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SWIBN 2018 event calendar

Hi everyone, if you’re wondering what’s coming up for the next few months, wonder no more!

February 27th – Find Your Voice – a communications & public speaking workshop with Maire Garvey;

March 27th – Moira NiGhallchóir – sales workshop;

April 24th – visit to An Chroí – Enterprise Centre in Tubbercurry, Co.Sligo

May 29th – Soapbox Night – members present their businesses in 15 minute slots!

June 26th – to be confirmed;

July 31st – Summer Networking event;

August – no meeting;

September 25th – to be confirmed;

October 30th – to be confirmed;

November 27th – to be confirmed;

December 11th – Christmas Networking event.

Notifications will be sent out via Eventbrite each month, posted on Facebook & twitter and emailed to members.


SWIBN Autumn Schedule announced!

With the nights already getting a little cooler and the days a little shorter, it’s time to get these dates in your diaries!

September 26th – Olwen Dawe, Irish Business Intelligence – Unconscious Bias workshop;

October 12th (Thursday) – National Women’s Enterprise Day – Deirdre McGlone, MD, Harvey’s Point Hotel and Ruth Daly, Sort-it Now;

November 28th – Emma Boylan, Think Outside the Box – Effective Sales & Marketing;

December 12th – Christmas event, details tbc;

All events will go out on Eventbrite, so don’t forget to register!

SWIBN Spring 2017 line-up!

What a great array of speakers and events we have lined up for the next few months!

Coming up this month, on April 25th, Gillian Maxwell of Flying Tiger Stores in Ireland will talk about how she established the Danish franchise here. In May we will welcome James Martin of TeamLife Training & Coaching. June is our Members’ Soapbox night and in July we’ll head out on the road again to have our Summer Social in a local business. Watch this space!

Further event updates to follow!

NWED 2016 – last call!


National Women’s Enterprise Day 2016 is taking place on October 19th in locations all across the country. For SWIBN, the nearest event is in Cavan – Radisson Hotel, Farnham Estate. If you’ve not signed up yet then you can do so directly through Cavan LEO here!

If you need transport to the event – please contact Liam Kiely in Sligo LEO directly –

Click here to find the venue on Google Maps:

Time: 12.15pm for registration, finishing at 3pm (lunch included)

Each event has a regional ambassador, and the one for our (Border region) event is…

Regional Ambassador: Margaret Reilly

Border Region 	 Margaret Reilly Grand Design

Company: CTR Manufacturing Ltd and Grand Designs Kitchen & Bedroom

Website: and

 Don’t take no for an answer, keep smiling, and act like a flamingo in a flock of pigeons!Margaret Reilly, NWED Regional Ambassador

 Margaret, an experienced cabinet maker, set up CTR Manufacturing in 2009 to make kitchen, bedroom and office furniture for trade buyers. Three years later, she opened a second business, Grand Designs Kitchens & Bedrooms, to showcase and sell custom-designed furniture directly to the public. The company employs seven and has recently relocated to a new factory showroom in Drogheda.

It’s a summery social #SWIBNTuesday this month…

July means it’s time for our annual summer #SWIBNTuesday social… this year, we’re off to the super-talented Frances Muldoon’s studio in Rosses Point, Frances will showcase her business, and fellow member, Berenice Beukes will also cater the evening with her mouthwatering food!
Please ensure you book by RSVPing by Friday 24th as we’ll need numbers for catering 🙂 
There’ll be a small charge for food, which we’ll advise before the evening – and it’s a strictly BYOB event!
Looking forward to seeing you all then… 

Summer SWIBN Calendar

May Madness
Lorna Coleman from Microfinance Ireland and Agony Aunts solve your problems!

Caroline Currid, Performance Coach

Summer Barbeque at Cawley’s Hotel in Tubbercurry, hosted by Teresa Cawley Krebs, SWIBn member. Teresa will showcase her business tonight.

August – no event;