FISA World Rowing Tour -15th June to 22nd June
A beautiful sunny Carrick morning greeted the 90 rowers at the start of their journey along the river Shannon to Limerick on Sunday 16th June. These recreational rowers will row all the way from Carrick on Shannon to Limerick between the 16th and the 22nd June. They will be accompanied by 11 cyclists who will follow exactly the same route. These rowers, all from overseas, represent 18 countries and come from as far away as Australia, Canada , USA, Argentina, Zimbabwe with good representation also from Europe (Germany, France, Spain, the Netherlands and Switzerland ).You might imagine that this would have been a group of young people but these enthusiastic adventurers ranged in age from 40 to 70 plus.
Carrick Rowing Club facilities were made available to Michael O' Dwyer and his band of helpers from St Michaels Rowing Club (the organising club) who ensured that rowers and cyclists set off safely on their long journey.
Our thanks to Keith Nolan who took a series of photos that can be seen on our facebook page.
Photo at Carrick Rowing Club on the morning of 16th June.
Michael O' Dwyer (St Michaels Rowing Club), Monica Christie (Carrick Chamber Office) and Tony Kane (Carrick Rowing Club)
Carrick Water Music Festival 2013
June 25th -30th
Carrick Water Music Festival is now in its 9th Year and goes from strength to strength each year thanks to the incredibly dedicated organising committee.
The Festival promises to be a wonderful six days of music: classical, jazz, recitals, folk, indie and world. There is something for every taste from a Festival Film Club to French markets, art exhibitions & auctions, literary events & drama, baby-bops & workshops.
Tickets are available at The Dock at 0719650828 or on line at: https://thedock.ticketsolve.com
There is huge interest in this year’s events, so be sure to book your tickets in good time.
Click the link below to download a PDF of the Carrick Water Music Festival 2013 Programme
Carrick Chamber Hosts Farewell Event for Jackie Maguire
Carrick Chamber hosted a lunch in Victoria Hall Restaurant recently to honour the outgoing county manager, Jackie Maguire, who is taking up the county manager's position in Meath from June 6th. The event was attended by the Chamber Executive officers, County Council representatives, and the Chair and secretary of the Tidy Town's committee, Donal Woods and Matilda Fallon respectively. Gerry Faughnan, Chamber President, presented Jackie with an exact copy of the special photomontage commemorating the Carrick 400th celebrations. It is the second and only other version. The original was presented to President Michael D Higgins at the official launch of the year long celebrations and was devised by Keith Nolan who is also the Chamber PRO.
On behalf of the Chamber Gerry Faughnan praised Ms Maguire on the respect she was held in in the business and wider community. He stated this was in no small measure due to the unprecedented level of openness and engagement she nurtured with the Chamber, business and local community. Many developments would not have come about without her direct engagement, interest and promotion, including Carrick winning a Gold Medal in the Entante Florale competition, the achievement of Carrick as a Fairtrade town, plus many other high level projects, and ensuring also the fullest cooperation with the Tidy Town's Committee which is so important in a tourism dependent town.
'Jackie accepted the extreme challenge, following major flooding in the town, to participate in an international competition, the Entente Florale' which depended on wholesale buy in, which by her leadership she got hands down, from everyone. A less farseeing person would not have recognised the opportunity or would have conveniently ignored, or declined, the challenge' said Gerry Faughnan.
The Chamber President further added that Jackie Maguire stood as an emblem of what is best in the Public Service and that Leitrim's loss is very definitely Meath's gain. He also added his thanks to Keith and Annabel Nolan of Victoria Hall Restaurant for hosting the event and to Keith for his work on the photomontage.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CARRICK-ON-SHANNON
Since its inception in 1966 the Chamber has been to the forefront in lobbying on behalf of its members, whether it is attracting more tourism, upgrading the rail line, rural renewal tax designation, decentralisation issues or making introductions of new businesses.
To promote business in the wider Carrick-on-Shannon area, to attract new businesses into the town, to lobby for business interests, to provide services and information for members, and to encourage camaraderie and goodwill among members and between the Chamber and other organisations. The Chamber is fully committed to supporting the community in whatever way it can.
The Chamber meets are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month unless otherwise noted and it normally does not hold a meeting in August.
New members are always welcome.
For further details of the monthly meeting, please contact the Chamber Office at 071 9622245 or email email@example.com
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