Carlow Town to host Crime Prevention Day

Carlow Town to host Crime Prevention Day

On 19th November 2019 , the Carlow Business Community & Students from Transition Year are invited to participate to “Carlow Town Crime Prevention Day” which will be held in Gairdin Beo, Old Dublin Road, Carlow from 7.30am-1pm as part of the Business Watch Programme.

Kicking off the day will be a  Business Breakfast which will be held from 7.30am and will have a focus on cyber security and practical advice on crime prevention in the run up to Christmas. This breakfast will be followed by a Student Seminar for Transition Year Students. Carlow Town Crime Prevention Day is being hosted as part of the Business Watch Programme.

Business Watch is a Crime Prevention Programme designed by An Garda Síochána.

The scheme is founded on the same principles as Neighbourhood Watch, that is the practice of both the Gardaí and the community coming together to prevent and reduce crime.The only difference being that the community, which this scheme targets, is the business community.

The scheme starts from the basic premise that businesses can play a vital role in the fight to prevent the massive losses to the business community and society caused by crime. Business Watch provides a framework within which the business community can join together and be instrumental in preventing crime in their own community.

Speaking about the event , Pierce Kavanagh , Economic Development Officer with the Local Enterprise Office in Carlow County Council said “we are delighted to be working with An Garda , County Carlow Chamber and local enterprises on this project and welcome all to attend these practical event”, Kavanagh continued to say “this event is being rolled out as part of Carlow County Councils work with Carlow Town Development Forum which is highlighting over 1000 jobs in Carlow Town supported by 1000 years of business experience”.

Commenting on the project , Kieran Comerford , Head of Enterprise with Carlow County Councils – Local Enterprise Office said “we understand the build up to the festive period is a critical time for traders and enterprises in the Town Centre and Its fantastic to see the gathering of people who have engaged in this project to date” , Comerford continued to say “Business Watch as a project only works with partnership from all and we in Carlow County Council are committed to playing our part to supporting this project”.

To book a place on the seminar log onto or call 059-9129783  or for the Student Seminar call Pierce Kavanagh in the Local Enterprise Office.


For further information contact Pierce Kavanagh on or call 087-3449432

Crime Prevention Day

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07:30am  Breakfast/Networking/Intro/Welcome

07:45am  Security for Traders, in the run up to Christmas, Presentation from An Gardai

08:30am  Cyber Crime Prevention for Traders, Presentation from An Gardai

09:00am  Question & Answer Session

09:30am  Finish

Crime Prevention

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Back Line – Peter McConnon-Crime Prevention Officer, An Garda; Shane-Sports Direct; Colin Lindo-Fairgreen Shopping Centre; Richard Timmins-Dolmen Guarding; Pierce Kavanagh-Local Enterprise Office; Gerry Dunne-Carlow Tutorial College; Shane Kelly-Detail Menswear

Front Line – Philip Bramley-Bramleys Jewellers; Sgt. Darren Leahy-Carlow Community Policing Unit; Ed Cahill-Tully’s Bar; Pat Bramley-Bramleys Jewellers