Alan Kelly, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport, has declared Nenagh.ie a “fantastic and brilliant” website while he has also called on the local community to support the initiative.
Minister of State Alan Kelly officially launched the revamped Nenagh.ie at a function in the Nenagh Arts Centre on Thursday night, December 6th - the event was attended by a bumper crowd which featured members of Nenagh Chamber of Commerce, Nenagh Town Council and prominent members of the local business community.
Nenagh.ie strives to promote the interests of local business, works to promote community events and will be populated by compelling content which is relevant to the town and the surrounding hinterland.
The Nenagh.ie project is funded by Nenagh Chamber of Commerce and Nenagh Town Council while the AdSmart.ie team endeavour to bring their logistical and content delivery skills to ensure the project is a success.
Minister of State Alan Kelly described the site as “one of the best sites that I have ever seen”.
“This is a very worthwhile tool and it is exceptionally important that this site is there to promote the area.
“This site has the capacity to promote Nenagh like nothing else. This site really shows what can happen when people come together and work together,” Alan Kelly enthusiastically declared.
Mr Kelly also highlighted the foresight of Nenagh Chamber of Commerce and Nenagh Town Council in developing the project while he described AdSmart as an “example of a young company that is going places”.
“I would like to declare the site officially launched and to wish everyone involved with the site all the very best of luck with it,” Alan Kelly said.
“Finally, I would like to encourage everyone in Nenagh and in the surrounding areas to support Nenagh.ie. I would encourage everyone to get involved in making this site a success.
“This is brilliant for the town and for the future,” Alan Kelly said.
Tom Ryan, whose company AdSmart was this year named as the North Tipperary County Enterprise of the Year by the North Tipperary Enterprise Board, is recognised as one of the key players in the Nenagh.ie project.
“With Nenagh.ie our message is simple. If we are to transform our economy we must strive to create an atmosphere of possibility and positivity in Nenagh and give people the confidence to reach into their pockets. Ireland’s recovery from recession will not come down to who can cut what. It will come down to who can create,” Tom Ryan said.
“With Nenagh.ie we will endeavour to highlight that Nenagh is a town brimming with potential. We will campaign on behalf of Nenagh. We will fight for this town,” Tom Ryan added.
AdSmart Managing Director Tom Ryan guided those in attendance through the impressive Nenagh.ie website before asking the people of Nenagh to support the project.
“We need to support each other to get through these difficult times,” Tom Ryan, who established the award-winning marketing firm AdSmart.ie in 2009, added.
“I am asking the people of Nenagh to support Nenagh.ie. Let’s carve out a future for ourselves and work to create the community that we want to live in.
“Nenagh Chamber of Commerce and Nenagh Town Council have already come together to work on the project, but only with the help of the community can it prove a success.”
Tom Ryan thanked Nenagh Chamber of Commerce, specifically president Joe O’Connor, Marcus O’Connor (Town Manager) and Dónal Purcell (Town Clerk) for their assistance with the project. Mr Ryan also thanked his team at AdSmart for their efforts.
Mr Joseph O’Connor, President of the Nenagh Chamber of Commerce, said that the purpose of the site was “to project Nenagh in the best possible light” and he encouraged the people of Nenagh to support it.
Joseph O’Connor also indicated that the Chamber of Commerce was “delighted to be associated with AdSmart”.
“We are a resilient people and we have to look forward,” Joseph O’Connor said.
“It is now up to the community and the businesses in the area to make this site relevant,” Mr O’Connor added.
“This site will be very influential in promoting Nenagh and its surrounds and it just goes to show what can be achieved when the relevant bodies work together,” Mayor of Nenagh Lalor McGee (Labour) said.
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