Johnny Giles set to make guest appearance at at Mountmellick Enterprise Day

Irish soccer legend and pundit is on his way to Mountmellick to help promote the towns businesses and community activities

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Johnny Giles set to make guest appearance at at Mountmellick Enterprise Day

Irish soccer legend and pundit Johnny Giles is on his way to Mountmellick to help promote the towns businesses and community organisations.

The organising committee of the Mountmellick Enterprise Town event is delighted to announce that former Ireland, Leeds Utd and Manchester Utd soccer player turned sports analyst will be speaking on the day.

Momentum is building for the Mountmellick Enterprise Town event, which takes place next weekend, on Saturday 3rd December in Mountmellick Community Hall.

The free expo will showcase a huge variety of local clubs, schools, community groups, food producers and businesses from the wider Mountmellick area, under one roof, from 11am to 3pm.

Johnny Giles is best remembered for his time as a Leeds, but he also played for Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion. He also managed West Brom, the Irish international team and Shamrock Rovers.

During the event, Johnny Giles will be chatting to exhibitors and attendees, and everyone is welcome to come along to meet him. In addition, former Mountjoy Prison Governor John Lonergan who is now well-regarded for his inspiring public speaking, will address the crowds during the event.  

Mountmellick Enterprise Town is supported by Bank of Ireland and Carol Dalton, branch manager in Mountmellick is delighted with the enthusiasm for the event from the community already.

 “We had a very positive community launch on Wednesday 2nd November, with a lot of interest from exhibitors since that.  It was great to have so many people from different local organisations sign up on the night,” said the manager.

Enterprise Town is also a real family event, featuring a full line up of local entertainment including a performance by Mountmellick Community School Choir and a Santa’s Grotto.  A “Kiddies Corner” will keep the younger visitors busy with free face painting, goodie bags, games and treats.  Attendees of the event will also be in with the chance of winning lots of great spot prizes during the day.

Many local organisations have now already signed up to showcase, however there are still stands available for any organisations who wish to exhibit.  Ms. Dalton, encourages everyone to get involved with this community event; “If you are a local business or organisation please drop into the bank to sign up for this event – it’s free and open to everyone based in the wider Mountmellick area.  You will be supporting your community and strengthening your connections locally”.

Everyone is welcome to Mountmellick Community Hall on Saturday 3rd December (11am to 3pm) to browse through the exhibitor stands. There may even be an opportunity to get some early Christmas gift ideas!  Full updates and details of competitions and offers can be found on the Facebook Page ‘Mountmellick Enterprise Town’.