County Laois was one of four counties invited to take part in a pilot competition to find the most enterprising town in the Country.
The aim of the Competition was to promote enterprise by bringing business and community groups together to showcase the spirit of enterprise in their town.
Five town in Laois took part – Portlaoise, Portarlington, Abbeyleix, Rathdowney and Mountrath. The judging took place in November with each town putting on a presentation for three visiting judges. Each town put on a great show.
The results were announced at an awards ceremony held in Roscommon on 7th December.
Portarlington won the overall County Award. Out of 6 merit awards awarded, Laois got two with Mountrath and Rathdowney being successful towns.
Boyle, County Roscommon took the National Enterprise town Award.
Well done to all of the towns who took part.