MARKETING AND MOTIVATION EVENTS TO KICK-START DONEGAL ENTERPRISE WEEK

first_imgDonegal Enterprise Week is set to kick off on Monday with two of the most sought-after topics by Donegal businesses – Marketing and Motivation.Gary Brown will help keep off Donegal Enterprise WeekThe week-long programme of free events will get under way in the Mount Errigal Hotel at 9am on Monday when Gary Brown of Target McConnells hosts a Marketing Workshop.Later that evening, international speaker and best-selling author Kevin Kelly will provide the first of the week’s motivational sessions and as the week progresses other areas of interest to local business will be well covered. With access to finance a hugely important issue for business in the current climate, it is not surprising that there has already been a keen interest shown in Tuesday night’s events on accessing bank finance.“Marketing has always been a favourite topic at Enterprise Week over the years and I have no doubt that Gary Brown’s workshop on Monday morning will be a huge benefit to local businesses,” said Michael Tunney, CEO of Donegal County Enterprise Board.“Gary is an Irish business and marketing expert of international repute. An international Marketing speaker on Relationship Marketing and Direct Marketing and a winner of over 75 Gold awards for Sales Marketing campaigns run in Ireland. His campaigns have won Gold awards from the Marketing Institute, the Irish Direct Marketing Association and the Irish Sales Promotion Association. He is also the only recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award from the Irish Direct Marketing Association.”Monday’s marketing theme will continue in the afternoon with a Marketing Masterclass hosted by Carol O’Kelly of Redstorm while Kevin Kelly’s motivational session in Radisson Blue Hotel on Monday is also sure to be a huge hit. “Kevin is a leading authority on the success principles of entrepreneurship, leadership, sales and motivation. Bachelor of Commerce degree graduate form NUI Galway he worked in companies in the construction and manufacturing sectors before setting up his own company, Advanced Marketing Ltd. in 1990.Now a sought after keynote speaker, Kevin speaks on the entrepreneurial mindset, motivation and leadership, trust-based sales and customer service.”Of course, as always, there is a fantastic range of events and speakers lined up for the week, but with bookings flooding in quickly and places limited in some of the events – anyone interested in an event is urged to make sure they register well in advance.All events are free but registration is necessary and full details of the events and registration are available on www.donegalenterprise.ieIn addition text information and reminders about Donegal Enterprise Week are also available by sending free text – DEW to 50015. County & City Enterprise Boards are funded by the Irish Government and part-funded by the European Union under the National Development Plan 2007-2013.MARKETING AND MOTIVATION EVENTS TO KICK-START DONEGAL ENTERPRISE WEEK was last modified: February 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Enterprise Weeklast_img read more

‘I CAN’T HELP THINKING I COULD HAVE SAVED MORE IF I HAD A LIFE BUOY’ – DAVITT

first_imgDavitt Walsh and girlfriend Stephanie Knox speaking about the tragic events at Buncrana Pier.. (North West Newspix)The heroic man who saved a baby in the Donegal drowning disaster says he could have saved more people if he had been thrown a lifesaving ring.Davitt Walsh has become an unlikely hero after jumping into the freezing waters of Lough Swilly after a jeep containing five six people slipped off Buncrana Pier on Sunday evening last.The 28 year old former League of Ireland footballer almost managed to save another of the young boys in the car but he was dragged from his grip by the pressure of the car. But today Davitt, from Kerrykeel, reveals how everything happened so quickly that people on the pier were left stunned by the horrendous events.“It all happened so quickly but it was as if everything had stopped. People were on the pier and walking around but everybody seemed to be just wondering what was going on.“I just can’t help feeling I could have done more. I honestly think I could have saved more if someone had had thrown me a life buoy or something.“There was one on the pier but nobody used it and I don’t know why. I’ll probably never know why but I can’t help think that I could have done more or I could have saved others. “There were people fishing and it was as if they didn’t realise what was happening. I just can’t take it all in still,” said Davitt.The slipway at Buncrana PierIt has now been revealed that one reason one so many people may not have helped is that many thought it was part of a training exercise.A training exercise involving the emergency services including the RNLI and the Rescue 118 helicopter took place at the pier for a number of hours and only officially finished around 5pm.Many of those whoo earlier took part in this training drill rushed back to the scene of the unfolding tragedy in a bid to save more lives.But despite getting back to the pier in a matter of just minutes, it was too late. The remains of three of the five who drowned in the car were now floating in the water and were quickly recovered.The slipway on which the doomed Audi jeep slipped into the sea at Lough Swilly has since been closed to the public.A full investigation into the conditions on the slipway is being carried out while Donegal County Council say they will make no further comment on the matter until that investigation is completed.Hero Davitt Walsh’s loving girlfriend Stephanie Knox, a cardiac physiologist at Derry’s Altnagelvin Hospital, said she is so proud of her partner. It was Stephanie who cradled little four month old Rionaghac-Ann in her coat and kept her alive after Davitt swam back to the slipway before collapsing with our exhaustion.‘I CAN’T HELP THINKING I COULD HAVE SAVED MORE IF I HAD A LIFE BUOY’ – DAVITT was last modified: March 27th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PICTURES: FANAD CLAIM ANOTHER ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE TITLE

first_imgFanad Utd claimed yet another Ulster Senior League title when they beat Cockhill Celtic at Bonagee earlier today.A Seamus Friel header was the only difference between the two sides just before half-time. Cockhill never really threatened the Fanad goal and Ollie Horgan’s side can feel they deserved the win and another title.Celebrations began in earnest on the pitch as our pictures show.And they are continuing into the night….PICTURES COPYRIGHT STEPHEN S DOHERTY. PICTURES: FANAD CLAIM ANOTHER ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE TITLE was last modified: November 13th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more