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Events at Kilkenny Chamber


To find out more information on upcoming events, please click on the event below or contact the Chamber directly.

The events schedule is updated on a regular basis, if there are specific events, training needs you would like to see included, please do not hesitate to contact the Chamber on admin@kilkennychamber.com to discuss further. 

Since March 2020, Kilkenny Chamber has had to make changes to the way it runs its events. Due to Covid-19, we have been unable to host our many events, including our Chamber Chats and our AGM. These are now being held on line via Zoom, and recordings of all our Chats can be found here and on our Youtube Channel.

We’ve all heard of businesses being the victim of cyber crime, through phishing and other more sophisticated schemes. It can cause much inconvenience and embarrassment, as well as being financially expensive.


Chamber Director, Laurence Conroy, is joining us this Thursday 29th April at 1.00 pm to go through what we, as small businesses, can do to reduce the risk of cyber crime. With the right tools, we can minimise the risk of having to deal with this very prevalent issue.

Register your interest in attending by emailing admin@kilkennychamber.ie 

Reg Friddle, from preferred future, is facilitating this practical, interactive, and focused session which will give participants usable strategies to stay resilient and motivated, and to take care of our own well being and that of our staff and companies. 

You can register here

Minding your Body, Pocket and Mind

To mark International Women’s Day we have joined with AIB to bring together 3 professional women to help us consider how we can look after our Nutritional, Financial, and Mental wellbeing.

Linda Murray from Beoga Nutrition, Marie Kent from Irish Life, and Noelle Roche from @connectandchangecoaching come together to give us tips on how we can help our Body, Pocket and and Mind. 

Registration (gotowebinar.com)


The Draft Kilkenny County Development Plan 2021-2027 is on public display until 12th March.  Following recent open meetings, we are joined by Denis Malone and Nicholaas Louw from Kilkenny County Council’s Planning Department to discuss the effects that the plan may have on businesses in the city and county. 
Email admin@kilkennychamber.ie to register

It’s important to support local this Christmas, and this Chamber Chat will look at look at how we can do this.  Email admin@kilkennychamber.ie to register for your invitation. 

Our Chamber Chats return after a Summer like no other.  Join us as we hear from Tim Butler, Director of Services at Kilkenny County Council, to update us on the Council’s projects and activities in recent months, and what’s planned for the future.  Register at admin@kilkennychamber.ie to receive your invitation. 

Tuesday 29th September  Online via Zoom, from 1.00 pm to 1.45 pm. 


John O’Loughlin, PwC Ireland’s Global Trade and Customs Partner, will provide his insights into what companies are already doing and what are the key areas businesses need to focus on to continue trading successfully with, in or through the UK.
John Hurley, Chair of South East Chambers of Commerce will provide an update on the support the local Chambers and the Government are offering companies between now and the end of the year to assist with their preparations.
Michael Collins, CFO of the Connolly’s Redmills group, will discuss what this successful South East based animal feed business is doing in terms of their very important export markets, what he sees as the key challenges and how they are dealing with same.
Roisin Purcell, Tax Director in PWC South East will ask questions of the panel and we invite you to submit your questions in advance to admin@kilkennychamber.ie.

Email admin@kilkennychamber.ie to register your interest.

You can also submit your questions in advance to admin@kilkennychamber.ie

Join us this week on Thursday at 1.00 pm for our final Chamber Chat for the summer. Muriel Ó Sullivan Cuddy and Darren Murray from Health & Wellness Ireland will look at the effects of Covid-19 and the lockdown on our mental health and what steps we can take to improve it. Email admin@kilkennychamber.ie to register.
Our Chamber Chat this week focuses on Emerging From Covid19, as Shane Connors from Connors & Co. helps us to understand the challenges and how to plan for them. Please email admin@kilkennychamber.ie to receive your invitation.

The Annual General Meeting of Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce will take place on Thursday 25th June, at 1.00 pm via Zoom.  The minutes of last year’s AGM which took place in the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel are available here. Minutes of AGM 2019

Please register to admin@kilkennychamber.ie to receive your invitation to attend. 

This week, we’re considering Kilkenny’s economy and the new reality we are all facing as it re-opens.  Our three guest speakers will provide their unique perspectives. 

To register for this Chat, please email admin@kilkennychamber.ie for your invitation to attend. 

If you’re preparing to re-open your business, then this Chamber Chat should be of interest to you.  Register at admin@kilkennychamber.ie so that we can send you your invitation to attend. 

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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.


Keep up to date with us on our website www.kilkennychamber.ie, or on our social media pages.


We are still working on your behalf and you can contact us on 056 7752767, or at admin@kilkennychamber.ie. 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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