Business and Community Expo i Lár an Aonaigh

The 2016 Castleisland Enterprise Town Team: James Kelliher, Paddy Garvey, Jill Hannon, Catherine Casey, Donal O'Connor, Denis O'Donovan, Liz Galwey and Mark McElligott. ©Photograph: John Reidy
The 2016 Castleisland Enterprise Town Team: James Kelliher, Paddy Garvey, Jill Hannon, Catherine Casey, Donal O’Connor, Denis O’Donovan, Liz Galwey and Mark McElligott. ©Photograph: John Reidy

After the success story of the Enterprise Town Expo 2015 there was huge appetite locally for more of the same. Local businesses responded in a way which had to be seen to be believed or understood.

Castleisland is after an almost unprecedented five days of non-stop cash generating activity.

This began on Friday evening with the opening of the Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival and ended at pub closing time after the annual November 1st Horse Fair on Tuesday.

Gather a Breath

Now, with just about time to gather a breath, comes the Bank of Ireland backed Business & Community Expo at Castleisland Community Centre on Friday night.

No sooner was it announced that it was indeed happening again this year than the allotted stand spaces were all snapped up.

A night of activity, from the official opening by at 5.15pm by guest speaker, Miriam O’Callaghan to the closing ceremony at 8.45pm., will be packed with entertainment and populated by local businesspeople and their wares.

Lár an Aonaigh

The wonderful seanfhocail comes to mind: ‘Mura mbeadh agat ach gabhair bí i lár an aonaigh leis.’ Even if you have only a goat to sell be in the middle of the fair with it.

Friday night’s Expo is providing the people of the locality with the opportunity to bí i lár an aonaigh.

The running order for the night is as follows:

Business & Community Expo, Castleisland Community Centre, Friday, November 4th. 5.15pm to 8.45pm

5.15pm Welcome – Paddy Garvey, Branch Manager, Bank of Ireland.

Cutting of the Ribbon and official opening of the event by Miriam O’Callaghan.

5:30pm St. Patricks Secondary School Music Group: Art O’Mahony, Jack Walsh, Shay Walsh and Danny Browne.

5:50pm Entertainment ‐ Bellecanto Stage School.

6:15pm Guest Speaker – Miriam O’Callaghan, Presenter of Prime Time, RTE.

6:35pm Networking and Let’s Connect with Miriam O’Callaghan.

6:45pm Entertainment – Presentation Secondary School Traditional Music Group and Dancers.

7:10pm Entertainment – Grace McCarthy, Castleisland Community College.

7.30pm Entertainment ‐ Micheal and Breda O’Shea.

8:00pm Fashion Show – A Taste of Fashion in Castleisland -The Fashion Capital of Kerry.

8:45pm Close and Entertainment by Castleisland Choir.

Fun for all the family / Goodie Bags and Spot Prizes.

Take this opportunity to visit the 100+ Exhibitors

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