community School FerbaneThis secondary school is situated in the town of Ferbane. In September 2010 they moved into a fabulous new building marking a new chapter in the life of the school. It is a very progressive school with All Ireland success in it’s first two years of the new school in the form of Gaelic Football Senior Community School title 2011 and All Ireland Champions in the Ballad Group Section of the Scór na nÓg 2012.

Keen to compliment their state of the art modern school with a website solution to communicate with parents and students, they approached us here at Optimum and entrusted us with helping them realise their goals and objectives for the project.

Scrolling News Updates

Principal John Irwin and Vice Principal Ursula Finnegan both identified the need to keep parents informed of the busy schedule of events that take place on a weekly basis during and after school hours. This was achieved by using a scrolling news update section to appear sitewide as well as a single page version to see all weekly events at once.

The software used for this site is WordPress which John and Ursula are delighted with as they can easily keep the site updated on their own terms and to  fit in with their own schedule.

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Cornamaddy National School

Cornamaddy National School, AthloneThis national school website provides information for students, parents, teachers and local community. Situated in Athlone, Cornamaddy N.S. has a very proud history and in fact celebrated 125 years in 2011.

Content Management System

Once the site was completed it was handed over for updates to school principal Aidan Barry. Aidan has maintained the site extremly well with regular updates to the news and gallery sections.

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JF Hanley Fencing – Roscommon

JF Hanley fencing is a full-service industrial, commercial and public service fencing contractor operating a nationwide Total Fencing Solutions service in the Republic of Ireland.

This project was a website redesign with search engine optimisation campaign.

JF Hanley Fencing is based in Ballydooley Co. Roscommon.

Club Website – Gallen United Ferbane Co. Offaly

Gallen United Soccer Club WebsiteGallen United is a soccer club based in Ferbane Co. Offaly. Gallen are a progressive club with 2 Senior teams, 1 Youths and 8 Schoolboys teams competing in the Combined Counties and Midland Schoolboys/Girls League.

Gallen display their Lotto Draw results weekly on the website along with Tables, Fixtures and Results. The club PRO carries out the updates through an administration panel.

Regular news updates, fundraising initiatives and list of sponsors all find a place on the club website.


Clara Scouts

Clara Scouts, Co. OffalyThe leaders of Clara Scouts were looking to have a website built that would be easy for them to update with their latest news, photo galleries, general information, downloadable forms etc.

Campsite for Hire
These above were some of the objectives that were identified. One of the main objectives was to advertise the fact that they have a campsite for hire on the same grounds as their fully equipped scouting den.

Automatically Updated News Section on Homepage
An area on the homepage that would display the latest group news dynamically that had been entered into the news section. This would be done by publishing the latest news item in the news category at the backend of the site admin. It would then automatically update the news section of the homepage.

Subcategories for each Section (beavers, cubs, scouts and ventures)
Announcements and news dynamically linking onto homepage, each section (beavers, cubs, scouts and ventures) could post their own and have the latest one appear on the home page automatically. Each section could have subcategories to provide information for parents as well as their own photo gallery.

Visit Clara Scouts Website