Cluny’s Transition Years “dazzle” the Enterprise World

by Gazette Reporter

The Cluny girls won three awards in the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Student Enterprise County Final and one group qualified for the National Finals of the Student Enterprise Competition.

“Dazzle” mini company, Katie Waters, Evie Miller, Nicole Ryan, from St Joseph of Cluny will represent Dun Laoghaire Rathdown at this year’s Student Enterprise Programme National Final on Friday, 14th May.

“Dazzle” is a mini company that sells activated charcoal teeth whitening powder at an affordable price. It is an all-natural solution for teeth whitening products and does not cause sensitivity.

The other awards were a Leadership award for “Convenient Care” selling a pack with masks and hand sanitiser together, Aoife MacNeill, Emily Doyle, Lauren Doyle, Aela Cronin, a video excellence award for Dazzle and a Marketing award for The Tie Dye Team, selling unique hand-made tie-dye clothing, Laura O’Leary, Mia Ryan, Kate Lysaght-Walsh, and Éabha McNamee.

Kitties Waters Nicole Ryan Evie Miller Dún Laoghaire Rathdown county Final winners & video excellence award in the Students Enterprise awards 2021
Picture by Michael Chester ©

Cluny also had two other groups in the Dun Laoghaire Competition: Soya Scents, Ella O’Sullivan an eco – friendly candle company selling soya wax candles and Resin Heaven, Ellen Ryan, Karla Lynch, Ellen McGibney, Caoilinn Divilly and Emma-Kate Foy selling handmade, personalised non-toxic resin combs.

The enterprise education initiative, funded by the Government of Ireland through Enterprise Ireland and delivered by 31 Local Enterprise Offices, supports students to create, design and market their own business. Over 29,000 students from just under 500 secondary schools across the country took part in 2020 / 2021 programme.

Mia Ryan, Eabha mcNanee, Kate Lysaght Walsh, Laura O’Leary marketing award in the students Enterprise awards 2021
Picture by Michael Chester ©

Photos – Michael Chester

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