Events

2 Sep, 2022, 10:10 am
Ennis Golf Club

Ennis Chamber Golf Classic 2022 will take place on Friday 2nd September in Ennis Golf Club. We are delighted to announce that MHP Sellors are on board as overall sponsor of this year’s Golf Classic. Teams of 4 are €275 to include a two-course meal. Great prizes, great fun. To register a team or to sponsor a tee or a green (€100 per sponsorship) please contact: info@ennischamber.ie        

17 May, 2022, 7:45 am
Old Ground Hotel

Ruairi Guckian, founder of Galway based HR company – GHR Consulting will give an informative presentation and take questions at a breakfast networking event focusing on key HR issues coming down the tracks for SMEs. Issues for discussion include: Auto-enrolment pensions Sick Leave/Pay Remote Working/ Flexible Working  (obligations/requirements) Work/life balance Ruairi and colleague Terence Morgan of GHR Consulting will share insights and answer questions. This is an Ennis Chamber hosted networking and learning event, sponsored by LEO Clare. To book your place email: info@ennischamber.ie Speaker Profile GHR Consulting was established in 2019 by Galway-native Ruairi Guckian, a highly experienced and qualified HR professional, with both national and international experience.

19 Mar, 2020, 12:30 pm
Old Ground Hotel

On Thursday March 19, Ennis Chamber will host a lunch to mark Gwen Culligan’s very successful tenure as President, Ennis Chamber, a year in which she focused on improved governance, and was a firm supporter of change. Guest speaker is Professor Terry Stevens, one of the most acclaimed international experts in the field of destination development. Prof. Stevens  is working in partnership with locally based tourism consultants Repucon, tasked with the creation and delivery of a Niche Destination Plan for Ennis.  This project is being driven by Promote Ennis, a partnership between Ennis Chamber and Ennis Municipal District.

2 Mar, 2020, 7:30 am
Old Ground Hotel

  On Monday, March 02, the opening day of Clare Enterprise Week 2020,  Ennis Chamber will host an informative breakfast event outlining available funded training opportunities, together with an expert panel discussion on ‘How to Attract and Retain Talent’. Supported by LEO Clare and Regional Skills Mid-West, this breakfast event will be held at the Old Ground Hotel, Ennis. Fiona McGarry of The Clare Champion will moderate the panel discussion,  to feature Paula McDonnell, MD, TTM Healthcare, Siobhan Dolan Clancy, former GM and VP, Microsemi and now MD of SDC Business Consulting offering business support services and mentorship, Eimear Brophy, Programme Coordinator, Limerick

4 Mar, 2020, 2:30 pm
Old Ground Hotel

‘How to Write an Effective Awards Submission’ workshop/mentoring session, hosted by Ennis Chamber and supported by LEO Clare, will be delivered by Jill Beasant, joint owner of Belfast-based Spotcheck Ni LLP. Spotcheck Ni provides a range of services to enable customer facing businesses to understand and enhance their customer’s experience.  It also offers an adjudicating service, for business awards across the island of Ireland, including the annual Clare Business Excellence Awards. Jill has a principle role in the project management of Spotcheck’s adjudication process which includes developing judging criteria to meet best practise standards, organising and overseeing mystery shopping, convening judging panels

21 Nov, 2019, 7:30 pm
Treacys West County Hotel

Clare Business Excellence Awards celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, with an Awards Gala Dinner at Treacy’s West County on Thursday, November 21, 2019. MC is  comedian, author and broadcaster Colm O’Regan.  Expect plenty of laughs! Tickets: €65 each, to include Proseccor Reception, 4 course dinner with wine and live entertainment. Table of 10: €600

9 Oct, 2019, 7:30 am
Old Ground Hotel

With days to go beforel Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD,  reveals the content of Budget 2020, make sure you have the hottest ticket in town to attend the Budget Breakfast Briefing by Cahill Taxation Services, on Wednesday, October 09, starting at 7.30am, in the Old Ground Hotel, Ennis. Guests will be provided with a summary and analysis of the main Budget announcements. Speakers: Fergal Cahill – Managing Director, CTS Liz Lynch – Tax Manager, CTS Furthermore, this year Cahill Taxation Services welcomes a panel of three guests to discuss ‘Doing Business in The West’. In this discussion, the panel will provide their own insights on Budget

25 Sep, 2019, 9:00 am
Civic Room

On Wednesday September 25th from 9am to 1pm, Ennis Chamber will host ”Mid-West Upskilling Roadshow’ in partnership with Regional Skills Mid-West. To take place at the Civic Room, Waterpark House, Drumbiggle Road (former Town Council Buildings), the event will give local employers and employees in Clare the opportunity to meet with education and training providers including UL and LIT, to discuss local skills needs.

