Four teenagers from Donegal are the winners of the European Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015 which took place in Hungary this year.
The transition year students from Colaiste na Carriage were amongst thousands of participants across Europe.
Mary Kate Carr (15), Aimée Byrne (16), Rebecca McShane (16) and Ronan O’Hare (15) from around Glencolmcille in Donegal were crowned the winners of the Irish eveny at a ceremony in the Mansion House, Dublin.
Their business ‘Milseog na Mara’, meaning Deserts of the Sea, offers healthy alternatives to jellies and chocolate mousse using a type of locally sourced seaweed – Carrageen Moss – as the main ingredient.
“Our idea came to us when I got sick and my family made me a cold remedy using Carrageen Moss. Not only did I get over the cold quickly but I realised this jelly like substance could be used in alternative ways to make chilled deserts and jellies,” said Mary Kate.
Since then the group have went from