Aug 25

Glanbia Kilkenny Chamber Awards – Nominations

Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce, in association with the title sponsor Glanbia has launched the 2015 Glanbia Kilkenny Business Awards. Nominations are free to enter and open to both members and non-members of Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce. Please use this form to nominate your own business or another Kilkenny business for an award closing date for receipt of nominations is Friday, 4th September

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Nominations close on Friday, 4th September; thereafter candidates will be required to put forward their applications for adjudication. A shortlist of finalists will be announced and go on to the interview round on Thursday, 22nd October, kindly hosted by the Pembroke Hotel and Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel.  The winners will be announced on Saturday, 21st November at the Kilkenny Chamber’s flagship event, The Glanbia Kilkenny Business Awards black-tie banquet and award ceremony in Lyrath Estate Hotel.

For further information call Kilkenny Chamber at 056 7752767 or email

The relevant Business Awards documents are available for downloading also, please see below.

Aug 24

Kilkenny Business Awards 2015 – Documents/Forms


CaptureDownload Nomination Form 2015

Download Application Form KBA 2015

Download Entry Criteria KBA 2015

Download  Scoring Rating KBA 2015

Download Definition of Categories KBA 2015

Aug 24

Launch Of Glanbia Kilkenny Business Awards 2015

Come on Monday lunch time to the River Court Hotel to learn more about the Glanbia Kilkenny Business Awards. Nominations are free to enter and are open to both members and non-members of Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce.


Jul 21

Irish Tourist Assistance Service


Irish Tourist Assistance

The Irish Tourist Assistance Service, ITAS, provides immediate support and assistance to visitors to the country who become victims of crime. The service is free and confidential.

Many can be left stranded without the means to support themselves and this adds enormously to their difficulties. ITAS provides a very comprehensive service – information to cancel credit/bank cards, arranging money transfers, liaising with embassies to issue emergency travel documents, contacting carriers to have travel plans re-scheduled. In emergency situations complimentary accommodation, meals and transport are provided to assist those in need of this support.

Last year 92% of tourists who received assistance from ITAS continued with their holiday plans. The office is open 7days a week and can be contacted on 1890 365 700 or at

Jul 13

Chamber Golf Challenge 2015

Golf Winners 2015

Martin Costello (President of Kilkenny Chamber), John McNamara (Bolands BMW), John Grace, David Good (Bolands BMW), Larry Carroll, Joe Fitzpatrick, John Hurley (CEO Kilkenny Chamber).

The Kilkenny Chamber Golf Challenge got off to a flying start in Mount Juliet on Thursday 9th July when it featured a spectacular parachute drop by two members of the Irish Sky Diving Club based in Kilkenny Airport.

Vince & Conor

This most unusual and exciting start to the golf outing was organised by Chamber member and owner of Kilkenny Airport, Mr David Byrnes. Commenting on the drop, David said “Kilkenny Airport is in business 50 years and was delighted to be part of the Kilkenny Chamber Golf Challenge in Mount Juliet. The two jumpers, Conor Heelan and Vince O’Donnell are experienced sky divers and took off that morning from Kilkenny Airport which is located just 3km from Kilkenny City”.

The Golf outing was a tremendous success with 26 teams entered. The weather smiled favourably on the event and some great scores were produced. The main sponsor on the day was Bolands BMW and the prize winners were as follows:

1st Prize: Bank of Ireland. John Grace, Richard Guilfoyle, Joe Fitzpatrick, Larry Carroll.

2nd Prize: Poe Kiely Hogan Lanigan. Owen Sweeney, Shay Quinn, Niall O’Gorman, James Farrell.

3rd Prize: Ecclesiastical Insurance. John Devitt, Philip Rowe, Brendan Roberts, Declan Lacey.

Longest Drive: John Quinn.

Nearest The Pin: Paul Madigan.

John Hurley, CEO of Kilkenny Chamber said “It was great to receive such tremendous support again this year from the business community and I would like to thank the many businesses that sponsored the event so generously. The course and facilities at Mount Juliet are second to none and it is no wonder that this event is growing in popularity year on year.”

Kilkenny Chamber would like to sincerely thank the following Sponsors & Teams:

Sponsors & Teams


Golf Sky Divers

David Byrnes (Kilkenny Airport), John Hurley (CEO Kilkenny Chamber), David Good (Bolands BMW), Conor Heelan and Vince O’Donnell (Irish Sky Diving Club).

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