The next Athy Enterprise Network* ‘First Friday’ meeting will be held this Friday on the 3rd June 2016 in the Clanard Court Hotel with two short presentations


The first will be by Grainne and Paddy Shaffrey of Shaffrey Associates Urban Designers who will describe some of the ‘Public Realm’ improvement works being proposed by Kildare Co. Council for Athy. The ‘Public Realm’ generally refers to all areas to which the public has access (such as roads, streets, lanes, parks, squares and bridges and open spaces).


The second presentation will be on Linked-In which is definitely the most important social media network for professionals who join at an astounding rate of more than two new members per second. With more than 277 million members, there’s no denying LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network and businesses need to know how to use it successfully.


The ‘First Friday’ meetings are held in Board Room of the Clanard Court Hotel. Refreshments and sandwiches are provided from 12.45 pm with the presentation commencing at 1 pm sharp and concluding before 2 pm. Pre-booking is advisable to guarantee a place.


RSVP to Jennifer (045) 894 074 or


*One of the main recommendations in the Athy Regeneration Plan commissioned by the Athy Enterprise Network and published late last year was that an ongoing enterprise awareness programme should be organised as a monthly structured event to encourage Local Enterprise and Commerce in the town. The Athy Enterprise Network is made up of representatives of the Athy Lions Club, Athy Enterprise Company, Kildare County Council and Kildare Leader Partnership. The Athy Enterprise Network now hosts the monthly networking meetings in association with North Kildare Chamber who facilitate similar events elsewhere in the county.