Bank of Ireland’s National Enterprise Town Awards recognise the spirit of enterprise in local areas across Ireland, bringing business and community groups together to showcase their efforts to build an economically sustainable community.
There are over 40 awards available from a total prize fund of €193,000 with the overall winning town or urban village/area awarded €33,000 and the title of Ireland’s Most Enterprising Town, which in 2018 was won by Letterkenny.
There is also the Rising star category which aims to focus on towns which have overcome major challenges and can demonstrate how they have achieved this. Last year “The Kells Old Print Works” took home the trophy and €20,000.
The local authorities and their LEOS support the nomination of towns, cities and villages/areas on behalf of their own city or county while this year there was an opportunity for the public to nominate their locality. Also new in 2019 are the “small towns” category.
The judging process started in Phibsborough, Dublin on the 22nd of August and continued until mid-October. The winners were announced at a gala awards ceremony last week. The Judges traveled the length and breadth of the country to find the winner of this year’s National Enterprise Town Awards.
We are so proud to bring home an award home to the Victorian Quarter. Our Quarter won the runner up Munster city category award. Congratulations also to our neighbors in Ballincollig who won the National over all city award!