Westmeath Local companies ready to ‘plough ahead’ in September

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€645,000 worth of sales generated through the Local Enterprise Village last year, with the help of the Local Enterprise Offices

Plans for the ‘Local Enterprise Village’ at the National Ploughing Championships have been unveiled by the Local Enterprise Offices and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. Ms. Mary Mitchell O’ Connor T.D.

The Local Enterprise Village (#localenterprise) will be home to 84 small businesses from around the country for the three days of the National Ploughing Championships.

Managed and funded by the Local Enterprise Offices, the Local Enterprise Village opens its doors from September 20th to 22nd at Screggan in Tullamore, offering Irish start-ups and small businesses a launch-pad for new products and services, giving them the chance to impress the 280,000 visitors expected at European’s largest outdoor event.

Last year, small businesses inside the Local Enterprise Village generated sales and orders worth €645,000*. Supported by Local Enterprise Office Westmeath, local companies that are showcasing their products and services at this year’s Local Enterprise Village include: Orla Brady of Soul Snacks, producing a range of hand made healthy appetising snacks, Dolores Keaveny of DB Press, Author and Illustrator of Children’s Books.

The plans for the 2016 Local Enterprise Village include a new product launch and demonstration area, where small businesses and start-ups can invite visitors to preview and sample new Irish brands. A new award scheme, the Local Enterprise Village Awards, is also being introduced for the first time, to highlight ‘up-and-coming’ brands and companies.

The Minister unveiled the plans at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in Dublin with the help of the Local Enterprise Offices, the National Ploughing Association, Local Authorities Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and some of the small businesses that will be re-locating to the Local Enterprise Village in September.

The 85th Annual National Ploughing Championships runs from September 20th to 22nd 2016 at Screggan in Tullamore in County Offaly with tickets on sale from August through www.npa.ie.

*Source: Local Enterprise Offices' research, 2015

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Notes to Editor:

*Source: Local Enterprise Offices' research, 2015

Research conducted by the Local Enterprise Offices in 2015, shows that collectively, the small businesses within the Local Enterprise Village generated sales and orders worth €645,000 as a direct result of their participation in the National Ploughing Championships in September 2015.

List of all small businesses taking part in Local Enterprise Village 2016

Local Enterprise Office/Local Authority   Area

Business Name

Website Address

Carlow  

Tumbledown   Media

Carlow  

IAS   Laboratories

Cavan  

Scotts   Irish Cider

Cavan  

Stop   & Stare Designs Co

Clare  

Fun   Affordable Gifts

Clare  

Western   Herd Brewing Co

Cork   City

Rebel   Chilli

Cork   City

Elbow   Lane Brew House

Cork   North and West

Ocean   Bloom

Cork   North and West

Chart   Datum

Cork   South

Barbara   Hall Creations

Cork   South

Donegal  

North   Atlantic Seaweed Products

Donegal  

Lanky   Yanky Studio

 

Dublin   City

Delish   Melish

Fingal

Periwinkle   Design

 

Fingal

Giftcentre

Fingal

65   Hurls

Fingal

Celtic   Gent

Dublin   South

Greenvalu  

Dublin   South

Access   Education Ltd

 

Dún   Laoghaire-Rathdown

Dalkey   Handmade Soaps

Dún   Laoghaire-Rathdown

Melanie   Hand Designer Jewellery

Dún   Laoghaire-Rathdown

The   Irish Workshop/ TIW Ltd

Galway  

Local   Galway

 

Galway  

Collerans   Butchers

 

Galway  

Connemara   Kettle Corn

Galway  

The   Galway Food Company

Galway  

Green   Earth Organics

 

Galway  

Sabanero   Artisan Cheese

Kerry  

Kerry   Signature Furniture

Kerry  

Taste   Kerry

Kerry  

O'Donnell`s   Bakery

Kerry  

Skellig   Pantry (Smoked Trout)

Kerry  

Lorge   Chocolatier

Kerry  

Rolf's   Fine Food

Kerry  

Camo`s   Bistro

Kerry  

Oilean   Chocolates (Chocolate Pops)

Kerry  

Killarney   Toffee

Kerry  

Ring   of Kerry Apple Farm (Apple Juice)

Kildare  

HACI   Ltd, Hose & Coupling Ireland

Kildare  

Nadicom

Kilkenny  

#tastekilkenny   Stand

 

Kilkenny  

Mooncoin   Homegrown Beetroot

Kilkenny  

Bernie's   Farmhouse Desserts

Kilkenny  

Goatsbridge   Trout Farm

Kilkenny  

Highbank   Orchards

Kilkenny  

Kilkenny   Rosé Veal

Kilkenny  

Shellumsrath   Free Range

Laois  

Flavour   Sarfai

 

Laois  

Rose   & Alice Handcrafted Soaps

Leitrim  

Chef   Sham Sauces

Leitrim  

Artwood

Limerick  

McAdare  

Limerick  

Lubdub   Foods

Longford  

Kaber   Performance

Longford  

Go   Oats

 

Louth  

Duinn   Designs

Louth  

Finca   Skin Organics

Mayo

Cuinneog   Artisan Dairy

Mayo

Monaghan   Bros Bar Furniture Manufacturers

Meath  

Meath  

Cara   Mara Seaweed

Monaghan  

Pollock's   Pickles & Preserves

Monaghan  

Shanks   Engineering Ltd - Farmhitch

Offaly  

De   Mad Food Company

Offaly  

Deanery   Furniture

Roscommon  

Projects   5 creations

Roscommon  

Derrycashel   Crafts

Sligo  

Clo's   Chocolates

Sligo  

SUIP   Manufacturing

Tipperary

Emerald   Oils

Tipperary

Tactile   Text

 

Tipperary

Premium   Fire Products

 

Waterford  

Embermats  

Waterford  

The   Tipperary Kitchen

 

Waterford  

Coffee   House Lane

Westmeath  

DBee   Press

 

Westmeath  

SoulSnacks

Wexford  

Wexford   Food Family

Wexford  

Naturally   Cordial

Wexford  

Wexford   Home Preserves

Wexford  

O’   Neill’s Dry Cure Bacon

Wicklow  

Pacefeeder

Wicklow  

Toby   Wagons

 

 

 

 

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