4 November 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Cianna McNally

Ballybay has been selected as a Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town and will host a one-day event showcasing all the town has to offer next month.

This event, which was officially launched on Tuesday night in The Wetlands Centre, will take place on Saturday, 3rd December from 2pm – 5.30pm in the Recreation Centre and local businesses, community groups and schools have been encouraged to take part. It is free to attend and is open to both customers and non-customers of Bank of Ireland. Ballybay is the second town in Co Monaghan to be chosen to host an Enterprise Town event as Clones hosted one in 2015 and another just last month.

Speaking at the launch event, Branch Manager of Bank of Ireland, Ballybay, Maryrose Muckian said the Enterprise Town event would be driven by the local community and it was up to the local people to make it as good as it could be. The initiative was developed by Bank of Ireland to help people grow their local economy and promote a positive identity for the whole community

“Entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Ballybay and I think it just needs to be promoted in a stronger fashion. Enterprise Town is an opportunity to showcase all that is good about this area, a good place to live in, work in and do business in,” said Ms Muckian.

Echoing Ms Muckian’s sentiments, Head of Bank of Ireland for Cavan and Monaghan, Ciaran Tuite, explained that the Enterprise Town initiative commenced back in 2013 and since then approximately 100 events had taken place across the country each year.

Mr Tuite was keen to emphasise that Bank of Ireland was committed to Ballybay and wanted to help the town continue to prosper.

“We genuinely believe that by supporting our local communities that our…

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