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Limerick Student Christmas Market 2016 shows great talent

Limerick Student Christmas Market 2016 at the Milk Market last Friday. 
More than 40 mini-businesses from second level schools in Limerick city and county participated in the Limerick Student Christmas Market 2016 at the Milk Market on Friday (16 Dec 2016). The market which ran from 11am-2pm was part of the Milk Market’s Christmas programme and was run in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Office Limerick’s Student Enterprise Programme.

With students being bussed in from all over the county to pick up a few bargains business was brisk with one team from Laurel Hill selling out by lunchtime. There was a wonderful atmosphere, costumed traders, treats aplenty all enhanced by the carol singers from St Michael’s National School.

As well as the brisk sales, thanks to the sponsorship of Markets Alive Support Team (MAST) and Permanent TSB, there was €1,000 in prize money up for grabs in the categories of innovation, best display, team spirit and best individual. The winners were from Castletroy College, Scoil Pol in Kilfinane and Scarrif Community College.

Speaking at the event, Head of Local Enterprise at the Local Enterprise Office Limerick, Bernie Moloney, thanked all the teachers for the support they provide to their students and said: “Looking around at the group of business focused young people here today, there is no doubt that the future of entrepreneurship in Ireland looks very bright indeed”. 

Limerick Student Christmas Market 2016

Limerick Student Christmas Market 2016 shows great talent

David Fitzgerald of the Milk Market said: “It was great to see so many young entrepreneurs getting their first experience of market trading. I was very impressed by the quality of the stalls and hope to see them return to us time and time again in the future”.

Garry Lowe of Whizzkids Training coordinates the Student Enterprise Programme said: “This is the second year we ran the Student Christmas Market and had double the number of entries. We are trying to instil

an entrepreneurial culture and this will provide these students with invaluable experience in this wonderful facility at the heart of Limerick city. My thanks to Dave and his team at the Milk Market for hosting this great event.”

The next leg of the Local Enterprise Office Student Enterprise Programme takes place on March 29, 2017 – the Limerick City and County Final. 

For more information regarding Limerick Student Christmas Market 2016, click here.
To read more on enterprise in Limerick, click here.

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.