Rath­drum shows its best side to en­ter­prise judges

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS - By MYLES BUCHANAN

THE very best of what Rath­drum has to of­fer was show­cased to a panel of judges who vis­ited the town on Mon­day as part of the Bank of Ire­land Na­tional En­ter­prise Town Awards 2019. Fol­low­ing on from lunch in Avon­dale House, the judges vis­ited the town for a three-hour pe­riod tak­ing in the mar­ket, meet­ing lo­cal busi­ness­peo­ple and com­mu­nity groups.

Cen­tra kindly hosted a pre­sen­ta­tion event where De­nis Carter from Avon Mo­tors; Michael Tier­ney from Tier­ney’s Phar­macy; Liam Kin­sella from Rath­drum Tidy Towns; Bernard McQuaid from Lit­tle Din­ners and Karen Kennedy, the com­mu­nity rep­re­sen­ta­tive, all spoke about Rath­drum and what it has to of­fer.

A num­ber of videos fea­tur­ing lo­cal busi­nesses and com­mu­nity groups were also shown high­light­ing Rath­drum at its best. The judges then took a tour of the town which in­cluded vis­its to Comer­fords Drap­ery, Hid­den Val­ley and Zoetis.

The com­mit­tee which has been work­ing dili­gently on this project since Rath­drum was se­lected in June, put their best foot for­ward for the town. De­spite the in­clement weather, the rain did not dampen the com­mu­nity spirit and pride in the town.

In his wrap-up speech in Zoetis, Cllr Pat Kennedy ex­pressed his thanks to ev­ery­one in­volved in the judg­ing day. He also said that if Rath­drum were suc­cess­ful in the com­pe­ti­tion the prize fund would go to­wards a Health Check for the town with a view to ad­dress­ing the is­sues around traf­fic in the town cen­tre. The win­ners will be an­nounced at a gala awards cer­e­mony in the Lyrath Ho­tel, Kilkenny, on De­cem­ber 5.

Judge Tom Hayes speak­ing to Linn Berta of For­ever Liv­ing.

Judge Michael Lauhoff at San­dra Cole­born’s Cush­bawn Kitchen De­lights stand in Rath­drum.

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