Anna May McHugh - the woman behind the Ploughing Championships - is coming to Carlow

She will share her journey in achieving success from a rural domain on to a national and international platform

Anna May McHugh chairs World Meeting of Families session

Anna May McHugh

Anna May McHugh - managing director of the National Ploughing Association - is coming to Carlow as part of R-Innovate Rural Network Events.

Carlow County Council and Carlow IT will host two R-Innovate Network Events in Ballon on October 3 and Bagenalstown on October 23.

They will feature national and local speakers who will share and discuss their own journeys in achieving success from a rural domain on to a national and international platform.

Speakers include Anna May McHugh, Bobby Kerr, Valerie Carty - Ballon Business Hub, Breda Malone - Visioning, Lorna Buggy - Buggy Curtain Making, Barry Curry - Systeme, Colin Rea - Rea Department Store, Clodagh Corcoran - Builin Ur and Liz Dolan - Barrow Training.

The R-Innovate Enterprise Development Program which has been taking place in Carlow since March 2018 was designed based on the needs of rural enterprises to introduce innovation into their business.

The program was held in Ballon and Bagenalstown and worked with over 30 businesses across the respective town and village hinterland.

The overall objective of the program was based on guiding businesses on their next stage of development with a local understanding and a global perspective.

For further information on R-innovate or if you are interested in attending these networking events contact Sarah Byrne on 059 9129783 or

The Council and Carlow IT are running the events with support from Bank of Ireland, County Carlow Chamber, Carlow County Development Partnership, Carlow Tourism and Carlow Local Community Development Committee.

For booking:

Follow these links to Eventbrite to secure your place:Booking for Anna May McHugh – 3rd October 2018 innovate-connect-with-anna- may-mc-hugh-3rd-october-2018- free-business-networking- event-tickets-50381402130

Booking for Bobby Kerr -23rd October 2018 - innovate-connect-with-bobby- kerr-23rd-october-2018-free- business-networking-event- tickets-50381816369

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