Astute teenager wins ‘grand’ prize in international business… – Donegal Daily

Donegal student Ava McLoughlin (17) won $1,000 for her unique craft business in an international entrepreneurship competition.

Ava, a TY student at Abbey Vocational School, is the founder of ‘Irish Tweedscapes’, a 100% Irish owned and operated company, specializing in handcrafted Magee tweed picture frames that capture our country’s heritage. Its products have been sold all over the world.

Ava was recently selected as the runner-up in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s inaugural Global Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. She competed against students from eight countries to win $1000 for her business.

Ava participated through Foroige, which offered the NFTE entrepreneurship curriculum.

“This new competition provides distinguished young entrepreneurs from around the world with an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas,” said Dr. JD LaRock, president and CEO of NFTE. “I congratulate all the WYEC participants for their creativity and strength.”

irish tweedscapes It started with the standard layout of an Ireland or county map. Ava then branched out into occasions like Christmas frames, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Easter, etc. Their products are innovative because the frames give people a piece of tweed for their homes at a cheaper price. He also shares “a little piece of home” with people who live abroad.

The frames are €15 each and can be ordered via his social media accounts Facebook: Irish Tweedscapes, Instagram: Irish_Tweedscapes or by emailing

Each order can be personalized for each individual customer, making each tweedscape special.

Cunning teen wins ‘big’ prize in international business competition! was last modified: April 11, 2022 for Rachel McLaughlin

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