Tuesday, September 14, 2021

 

Triest Press, which has been in operation for over 30 years in Roscommon Town, is set to open a new facility in Castlerea creating six new jobs, four of them for people with intellectual disabilities.

Having supported more than 50 people with intellectual disabilities to gain meaningful work experience or skills training in the last five years, the award-winning print and design studio is set to make an even bigger social impact in 2021.

Through the support of Pobal’s Dormant Accounts Fund, Triest Press will open the doors of a new facility in Castlerea town on Thursday, September 17th at 11 a.m. The mission is to promote the social and economic wellbeing of the town whilst providing a first-class design and print service.

Manager of Triest Press, Noel Strange explained that “Social enterprises are an integral part of the fabric of communities across Ireland. By using business skills and strategic thinking to drive our mission to support both people and the planet, we can create real employment roles for people that don’t always have the same opportunities as the rest of us. Throughout the pandemic, we have all been reminded of the value of a strong community and Castlerea has one of the strongest community spirits, I’ve ever seen. We’re excited to be able to offer our service to the people of Castlerea and to add to a growing economy there.”

With the opening of Triest Press Castlerea also comes the provision of six new jobs to the area, four of which will be reserved for people with intellectual disabilities. Triest Press offers a wide range of printed products such as business, memorial and wedding stationery, large prints, t-shirts, mugs, and other promotional goods as well as a bespoke design service.

A recent print job that created a buzz on the print floor was a children’s book written by Orla Keating entitled, “Orla and the Go Faster Stick”. Orla got the idea for the book during the first lockdown when she walked along the Royal Canal at Ballinea near Mullingar.

Following a win in the Waterways Ireland competition, Orla had her book designed and published on Amazon and because of the company’s social mission, Orla chose Triest Press to do the printing.

Orla will cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony for the brand new Triest Press facility on Thursday.

 

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