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Limerick Chamber 200th Anniversary Limerick Chamber 200th Anniversary


Limerick Chamber 200th Anniversary Celebrations



Picture: Conn Murray, City & County Manager, Gordon Kearney, Pat President Limerick Chamber and James Ring, CEO Limerick Chamber. Picture: Jonathan Baynes

Limerick Chamber is the leading business organisation in Midwest region supporting and representing the interests of over 450 businesses and they celebrated the 200th anniversary of the signing of its Charter at a special gathering of its members on Friday, June 5.

The informal BBQ for the Limerick Chamber 200th Anniversary took place in the Chamber’s building on 96 O’Connell Street which has been the home of the Chamber since 1833. Guests were entertained by singer Liam O’Brien and had the opportunity to tour the building which retains much of its original Georgian layout and architectural detailing.

The broad membership base of the Chamber was well represented on the evening with over 80 members from some of the largest multinationals in the region, SME’s and the retail and hospitality sectors in attendance. Special guests included the Mayor of Limerick City and County, Councillor Kevin Sheahan and Limerick City and County Manager, Conn Murray.


Speaking at the event, Dr James Ring, Limerick Chamber CEO, said, “Celebrating a 200th anniversary is a mean feat for any business. So during our bicentenary year we have planned a series of events and activities to commemorate our history and look back on 200 years, but also to look forward and demonstrate how Limerick Chamber is supporting business and building a stronger future for the region.”

“This event is about recognising and thanking our members on the occasion of our 200th anniversary and I am delighted so many of our members joined us to celebrate the occasion in our historic building,” he continued.

Upcoming Events:

Bicentennial Garden Party:  Friday 5th June, 6pm-8pm, Limerick Chamber, 96 O’Connell Street, Limerick

Limerick 2030 Update: Tuesday 9th June, 6.30pm-8pm, Savoy Hotel, Henry St, Limerick

Awards Launch Business Breakfast: Thursday 11th June, 7.45am-9.15am, Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick Sponsored by LIT &  Vhi Healthcare

Ireland’s New Postcode System Business Breakfast: Thursday 25th June, 7.45am-9.15am, The Clarion Hotel, Sponsored by Eircode

Networking Evening: Date TBC


Skillnet Training:

Digital Marketing programme: 27th  May  x 10 Weeks Wednesdays €1495 reduced rate €1200

VMware Training: 5 Days; 8th -12 Jun -€1200 pp

Shadowboard Managent Development7th July,

Employment HR Workshop: New work Relations TBC 

For further information please contact Edwina Gore, Limerick Chamber, 083 4588466, or click here

For more information on the Limerick Chamber of Commerce, click here

 Photos by Jonathan Baynes for 2015. All Rights Reserved.

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.