The 2019 National Enterprise Town Awards [GALLERY]

Take a look at all the winners from the 2019 National Enterprise Town Awards.

The 2019 National Enterprise Town Awards took place in the Lyrath Hotel in Kilkenny last Thursday with more than 500 people in attendance.

2019 saw 107 entries in total, with Kilkenny emerging victorious and crowned Ireland’s most enterprising town for 2019. Castlebar picked up the award for Rising Star after impressing the judges with their plans to rejuvenate the town, while several other towns and urban villages picked up awards in their respective categories.

Pictured below are some of the winners on the evening.

Group of several people winning an award.

From left: Marian Acremon, President, Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce); Mayor Martin Brett; Caithearleach Peter ‘Chap’ Cleere; Fiona Deegan, head of Enterprise Kilkenny CoCo; Francesca McDonagh, CEO, Bank of Ireland; Colette Byrne, CEO, Kilkenny CoCo; and Deirdre Shine, bank manager, Kilkenny & County, Bank of Ireland.

Pictured representing Castlebar at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are Anne Conlon, Bernard Hughes, Beverley Flynn, John Mulroy John Caulfield, Maria Staunton, John Magee, Nicola Kennedy, Annette Canty, and Mary Doherty.

Pictured representing Ballincollig at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are Ann Doherty, Ciaran Curran, Con Nagle, Eibhlin O’Sullivan, Emer Cassidy, Paul McGuirk, Tom Butler, Marcelle McAuliffe, and Aine McCleary, Director, Distribution Channels, Bank of Ireland.

Pictured representing Adare at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are: Anita Higgins, Dan Neville, Meriel Clerke, Cllr. Adam Teskey, Eamonn Ryan, Vincent Murray, Anthony Murphy and Maria Kelly, Head of Co. Limerick Bank of Ireland.

Pictured representing Kinsale at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are: Ciaran Fitzgerald, Guny Patel, Lorraine Walsh, Mike Walsh, Donal Casey and Eilis Mannion, Head of Cork County, Bank of Ireland.

Pictured representing Cahir at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are: Barry O’Donovan, Eleanor Morrissey, Geraldine Byron, Sumana Kelly, Anthony Coleman, Cllr. Michael Fitzgerald, Joe McGrath and Hilde Dolan.

Pictured representing Tuam at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are: Cllr. Karey McHugh, John Fahy, Martin Francis Ward, Roisin McManus, Sarah Roarty, Ronan Long, Alan Farrell, Jimmy McClearn, Catherine Burke and Tomas Diskin, Head of Galway Bank of Ireland.

Pictured representing Sligo Town at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are: Joe Costello, Aaron Forde, Bernie Butler, Keith Moran, Ciaran Hayes, John Reilly, Gavin Laws, Joann Hosey, Provincial Director of Bank of Ireland in Dublin, Marie Meehan, Head of Bank of Ireland Galway City, and Tara Rodgers, Head of Sligo, Bank of Ireland.

Pictured representing Carndonagh at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are: Elaine McColgan, Davin Doherty, Deirdre Bradley, Cllr. Nicholas Crossan, Garry Martin, and Barry Gallagher, Head of Donegal Bank of Ireland.

Pictured representing Belmullet at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are Padraig Brogan, Mary Doherty, John Magee, and Annette Canty.

Pictured representing Ennis at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are: Allen Flynn, Jean McCabe, Leonore O’Neill, Liam Connelly, Acting Mayor Cllr Pat Daly, and Carmel Kirby.

Pictured representing Victorian Quarter at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are: Jordan Fitzgerald, Marie Clarke, Noreen Gannon, Rodger Russell, Stephen Hacket, Willie O’Brien, Clayton Turner, Diarmuid Lynch, Sinead Dunphy, Maria McKnight and Sean Byerley, Head of Cork City, Bank of Ireland.

Pictured representing Longford at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are: Fulton Grant, Michael Nevin, Stacey Farrell, Sharon Devlin, Susan Martin, and Ian McMorrough, Provincial Director, Leinster, Bank of Ireland.