11 Jul, 2019, 8:00 am
Hotel Woodstock

Ennis Chamber is delighted to announce details of the official launch of the 10th consecutive Clare Business Excellence Awards. The launch breakfast sponsored by Bank of Ireland will be held at Hotel Woodstock on Thursday, July 11th at 8am. Clare Business Excellence Awards 2019 categories and sponsors are as follows: Overall Sponsor: Clare County Council Award Categories Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – sponsored by Essilor Best Commitment to Green Practices – sponsored by CupPrint Best Micro Business (employing 10 people or less) – sponsored by Clare Local Enterprise Office Clare Professional Services Excellence Award – sponsored by AIB Best Tourism Experience in Clare – sponsored by L.I.T. Best

3 Jul, 2019, 8:00 am
Old Ground Hotel

The winner of the inaugural ‘Leadership in CSR Award’ at last year’s Clare Business Excellence Awards, was Intel Shannon. On Wednesday July 3rd,  Pat Collins, Operations Manager, Intel Shannon will give a presentation on CSR at a breakfast event to be held in the Maguire Suite, Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, to start at 8am. The timing of this event is scheduled to complement the launch of Clare Business Excellence Awards (10th anniversary) a week later.  Essilor will once more sponsor the ‘Leadership in CSR’ category  at this year’s Clare Business Excellence Awards. Pat Collins presentation is a timely reminder of Intel Shannon’s

22 May, 2019, 8:00 am
Temple Gate Hotel

Ennis Chamber Business Breakfast in conjunction with Bank of Ireland  A business breakfast set for Wednesday, May 22, at Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis, will explore the ‘Lending Landscape for 2019 – What Businesses Need to Know’. Co-hosted by Ennis Chamber and Bank of Ireland ‘Lending Landscape for 2019 – What Businesses Need to Know ‘ breakfast and presentation is free to attend for Ennis Chamber members. Keynote speaker is Owen Clifford, Sector Head with Bank of Ireland since 2015. Owen is responsible for the continuing development of the Bank’s growth strategy in the key area of convenience grocery, and in that role, has

19 Jun, 2019, 8:00 am
Temple Gate Hotel

Ennis Chamber has joined forces with Peninsula to co-host ‘Protecting Your Business’ seminar,  to take place at Temple Gate Hotel on Wednesday, June 19th, from 08.45 – 11.30am This CPD accredited seminar is free to attend.  Topics covered will include: The controversial Miscellaneous Provisions Act that came into  effect on March 4th 2019 Staff behaviour Contracts & Handbooks Dealing with sick pay, maternity leave, harassment and  discrimination The seminar content promises to be highly engaging and will include topical and relevant case studies. Lead speaker is Tom Conlon, LLB MA BA H.Dip in Edu.Tom is an experienced lecturer at GMIT and trainer with particular expertise in Employment

26 Mar, 2019, 12:45 pm
Old Ground Hotel

As Diarmuid McMahon’s tenure as President of Ennis Chamber draws to a close, we are delighted to announce Shelley McNamara co-founder and co-director of Grafton Architects as keynote speaker at this year’s President’s Lunch. Set for Tuesday, March 26th at the Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, tickets to the President’s Lunch are available to both chamber members and non-members. As Diramuid McMahon commented, “Grafton Architects are superstars in the world of architecture, and as such Shelley McNamara’s presentation is sure to be be thought-provoking and energising. Tickets are available from Ennis Chamber on 065 68 42988 Email: mobrien@ennischamber.ie for further information

6 Mar, 2019, 8:00 am
Old Ground Hotel

Ennis Chamber will join forces with LEO Clare to present a ‘Soapbox Breakfast’ on Wednesday March 6th, as part of Enterprise Week 2019. As usual with Soapbox Breakfast,  three speakers will each make a 10-minute presentation. To be held at at the Old Ground Hotel, guests are invited to gather at 8am for a light networking breakfast. Presentations start at 8.15am sharp with questions facilitated afterwards . Speakers and topics: –      Leona McMahon, Associate Partner, MHP Solicitors ‘GDPR a year on – implications and impacts for SME’s –      Brian Cooney, CEO, crisisHR The newest member of Ennis Chamber talks HR challenges –      Jacqui Murphy, Owner & Director, Educogym Ennis New to Ennis,

31 Jan, 2019, 8:00 am
Old Ground Hotel

Ennis Chamber’s first Soapbox Breakfast of 2019 will take place on Thursday, January 31, featuring TTM Healthcare and Carey Corbett Financial Solutions. Paula McDonnell, Managing Director, TTM Healthcare, the home-grown Ennis headquartered business will share insights into its meteoric national and international growth. Tommy Corbett, co-founder of Carey Corbett Financial Solutions will also outline his company’s journey and share observations and advice regarding current financial and investment opportunities. Light breakfast (tea/coffee, croissants/scones) will be served from 8am. Presentations will commence at 8.15am (sharp) – with an opportunity for questions afterwards.

