Friday, November 30, 2007

greenbox photo competition: the chosen ones

Hi everybody, Ollie here.

Here is a list of the pictures that won the photo competition guys. Pics will be revealed on the 13th, our Christmas party. We are very pleased with the standard, and are looking forward to getting these fantastic pics out there.
We'll put the pics up here quite soon after the 13th, so you can all have a goo.

Overall winners:

Gold: #43 early morning last Summer, across from Inisrath Island, L. Erne, Co. Fermanagh. This is the point at which guests get on the ferry to go to Inisrath. Taken by: Tim McEvitt

Silver: #11 silver gleniff horseshoe.
Caption: a forest stream in the Gleniff Horseshoe area of County Sligo, near to Ballintrillick. This area is popular with Hillwalkers and hikers alike.
Taken by: Niamh McGarvey

Bronze: #2 Aroo mountain, south Donegal
Taken by: Dick Whitehead

Highly commended: #12 Bundoran sunset:
Caption: A fishing boat returns to the harbour at Bundoran during a summer sunset.
Taken by: Paul McCarter

#1: Devenish Island, County Fermanagh
Taken by: Austin McQuaid

#18: Bee out fox(glov)ed
Taken by: Peter Hughes

#31: Red berry bushy tree and distant walk, Cuilcagh Mountain Park in Fermanagh,
Taken by: Tim McEvitt

#37: Looping pathway around Inisrath Island, Co. Fermanagh.
Taken by: Tim McEvitt

#48: Wedge tomb, Cavan Burren. One of the best examples of such in the now forested townland rich in ancient monuments.
Taken by: Tom Hyde

#55: Sweathouse: Sweathouse in Legeelan Co. Cavan. Ancient Irish treatment hut, almost exclusively found in the Greenbox region of Ireland. It’ll cure what ails you. Still in use until the early 1900’s.
Taken by: Tom Hyde

#59: pathway: Wintertime walk on Houghton’s Shore, Lough Garadice, Co. Leitrim, on the Shannon-Erne Waterway (where R199 R205 meet).
Taken by: Tom Hyde

#64 sunset: Lough Garadice, Co. Leitrim, a large and beautiful, tree-bound, island-studded expanse of water, mid-way between Ballyconnell and Ballinamore.
Taken by: Tom Hyde

#3 The one horned sheep and the windy tree. Glencar, Co. Leitrim.
Taken by: Dick Whitehead

#26 orange tip butterflies
Taken by: Peter Hughes

#6: Lough Arrow at dusk with the Bricklieves and the passage tomb at Carrowkeel in the distance. Photo taken from near Ballindoon, Co. Sligo.
Taken by: Jeri Reilly

Thursday, November 22, 2007

financial managment briefing

Hi guys Ollie here.

Have a look at this:

Donegal Business Network Breakfast Briefing Financial Management

The Donegal Business Network are hosting a breakfast briefing on Financial Management in the Millpark Hotel Donegal Town on Wednesday 28th November from 9.00am – 11.30am

The workshop will focus on financial management, with the emphasis on managing cash flow and getting paid on time. Padraig Considine will deliver the workshop, and with his experience of working with small businesses, and expertise in financial management and delivering training programes, he will provide a very interesting and worthwhile morning.

Padraig set up Professional Accounting Solutions eleven years ago to cater for the bookkeeping / taxation requirements for the small businessperson. Since then the company has branched out into training and has delivered a wide range of training programes designed to assist businesses in all aspects of financial management.

Clients include Enterprise Boards, Chambers of Commerce, Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland and County Childcare Committees.

This workshop is open to all businesses in Donegal, and the purpose of the Donegal Business Network is to provide a forum where business owners / managers can meet and share experience.

The workshop is free of charge and to book a place please contact the County Enterprise Board 074 91 60735 or 0861729667

Friday, November 9, 2007

business training, web, marketing

Ollie here guys
have a look here for some very interesting, affordable and innovative business training:
(if link doesn't work, try the url below)

This include direct marketing , blogging for business and maximising your on line presence

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Greenbox Christmas Party and Awards

Party and Awards!

Date for your diary: Keep Thursday 13th December free, because we have our annual network Christmas Party coming up. This year we are starting early, to give people a chance to get away at a reasonable hour if they so decide. We are also presenting a range of Greenbox awards, the details of which are below. All in all it should be a great night.

Here’s all the details:
Venue: Blacklion golf club, Blacklion, Co. Cavan.
Cost: €30/£20 per head
Booking: is highly recommended, as the venue is limited in capacity. Book through the Greenbox office: info@greenbox ie, 071 9856898 or greenbox, park road industrial estate, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim.
4.00-4.30 National Certificate in Ecotourism class graduation
4.30-5.00 Starter Canap├ęs, juice, tea/coffee and prosecco. (Ambience provided by a photo exhibition of winning pictures and jazz musicians)
5.00-6.30 Spectacular seasonal meal, with an emphasis on local, seasonal and organic food. Plenty of veggie options.
6.30-8.00 Greenbox awards: Leave No Trace awards, Greenbox photo competition, Greenbox people of the year!
8.00-late Music with highly acclaimed musicians…bring your dancing shoes!

Awards: because there were so many people to give awards to, we decided to compress them all into one awards ceremony night. The Ecotourism class are the second set of graduates from Ireland’s only national certificate in Ecotourism. Leave No Trace is an outdoor ethics code for the sensitive use the rural space; the Greenbox has recently facilitated the first formal training of a class of LNT trainers, who are now qualified to teach LNT to others. We have also been running a photography competition over the year, and the best 12 will be both on display and receiving their awards on the night. Finally, we are having our own awards for network members.

The categories for Greenbox people of the year are:
Most active member of the year
Most innovative member of the year
Most ecologically sound member of the year
Best website of the year
Best new member
Network’s choice: network member of the year

We want to hear your nominations for these categories. Send in your nominations by Friday 30th November at 5, by post phone or email. This latter award, network’s choice: network member of the year, is your chance to pick the person from the greenbox network who has done the most to interact with you, help you, inspire you, motivate you and so on. (Note: staff not included!) . The network’s vote will be what decides this category! Again, just send in your choice to , ring 071 9856898 or post to Greenbox, Park Road Industrial Estate, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim. One entry only per person, and closing date for entries is Friday 30th November at 5pm

Friday, November 2, 2007

The Guardian

Another article featuring the Greenbox. See link below: