Ambassadors help bring €12m of trade into the Limerick area

Nick Rabbitts


Nick Rabbitts


Ambassadors help bring €12m of trade into the Limerick area

Professor Eugene Wall, Mary I; Prof Vincent Cunnane LIT with with Tony Brazil, Dr Puneet Saidha, Ciara Gallagher, Karen Brosnahan PICTURE: KATE DEVANEY/ILOVELIMERICK

THE Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau joined up with Failte Ireland to host the Conference Ambassador Awards at Dromoland Castle.

More than 30 ambassadors from Limerick and Clare were recognised, including representatives of the University of Limerick, the Limerick Institute of Technology and Mary Immaculate College.

More than 110 guests attended the prestigious event which has become a bi-annual fixture in the bureau’s calendar as it continues to recognise the value of local ambassadors in attracting large conferences and events to the region. This year’s awardees contributed to an economic impact of €12m.

Karen Brosnahan, manager of the Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau was the compere while Tony Brazil, bureau chairman and Paul Mockler, head of commercial development Failte Ireland bestowed the awards.   

The Children’s Grief Centre were also award winners on the night. They won it for their Children and Loss conference 2019, which was held in LIT last June.

Ms Brosnahan spoke of the success of the event and the Shannon region’s relationship with Failte Ireland.

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