Meet the Monaghan-Cavan-Louth Company of the Year Regional Finalists

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Junior Achievement Company of the Year 2015 Competition for the Monaghan, Cavan and Louth region is set to take place on 24th March 2015 and is kindly hosted by Monaghan Institute.

Ten finalists will compete for a place at the National Finals, which will take place in May 2015.


Introducing ‘Wood of Art’ from Beech Hill College, Monaghan

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‘Wood of Art’ is a company that provides a collection of handmade wooden products produced to a high standard. All products are made from recyclable materials and are made to suit any occasion. Wood of Art’s slogan is Where Wood Comes to Life’ promotes how the team members show their creative side in the manufacture of handmade wooden products using their different skills and techniques.


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 Introducing ‘Step Up’ from the Royal School, Cavan

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‘Step Up’ is a transition year mini company from the Royal School Cavan which has created an electric tractor step for people with mobility problems when it comes to entering and exiting their tractor.


  Introducing ‘Conkers’ from the Royal School, Cavan                    Conkers

‘Conkers’has produced an educational book teaching everyone about nature and wildlife around Ireland. It is aimed towards primary school aged children. It is a learning aid for the classroom but can also be used at home to help children learn about the outdoors and surroundings they see day to day.



 Introducing ‘Irish Mammy’s Company’ from Loreto College, Cavan

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‘Irish Mammy’s Company’ specialise in unique mugs, magnets, key rings and cards with Irish Mammy phrases printed on them such as, ‘Look what the cat dragged in’, ‘I’ll put the kettle on’, and ‘Say a prayer to St. Anthony’. The style of our product is unique and quirky. We chose a retro and funky design as we feel it is aesthetically pleasing.

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IntroducingPlogs’ from Scoil ÚI Mhuiri, Dunleer, Co. Louth

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‘Plogs’ was set up by duo team Rian Bolger and Charlie Maguire from Scoil Mhuiri. ‘Plogs’ produce and sell paper logs made entirely from recycled paper.


Introducing ‘Craft the Past’ from O’Fiaich College, Dundalk, Co. Louth

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‘Craft the Past’ make and design personalized frames and memory boxes from old Lego and jewellery. Our products are handmade and unique.


IntroducingRainwater Harvester’ from Colaiste Rís, Dundalk, Co. Louth

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Rainwater Harvester’ is new innovative idea set up to save customers on the new water charges by collecting rainwater, filtering and reusing it in the home or outside (e.g. car washing, gardening). Rain water harvester is a compact system that sits at the side of your house taking up very little ground space. It would be in a timber frame shed with a 1000l tank in it. There would be three filters one before the water enters the tank from your house gutters. The second would be a 25 micron filter to remove any small and micro particles in the water. There is also a UV filter to kill 99.9% of bacteria in the water.


 Introducing ‘Help ‘n’ Hand’ from Colaiste Rís, Dundalk, Co. Louth

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‘Help ‘n’ Hand’ provides an easier and safer method of driving for people who have lost the power in one of their arms due to a stroke or a semi-permanent injury to the arm but are still capable of driving. The main idea of our product is to be able to use the indictor on the side you have power depending on the model of the car and what arm is not manual. The indicator stick is a small bar about 8 inches in length that attaches to the indicator by two bits of steel going around the indictor and the welded bar on the top. The bar comes over behind the steering wheel to the other side on which you have power in the arm which saves you from reaching over to try and switch the indictor which is ultimately safer and will prevent potential accidents from occurring.


 Introducing ‘An Ciúb’ from Colaiste Rís, Dundalk, Co. Louth

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‘An Ciúb’ is an educational toy to help children learn the Irish language in a fun and active way. Our product is aimed at children in junior/senior infants. The idea of our product is a soft cube toy with action cards that attach to each side of the cube depicting different basic actions (Rith, léim etc.) The child/children roll the cube like a die and whichever action it lands on they have to do. The action cards are interchangeable as they are attached with Velcro making it easy to change the game around and have a different combination of actions each time so that the child/children don’t get bored. Our product supports physical activity and learning in a fun environment. We produce a quality product that can be used again and again and can be used to teach different subjects through the Irish language.


Introducing ‘Farmivia’ from Loreto College, Cavan  


Farm Safety is a serious issue in today’s society. Our product ‘Farmivia’ is a farm safety trivia game, which focuses on teaching adults and children to be safer and aware of the dangers on a farm in a fun and interactive way. The game is composed of engaging and interactive quiz questions for all ages based on the concept of farm safety.

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