Judges and organisers enjoying a trip on the river Barrow during the judging of the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town Awards PICTURE: PAT MOORE
Graignamanagh put on a splendid show for the arrival of the three judges - Aine Malone, Bank of Ireland; Eddie Breen retired Chief Executive Wexford County Council and Jack Keyes, retired Chief Executive of Cavan County Council - last week.
They even took to the Barrow to see the town from a different perspective, and were immersed in the renowned hospitality and heritage of Graig.
Deirdre Shine, Bank of Ireland, Head of Enterprise Kilkenny said; “SMEs, startups and community organisations are the backbone of the local economy and a significant driver of the country’s success and spirit. Local business owners and community groups want to see their town doing well, and there is nothing like a bit of healthy competition to motivate people to put their best foot forward. I am excited to see some really strong entries from Kilkenny and know they will do the entire county proud.
“As the country’s largest lender, with a presence in over 250 communities nationwide, Bank of Ireland is committed to supporting customers in achieving their business and community ambitions. Every day we are witnessing the incredible enterprising efforts being made by businesses and community groups working together with their local council and state agencies. We are delighted to be providing a platform to showcase some of the very best from around the country.”