We had a great time on Friday at the Bank of Ireland Tallaght Enterprise Town Business & Community Expo. The event, which kicked off at 3pm and ran right through to 7pm at Tallaght Stadium, saw a whole host of local businesses showcasing their products and services to the public.
If all that wasn’t enough there were also guest speakers on the day too which included Rachel Allen (Celebrity Chef & Author) and Oisin Barry of the Irish Fairy Door Company. With over 50 local businesses exhibiting it was an exciting day.
We at InTallaght caught up with Rachel Allen on the day to speak to her about her involvement in the Tallaght Enterprise Town Business & Community Expo and why she enjoys it so much;
“I have done a few of these Enterprise Towns, they are happening all over Ireland basically and they are really really important. Whether you are right slap bang in the City or whether you are out in the country and they they are doing is connecting businesses to businesses and also to the community. When you see the public coming in, you will see lots of people don’t know about businesses in their community. Also for businesses to connect with one another it’s really good”.
There were a number of awards given out on the day to local schools in the area, there prizes were sponsored by The Square. The fun didn’t stop there though, the weekend continued with Tallaght Enterprise Town Sports & Community Expo on Saturday May 7th in Tallaght Community School.
There again was an exciting panel of guests which included our very own Tallaght star Paddy Holohan who joined the sports panel which also included Mickey Harte, Shane Jennings, Michael Darragh MacAuley and Sue Ronan.
The Sam Maguire and the Premiership Cup was again on display for the public to go and get pictures and there was also an appearance by Al Porter and music by Level Heads, not to mention demonstrations, face painting, spot prizes and lots more fun for all the family on the day.
Below we have some images of some of the fantastic businesses on display on Friday at Tallaght Stadium;