NATIONAL school students from Adare are celebrating after Supermac’s supremo Pat McDonagh agreed to stock their unique Presidential Ruler in his retail outlets.
Sixth class pupils at Shountrade National School were invited to attend the regional final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur at the Castletroy Park Hotel in recognition of their efforts to design and market the ruler, which features all nine Presidents including the incumbent, Michael D Higgins.
Pat McDonagh, who employs thousands of people through Supermac’s and a number of motorway plazas was guest speaker on the night – and he was so impressed with the product, he agreed to stock it there and then.
Speaking to the Limerick Leader, he said: “I’ll be giving them the first order when they are ready, for the Obama Plaza, and our other outlets, because I think it would be a good tourist item to sell. It’s at the right price too.”
The idea for the ruler – which retails at €4 – came when Shountrade student Eric White, 12, was travelling home from America last summer and saw a ruler featuring the former Presidents of the USA.
Photograph shows: Pat McDonagh with Shountrade students Aisling Walshe, Ben Looney, Zoe Loftus, Sian McCarthy and ruler creator Eric White. PICTURE: Paul Mullins
(Read the full story in the Limerick Leader)