Major Enterprise Town weekend in Castlerea

• Business & Community Expo on Friday • Sports & Community Expo on Saturday

A major Castlerea Enterprise Town event which will showcase all that’s positive in the local community is being held this weekend. The venue is The Enterprise Hub, The Demesne, Castlerea.

  A Business & Community Expo is being held in the Castlerea Enterprise Hub tomorrow (Friday, 9th) from 5 pm-9 pm, while Saturday features a Sports & Community Expo at the same location between 11 am and 2 pm.

  Shannonside Radio will also broadcast live from this weekend’s event.

  Special guests will include Rachel Allen who will be judging cookery competitions with the local schools. Minister Denis Naughten will officially open the new Castlerea Food Hub. There will be panel discussions covering a wide range of topics including challenges facing local agriculture with guest speakers from Teagasc, Macra & IFA.

  Santa Claus will also be in attendance in the kids corner of the hall and there will be music and entertainment for the family throughout the two days. Full details on pages 24-25.

  Commenting on the initiative, Sean Beirne Branch Manager, Bank of Ireland, Castlerea said: “We are very excited to host the ‘Enterprise Town’ initiative in Castlerea. I am delighted to see the great level of support from the local community for the initiative.

  “The Enterprise Town initiative gives businesses the opportunity to promote what they have to offer. It takes a community to build a community and with the platform Enterprise Town provides, matched with the commitment shown from the people of the area, the Castlerea Enterprise Town initiative promises to deliver a major boost to the local economy and community life. The event is a fantastic opportunity for the Castlerea area.”