Enterprise Town initiative returns to Scarriff

Enterprise Town initiative returns to Scarriff


Bank of Ireland has confirmed the return of its Enterprise Town initiative to Scarriff County Clare, today(Friday 5th) from 5.30pm to 8:30pm.

Taking place in Scarriff Community College, the event features a Business, Community and Sports Expo as well as plenty of family friendly activities throughout the day. The Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town event has been organised by the Bank in partnership with the local community in Scarriff.

Bank of Ireland is investing in excess of €1.2 million in its Enterprise Town initiative in 2017. Following the success of the Enterprise Town Programme in 2016, which involved 100 communities across the country, Bank of Ireland has confirmed that over 120 Enterprise Town events are taking place nationwide this year.

One of those events is the return of the Enterprise Town initiative Scarriff on Friday May 5th from 5:30 to 8:30pm in the Scarriff Community College. Bank of Ireland’s Enterprise Town initiative aims to promote enterprise and drive business momentum for local businesses and the wider sports and social community in the locality by connecting residents with all the town has to offer. Events are free to attend and are open to both customers and non-customers of Bank of Ireland.

Over the course of the day over 80 exhibitors will display a wide variety of products and services, and Bank of Ireland is calling on all those living and working in Scarriff to come and support these local businesses.

The evening will feature a special guest appearance from one RTÉ’s favourite presenters, Dáithí Ó Sé. With something for everyone to look forward to, including entertainment from local musicians, BizWorld presentations from Mountshannon Primary School and student awards for Scarriff Community College, this event is not to be missed!

Commenting on the initiative, Head of Bank of Ireland for County Clare, Marie Meehan, said: “Bank of Ireland is committed to supporting business growth across Clare and we want to continue to be Ireland’s Enterprise Bank. We would encourage local businesses and the wider community to come and share in activities on Friday May 5th. I would like to thank the Enterprise Town Committee and all those involved in helping to organise and exhibit at this event.”

Scarriff Bank of Ireland Branch Manager, Shane Creamer added: “The local community have embraced this initiative wholeheartedly, and working together we have organised a very exciting programme of activity. The event will be free to attend and is open to all. It is a fantastic opportunity for the community to see the level of enterprise here in Scarriff.”

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.