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Adult learning – creating social enterprise opportunities on Inis Oirr

Posted on September 13, 2011

Basket with Inis Oirr quilt  - Basket with Inis Oirr quilt produced by Mna le Cheile
Basket with Inis Oirr quilt produced by Mna le Cheile

Research on the benefits of adult learning shows that adult learning helps to build confidence and self esteem. These are the building blocks of small enterprise - with confidence come ideas, and the commitment to pursue them.


A great example of adult learning which is making inroads into small enterprise is Mná le Chéile - a group of women based on Inis Oirr on the Aran Islands. The group was the recipient of an AONTAS STAR Award in February of this year. I recently spoke to Mary McCarty, a member of the group who explained to me how it all started.

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