The Connacht Tribune gives recognition to the Founder of The Liffey Trust and Galway native, Dr. Séamus Mc Dermott on his dedication to others.

Séamus McDermott has had a life-long passion for supporting and encouraging entrepreneurs. Séamus founded the Liffey Trust in 1984 in order to incubate, mentor, and support entrepreneurs and community enterprises including the provision of office space.

The Trust made a conscious management decision to finance all its activities through its own efforts and without support from the State, and it has done this with great success. Since its foundation, The Liffey Trust has helped hundreds of enterprises resulting in the employment of over 800 people.

Today, The Liffey Trust continues to assist job creation through reduced rents for businesses, mentors businesses, invests significantly in University entrepreneurial scholarships while partnering with 4 leading colleges in Ireland, runs a business hub encouraging Liffey Trust scholars to share stories and network, while also funding DEIS schools in need.

His extraordinary commitment to others was acknowledged recently when he was awarded the honorary degree of “Doctor of Engineering” by University College Dublin. 

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