COGNIKIDS invited to meet the President of Ireland!

COGNIKIDS meets President of Ireland, President Higgins

COGNIKIDS founder and CEO, Ollwyn Moran, was invited along to meet the President of Ireland early in May 2018.


The multi-award wining Dublin based brand, Cognikids, are delighted to announce that their founder, Ollwyn Moran, was invited to meet the President, Michael D Higgins, and his wife, Sabina, in Aras an Uachtarain last Friday, 4th May.

meeting president michael d higgins in Aras an Uachtarain in the Phoenix Park Dublin
Sabina Higgins, President Michael D Higgins and Cognikids Founder Ollwyn Moran
COGNIKIDS meets President of Ireland, President Higgins
President Higgins and his Wife Sabina with COGNIKIDS CEO and Founder Ollwyn Moran

Ollwyn was part of a small group of female entrepreneurs leading the way in business and innovation, that were invited to attend a reception in the Aras to celebrate their achievements.

As some of you may know already, Ollwyn originally was a secondary school teacher in St. Marks Community School in Springfield in Tallaght. She also lectured for Hibernia College and Trinity College Dublin. Since then she has gone on to develop the company COGNIKIDS – creating products that aid babies development in the modern world.

Indeed the company has a number of global patents and Trademarks under its belt and a whole host of awards from consumer and industry professional bodies.


Ollwyn said “ I can’t believe that I received the invite, I’m so honoured to join this fantastic group of women. It is so lovely to have your hard work acknowledged but to have it recognised by the President, that’s a whole other level.”

“We are so passionate about what we do and to help babies develop in this modern world that it is such an added bonus to get this recognition for the company.”

The event was a very glamorous affair with all the top females in business in attendance. A wonderful speech was given by the President celebrating and supporting women in business and the need for continual focus on diminishing discrimination in all areas of life including for women in business.

If you follow the link below you will see his fantastic speech and some video and other images of the wonderful event.

Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland was also in attendance and gave a short speech reminding all the attendees of the importance to the economy that female lead companies were. And also congratulated Norah Casey, also in attendance, on her recent successful trip to India to further highlight the need for equality in women.

COGNIKIDS is already popular in 15 countries including Japan, Singapore, Korea, and is set to take the UK baby market by storm when it launches their innovative multi-award winning products there in the coming weeks.

Ollwyn says “ We are delighted to have signed up with a wonderful distributor in the UK. They only work with high quality innovative brands.  They are very well respected in this industry and for us, it was very important to select a company that we felt understood and reflected our brand. “

COGNIKIDS are already successfully retailing in Mothercare, EuroBaby and Boots Pharmacy and other great independents and they continue to grow.

2018 looks set to be a very exciting year for the young company. Keep an eye out for their products in a pharmacy or nursery store near you.