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Beatrice Colleran
Department of Service Industries
International Hotel School
Dublin Road, Galway
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Corrib Princess – Family Day @ Corrib Princess
Aug 26 all-day

Corrib Princess Family Day – Corrib Princess

Epic Tour & Lunch @ TBC
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Golf & Dinner at Castlerosse Golf Club @ Killarney Golf Club
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Galway International Oyster Festival @ House Hotel
Sep 29 all-day

Galway International Oyster Festival

Gather at the House Hotel and then we will make our way over to the Festival Marquee

Dublin Skål Club celebrate their 70th Anniversary @ Trinity College
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This year, 2018, is the 70th Anniversary of the foundation of our Club. To mark the occasion, we are organising a very special event which takes place on Friday October 5th 2018 in the world renowned, Trinity College, created by royal charter in 1592 and which is located in the very heart of Dublin City.

Preliminary details are as follows:

Date:    Friday October 5th. 2018.
Venue: Trinity College, Dublin.
Time:   7.00p.m. Reception followed Dinner/Wine.
Cost:    €75.00 per person.

We are delighted that our World President, Susanna Saari and our National President, Margaret Cahill will attend. We issue a Céad Míle Fáilte to Skålleagues from all over the world to join with us in celebrating this unique event.

Skålleagues from European Clubs, come join us for the weekend.

Skålleagues travelling to Skål Congress in Mombasa, why not come to Dublin on your way.

We have arranged special overnight accommodation/breakfast rates in the following Hotels.
www.herbertpark.ie.  (Attn. Paula Barry)
www.camdencourt.com. (Attn. Denise Corboy)
www.cassidyshotel.com. (Attn. Martin Cassidy)
www.ashlinghotel.ie.   (Attn. Jacqueline Bassett)

The B/B rates range from Single, €140 to €195 and Double/Twin, €175 to €210.
These rates are subject to availability and as October is a very busy period in Dublin City, members, wishing to avail of these rates should contact the hotel of their choice as soon as possible. Hotels will require Credit Card details to secure reservations.

All other inquiries to Bob Linnane, Hon. Sec. Skål International Dublin,
e-mail: boblinnaneskal@gmail.com.

Dress Code: Lounge Suit.

Annual Dinner at Killeen House Hotel @ Killeen House Hotel
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Let’s Talk Tourism, Killarney @ Great Southern Killarney
Nov 9 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Dear Skålleague

The Let’s talk tourism – National Tourism Forum is back for its third year and we hope you’ll agree the line-up is as strong as ever this year. We would love if you could help us spread the word to all Skål members and encourage attendance at this conference by forwarding the below details to all your members. The conference will be held in the Great Southern Killarney on Friday, November 9th.

The Let’s talk tourism – National Tourism Forum is designed for all sectors working within the tourism industry at grassroots level. The event is industry-led and organised (it is a not-for-profit event) and appeals to all sectors in the travel and hospitality industry, as well as local government and political representatives. The programme for the one-day conference is curated with inclusivity in mind. The discussions and outcomes are designed to inform participants and influence policy makers.

The overall theme for this year’s conference is THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT? Our draft programme includes the following topics and speakers:

  • Strategies for Sustainable Growth
    • Paul Kelly, CEO of Fáilte Ireland
  • International trends impacting on tourism: What they mean for Ireland
    • Mark Henry, Central Marketing Director at Tourism Ireland
  • Tourism – An industry strategy for growth to 2025
    • Eoghan O’Mara Walsh, CEO of ITIC
  • Brexit: What is the impact for travelling to, and tourism in, Ireland?
    • Noel Sweeney, Tourism & Transport Consult International
    • Deirdre Wells OBE, CEO of UKinbound
    • Peter Bellew, Chief Operations Officer at Ryanair
    • John McGrillen, Chief Executive of Tourism Northern Ireland
  • External factors affecting tourism on our island
    • Yvonne Holmes, Head of Business Performance & Analytics at AIB
  • Titanic Belfast – A Case Study
    • Judith Owens, CEO of Titanic Belfast
  • Learnings from other markets
    • Elizabeth Crabill, CEO of CIE Tours International
    • Ines Batz, Director of Northern Europe at DER Touristik
  • China: an opportunity
    • James Kenny, China Country Manager at Tourism Ireland
  • Closing panel discussion

The full day conference will take place on Friday 9th November in the Great Southern Killarney from 9am until 5.30pm.    There is a gala dinner that evening where the Skal National President’s Award will be presented.  Bookings can be made through our website www.ntf.ie/booking/ or by emailing bookings@ntf.ie to receive a booking form.

For any further enquiries, please email Ciara O’Grady info@ntf.ie

Kind regards,



Margaret Cahill

National President

Skal International – Republic of Ireland.

Lunch & tour – Guinness Storehouse – Dublin @ Guinness Storehouse
Nov 13 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Guinness Storehouse on Nov.13th. Meet@ 12.30p.m. Cost €35.00

Skal Cork President’s Christmas Lunch @ Fitzgeralds Vienna Woods Hotel, Cork.
Dec 9 all-day

Date for your diary – the annual Skal Cork President’s Christmas Lunch will be held on Sunday 9th December in Fitzgeralds Vienna Woods Hotel, Cork.

Galway President’s Christmas Party @ Hotel Meyrick
Dec 10 all-day

Skal Galway President’s Christmas Party – Hotel Meyrick