Updates from Around the Region
Kilkenny: The animation company Cartoon Saloon/Lighthouse Studios ran a brilliant open day that attracted over 300 prospective employees to Kilkenny on Saturday 8th April. Crowds were queuing to get into the Set Theatre on John Street from 11am where they were registered and given a briefing on the organisation. From there a full day’s itinerary was laid out for participants where they got to experience Kilkenny through walking tours and exhibits at 11 Patrick Street. The day was a great way to showcase everything the South East can offer to an employee thinking of locating here and a host of local agencies and volunteers chipped in to make it a success.
Wexford/Waterford: Bord Isacaigh Mhara and the South East Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) announced a local development strategy in Hook Lighthouse recently that will deliver €1.68 million to the region. The South East FLAG is one of seven FLAG groups that are participating in the Fisheries Local Action Group scheme which is co-funded under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and is administered by BIM. The money will go towards promoting and supporting innovation by adding value to seafood products and diversifying the local maritime economy in the region… Read more here: http://www.independent.ie/regionals/goreyguardian/news/17m-seafood-strategy-launched-35527530.html
Waterford: Over 100 businesses exhibited at the Waterford Chamber Business Expo last Thursday, April 6th in Audi Waterford on the Cork Road in what was the Chamber’s biggest networking event of the year. It was a very positive event with lots of enthusiasm being shown for potential growth for Waterford businesses over the next few years.
Carlow: A breakfast briefing for Friday 28th April entitled, “Economic Review, Focused on Carlow”. The briefing will look at the impact of the triggering of Article 50 and what can we expect from this for Carlow along with what other economic indicators should we be paying attention to. Speakers include Stephen Donnelly TD, and Colm McCarthy, Economist. More info on the event and RSVP details are available here: http://carlowchamber.com/economic-review-focus-on-carlow/
Tipperary: The Building Rural Communities – Lessons from Sport conference at Mary Immaculate College in Thurles took place at the end of March. Rural development experts discussed how a combination of sport and natural assets can encourage job creation in places outside of the reach of multinational companies. The conference examined community initiatives and best practice examples of where sport and local amenities helped to build and support communities in rural Ireland. Interesting Morning Ireland piece on the conference is available here: https://www.rte.ie/news/munster/2017/0329/863453-tipperary-conference/