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Women’s Rural Entrepreneurship Network

WREN - Women’s Rural Entrepreneurship Network project, aims to promote entrepreneurial skills among women in Cork and Limerick rural areas.  The project supports those who have business ideas and/or want to become self-employed or who are already in the early stages of business development.  The training programme includes personal development, business skills training, group mentoring, themed networking and experimental learning events.

South & East Cork Area Development - SECAD, is the lead partner of the project working in partnership with Ballyhoura Development in Limerick and CIT's Rubicon Centre with the Hincks Centre as the academic lead on the two year project. The WREN Project is co-funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Justice and Equality and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020 to promote entrepreneurial skills and businesas start-up amongst women in the region.


WREN Graduate Nessa Goggin of Bridal Gown Alterations as seen in the Irish Examiner, 20.06.18


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