Yesterday, (21st September) North Kildare Chamber hosted their Inaugural Captains of Industry golf outing in Carton House.  The Chamber has 36 corporate partners who enjoyed a day of networking and golf on the O’Meara course in Carton House.  The GUI Academy were on hand to provide the all-important golf lessons before industry leaders enjoyed a round of golf followed by an evening of high level networking.  The organisation provides in excess of 100 events per year and this particular one is now a firm fixture in the calendar.

Allan Shine, CEO of the Chamber said, “ It was a very enjoyable afternoon and the level of interaction between companies was infectious.  Networking is a crucial ingredient for business, the golf was nearly secondary and with an upturn in the economy, afternoons like this can only be of benefit”.

Next up for the Chamber is a business luncheon with the President of Maynooth University , Professor Philip Nolan.  The University is embarking on a huge expansion which will see 13,000 students enrol annually by 2020.


Peter Minnock, Director of Services Kildare County Council, Eoin Gannon MD of The Gannon Group, Allan Shine CEO North Kildare Chamber and Dermot Johnson, Director of Ted Johnsons


Lloyd O Rouke MD Voice Engineer Ireland, Oscar Kiernan Sales Director Walls to Workstations, Michael Dixon KBC Maynooth and Ian McLoughlin, Sales Manager EMS Copiers


Kevin O’Connor MD Colourtrend, Peter Carey CEO Kildare County Council, Martin Kilduff GM of Newbridge Silverware and Peter Brennan GM of The Osprey Hotel


Conor Killeen MD Voice Engineer Ireland, Vinny O’Rourke Sales Manager Shhehy Motor Group, Fionan O’Sullivan, Sales Director Acumen and Trust  and Gerry Whelan MD Walls to Workstations