Royal Visit: Great opportunity to showcase Kilkenny to the world, says Chamber CEO

Mary Cody

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Royal Visit: Great opportunity to showcase Kilkenny to the world, says Chamber CEO

Prince Charles who will visit Kilkenny tomorrow with the Duchess of Cornwall

The upcoming Royal visit of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall tomorrow to the Marble City and Thomastown is a great opportunity for Kilkenny to showcase to the whole world what we have to offer both the holidaying visitor and international businesses interested in potentially locating here.

Kilkenny Chamber President, Deirdre Shine will be one of the delegation of dignitaries welcoming the couple at Kilkenny Castle. “Kilkenny is a destination of choice for visitors from all corners of the world and it is a great pleasure to welcome their Royal Highnesses today” she said.

Kilkenny Chamber and Cartoon Saloon share offices in the same building at The Maltings and John Hurley CEO of Kilkenny Chamber said “It is particularly appropriate that their Royal Highnesses are visiting Cartoon Saloon during their time in Kilkenny as that business is a fantastic success story and has become a global centre of excellence in the field of animation”.

There is much concern and uncertainty around the whole Brexit issue and it is refreshing to engage with this opportunity to re-emphasise the important and strong ties that exists between our two countries both at a social community level and in the business context.

Through his position as Chair of the South East Region Chamber Co, John Hurley continues to pursue business and investment opportunities for Kilkenny and the South East through ongoing national and international engagements. Last week Kilkenny Chamber met with the Ambassador of France in Kilkenny Castle and more meetings with other embassies are scheduled to take place during the year.

“The South East Region has everything going for it and it provides that crucial work/life balance that international companies are seeking for their employees” he said.