A talk by world record-breaking mountaineer and entrepreneur, Pat Falvey, plus the launch of a unique map showing North Clare tourist attractions and businesses are just two of the highlights of 'Enterprise Mid-West' this week in Clare. Hosted by the County and City Enterprise Boards in the Mid-West for the month of October, it's the turn of Clare County Enterprise Board to host this week's events.
Pat Falvey, the first person in the world to have climbed the seven highest mountains twice, is the special guest at the 'Reaching for the Sky' seminar on Wednesday, October 12th in Ennis. Falvey, who has experienced well-documented success and failure in the world of business, is expected to draw large crowds to the Woodstock Hotel that evening.
Eamonn Kelly, C.E.O. of Clare County Enterprise Board said: "Pat's philosophy is that life is like a mountain, and we all have mountains to climb. He encourages people to believe in themselves and their goals. You could say that the same philosophy applies to running a small business too, when starting out on a new venture or when trying to make a success out of an existing product or service. Like mountaineering, it's about reaching the 'peak' of your business potential."
On Friday, October 14th, a map of rugged North Clare, highlighting over a hundred areas of interest, is being launched for tourism providers. Dr. Brendan Dunford from the Burren Farming for Conservation Programme, is speaking at the launch, which takes place at The Foyer Hotel in Lisdoonvarna that afternoon.
Other events happening in Clare include a talk about the local economy by Stephen Kinsella, a UL economist (on October 11th) and mentoring clinics on Thursday.
Four of the five events taking place in Clare this week are completely free of charge and tickets for Pat Falvey's talk on October 12th cost €10.
During the third week in October, Limerick City and County Enterprise Boards are hosting three events for 'Enterprise Mid-West with Kerry County Enterprise Board are hosting five events during the fourth and final week of the initiative. The Tipperary North County Enterprise Board hosted the opening week of 'Enterprise Mid-West,' which included their County Enterprise Awards ceremony in Nenagh.
The full schedule for the month is available through www.enterprisemidwest.com and organisers are advising early booking for all events.