13 May 2016
By Tom O’Sullivan
Bank of Ireland has announced the return of its Enterprise Town initiative to Douglas, Co. Cork on Friday the 20th of May from 4pm to 8pm and on Saturday the 21st of May from 11am – 2:30pm. Taking place in Nemo Rangers GAA Grounds, Co. Cork the event features a Business, Community and Sports Expo as well as plenty of family friendly activity throughout the day. The Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town event has been organised by the Bank in partnership with the local community in Douglas. The initiative aims to promote enterprise and drive business momentum for local businesses and the wider sports and social community in the locality by connecting residents with all the town has to offer. Events are free to attend and are open to both customers and non-customers of Bank of Ireland.
Over the course of the day 100 exhibitors will display a wide variety of products and services.
There will be panel discussions on All Ireland Football & Hurling Championship Panel previews, a Business Panel Discussion and a Sports Injury Discussion. RTE’s Marty Morrissey will be interviewing the sports and business panels.
With something for everyone, there will be sporting demonstrations from Douglas Gymnastics Club, Focus Ireland, Special Olympics Ireland, Nemo Rangers, Douglas GAA, Douglas Slainte Toastmasters, Douglas Library. There will also be face painting, a martial arts demonstration and a live orchestra.
Speaking about Enterprise Town, local Bank of Ireland Branch Manager Michael Healy commented; “We are thrilled to be holding this event in Douglas. The local residents have embraced this initiative wholeheartedly and working together, we have organised a very exciting programme of activity.
“The event will be free to attend and is open to all. It is a fantastic opportunity for the community to see the level of enterprise here in the Douglas catchment areas. I would encourage local businesses and the wider community to engage with this initiative and enjoy the exciting programme of activities scheduled for Friday the 20th and Saturday the 21st of May.