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Kilkenny Chamber considered the challenges facing the Hospitality Sector in Kilkenny as the country plans to re-open its economy. A great attendance from a range of sectors heard Vice President Colin Ahern discuss this and other topics with Colm Neville of the IHF South East, Ciaran Conroy of Kilkenny Civic Trust and Pat Crotty, Past President of the Vintners Federation of Ireland and Proprietor of Paris Texas.

All the speakers acknowledged that it will be difficult to meet the conditions required to re-open, and that significant investment will need to be made to ensure compliance.  It was agreed that reliance on the domestic market is all that’s available this year, but it was pointed out that this area is Kilkenny’s strong point.  The city has always performed well in this area, and we should play to these strengths.

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Chamber Update

For the duration of the Covid-19 crisis, Kilkenny Chamber staff will be working from home and will continue to provide our full range of services.



We will continue to lobby on behalf of businesses throughout this challenging time and are scheduled to have regular meetings with the Dept of the Taoiseach as the situation evolves.


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We are still working on your behalf and you can contact us on 056 7752767, or at We are thinking of all those businesses who have taken the difficult, but correct, decision to close their doors until further notice, and we look forward to supporting them all when they reopen.

We also encourage everyone to support those businesses which will remain open – in so far as is safe.


Thank you to all those front-line workers who are working hard to keep us all safe and well.

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