Louth’s Age Friendly


Louth’s Age Friendly businesses to showcase their products and services at free Consumer Fair

Louth businesses providing goods and services to older people will showcase themselves at a unique fair in the county next month. Darver Castle will once again be the venue for the Louth Age Friendly Business Consumer Fair this year. Following on from the phenomenal success of last year’s inaugural fair, this year’s free event takes place on Sunday, 6th October. Still the only event of its kind in Ireland, 50 business exhibitors and also leading figures from caring and support services, technology, finance, fashion and law will be on hand to give advice and provide valuable information on products and services available for older people.

Louth is seen as leading the way in developing a range of age-friendly initiatives and related new products and services. These developments are happening across the board with businesses, within communities and among the public services. Indeed on an international scale, Louth is recognised by the World Health Organisation as one of the world’s top age friendly locations.

Those attending the Louth Age Friendly Business Consumer Fair will be able to –

  • Learn how new innovative products can assist in their day-to-day lives;
  • Learn about services that are available to support you or a loved at home and in the community;
  • Listen to informative talks on matters that concern older people including legal services and homecare assistance and;
  • Learn about those businesses that offer a variety of products and services for older people, to assist them in living longer and healthier lives in the best possible way.

Myhomecare.ie, a division of Age Friendly Business Fair main sponsors, Servisource, will be providing free health checks on the day with all donations made going to a local charity.

The Louth Age Friendly Business Consumer Fair will be officially opened by Dragon’s Den panellist and chair of the Louth Age Friendly Business Forum, Gavin Duffy. Also in attendance will be Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources and Environment, Community & Local Government, with responsibility for the New Era Project, Fergus O’Dowd TD.

Music on the day will be provided by traditional Irish band, Glasheen.

The Louth Age Friendly Business Consumer Fair takes place on Sunday, October 6 in Darver Castle from midday to 5pm and is FREE to attend, with everyone attending in with a chance of winning a special prize of champagne and chocolates.

The event is supported by the Louth Age-Friendly County Initiative, Age-Friendly Business Forum, Older Peoples Forum, Dundalk Chamber of Commerce and Ardee Traders Association.

Now is the time to enter your business in the Louth Business Awards 2022. There are 23 categories of awards this year, giving you a fantastic selection to choose from.