15 Nov, 2018, 7:00 pm
Treacys West County Hotel

This is the night when 11 category winners together with the overall winner of Clare Business Excellence Awards are revealed. Order of Events 7:o0pm: Prosecco Reception 8:00pm: Called to Dinner/ introduction by Awards MC, Gavin Grace, ClareFM 8:15: Dinner is served (3 course meal with wine) 9:15: Award Ceremony Commences 10:30: Live Band – ‘Switch’   Tickets €60 pp or €550 for a table of 10

16 Oct, 2018, 6:15 pm
Old Ground Hotel

Ennis Chamber hosts Garda Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) to discuss the online scam known as invoice redirect fraud that has cost Irish companies thousands of euro in recent months, as criminal gangs continue to target businesses. Clare Gardaí have arranged for GNECB to make a presentation to highlight the problem directly to business audiences in Co. Clare. The Bureau’s presentation will focus on alerting business owners and their accounts staff to the workings of this scam to help them identify when they are being targeted before it is too late. At the talk in Ennis, Gardaí will advise businesses on best practice measures

9 Nov, 2018, 7:45 am
Old Ground Hotel

The hottest tickets this Autumn! Newly re-appointed Tipp Senior Hurling Manager Liam Sheedy and rugby legend David Wallace in conversation with Derrick Lynch, Sports Editor with Clare FM, discussing sport (of course!) and lessons learned on the pitch applied business. Registration from 07.45am on Friday Nov. 9th.   Full breakfast served at 8.00am. FREE to attend, tickets are limited to Ennis Chamber members only / max 2 tickets per member – first come first served basis. This event is kindly sponsored by Bank of Ireland. Email name(s) of those attanding.

7 Sep, 2018, 12:45 pm
Old Ground Hotel

Ennis Chamber in association with Clare Local Enterprise Office will welcome inspirational Clare-born, multi-award-winning businesswoman Breege O’Donoghue, as our very special guest at a luncheon to celebrate her career achievements, at the Old Ground Hotel, Ennis on Friday, September 7th. Breege will share insights into her fascinating life from growing up on a farm in Boston, near Tubber to the boardrooms of Ireland, smashing the proverbial ‘Glass Ceiling’ along the way. Until recently a Board Member & Group Director (Business Development & New Markets) at Primark and after 37 years now continues in an Ambassadorial role in Primark. Breege is currently Chairman of The

30 May, 2018, 2:00 pm
Old Ground Hotel

From January 01, 2019, the existing PAYE system will undergo an update whereby employers will report employees’ pay and payroll deductions in real time reporting to Revenue. Ennis Chamber will host an event where a representative of Revenue will give an overview of the changes and will outline new reporting requirements. This informative event is open to all Ennis Chamber members and their relevant admin and/or payroll staff. Save the date: 2pm, May 30th, Maguire Suite, Old Ground Hotel.

17 May, 2018, 7:45 am
Economist Jim Power Ennis Presentation @ Ennis Chamber Business Breakfast on Thurs May 17th

Jim Power, Chief Economist at Friends First will address members of Ennis Chamber at a business breakfast on Thursday, May 17th, sponsored by financial brokers Carey Corbett. Jim Power’s presentation is entitled:“Ireland’s Economic Outlook, with particular focus on the Mid-West‘ Venue: Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis Breakfast from 7.45am Presentation start time:  8.15 am Booking is required. To book, contact: info@ennischamber.ie Cost: €10

8 May, 2018, 9:30 am
Simple Guide for SME’s to get ready for GDPR

Clare Local Enterprise Office, supported by Ennis Chamber of Commerce, has announced a second GDPR Course to take place on Tuesday 8th May in the Old Ground Hotel, 9.30am – 1pm. Places on the initial ‘Simple Guide for SME’s to get ready for GDPR‘ were booked at a quick rate. Cost: €10 per person Please apply online to book your space.   

