Students “ring the bell” at the ISE as part of Global Money Week

As part of Global Money Week (GMW) students and young entrepreneurs visited the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) to “ring the bell”, discover how exchanges work and learn more about the ISE.

 The Irish Stock Exchange is one of over 40 exchanges which took part in the “ring around the world” event. The event was organised with Child and Youth Finance International (CFYI) in conjunction with the World Federation of Exchanges and is one of a number of events in the GMW 2016 calendar which runs during the second week in March each year. 

Students - Foroige and Secondary - pictured in the Boardroom of the Irish Stock Exchange with ISE staff as part of Global Money Week 2016

As well as “ringing the bell” the students which came from Colaiste Croabh Abhann in Kilcoole Co Wicklow and Foroige Youth Group in Blanchardstown in Dublin heard about:

  • How stock exchanges work and the business of the ISE
  • The history of the ISE with a particular emphasis on how the Exchange’s members perceived the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin
  • The range of careers opportunities in the ISE with staff members speaking about their day-to-day roles and how they came to work in the ISE.

Learn more about the ISE

About Global Money Week

Global Money Week (GMW) is a celebration, with local and regional events and activities aimed at inspiring children and youth to learn about money, saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment, and becoming an entrepreneur. The annual event in March is coordinated, supported and facilitated by the Child &Youth Finance International (CYFI).

GMW 2016’s theme is “Take Part.Save Smart!”.  Its 2016 events were expected to attract around 7 million children and youth participants from over 100 countries worldwide.