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 and regional workshops for entrants.
The next step is the judging of the entrants. A judging panel will then visit all nominated places from mid-August until early October before announcing the winners at a gala awards ceremony in December. Please click here for the judging schedule for 2019.
The entry process is now closed, please contact your Head of County as listed in the FAQs below
List of Bank of Ireland contacts by County
|Name||County||Mobile No.||Email address|
|JJ Keyes||Carlow||086 3831832||JJ.KEYES@boi.com||Kieran Tuite||Cavan||086 2555593||Kieran.Tuite@boi.com|
|Eamonn Corcoran||Clare||086 8561425||Eamonn.Corcoran@boi.com|
|Sean Byerley||Cork City||086 3838199||Sean.email@example.com|
|Eilis Mannion||Cork County||086 6792188||Eilis.Mannion@boi.com|
|Barry Gallagher||Donegal||086 3831947||Barry.Gallagher@boi.com|
|Karen Cunningham||Dublin North/Fingal County Council||087 2539697||Karen_K.Cunningham@boi.com|
|Sean L’Estrange||Dublin City Council||087 1160250||Sean.L’Estrange@boi.com|
|Morgan O’Regan||Dun laoghaire Rathdown County Council||086 0443797||Morgan.o’firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Marie Meehan||Galway City||087 9598259||Marie.Meehan@boi.com|
|Tomas Diskin||Galway County||086 2618955||Tomas.Diskin@boi.com|
|Deirdre Twomey||Kerry||086 3820898||Deirdre.Twomey@boi.com|
|Roisin Crotty||Kildare||087 9558337||Roisin.email@example.com|
|JJ Keyes||Kilkenny||086 3831832||JJ.KEYES@boi.com|
|Aine Malone||Laois||087 2191946||Aine.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tara Rodgers||Leitrim||086 2853832||Tara.Rodgers@boi.com|
|Maria Kelly||Limerick||086 2383981||Maria_a.Kelly@boi.com|
|Ita Gray||Longford||087 2141390||Ita.Gray@boi.com|
|Paula Harmon||Louth||086 8564425||Paula.email@example.com|
|Michael Costello||Mayo||087 9298600||Michael_P.Costello@boi.com|
|Gary Holligan||Meath||087 1440973||Gary.Holligan@boi.com|
|Kieran Tuite||Monaghan||086 2555593||Kieran.Tuite@boi.com|
|Áine Malone||Offaly||087 2191946||Aine.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tara Rodgers||Roscommon||086 2853832||Tara.Rodgers@boi.com|
|Tara Rodgers||Sligo||086 2853832||Tara.Rodgers@boi.com|
|Enda McDonagh||South Dublin County Council||086 2348245||Enda.McDonagh@boi.com|
|Mick Ryan||Tipperary||087 0607602||Mick.Ryan@boi.com|
|Pamela Pim||Waterford||087 3631828||Pamela.Pim@boi.com|
|Ita Gray||Westmeath||087 2141390||Ita.Gray@boi.com|
|Trudi Ryan||Wexford||087 9508523||Trudy.Ryan@boi.com|
|Maria Coleman||Wicklow||087 9366301||Maria.Coleman@boi.com|