Who Are The Trailblazers?


At Blacknight, like the best Irish companies, we’ve got our feet firmly on the ground, employing 40 people at our base in Carlow. We’re also forward-looking and innovative, investing in our network and state-of-the art data centre, introducing new products and services, and playing an international role in internet governance.

That’s what we mean by Trailblazers: innovators, engineers, pioneers, builders. We are Trailblazers, and so is the community of SMEs that we serve.

But it’s not just about business. Trailblazers are leaders, advocates, artists and campaigners. Trailblazers improve their communities. Trailblazers change the world.

The Irish are Trailblazers. We’ve had to be. It’s a small island, but 80 million people around the world have Irish heritage. Emigration is a curse, but those who left made great contributions in new lands. At home, we’ve made strides in new high-tech fields, leapfrogged the Industrial Revolution, and shared our culture with the world.

Now, for the first time, there’s a new way to express your Irish identity online. The new gTLDs bring meaning to the space “right of the dot”. .IRISH is a showcase for Irish Trailblazers of all kinds.

Welcome to Trailblazers.Irish: celebrating Irish Trailblazers; sharing their stories.