My project is A Pen with a Pull out Timetable.

What is a Pentable ?

It basically is a Pen with a Pull out Timetable. It is a ballpoint pen with a retractable side banner. The banner has a blank timetable with six slots for your personal timetable routine. The timetable is on both sides. Choice of BLUE or BLACK ink.

               COST €2.50

Overall Winner of LEO Clare Student Enterprise


On Thursday 9th of March the LEO Clare Student Enterprise County Final was held in the West County Hotel, Ennis.
Over 109 groups took part on the day and were divided into four categories; Food, Retail, Crafts and Tech/Manufacturing.
A winner from each group was choosen (and I was lucky enough to be one of these) and the four groups had to do a 4 minute pitch via microphone to the whole room. Nerve-wrecking to say the least!
After the judges deliberations a winner was choosen - Pentables!
I was absolutely thrilled. I now go on to represent Clare in the All Ireland final in Croke Park on the 3rd of May.

LEO Clare Student Enterprise

County Final

Pictured with Mayor of Clare Bill Chambers, Enterprise teachers Ms. Purcell and Ms. Hassett and my fellow classmates Greta Hickey and Leah Lowry.


I have recently  joined Twitter and I would really appreciate if you would like and retweet about my account @ThePentables

Limerick Milk Market Student Enterprise Day


I attended the Limerick Milk Market Student Enterprise Day on the 16th of December. I won best Individual Performance on the day. It was a brilliant experience and I made alot of sales.


Transition Year Enterprise Competion


What is the Student Enterprise  Competition

Student Enterprise Awards
Local Enterprise Office Clare (LEO Clare) Schools Enterprise Programme works with teachers and students in second level schools to develop an enterprise culture in the county.

LEO Clare delivers the Local Enterprise Offices National Student Enterprise Awards Programme in second level schools across the county. This exciting initiative is open to all secondary school students. Teachers receive support from the staff of the LEO's regarding the delivery of the Student Enterprise Awards, and also receive a teachers handbook and DVD. Student receive their own student handbook along with support and guidance from the LEO's and it's mentors. The aim of the awards is to facilitate and assist students in the establishment and running of their own business during the school year.

Student businesses attend the County Final which is organised by LEO Clare. There are 3 categories - Junior (1st Year), Intermediate (2nd & 3rd Year) and Senior (TY, Leaving Certificate). An overall winner at each level is chosen to represent their school, County and LEO Clare at the National Student Enterprise Awards which are held in Dublin in March/ April.

Christmas Market


Feakle Community Hall

There will also be a Christmas market held in the Community Hall in Feakle on the 26th of November from 11am to 46pm. I will have a stall at the hall where you will be able to see and purchase my product A Pen With a Pull Out Timetable. I look forward to meeting you.


Flagmount Community Centre

There will be a Christmas market held in the Community Centre on the 18th of December from 11am to 4pm. I will have a stall at the centre where you will be able to see and purchase my product A Pen With a Pull Out Timetable each pen cost €2.50. Choice of Blue or Black ink.

Clare Champion


Enterprise Talk in Ennis

On Wednesday 8th of September my transition year class of Scarriff Community College went to Traceys West County hotel in Ennis to an introduction day of the student enterprise program brought to us by the Local Enterprise Office Clare. As well as us St Anne's Killaloe, Gaelscoil Ennis and other schools from Clare were also there. Theresa Mulvihill welcomed us to the event and then Padraic McElwee spoke to us as he is over enterprise in Clare. After that Hannah Wrixon talked to us about her successful business called Last Minute Minders. We watched a documentary about student enterprise from previous years. We listened to an interview with two previous winners.I felt I learned a lot from this experience. The speakers were very helpful and guided us in the right direction to what a budding Entrepreneur needs.

The Clare Champion were there to take photos and interview students. I was lucky to have the oppourtunity to have an interview on the day. The following day there was a write up about the event in the paper.

Piece from Clare Champion on Thursday 29th

Ella Macnamara