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30/09/2014 - The Ren Net Save Show Save Energ Save Money


On Thursday (9th October) next the Ren Net Save Show will take place in the Silver Tassie Hotel Letterkenny from 11am to 5pm and admission is free. 


This show will offer free advise on how to stay warm, safe and healthy this Winter and will include an exhibition of products and services including insulation, rainwater harvesting, solar panels, stoves, tax and financial matters.  Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland or SEAI will be there to give advice on grants and funding available.  There will also be a pharmacist on hand giving free blood pressure checks and providing confidential advice.


This event is being held as part of this year’s Social Inclusion Week and will include a Save Energy Save Money talk from 11.30am to 12.30pm with complementary refreshments served before and after.  This talk will be hosted by John Breslin from Highland Radio who will question exhibitors at the show about their products and services.  Visit for a full list of exhibitors.


Joanne Holmes, Ren Net Co-ordinator with Donegal County Council said “if you are looking to save money and are worried about rising energy costs, water charges and want to find out best to keep your home warm this Winter then come along to the Ren Net Save Show to get your questions answered and learn more about what options you have”. 


She added “the Save Energy Save Money talk will be of particular interest to older people and I would encourage people to come along to the show at 11am for complimentary tea and scones and take an hour to listen to John Breslin from Highland Radio question exhibitors at the show about their products and services”.


The Save Show is being organised as part of Donegal County Council’s Social Inclusion week 6th - 10th October 2014 by Ren Net - the only Renewable Energy Business Network in the Northwest and admission is free. 


The Renewable Energy Business Network (Ren Net) is a network of local businesses involved in renewable energy and energy efficiency in the Northwest. 


The Ren Net project is being delivered through Cross Border partnership, led by the North West Region Cross Border Group (NWRCBG). The partnership works together to develop the North West Region and is comprised of Donegal County Council , Derry City Council, Limavady Borough Council, Magherafelt District Council, and Strabane District Council. Donegal County Council is the Lead implementing Council for this particular project. The Ren Net project is part funded by the European Union European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the INTERREG IVA Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). 


The Save Show is open from 11am to 5pm in the Silver Tassie Hotel, Letterkenny on Thursday 9th October. Everyone welcome and admission is free.  Save Energy Save Money talks will take place from 11.30am to 12.30pm with complementary refreshments served before and after.  You're sure to find something of interest at the show and learn new ways of saving money and keeping cosy this Winter.  


 For more details contact Ren Net Project Officer Donegal County Council 074 9153900 email:


Notes for Editor.


The Special EU Programmes Body is a North/South Implementation Body sponsored by the Department of Finance and Personnel in Northern Ireland and the Department of Finance in Ireland.  It is responsible for managing two EU structural funds Programmes PEACE III and INTERREG IV designed to enhance cross-border co-operation, promote reconciliation and create a more peaceful and prosperous society. The Programmes operate within a clearly defined area including Northern Ireland, the Border Region of Ireland and Western Scotland.


The INTERREG IVA Programme, funded under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), is worth €256 million and aims to address the economic and social problems which result from the existence of borders.  It has two distinct priority measures to create co-operation for a more prosperous and sustainable cross-border region.


For more information on the SEUPB please visit



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