Pictured representing Tallaght at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are: Amanda Mills, John Kearns, Peter Byrne, Jan Cooke, Barry Flynn, Niall OReilly, Tom Rooney, and Geoff Lynam from Bank of Ireland.

Pictured representing Rathcoole at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are Dick Butler, Ray Cooke, John Neville from Bank of Ireland, and Christy McDonnell.

Pictured representing Lucan village at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are Ainnie Ahmad, Liona O’Toole, Shamifa Zaheer, Ulick Colgan, Karen Boland, Bank of Ireland, John Neville, Bank of Ireland and Joann Hosey, Provincial Director, Bank of Ireland.

Pictured representing Kilrush at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are: Charlie Glynn, Cllr Ian Lynch, Acting Mayor Cllr Pat Daly, Irene Hamilton, Liam Connelly, Padraig Neylon and Noel Crowe.

Pictured representing Moyross at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are: Shane O’Doherty, Andrew O’Byrne and Cllr. Adam Teskey, Eamonn Ryan, Liz Horgan, Sean McGlynn and Maria Kelly, Head of Limerick, Bank of Ireland.

Pictured representing Portumna at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are: Mary Lynch, Maureen Curran, Muirne Hurley-Goode, Alan Farrell, Jimmy McClearn, Gemma Costello, and Tomas Diskin, Head of Galway County, Bank of Ireland.

Pictured representing Kenmare at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are: Cleo Murphy, Helen McDwyer, Kate Brooks, Mike Scannell, Hugh Gleeson, Pat Carmody and Deirdre Twomey, Head of Kerry, Bank of Ireland.

Pictured representing Nenagh at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are: Elaine Cullinane, Frank McGrath, Robert Gill, Roberta Noto, Joe McGrath, Rosemary Joyce, Hilda Dolan and Cllr Michael Fitzgerald.

Pictured representing Letterkenny at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are: Claire McNickle, Leonard Watson, Toni Forrester, Cllr. Nicholas Crossan, Garry Martin, and Barry Gallagher, Head of Donegal, Bank of Ireland.

Pictured representing Dungloe at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are: Mark Sharkey, Cllr. Nicholas Crossan, Garry Martin, Marie Therese Gallagher, Liane Greene and Barry Gallagher, Head of Donegal, Bank of Ireland.

Pictured with Minister Heather Humphreys and representing Monaghan town at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are Cllr. Sean Conlon, Alan Johnston, Donal McElwain, Trevor Connolly, Marian Mullen and Anna Marie McCaul, Bank of Ireland, and Mark O’Connor, Head of County Monaghan for Bank of Ireland.

Pictured with Minister Heather Humphreys and representing Clones at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are Cllr. Pat Treanor, Eamonn McCaughey, Maureen McIntyre, Rory McMahon, Seamie McMahon, Marian Mullen and Anna Marie McCaul, Bank of Ireland, and Mark O’Connor, Head of County Monaghan for Bank of Ireland.

 

Pictured with Minister Heather Humphreys and representing Virginia at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are Brendan Jennings, James Bradley, James Bradley Jr., Mags Matthews, Patrick Farrelly, Rita Martin, Siobhan McManus, Siobhan Farrelly and Mark O’Connor, Head of County Cavan for Bank of Ireland.

Pictured representing Bagenalstown at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are Cllr. John Pender, Paddy Gardner, James Lakes, John Murphy, Colin Rea, Lilly Holmes, Helen Ryan, Kathleen Holohan, Pat Deering TD, Willie Quinn, Christy Kennedy, and Senator Jennifer Murnane O’Connor.

Pictured representing Borris at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are Willie Quinn, Billy Canning, Helen Ryan, Kathleen Holohan, Aoibheann Murphy, and Cormac O’Driscoll, Bank of Ireland.

Pictured representing Dundrum at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are Lyn Hagin, Claire Barr, Helen Coffey and Conor McDaid with Morgan O’Regan, Head of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown for Bank of Ireland.

By Stephen Larkin

Published: 9 December, 2019