Offaly Businesses and Entrepreneurs to benefit from Local Enterprise Week 2024

Offaly Businesses and Entrepreneurs to benefit from Local Enterprise Week 2024


Small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs in County Offaly will benefit from a diverse line-up of events designed to assist them in launching or expanding their enterprises during this year's Local Enterprise Week.

Organised by the Local Enterprise Offices nationwide, with support from Enterprise Ireland and local authorities, Local Enterprise Week is taking place from 4th to 8th March across the country.

Launching the Offaly Programme, Cllr. Eddie Fitzpatrick, Cathaoirleach of Offaly County Council said: 'As we embark on Local Enterprise Week 2024, I urge each and every local enterprise to actively participate and support this programme. Local enterprises are the backbone of our community, driving economic growth, creating jobs, and fostering a sense of pride in our unique products and services.'

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Pictured L to R: Cllr Foley; Cllr. Hackett; Mary McIntyre; Ann-Marie O’Brien; Cllr. Dooley; Orla Martin, Anna Marie Delaney, Chief Executive Officer; Cllr Fitzpatrick, Cathaoirleach; Cllr. Harvey; Sinead Clarke; Cllr. Quinn; Cllr. Clendennen; Edel Boyd; Dermot Shortt; Cllr. McCormack; Lisa Molloy, Andrew Murray and Cllr. Carroll. 

Local Enterprise Week officially kicks off on Monday, March 4th with lunch and an inspiring talk by Alec Drew – The Business Expert

Highlights during the week in Offaly and across the country include:

 Most of these events are free to attend.  Full details and bookings can be made via

Orla Martin, Head of Enterprise with Offaly County Council said: 'Local Enterprise Week is a fantastic marker in the road for any business. It’s an opportunity to take stock of where you are, see where you can grow, innovate, or become more sustainable, and discover the resources available on your doorstep. There is something for everyone, and for those with the ambition to start their own business, this is the week to see how to get started and make it happen.'

'There are hundreds of events taking place all over the country covering everything from exporting and digital to going green or growing that idea. We also have two National Spotlight events taking place online and open to everyone that include experts from a range of industries. So online or on your doorstep, I would encourage everyone to check out the schedule of events and get involved.'

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