Abbeyleix and Durrow to make the most of community expo

Business and Community get a chance to showcase all they have to offer at enterprise expo

Abbeyleix and Durrow to make the most of community expo
By Conor Ganly @laoisnews

Business and community groups in the locality are being urged to register as soon as possible for The Durrow and Abbeyleix Enterprise Town Expo.

This free event, which takes place on October 14 and 15 in Scoil Mhuire National School, Abbeyleix is an opportunity for local businesses, clubs, societies and community groups to come together and showcase what is great about the local area.

The successful Enterprise Town Initiative is taking place in 100 towns across Ireland this year.

The objective is to work with local businesses to support them and generate business in the area. The initiative also involves the wider community and the schools to ensure everyone can get involved and be part of the positive experience that is an Enterprise Town Event. Rathdowney has successfully hosted the venue previously.

The initiative is supported by Bank of Ireland, but is open to all organisations who would like to take part and is completely free for both exhibitors and attendees.

Some businesses, clubs and charities have already signed up to exhibit during the event.

Jason Ryan, branch manager in Abbeyleix, is excited about the positive response so far

“Durrow and Abbeyleix Enterprise Town is shaping up to be a fantastic event with something for everyone. Local companies will be able to network, clubs and societies can display their talents and charities raise their profile. We hope to showcase local sporting talent and musical groups too.

“We would love to see everyone come out to support this event. On Friday 14th October a business networking event will take place and then on Saturday 15th October there will be a community orientated day with lots of family entertainment and kids activities. All the details will be posted on our Facebook Page ‘Durrow and Abbeyleix Enterprise Town’ over the coming weeks,” he said.

For any local organisations wishing to take part in this event, please email or for a registration form, or drop into Bank of Ireland in either Durrow or Abbeyleix.