Prestigious invite for young enterprising brothers

Two enterprising schoolboy brothers Ronan, 14, and Conor Mc Garvey, 11, of Loughanure have been invited to speak at this year's ECO-UNESCO's National Youth ECO-Forum in Dublin this coming Thursday.

The brothers set up their wooden pen making enterprise Donegal Pens just over two years ago after taking an interest in woodturning and have reported a steady growth in trade with their pens now in use all over the world.

ECO-UNESCO is Ireland's environmental education and youth organisation affiliated to the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (WFUCA).

Each year ECO-UNESCO?s National Youth ECO-Forum brings together young people aged 15 - 18 from all over Ireland to speak directly with experts and policy-makers, develop youth-led plans for action in their schools and communities and above all, make their voices heard on the issues that are important to them. This year the focus is on entrepreneurship in young people, in particular focusing on green or social entrepreneurship.?

The forum is aimed at 15-18 year olds and provides a space for them to learn, to debate and discuss ideas. Young people involved come from all over the country and groups are normally affiliated to ECO-UNESCO.

The Mc Garvey brothers have been asked to give a presentation on their enterprise at this year's event that will be attended by around seventy students from various locations across the country.

The brothers will explain how they set up their enterprise, how they promoted it and give an overall talk on how the business has succeeded for them.

The range of handmade pens produced by the brothers from their garden shed at Loughanure can be viewed at www.donegalpens.com