Thurles Set To Be ‘1st Enterprise Town’ In Tipperary

Tipperary senior hurling centre-forward Noel McGrath to start ‘Fun Family Walk’ in aid of Suir Haven from St.Patrick’s College during the ‘Thurles Enterprise Town’ event on Sat 12th March 2016.

Registrations continue to pour in to Bank of Ireland this week for the ‘Thurles Enterprise Town‘ initiative which runs in St Patrick’s College on Friday & Saturday, 11th & 12th of March with Schools, Colleges, Clubs, Organisations and Societies joining together with businesses of all kinds, to help make the event one of the biggest in the country.

Facilitated by Bank of Ireland, Liberty Square; Thurles will be the 1st Enterprise Town in Co. Tipperary and plans are now well advanced to ensure that the venue will be jam-packed with entrants and visitors of all ages, as well as some high profile guest speakers, debaters and interviewers.

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Tipperary Senior Hurler Noel McGrath

The event kicks off on Friday evening 11th March at 4:00pm with the Schools and Colleges of the town having a major input alongside numerous Business enterprises. Young and old will mix and mingle throughout the college – a centre of education for centuries – and the hope is that businesses will learn from each other and derive inspiration from the interaction.

It will be a unique opportunity to showcase the many businesses, industries, commercial entities, agri, food, motor, and many more sectors. A celebrity ‘Key Speaker’ will attend the event and there will also be a panel of successful Tipperary Business people, details of which will be announced next week.

The event on Saturday 12th will be built around a whole series of activities starting with a ‘Fun Family Walk’ from St Patrick’s College at 10:00am. Tipperary senior hurler Noel McGrath has kindly agreed to be involved and will blow the starting whistle for the scheduled walk to kick start the day ahead. All can register for this walk on Sat morning (€10 per family) and full proceeds will go to Suir Haven. The ‘Official Opening’ will take place at 11:00am sharp allowing those attending to enjoy the many stands featuring Agri Businesses, Clubs/Organisations, Kiddy Activities and multiple opportunities for everyone involved to network, sell, recruit etc. And yes, it is all free of charge.

Note: There are no entry fees; no enrolment fees; no hidden costs; but major promotional benefits to be gained by generating interest amongst visitors and exhibitors.

Aoife Hearne (Dietician of ‘Operation Transformation’ fame) will be on hand to deliver a presentation on ‘Nutrition’, which will be interactive and of major interest to many. It promises to be a huge event in our Cathedral Town and the organising committee, led by Bank of Ireland Branch Manager Trish Ryan, are busy putting the arrangements in place at the present time.

Sunday will also see activity with the Thurles and District Vintage Club organising a ‘Tractor Run’, as part of this ‘Thurles Enterprise Town’ week-end, with all funds going towards North Tipperary Hospice.

There will be a Vintage Craft and Food Fair in the Anner Hotel also on Sunday from 12:00-6:00pm which will be incorporated under the Enterprise Town initiative umbrella – this also promises to be a huge attraction for exhibitors and visitors and will further help to enhance the week-end programme of events greatly.

So, if you have a ‘Business’; are involved in a ‘Club’; ‘Voluntary Organisation’; if you run a ‘Small Firm’, or produce your own ‘Food’; make sure you are registered to have a stand at this event. It maybe just the move you need to take your business to the next level, or to recruit much needed new blood for your clubhouse.

Registration forms are still available from Bank of Ireland in Liberty Square. So do make sure you are a part of this unique event in St Patrick’s College – the perfect setting for space, comfort, parking, facilities and an assured welcome to all.

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