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Big names and a packed programme promised at Donegal Enterprise Week

Rory Best and Anna Geary among the speakers at next week's event

Liam Porter

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Enterprise Week

Staff from Local Enterprise Office, Donegal and partner agencies pictured at the launch of Local Enterprise Week

Former Irish Rugby star Tommy Bowe, Donegal captain Michael Murphy and Camogie star Anna Geary who is a coach on Ireland's fittest family, are all among a fantastic line-up of speakers due in Donegal from March 4-8 as part of this year’s Donegal Local Enterprise Week.
The theme for the week is ‘Peak Performance’ and topics from engineering to food, finance to social media will be covered in an array of events in venues right around the county.
The week-long programme put together by staff at Donegal Local Enterprise Office in conjunction with partner agencies, and private sector businesses, will kick-off on Monday, March 4 with an oficial opening by Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Seamus Ó Domhnaill, when three Donegal businesses who are driving their enterprise onwards and upwards will tell their inspiring stories.
Hosted by broadcaster Anton Savage, successful local business people David Gildea of Cloud Ranger, Larissa Feeney of Accountant Online and Seamus McMenamin of Mantis Cranes will all share their experiences and they are among many local businesses in the spotlight over the week.
“We have found over the years that the best way to do that is, not only to bring in a host of experienced keynote speakers, but also to include stories from businesses here who can share their experience. Our opening event is a perfect example of that,” Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney said.

Tommy Bowe


Monday afternoon will also see the official opening of the new Glenties Enterprise Centre, Minister Joe McHugh will be in attendance to perform the official duties.
One of the highlights of the week will be the closing event - a celebration of creative industries in Donegal on Friday, March 8 with the launch of the book and short film ‘Donegal – We Create’ but there are plenty of other highlights to choose from.
“Enterprise Week has been running in Donegal for many years now and the list of events has always reflected a response from the Local Enterprise Office to the needs and requirements of businesses in the county,” Mr. Tunney said
“Whether your business is in the start-up phase or you want to move in a new direction to grow and expand, there is something among the week’s programme to suit everyone.”