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PHOTOS – Industry experts join Network Ireland Limerick Panel Discussion

Network Ireland Limerick Panel Discussion: Pictured are Deirdre Ryan, Limerick Chamber CEO; James Lawlor, Regional Director of Narrative 4 Ireland; Gracie Collier, The Owner behind Limericks thriving vintage shop “SPICE Vintage”; Tom Flavin, Executive Chef at The Limerick Strand Hotel. 

Industry experts join Network Ireland Limerick Panel Discussion

Network Ireland Limerick is hosting an event that will examine current perceptions of Limerick and the importance of fostering and embracing a positive narrative so that true future success across various aspects of Limerick’s life can be achieved.

Organised in collaboration with Narrative 4 with the support of the Local Enterprise Office, the Network Ireland Limerick Panel event ‘A Narrative for Future Limerick’ will take place at Treaty City Brewery in Limerick’s Medieval Quarter at 6 pm on November 20 and is open for everyone to attend.






The future of Limerick’s food and hospitality, arts and culture, retail and commercial sectors will all be addressed by experts in their fields in a panel discussion facilitated by James Lawlor, Narrative 4. Panellists include Michelle Brassil, Studio Manager of Troy Studios, Dee Ryan, CEO, Limerick Chamber, Tom Flavin, Executive Chef at The Limerick Strand Hotel and Grace Collier, founder of retail shop Spice Vintage.

Catriona O’Donoghue, president of Network Ireland Limerick, said, “This Network Ireland Limerick Panel event is all about looking at the story we tell ourselves about ourselves in Limerick and highlighting the positive story we can tell now and in the future. Limerick has gone through a renaissance in recent years and it’s time to tune into and truly embrace all of the positive changes that are happening. We need to become ambassadors for Limerick so that together we can influence even greater success in the future.”

James Lawlor of Narrative 4 in Limerick will set the scene by explaining how storytelling can be used to change perceptions and mindsets about a place or circumstance.

Mr Lawlor said, “With storytelling, people are more deeply connected, engaged and invested in effecting positive change. The story that we tell about Limerick can have a positive influence on its future.”

Then each panellist will speak from their area of expertise on their vision for the future of Limerick.

About Network Ireland Limerick
Network Ireland Limerick provides a forum where women in business, the professions and the Arts can exchange business ideas and increase their business contacts. It encourages women to achieve more satisfying careers and promotes women as worthy contributors to the Irish economy. Network Ireland Limerick is a branch of Network Ireland, a national organisation driving the personal and professional development of women with over 1,000 members and 15 branches throughout the country.

Date: Wednesday, November 20

Registration: 6.00pm. Kick-off at 6.30 pm with Members Spotlight Challenge.

Venue: Treaty City Brewery, Nicholas Street, Medieval Quarter Limerick.

This event is FREE for Network Ireland Limerick members and €20 for non-members.

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Pictures: Anthony Sheehan/ilovelimerick


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.