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NO REPRO FEE 11/9/2016. Here Comes The Girls. The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Ms. Mary Mitchell O' Connor T.D. with Julie Sinnamon (Enterprise Ireland) and Sheelagh Daly (Local Enterprise Office) They are pictured with this year's Regional Ambassadors Aisling Hanley, Hannah Wrixon Valerie Kingston, Nocola Bryne, Rachel Doyle , Margaret Reilly, Regina Bushell. They launched the full programme of events to mark the 10th annual National Women's Enterprise Day, which is being organised by the Local Enterprise Offices on Wednesday October 19th 2016. Events are taking place in Cavan, Dublin, Westmeath, Meath, Kilkenny, Kerry and Galway to celebrate the success stories of Irish female entrepreneurs and to encourage more women across Ireland to access enterprise supports for starting or growing a business. All 31 Local Enterprise Offices in local authorities and Enterprise Ireland are behind the initiative and they have enlisted the help of established entrepreneurs to act as Regional Ambassadors, to share their success stories at events that day. This year's Regional Ambassadors are Rachel Doyle of the Arboretum in Carlow and Wicklow, Nicola Byrne of 11890 and Cloud 90 in Dublin, Valerie Kingston of Glenilen Farm in Cork, Aisling Hanley of Keenwah Quinoa in Galway, Hannah Wrixon of Last Minute Minders in Limerick, Audrey Gaffney of Audrey Gaffney Associates in Meath, Regina Bushell of Grovelands Childcare in Westmeath and Margaret Reilly of CTR Manufacturing in Louth. Tickets are available through www.nwed.ie and information on enterprise supports is available from www.localenterprise.ie. The programme launch took place at the Arboretum and National Garden Exhibition Centre in Wicklow, which is run by the South East Regional Ambassador, Rachel Doyle. The Minister was also joined at the NWED launch by representatives of the Local Enterprise Offices, Enterprise Ireland and the local authorities. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall IrelandKerry women interested in setting up a business are being urged to take part in National Women’s Enterprise Day.

The 10th annual event will be marked on Wednesday the 19th of October with seven events being organised by the Local Enterprise Offices around the country.

The local one for Kerry takes place in The Brehon Hotel, Killarney.

The day aims to highlight success stories and encourage more women to access enterprise supports.

This year’s Regional Ambassador for Kerry and Cork is Valerie Kingston of Glenilen Farm in Cork; she’s calling on women in Kerry with a business idea to come along on the day.