Kilcronaghan Youth event

Kilcronaghan Activity Centre recently played host to the Rural Youth Entrepreneurship (RYE) programme.  Lorraine O'Connor Centre Manager gave a warm welcome to young people from the area who attended the RYE workshops delivered by RDC and Advantage.

Kilcronaghan Youth event

Front Row L-R Ashley Dickson, Paula Clamp, Advantage, Julie McVey & Stacey Carson

Back Row L-R Andrew Mulholland & Peter McGowan 

Lorraine O’Connor Centre Manager said:

“I first noticed the RYE programme advertised in the Cookstown Western Shores Area Network.  I contacted the RDC and the information I received was extremely helpful.  The content and variety of the workshops was excellent and I felt that this was an opportunity not to be missed. 

“I would like to thank those who attended the workshops and wish them well for the future and hope their aspirations become a reality someday soon.”

The workshops are designed to raise awareness of self employment and entrepreneurship as an alternative option for young people living in rural areas. At the workshops the attendees were set activities to open up their minds to new ways of thinking.  The young participants have started business action plans and when complete will be supported to identify the next step for them and their business idea.

Olga Gallagher, RYE Director said;

"Funded by DARD under the Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation programme the RYE programme is delivered by RDC in partnership with Advantage.  The programme aims to encourage and support rural young people interested in self employment.

“We hope the young people who attended the workshops were encouraged and inspired to consider starting their own business and wish them every success.”