(Picture) Jennifer and Daniel Malone, from Clane, pictured with special guest, Dave Kearney, at the Kildare Expo 2016, Sheehy Motors, Naas, Thursday afternoon, 12th May

More than 80 local businesses exhibited at the event on Thursday, May 12th, which was hosted in Sheehy Motors and Audi Naas, in their showroom complex on the Newbridge Road.

Some 1,700 people visited the Expo, estimated Allan Shine, CEO of North Kildare Chamber.  The expo now in its third year was a hive of activity with rugby star Dave Kearney and Food Blogger Rosanna Davison both in attendance.

Exhibitors included FAI,  The Sammon Group, The K Club, Mondello Park, GUI and Colourtrend.

“What was particularly interesting was that the sense of energy and positivity was so evident,” said Mr Shine.

“The expo is one of the highlights of the year for our membership.  It gives the exhibitors the opportunity to showcase their produces and offerings to businesses and the public.  Feedback to date has been excellent and already we are looking forward to next year’s expo.

President of the Chamber, Vivian Cummins echoed his sentiments, adding: “We want to do everything we can to promote business in Kildare.   Events such as this expo can only be of benefit to business.”


Vincent O’Rourke, Sheehy Motors Naas with Allan Shine, CEO of the Chamber and Rosanna Davison


Paul Egan from Sheehy Motors Naas at the IT Monkey stand


Maureen Byrne, BOI Naas, takes a lesson with Colin Starrett of the GUI National Golf Academy, Carton Demesne, Maynooth, at the Kildare Expo 2016, Sheehy Motors


Fiona O’Loughlin TD with Food Blogger Rosanna Davison


Special guest, Rosanna Davidson pictured with (from left) Frank Kelly, Vinnie O’Rourke, Hugh Pitt, Eoin Gleeson, and Gordon Geraghty, Sheehy Motors VW, Naas, at the Kildare Expo 2016, Sheehy Motors, Naas, Thursday afternoon, 12th May.


Rosanna Davison with Mark O’Loughlin of Sanctuary Synthetics


Anais Redmond with Rosanna Davison