About Me

Kate McCarthy has over 10 years experience as a WordPress Designer and Developer. With a background in HTML, CSS, php and MySQL she can offer total custom project build or adaptation of CMS (WordPress, Drupal, etc) and SaaS services (Shopify, Wix, Webflow) in line with what is most effective and efficient for the project requirements. She has recently completed training in JS, Angular JS and a other new Web Technologies. She has a particular specialisation in User Interface and how websites can create optimum user experiences for both Website Administrators and Front-End Users.

Refreshing Web Design, 62 Seaview Park, Cliffoney, Co Sligo  
Contact: Kate McCarthy
 Business Registration: 5845749S
 Phone: 083 0039728


Dromod Boxty 2020

Bright and cheerful website for a family business. Custom stockists map.

HABIC 2019

Membership website for the Hair and Beauty Industry Confederation of Ireland. Free and Paid Membership managed online with restricted content by 4 membership levels. Member login and backend.

Nurture Health 2019

Website for a countrywide service Supporting Women’s Mental Health including post-natal depression, infertility issues and grief counselling. Website includes a private paid members’ forum, bookings for counsellors and online referral functionality.

SLR Film 2018

A joint project of Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon County Council Arts Offices, SLR Film is a website designed to keep in touch with local filmmakers while also promoting the area to incoming producers. Highlighting locations and productions locally, there are … Read More

Sligo Hub 2018

Sligo Hub is an initiative of Refreshing Web Design and Val Robus -aka blogger Magnumlady. Val has been documenting and promoting events and businesses in Sligo through her lovely photographs and insightful writing for years. Now we have designed Sligo … Read More
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Tintoreria Panera 2017

Sitio web en castellano para una empresa de Bilbao, Vizcaya

Made in Mongolia 2017

A new look and a new ecommerce website for Made in Mongolia – a charitable group distributing handmade felt slippers from Mongolia. Moved platform from WordPress to Shopify, which is ideally suited to a small single focus online business. A … Read More

Leitrim Public Participation Network 2017

Leitrim PPN is the Public Participation Network for county Leitrim. They need a clean, fast and dynamic website to keep community groups around the county up-to-date with what is happening. They also needed Saleforce integration, mapping of the member groups … Read More

Cliffoney NS 2016

National School website with colourful design and plenty of interactivity for news, galleries, events and timetables.

Sligo Film School 2016

Video portfolio website for film school and video production company.

Slievebawn Accommodation 2015

Simple, elegant website for a Bed and Breakfast business.

Rossinver Youth and Community Project 2015

Website for a community centre including events and fundraising wall.


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Commitment to Deliver

Kate is part of our team of technical partners. We have engaged with Kate on a number of projects and her technical ability and genuine commit to projects is what we love about working with her. She is the perfect … Read More

Highly Recommend

Kate was so professional throughout the whole process and very patient with me while I learned how to use the new site she had developed. I was putting off updating the website as I wasn’t sure what I wanted or … Read More

Excellent Support

Refreshing delivered a user-friendly site very quickly and at a very reasonable cost. They made valuable recommendations and provided excellent and ongoing support.

Valuable Experience

Working with has been a valuable experience for MIM. Refreshing was open to consultation and trying new ideas, creating a website that caters to our developing business needs. I would highly recommend this friendly and professional service and look … Read More
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Quick Response

We love the quick response time from Refreshing Web Design if we need something fixed, have a technical query or just need to know how to do something ourselves. The fact that Kate designed and built the website means there’s … Read More