Friday, May 05, 2017

All ready for Expo 2017 tomorrow

Some views from last year's Expo.
A panel representing business and community in Kilcullen and Ballymore will discuss how their sectors complement each other in a highlight feature of tomorrow's Expo 2017, writes Brian Byrne.

Moderated by TV presenter Daithi O Se, the group will explore how business and community support each other in ways that include employment, contribution to the local economy, and a wide weave of social interaction.

The panel will include Georgina O’Sullivan of the Ballymore Inn; Alan McCormack from craft luxury goods business Carve On; Mary O’Brien of the innovative Video Doc initiative in Ballymore; and Eoin Houlihan of the Tidy Towns project Kilcullen in Bloom.

Scores of local businesses and community groups have registered for the Expo, which opens to the public at 11am tomorrow and will run through until 4pm.

Entertainment through the event will include performances by the Kilcullen Gospel Choir, local dance groups, a harp recital and more.

In addition to opportunities of seeing the wide range of business entities in Kilcullen, visitors can watch a GAA match between Ballymore and Kilcullen U/8s and a demonstration rugby game by U/13s from Newbridge Rugby Club.

Schools entrepreneurism will be featured through the Bizworld initiative supported by Bank of Ireland and there will be a presentation on the activities of Transition Year students.

It is the second Expo to be held in Kilcullen under the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town initiative. Entry is free and the location is again the Assembly Hall in Scoil Bhride.

Ample parking will be available in the area.