our success stories

Lackenlake Goats Milk Soap

Cleopatra is said to have bathed in goats’ milk daily, to keep her beauty and youth.

Our Real Goats Milk Soap is handmade in Ireland, in the beautiful Cavan countryside, using milk from our very own prize winning herd of pedigree British Saanen goats.

My story began back around 2008. I had such a fascination with goats, that I just had to get some. I started to drink the milk, to try and improve the very bad eczema which I had suffered with for many years. Having heard about the benefits of using Goats Milk Soap for many skin conditions I set about researching it.I found out it can be very helpful for people with conditions such as Eczema , Psoriasis, Dermatitis, Acne and it also has anti- aging properties.

So I decided to make some for myself. After about a month of using the soap, my skin was much better. I continue to use it to this day.

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Our Painters

Artist :  Matthew Farrelly

When I was a young boy I was fascinated with painting & drawing. I got my first paint box of oil paints at 14 years of age. I left school early to work on building sites with my brothers. I started work in the mines in year 1980 & worked there for almost 40 years. I had to retire early due to health reasons. In my local community centre I found a book written by Anna Frank. She got a notebook for her 13th birthday & kept an account of what was happening in her life during world war 2. She became famous for her writings. This inspired me to start experimenting with paints again. I then came in contact with the Joshua Community, they encouraged me to paint and teach as a therapy to others what I had self-taught myself.

I now enjoy my God-given talent, painting & helping others.

Enjoy my paintings.


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All products are hand made in the Joshua Social Enterprises by people who have had various issues and challenges that has inhibited them from enjoying fulfilment in their lives. They all have come through the Joshua New Beginnings program and are now enjoying a Fresh Start and 2nd chance in their lives. Since Joshua is a registered Charity, all of the profits made from these Social Enterprises will be invested in the Charity to help support others coming through the project.