Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town returns to Clonakilty

BANK of Ireland has announced the return of its Enterprise Town initiative to Clonakilty, County Cork, on Friday May 19th from 6pm – 9pm.

Taking place at the Clonakilty Parish Centre, the event features a Business, Community and Sports Expo as well as plenty of family friendly activities throughout the day. The Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town event has been organised by the Bank in partnership with the local community in Clonakilty.

Bank of Ireland is investing in excess of €1.2 million in its Enterprise Town initiative in 2017. Following the success of the Enterprise Town Programme in 2016, which involved 100 communities across the country, Bank of Ireland has confirmed that over 120 Enterprise Town events are taking place nationwide this year.

One of those events is the return of the Enterprise Town initiative to Clonakilty on Friday May 19th from 6pm – 9pm at the Clonakilty Parish Centre. Bank of Ireland’s Enterprise Town 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 evening over 80 exhibitors will display a wide variety of products and services, and Bank of Ireland is calling on those living and working in Clonakilty to come and support these local businesses.

The evening will feature a special appearance from bestselling cookery author and television presenter, Rachel Allen, who will be sitting down with food columnist Elke O’Mahony for a discussion about handy cuisine tips, kitchen know-how and the latest culinary news.

With something for everyone to look forward to, including musical entertainment from award winning tenor soloist, Dan Twomey and Clonakilty Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Éireann, this event is not to be missed!

Commenting on the initiative, Head of Bank of Ireland for County Cork, Eilish Mannion, said: “Bank of Ireland is committed to supporting business growth across Cork and we want to continue to be Ireland’s Enterprise Bank. We would encourage local businesses and the wider community to come and share in activities on Friday May 19th. I would like to thank the Enterprise Town Committee and all those involved in helping to organise and exhibit at this event.”

Clonakilty Bank of Ireland Branch Manager, Geraldine Galvin, added: “The local community 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 Clonakilty.”