Sep 05

#KKBIZAwards Nominations Deadline Extended To 22nd September 2017

Be in with a chance to win a €50 Kilkenny Gift Voucher by nominating your own or another Kilkenny business for the Kilkenny Business Awards 2017.

 Click here to Nominate now!

 Click here to Nominate now!

It couldn’t be simpler to nominate:

* It is free of charge.

* It is open to every business based in Kilkenny City or County.

* It is open to members and non-members of the Chamber.

* You can nominate your own business and/or another business that you feel deserves an award.

* You can nominate as many businesses as you want and for as many categories as you want (no limits).

Sep 04

Kilkenny Business Awards 2017 – Application Form & Documents

Application Form 2017

Criteria – KBA 2017

Definition of Categories – KBA 2017

Scoring – KBA 2017

Aug 31

Launch Event! #KKBizAwards

The Kilkenny Business Awards is back and it’s going to be bigger than ever – The launch event takes place next week and you’re invited!

Time: 12.30pm – 2.00pm

Date: Tuesday 5th September

Venue: Butler House, Kilkenny

The launch event provides a valuable networking opportunity as the first stage of the selection process in the Kilkenny Business Awards 2017 and will include a presentation by our main sponsor State Street International, overall business winner in 2016 Hermitage Genetics and the President of Kilkenny Chamber.

Drop us an email at with your name to secure a place at the event!

Jul 19

British Ambassador Visits Kilkenny

Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce was pleased to meet with the British Ambassador to Ireland, Robin Barnett this week and discuss the implications of Brexit for businesses based in Kilkenny and the SE Region.

The discussions were very positive and culminated in an agreed plan of engagement going forward with an emphasis on identifying our areas of strength on which we can capitalise and turn into opportunities.

Acknowledging that Kilkenny Chamber is already partnered and working closely with the British Irish Trading Alliance (BITA), the Ambassador welcomed this relationship and expressed confidence and optimism for the future.

Chamber President Deirdre Shine said “We were delighted to welcome the Ambassador to Kilkenny and reaffirm the already strong relationships that we have with the UK. With all eyes fixed firmly on the future, we look forward to working closely with the Ambassador and his team for the benefit Kilkenny businesses.”

The meeting took place in the Board Room at MacDonagh Junction Centre and the Ambassador participated as a signatory in the new Famine Experience initiative being spearheaded by Centre Manager, Marion Acreman who said “The discoveries at MacDonagh Junction Centre have been lauded as the most significant in the world regarding the Irish Famine and it is great to have the Ambassadors participation today. We look forward to welcoming him back for the official opening in November” she added.

Marion Acreman, MacDonagh Junction, British Ambassador, Robin Barnett & Deirdre Shine, Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce

Jun 07

GreenSave Programme

The Greensave Programme is an initiative which was first piloted in County Wexford to help small businesses to save money by reducing their energy, water and waste costs. Click HERE to view the GreenSave Programme video.
The programme has now been extended to assist small businesses in County Kilkenny.

Read MORE and Apply.

May 30

Innovation Transport Conference 2017

Limited Ticket Offer Available to Innovative Transport Conference

KLP and its partners are running a conference on integrating public transport over Tuesday the 27th and Wednesday the 28th of June in Kilkenny Castle.  The iRoUTE (Integration of Rural & Urban Transport Evolution) Conference is ambitious is seeking to develop a model for public transport integration outside the major cities in Ireland.  Attached is the agenda for the two days.

The iRoUTE partners have designed the conference in the hope it will be of interest to a broad spectrum of the stakeholders in public transport- existing providers, communities, local authorities, local development companies, regulatory bodies.  The conference fees are designed to encourage that mix- with a limited number of community tickets available at €20 – €25 a head for the two days of the conference.  There’s an ‘early bird’ offer on the lower price at the moment.

Booking can be accessed through the Eventbrite online system If you want more information contact Fergus on 056-7752111 or on at


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