A team of young, enterprising students from St. Joseph’s Presentation Secondary School will represent Kerry at the Student Enterprise Awards National Final in Croke Park later today.
The girls have reached this stage as they were successful in winning the overall prize of the Junior Category at the Kerry Student Enterprise Awards County Final in March.
“This is a prestigious event and the girls are representing both their school and county at national level,” said their teacher and mentor, Pierce Dargan.
The Candle Corner
Grace Daly, Cáit O’Mahony, Lauren Butler and Síobhan Brosnan make up ‘The Candle Corner’. “Their enterprise is a range of homemade, scented candles in a variety of colours. The candles range from flower tea lights to cylindrical votives to candle melts.
“Since winning the county final the girls have not only extended their range of products but have received an abundance of support and sponsorship both locally and further afield.
Best Wishes from Michael Healy Rae and Killian Young
“In Castleisland the businesses include: The Curiosity Shop; The Treasure Chest; Sheila Costello, Florist; Island Flowers; InStyle Boutique and the Bank of Ireland.
“In Tralee they include: Dan Fitzgerald; Barry Packaging; Fotofun; Copywrite; Guineys and Kerry Agri-Business.
“The Candle Corner is becoming a household name as the girls have received best wishes from: Michael Healy-Rae, TD and Kerry senior footballer, Killian Young,” said Mr. Dargan.
The girls are all set and were Croker bound bright and early with a 4-30am start on this Wednesday morning. We wish them the best of luck with their enterprises.