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Shannon Airport's Young Entrepreneur

Shannon Airport is giving Young Entrepreneurs the opportunity to sell their products in the world's first Duty Free store


Check out 14 year old Evan Quaid's story

Evan's Story

Meet Evan Quaid the 14 year old Limerick boy who's business "Quaid Candles" won the attention of our Head of Commercial.

Evan Quaid (14), a student from Castlemahon in west Limerick, has become the youngest ever producer of an item to be stocked at the famous store – the birthplace of duty free globally – after his Quaid Candles were put on sale there.

The young entrepreneur messaged the Shannon Airport Instagram account late last year asking for the candles to be stocked in the store. After meeting him and his mother Triona, the Duty Free team didn’t think twice.

Head of Commercial at Shannon Airport Darren Smyth said that the airport was struck by his enthusiasm, entrepreneurship and the quality of the candles. 
“Evan is a remarkable young man and it’s already clear that he has a very bright future in business ahead of him. We were impressed by his enterprise in the first instance and then wowed by his enthusiasm and determination when we met him. "



Have you created your own product?

Are you between 12 and 18 years of age?

Would you like to showcase your product in our award winning Duty Free store?

To enter our Young Enrepreneurs competition just email: for an application form.

Simply follow the instructions in the email and pitch your product!

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