DREW MEDIA

About Us

DREW MEDIA  

Founded by Kerry native April Drew, Drew Media specialises in publishing niche wedding titles throughout Ireland and abroad.The company also runs various events related to weddings throughout the year. In 2017 Drew Media has branched into media courses for children and adults.

MEET APRIL

Owner of Drew Media, April Drew, originally hails from Tralee, Co. Kerry but currently lives in Newport, Tipperary with her husband John and three children. The Drew Media offices are located in Castletroy, Limerick and has a secondary office in Kerry.

April, a born entrepreneur, has always been in the business of communication. She graduated Bristol University as an Irish Sign Language Interpreter and after traveling Europe with this career while in her early twenties, April moved stateside to New York and pursued a career in journalism.

During her time in New York April received many accolades including Kerry woman of the Year from the Kerry Association of New York and an award from the Aisling Irish Community Center for her work in the Irish community. She also had a day named after her in Yonkers- Oct 9th, 2008 is officially April Drew day!

While working as a journalist with the Irish Voice, April learned how to report on all aspects of the news from politics to entertainment and while doing so had the opportunity to interview some of Ireland's most well known public figures.

After a year reporting April also received a second position within the company as managing editor of another Irish paper, Home and Away (a paper she still remains editor of from Ireland) and during her 9 years working in New York April also took on a part time sales position within the company. From there April armed herself with the skills to start up her own publishing business upon returning to Ireland in 2012.

A year after her return home to Ireland Brides of Limerick magazine was born. A year later Brides of Kerry and in 2015 Ireland's only same sex wedding magazine, Irish LGBT Weddings.

In 2017 April rebranded under Drew Media. Her business is now organising media schools, award ceremonies and various wedding events including her first big wedding fair in September. She is currently working on two more publications - Weddings in Ireland (for those couples coming from abroad to get married) and Honeymoons & Holidays with Kids. 

April's passion in life is showing her children the world before they get too old to want to travel with their parents anymore!

 

Drew Media Publications

Drew Media currently publishes three niche wedding titles- Irish LGBT Weddings, Brides of Limerick and Brides of Kerry.

 

*Irish LGBT Weddings showcases same-sex weddings, provides the readers with an abundance of tips for their big day and gives access to some of Ireland's finest wedding vendors. Irish LGBT Weddings is sold nationwide and is Ireland's only same sex wedding magazine in the Irish market. 

www.IrishLGBTWeddings.ie

*Brides of Limerick serves the local Limerick couple looking to plan a wedding using local suppliers. Like the rest of our magazines it is heavy on real weddings from Limerick. It's sold mainly in the county but can be ordered in any shop across Ireland. Brides of Limerick is three years old and has been a huge success for Drew Media from the day it hit shelves. 

www.BridesofLimerick.ie

*Brides of Kerry features real weddings from the county as well as showcasing a host of local suppliers to help the couple getting married in Kerry. It's sold mainly in Kerry but can be ordered in any shop across Ireland. Couples travel from all over Ireland to get married in Kerry. 

www.BridesofKerry.ie

Upcoming Publications

In June Drew Media will be launching Weddings in Ireland (a magazine that will serve the 12% of couples coming into Ireland from abroad to get married. It will heavily target the American market. This magazine will be available to purchase initially via our website (coming soon).

 In September Honeymoons & Holidays with Kids will launch nationwide. Like our other publications this magazine will have a diverse range of real travel stories from Irish couples and serve as a go to guide for anyone planning a holiday with their children.

Events

Brides of Limerick Wedding Industry Awards

Sun, October 22nd, 2017 - Bunratty Castle Hotel

Join us for the 3rd annual Brides of Limerick Wedding Industry Awards where we honour the greatest Wedding Venues and Suppliers in Limerick and beyond.

Bunratty Castle Hotel, Sunday, October 22nd, 2017. Start time 6pm.

Dress code: Formal evening wear (This is NOT a black tie event.)

Tickets: €80 per person.

 

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017.

CONTACT US

Email: April@DrewMedia.ie

Tel: 085 8015278