Tallaght Enterprise Community event for all the family takes place today

The Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town initiative returns to Tallaght today.

Taking place in Tallaght Stadium from 1-5pm, the event features a Business, Community and Sports Expo as well as plenty of family friendly activities throughout the day.

The Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town event has been organised by the Bank in partnership with the local community in Tallaght.

Bank of Ireland is investing in excess of €1.2 million in its Enterprise Town initiative in 2017.

Following the success of the Enterprise Town Programme in 2016, which involved 100 communities across the country, Bank of Ireland has confirmed that over 120 Enterprise Town events are taking place nationwide this year.

Bank of Ireland’s Enterprise Town initiative aims to promote enterprise and drive business momentum for local businesses and the wider sports and social community in the locality by connecting residents with all the town has to offer.

Events are free to attend and are open to both customers and non-customers of Bank of Ireland.

Over the course of the day over 50 exhibitors will display a wide variety of products and services, and Bank of Ireland is calling on all those living and working in Tallaght to come and support these local businesses.

Highlights to look forward to include:

  •  Tallaght Youth Band, Exquisite Dance Group, Q&A Sports Panel, Ojemba Super Band, Rua Red Digital Arts (for ages 6+), An Cosan Workshop and Tallaght Red Cross CPR Demo.
  • Hooperman, Tallaght Stadium Tours, Face painting and History of Tallaght.

Special Guests on the day include, Gavin Duffy from Dragons Den, Tallaght Person of the Year, Simon Sweeney as well as boxing legends Mick Dowling and Ken Egan alongside UFC star Paddy Houlihan.

Commenting on the initiative, Head of Bank of Ireland for Dublin South and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Karl Manning, said:

“Bank of Ireland is committed to supporting business growth across Dublin and we want to continue to be Ireland’s Enterprise Bank.

“We would encourage local businesses and the wider community to come and share in activities on Saturday May 27th.

“I would like to thank the Enterprise Town Committee and all those involved in helping to organise and exhibit at this event.”

Tallaght Bank of Ireland Branch Manager, Arwel Buckland, added:

“The local community have embraced this initiative wholeheartedly, and working together we have organised a very exciting programme of activity.

“The event will be free to attend and is open to all. It is a fantastic opportunity for the community to see the level of enterprise here in Tallaght.”

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