Beyond the Fun: The Developmental Benefits of Kiddie Rides

Beyond the Fun

In the lively world of leisure vending, kiddie rides stand as more than just a source of entertainment. These attractions can play a crucial role in shaping a child’s development, encompassing physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and even educational aspects. In this blog, we delve into the multifaceted benefits these rides offer, exploring how they contribute […]

Meet the Team
Paul Smyth, Operations Manager

Operations Manager

Could you tell us about your background and how you became the Operations Manager at Clearhill? Before I worked here, I owned my car wash and valeting business for ten years. Brian was one of my clients, and during a conversation about my next career move, he told me that Clearhill were recruiting for a […]

FunHub Nominated for Best App in Spider Awards

Spider Awards

We are pleased to announce that our FunHub App, developed by Sugar Rush, has been nominated for Best App in the 2024 Spider Awards (“Spiders”). The Spider Awards are in their 27th year and celebrate ‘Digital Brilliance’. The Spiders are, in their own words, ‘Ireland’s benchmark for digital excellence’ ( Our app has been shortlisted […]

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John McAreavey, Director

John McAreavey

Tell us about your background and how you became a Director at Clearhill. I’ve been involved in the family business in some way since I was 5 years old, and it’s something I’ve always enjoyed being a part of. When I was studying my A Levels, a family friend and Clearhill’s accountant, John MacMahon, advised […]

Meet The Team
Brian McAreavey,
Commercial Director

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Tell us about your background and how you became a Commercial Director. I grew up working for the family business from 10 years old, but my plan was not always to continue this path as I began my vocational training for joinery after leaving school at 16. After two years, I realised this was not […]

Pay Less, Play More

Funhub App Black Friday promotion

After the FunHub app launch in May, we have been seeking ways to use it to add value for our end users. Upon launch, we could give cashback to our users who paid for kiddie rides, for example, through the app. Since October, the team has been using a mix of push and in-app notifications […]

Meet The Team
Brendan McAreavey, Managing Director

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1. Tell us about your background and how you came to launch Clearhill. I opened Indiana Land in Dundonald in 1989, Ireland’s first indoor children’s play space. Part of the contract included supplying the leisure vending for the Dundonald Ice Bowl facility. After it sold to Castlereagh Council there was an opportunity to build a company that […]

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