Norwegian and Swedish business students pay enterprising visit to Waterford

Last week over 60 Norwegian and Swedish students and teachers marched in Waterford City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade as part of an enterprise visit to Waterford on the invitation of the Local Enterprise Office. The students (18-19 years olds) are studying a three year entrepreneurship program, this is the students’ third and last year and the Irish visit is the highlight of their year.

A full and varied itinerary planned for the group included visits to Waterford Crystal, WIT and historical venues such as the Medieval Museum. The trip also featured a dinner in Dooley’s Hotel on Thursday evening, hosted by the Local Enterprise Office. The menu was sourced principally from local foods and constituted a ‘celebration’ of Waterford food production.

The most fun had to be the visit to WIT Arena where they learned how to play hurling and partook in a ‘start your own business’ Pizza game, discovering the pitfalls and various stages of business growth.


Jonathan Earl, B2B Communications,  Simon Aarnseth, Hanna Skirsta Grini & Ann-Jorid Grønli

 Scandinavian Visitors

Maja Aune, Julie Stav, Stefan Ax & Eric Bostrol

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Jacqui Gaule, LEO Waterford, Lina Oberg, Bilde Svenning, Celine

Photos by Garret Fitzgerald