Student Entrepreneurs Claim Regional Crown

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Both Cork and Kerry emerge victorious in Munster final!

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Two emerging enterprises founded by local students in the Cork and Kerry Gaeltacht areas have been crowned joint winners of the Údarás na Gaeltachta – Clár Comhlachta Munster Regional Final.

After an intense day of competition, kindly hosted in Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, ‘Nuair a bhí mé Óg’ from Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, An Daingean, Co. Kerry and ‘Scrubs agus Scíth’ from Scoil Mhuire, Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh, Co. Cork were chosen to progress and represent their region in the National Final of the Údarás na Gaeltachta – Clár na gComhlachtaí.

Clár na gComhlachta is a hands-on business learning experience developed and delivered in partnership with Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI) and is taught by business volunteers through the Irish language to students in Gaeltacht regions.  500 Transition Year students from Gaeltacht regions in Cork, Galway, Donegal, Kerry Mayo, Meath & Waterford have participated this year and challenged themselves to create, operate and manage their very own business! The programme provided students with numerous opportunities for the development and reinforcement of important business, academic and leadership skills, which will be invaluable to them in the future.

The judging panel comprising Máire Ní Shé, Údarás na Gaeltachta and Muireann Nic Giolla Ruaidh, Scoil Chócaireacht an Daingin (Dingle Cookery School) was thoroughly impressed with the entrepreneurial flair and particularly the level of preparation invested by the students, their teachers and business mentors to ensure they presented their enterprises in the best possible light.