Ennis Chamber Supports Town Retail Support Programme

Posted on February 8th, 2018

Ennis Chamber is delighted to support the Local Enterprise Office in offering what is an excellent opportunity to local retailers and consumer facing businesses.

The ‘Town Retail Support Programme’ is a training initiative designed  to give participating businesses expert advice and strategic focus.

 Delivered by James Smith & Associates (best known for their work with Feargal Quinn) the one-to-one programme targeted at owner/managers, will challenge 15 retail / customer facing businesses about how they currently do business and will look at real ways to improve sales growth and profitability.

 If you are the…

Munster Fleadh Meeting for Ennis Businesses

Posted on January 29th, 2018

Munster FleadhEnnis Chamber invites you to attend a meeting on Thursday February 8th, at 6.30pm, in the ‘back room’, Lucas’s Bar, Parnell Street, Ennis for a presentation by Joe Arkins and Micheál O Riabhaigh, representing the organising team of the Munster Fleadh. Within their presentation they will outline the planned programme of events and highlight opportunities presented to businesses, specifically on the weekend of July 20 –22.

This presentation will be relevant to those involved in the hospitality sector in Ennis, including owner/managers of pubs , cafes, restaurants and hotels, as well as retailers and other businesses operating in the town centre.

How to make PR work for your small business

Posted on January 15th, 2018

How to make PR work for your small businessThe Local Enterprise Offices have launched a new free online tool to inspire and help small businesses

New Insight:  PR Magazine is a free training tool, full of templates, tips and expert advice for your business.

Insight: PR will show you how  …

Tell your story in 5 steps:

1. A fast-growing Irish crisp brand uses PR to tell their story – Keogh’s Crisps.

2. Dress the part with advice from Fashion Designer Niamh O’ Neill

3. Get the best from your PR pictures with Joe Keogh of Joe Keogh Photography

4. Spread your message online with an easy-to-follow guide

Employer Briefing on Springboard + 2018

Posted on January 15th, 2018

Employer Briefing Springboard +2018Ennis Chamber members are invited to attend an employers briefing to be held at Bank of Ireland, Workbench,  O’Connell Street, Limerick on Monday 29 January from 18:00 – 20:00.

Springboard+ is a Government funded programme of higher education courses at Level 6 or higher on the National Qualifications Framework. Both UL and LIT will be present at this briefing to hear views from employers regarding new courses to meet new skill needs. All Springboard courses are 90% discounted by the state.

The qualifying criteria for eligibility onto Springboard programmes has changed for 2018 and this employer briefing event, delivered by Mid-West…

Ennis Book Club Festival – Support and Promotion Opportunities

Posted on January 3rd, 2018

Ennis Book ClubEnnis Book Club Festival brings a great buzz to the streets on the first weekend in March each year, attracting visitors from near and far. The support of local business helps the festival continue to thrive and to promote commercial activity in Ennis. Businesses can support the festival and promote through:

-“eat and shop” Map (cost: €100)
The map and index in the festival programme and website is an effective way for shops and restaurants to get festival business.

– Friend/Supporter  (cost from €100)
Your business is thanked in the programme and website.

– Promote your business with competition prizes
National competitions…

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

Posted on November 29th, 2017
Christmas Bonus Vouchers

Christmas Bonus VouchersEnnis Gold Gift Vouchers are the perfect way to reward your employees this Christmas! You can gift up to €500 tax-free in Ennis Gold Vouchers to each employee, accepted in over 70 shops, restaurants, salons and hotels in Ennis. Demonstrating appreciation of your staff, through a tax free Christmas Bonus, will help with employee retention and engagement.

And, why not treat yourself? Company directors are also eligible for this exemption for a Christmas bonus of up to €500 in Ennis Gold Gift Vouchers!

Ennis Gold Vouchers can be purchased at the Ennis Chamber Office, 54 O’Connell Street.

FBD Clare Business Excellence Awards Video

Posted on November 23rd, 2017

Hundreds gathered for the FBD Clare Business Excellence Awards on 10th November 2017 to celebrate extraordinary businesses across Clare. If you missed the night, here’s a snapshot of the event.

FBD Clare Business Excellence Awards Winners 2017

Posted on November 13th, 2017



William Cahir President Ennis Chamber of Commerce, Louis Fay GM St Francis Credit Union (overall winner) and Mike Byrne MD of Acton BV (sponsor)


Padraic McElwee,  Head of Enterprise, Clare LEO presents Irene Hamilton and Gerard Hamilton of West Coast Marine, Kilrush with Start-up Business of the Year Award.
Photography: Mike Mulcaire




Oliver Moylan on behalf of Ennis Chamber presents Derek Logue of The Bellbridge House Hotel with the award for ‘Best Hospitality Provider in Clare’.

Photography: Mike Mulcaire


Ronan Dillon Technical Director Microsemi Ireland presents Paul Connellan…

St Francis Credit Union Ennis Scoops Overall Winner at FBD Clare Business Excellence Awards 2017

Posted on November 13th, 2017





St Francis Credit Union Ennis Scoops Overall Winner at

FBD Clare Business Excellence Awards 2017


250 people from across County Clare and beyond attended the FBD Clare Business Excellence Awards, Gala Dinner, on Friday (November 10th) at Treacy’s West County Hotel. Amongst the large gathering were 28 finalists vying for top honours across nine highly competitive categories.


Organised by Ennis Chamber of Commerce, The 8th annual FBD Clare Business Excellence Awards, successfully attracted entries from right across the county, MC for the awards ceremony, John Cooke of RTE Radio 1 (formerly of…

AIB Presents – Ideation Bootcamps

Posted on November 10th, 2017






All Budding Entrepreneurs Welcome.

Venue – Radission Hotel Ennis Rd, Limerick

Date – 23rd November 2017

Time – 10am – 5pm.

Details on Link below.

Radisson Hotel Limerick Flyer