Meet the Donegal-Sligo Company of the Year Regional Finalists

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Junior Achievement Company of the Year 2015 Regional Final for Donegal-Sligo will take place on March 10th 2015 and is kindly hosted by Letterkenny I.T.


 Introducing ‘FARM S.I.S. Safety is Success’ from The Royal and Prior Comprehensive

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FARM S.I.S ‘Safety is Success’ is a mini company comprised of seven team members: Orlaith Fogarty, Christine Russell, Dylan Laird, James Roulston, Aaron McCready, Ben Wallace and Adam McConnell. As a team they have designed farm safety jigsaw puzzles based on three themes; Beware Of the Bull, Stay Away From Moving Machinery, and Stay Away From Slurry Toxic Fumes. These puzzles have twenty four pieces in each puzzle and are suitable for children aged between three to five years of age. One jigsaw costs €7.00, two jigsaws costs €12.50 and three jigsaws costs €18.00.  The idea for this product came from the Finance Manager James Rouslton when his neighbour was seriously injured in a farming accident during the summer of 2014.


Introducing ‘Shield’ from Mercy College, Sligo

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Our company name is ‘Shield’ and the name of our product is ‘Connection Protection’. Our product is a small plastic device used to clip around the top of your charger to secure it and to ensure that it does not bend and cause the charger to fray. This is our solution to a very common problem so ‘Say hello ‘Connection Protection’ and goodbye to all broken chargers’.


Introducing ‘Handmade Gifts’ from St. Columba’s College, Donegal

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We produce two different products:

(1) Cake Stands and
(2) Framed Pressed flowers.

Many of the plates for the cake stands are sourced in local charity shops so we are turning odd used plates into desirable attractive cake stands.
The flowers that are pressed are locally sourced and put through a drying process to make them suitable for display purposes.


Introducing ‘Calligraphy Creations’ from Ursuline College, Sligo

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We are ‘Calligraphy Creations’ by C2N, a TY mini company from Ursuline College Sligo. We make unique, hand designed calligraphy cards.

Introducing Tyred’ from Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair, Dún na nGall

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Contemporary garden furniture made from recycled tyres, perfect for the motoring enthusiast!


 Introducing ‘Waste no Water’ from Mercy College, Sligo

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‘Waste no Water’ is an app that provides tips and facts about water saving in the home, in each different room in order to help people save money on the new water charge in Ireland. It can also calculate water usage.

Waste-No-Water’s target market is home-owners, as well as parents and teachers who wish to educate their pupils about water conservation in their home or at their school.

Our ambitions and goals are to help people save money on water, as well as water itself. We also aim to expand our app in many different ways, such as being available in other countries, and also having food wastage incorporated into the app.


Introducing ‘Head Wreckers’ from St. Columba’s College, Donegal

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‘Head Wreckers’ is a small, entertaining book of riddles and brain teasers that provides fun for all ages. 


Introducing ‘My Amazing Story’ from Ursuline College, Sligo


‘My Amazing Story’ was set up to help combat the falling literacy level in primary schools in Ireland. We are, in particular, concerned about how imagination is being drowned out by modern technology such as computer games. Thus, we created the My Amazing Story book, a creative writing book dedicated to keeping creative writing not just alive but enjoyable.


Introducing ‘Mates with Slates’ from Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana

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‘Mates with Slates’ is a groundbreaking yet traditional Irish company producing a customised product lazering photos on to a slate. We are a TY mini business and we plan on being very successful in our marketspace. Our innovative team of young, smart and innovative Scoil Mhuire students are some of the best business students in Ireland. We produce a quality product at a reasonable price. We are go getters, are hardworking and we will reach the top.


 Introducing ‘The Turnover Project’ from The Royal and Prior, Raphoeturnover-567x500 1 400x353

‘The Turnover Project’ is a project set up and run by teenagers and aims to de-stigmatize mental health among teenagers as well as providing them with information on how to improve their mental health.

We hope to remove the stigma that has recently surrounded the topic of mental health as well as provide people with the information they need in order to maintain positive mental health.


Introducing ‘Milseog Na Mara’ from Coláiste na Carraige

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‘Milseog Na Mara’  gives caragreen moss a modern twist, introducing it to the new gereneration reviving an old remedy and Irish tradition for aiding the recovery of colds and flus.

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