Sunny weather and free Teddy’s ice cream expected to boost numbers

Dublin’s second ever ‘Peer to Pier’ networking walk takes place this Friday with hundreds of business people and entrepreneurs due to take part.


Organisers expect that sunshine and temperatures of 17C, together with free Teddy’s ice cream for participants, will result in upwards of 300 people attending the event on Dún Laoghaire’s East Pier.

The LEO office in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown is holding the event to build on the success of the inaugural Peer to Pier walk last month. The innovative and fun format proved very popular with the hundreds of people who attended and prompted calls for a second event.

The event is organised by the Local Enterprise Office in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. Owen Laverty, Head of Enterprise at LEO dlr, said: “It’s due to be sunny and warm on Friday so it’s the perfect opportunity to get out enjoy the fresh air, free ice cream and make some valuable new business connections.”

“We want entrepreneurs and business people from all over Dublin to join in. This event is pure networking. It’s outdoors and structured but it’s also relaxed and fun. I think people are more relaxed when they are walking, which removes the awkwardness of some networking events. It’s open to everyone, no matter their business or sector.

“The East Pier is a great walk at the best of times so why not combine it with the chance to develop new business opportunities. Then there’s the free Teddy’s ice cream!”

The networking format comprises of a series of points along the walk where people are encouraged to “swap” their walking partners before they reach the end of the Pier, where they are supplied with Ice cream and coffees before returning to one of the local sailing clubs where the networking continues.

The Peer to Pier walk takes place on the 20th of April at 3.30 pm on the Dún Laoghaire East Pier. More details can be found at




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