Ciarán McLoughlin, an 18 year-old Leaving Cert student in Dunshaughlin Community College student emerged as the winner of best start-up company at this year’s Student Enterprise Challenge, organised by Meath Enterprise.
Residing in Boardsmill, Trim his company Ciarán’s Yarns, won the first prize, earning a €600 prize and an additional €600 for his school. His business was named as the winner of the annual competition for second-level students in Kells.
Ciarán’s business produces and sells high-quality wool yarns from his flock of Border Leicester and Ryeland sheep.
“I’m delighted to have had the opportunity to participate in this competition and getting to meet numerous new people all with individual skills and talents within the competition that I loved learning about and from,” Ciarán McLoughlin said. “I’m really looking forward to going from this competition with the support from Meath enterprise and all involved including Dunshaughlin Community College where I believe you also attended and bringing my products to more people around the world and to another level.”
Second place was Model Airlines started by Finn Dwyer, Josh Renihan, Ethan Tidbury & Niall O’Reilly in St Ciaran’s Community School, Kells.Mark Diamond and Aaron McBride from St. Patrick’s Classical School, Navan came third with their Eastern Machinery Sales company.