Dunopoly Senior winners 2017

Local Enterprise Office Louth hosted the County Finals of the Student Enterprise Awards on Tuesday 7 March 2017 and we were delighted to welcome over 200 students to the event.

The competition is an exciting and rewarding experience for young people, creating a culture where students think more readily of becoming entrepreneurs and setting up their own business in the future.   It enhances their creativity, improves communication skills and provides practical uses for business studies topics. 

Speaking at the event Peggy McGlynn said “This year saw 52 mini companies from second level schools in the county making it to county final. Companies ranged from a Dundalk FC themed Board game to handcrafted medal display packs and personalised pictures using pebbles & twigs in 3D frames.  There were animal friendly bowties & bandanas for dogs to Bee friendly seed bombs with flower seeds, a music portfolio website to natural mineral based hand blended highlighters. There were also high quality original button products to a teen health website and a published Life Skills booklet.  Food products included a confectionery company, organically produced seeds and a sole trader manufacturing healthy nutritious homemade snacks.  We also had a cooler box fitted with UV lights designed to hold sports bottles and sterilise germs & bacteria located on caps of bottles. It was great to see the levels of enterprise and innovation amongst the students. Student Enterprise Awards continues to offer students the opportunity to take a business from the idea stage, through market research to production, selling, record keeping, management and finally writing a comprehensive report on their activities.  A big thank you to all the teachers who support and encourage these mini companies year after year and our thanks also to our judges, who are an independent panel of business experts”. 

Prizes were awarded to 10 companies in Senior category including ‘Donopoly’ from St. Mary's College, Dundalk  (photoed above)who will represent Louth at National Finals in Croke Park in May together with Intermediate category winner ‘Cute as a Button’ from Dun Lughaidh and Junior category winner ‘Daisy’s Pawesome Bowties’ from Our Lady’s Secondary School Drogheda

Intermediate winners

The team from Intermediate category winners ‘Cute as a Button’ from Dun Lughaidh

Junior winner

Junior category winner ‘Daisy’s Pawesome Bowties’ from Our Lady’s Secondary School Drogheda

The full list of winners were:



Company Name

Best Environmental Co

Best Food Co

Scoil Ui Mhuiri

De La Salle College Dundalk

Help Bees – Throw Seeds

Better Bites

Innovation Award

Best Team Award

Bush Secondary School

Dun Lughaidh Secondary School

Ultra Clean Caps

Klas - 16

Runner Up Senior

1st Senior

Colaiste Ris

St Marys College Dundalk

Stitch in Time


Best Craft Company

Bush Secondary School

Pebble Pictures

Best Display Stand

Ardee Community School

The Photobooth Company

1st Intermediate

Dun Lughaidh Secondary School

Cute as a Button

1st Junior

Runner up Junior

Our Lady’s College Drogheda

Dundalk Grammar School

Daisy’s Pawesome Bowties

Fab Frames

Social Media Award

Social Entrepreneurs

Sacred Heart Secondary School Drogheda

Dun Lughaidh Secondary School


Teen Weelbeen