The Local Enterprise Office Roscommon has announced that winning teenage entrepreneurs from Convent of Mercy, Roscommon, Scoil Mhuire, Strokestown and Roscommon Community College will represent Roscommon at this year’s Student Enterprise Programme National Final on Wednesday, May 18th at The Helix in Dublin.
This year’s event marks the 20th anniversary of the Student Enterprise Programme and will be the first in-person final since 2019.
The Roscommon final took place virtually on March 14th with an estimated 536 students from nine schools taking part. The initiative is funded by the Government and delivered by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices.
In the Senior Category, Emma O’Farrell, Eva Rogers and Anna Gooney with Cupán Cozies from the Convent of Mercy, Roscommon will represent the county at the National Final.
Sean McCormack won out in the Intermediate category with his Cattle Trailer Safety Bar while Roscommon Community College student Sophie Kilcommins’ ‘Designer Denim’ won the Junior category.
In the ‘My Entrepreneurial Journey’ category – open to junior and intermediate students – Grace A McDermott (with Grace’s Bracelets) from St. Nathy’s College, Ballaghaderreen will represent Roscommon at the National Final.
Special guests at the Roscommon final included Cllr. Joe Murphy, Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council, Louise Ward, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Roscommon, and Irish paracyclist Richael Timothy.
Louise Ward, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Roscommon thanked all the students and teachers throughout the county for their trojan work throughout the competition.
“Our national finalists are excellent ambassadors for the programme and we wish them the very best of luck in the National Final 2022,” she said.