29 Nov, 2018, 8:30 am
Soap Box Breakfast (Nov)

‘SoapBox Breakfast’ is a new Ennis Chamber initiative, designed as a regular networking event to improve communication and contact between our members across all sectors. It’s an opportunity to get to know and to learn from one another. The format of ‘SoapBox Breakfast’ is to enjoy a quick bite breakfast, followed by a short presentation by three member companies ( 5- 7 minutes each).

7 Jun, 2018, 8:30 am
Old Ground Hotel

‘SoapBox Breakfast’ is a new Ennis Chamber initiative, designed as a regular networking event to improve communication and contact between our members across all sectors. It’s an opportunity to relax, to get to know and to learn from one another. The format of ‘SoapBox Breakfast’ is to gather, enjoy a quick bite breakfast (mini croissants, Danishes, Tea/ coffee). At each event 3 member companies are invited to give a 5- 7 minute presentation on their business – who they are, what they do.

17 Apr, 2018, 9:30 am
Old Ground Hotel

Ennis Chamber to support Local Enterprise Office Clare Workshop “Simple Guide for SMEs to Get Ready for GDPR BOOKING: Book and Pay online via the LEO website

19 Apr, 2018, 8:15 am
Old Ground Hotel

‘SoapBox Breakfast’ is a new Ennis Chamber initiative, designed as a regular networking event to improve communication and contact between our members across all sectors. It’s an opportunity to get to know and to learn from one another. The format of ‘SoapBox Breakfast’ is to gather, enjoy a quick bite breakfast (mini croissants, Danishes, Tea/ coffee etc.). At each event, 3 member companies are invited to give a 5 to 7-minute presentation on their business – who they are, what they do, with Q&A to follow. Light breakfast from 8.15am Speakers for April Soapbox Breakfast are: Dr Laura Murillo – Leeuwenhoek Health Screening Fergal Cahill –

13 Apr, 2018, 6:15 pm
“Know Your Town” Walking Tour For Members

Ennis Chamber have teamed up with the fantastic local guide Jane O’Brien, of Ennis Walking Tours to offer our members the opportunity to take a guided tour at reduced rate. 4 tours are arranged to take place from Tuesday April 10th to Friday April 13th. These fun and educational walks will be particularly suitable for business owners and frontline staff. One hour in duration, they are scheduled to take place: Tuesday April 10: 8:00am – 9am Wednesday April 11: 8:00am – 9am Thursday April 12: 6:15pm – 7:15pm Friday April 13: 6:15pm – 7:15pm Places are limited to 10 people per tour. Cost is €5 per

12 Apr, 2018, 6:15 pm
“Know Your Town” Walking Tour For Members

Ennis Chamber have teamed up with the fantastic local guide Jane O’Brien, of Ennis Walking Tours to offer our members the opportunity to take a guided tour at reduced rate. 4 tours are arranged to take place from Tuesday April 10th to Friday April 13th. These fun and educational walks will be particularly suitable for business owners and frontline staff. One hour in duration, they are scheduled to take place: Tuesday April 10: 8:00am – 9am Wednesday April 11: 8:00am – 9am Thursday April 12: 6:15pm – 7:15pm Friday April 13: 6:15pm – 7:15pm Places are limited to 10 people per tour. Cost is €5 per

11 Apr, 2018, 8:00 am
“Know Your Town” Walking Tour For Members

Ennis Chamber have teamed up with the fantastic local guide Jane O’Brien, of Ennis Walking Tours to offer our members the opportunity to take a guided tour at reduced rate. 4 tours are arranged to take place from Tuesday April 10th to Friday April 13th. These fun and educational walks will be particularly suitable for business owners and frontline staff. One hour in duration, they are scheduled to take place: Tuesday April 10: 8:00am – 9am Wednesday April 11: 8:00am – 9am Thursday April 12: 6:15pm – 7:15pm Friday April 13: 6:15pm – 7:15pm Places are limited to 10 people per tour. Cost is €5 per

10 Apr, 2018, 8:00 am
“Know Your Town” Walking Tour For Members

Ennis Chamber have teamed up with the fantastic local guide Jane O’Brien, of Ennis Walking Tours to offer our members the opportunity to take a guided tour at reduced rate. 4 tours are arranged to take place from Tuesday April 10th to Friday April 13th. These fun and educational walks will be particularly suitable for business owners and frontline staff. One hour in duration, they are scheduled to take place: Tuesday April 10: 8:00am – 9am Wednesday April 11: 8:00am – 9am Thursday April 12: 6:15pm – 7:15pm Friday April 13: 6:15pm – 7:15pm Places are limited to 10 people per tour. Cost is €5 per

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