We are incredibly proud of the student entrepreneurs who represented Louth at this week’s Student Enterprise National Finals” said Thomas McEvoy, Louth County Council’s Head of Enterprise.

Our heartiest congratulations go to the Sarah Dunne, Zara Woods and Eadaoin Drumgoole of St Louis, Secondary School, Dundalk. Their business, SZE Stories, scooped 3rd prize in the really competitive senior category. Congratulations to their teacher Paula Fitzsimons who has been such a champion of enterprise and entrepreneurship in the school” he continued. 

SZE Stories specialises in books for children facing everyday issues. Their first book is for children who are being bullied and who are unsure what to do about it.  These young entrepreneurs set up a website,, sold their books online and in book stores in Louth, Meath and Monaghan. They were even included in the Late Late Toy Show last Christmas. They are not just superb entrepreneurs but they’ve also got great heart, donating half of their net profit to SOSAD and Women’s Aid.” 

Thomas continued “Well done to SZE Stories, James Spain (De La Salle, Dundalk),  Lucy Fowley (Scoil Ui Mhuiri, Dunleer) and Mia McDermott (St Louis Secondary School, Dundalk) for representing Louth so professionally in this years National Finals.

Over 900 students from 19 local secondary schools took part in this year’s Student Enterprise Programme in Louth. There’s no doubt that the future of enterprise in Louth is looking really strong” said Thomas McEvoy of Louth’s Local Enterprise Office.