“Connecting CUMAS Community & Buisness”





New Ross & District Chamber in association with CUMAS New Ross invite you to join us for an After Hours Event at CUMAS (New Ross). This event is FREE and is open to both chamber members & non-members. Their purpose is to promote the work that they do, and develop productive relationships and network with the public through business, education and the community.

Come join us and learn what CUMAS is all about…….

                       Who they are…

                      What they do…

                      and How they do it…!!!!

DATE: Wednesday 27th September 2017        TIME: 5:45pm – 8:00pm

VENUE: CUMAS, Harte Complex, Butlersland Industrial Est., New Ross, Co. Wexford

Open to members & non-members  


Please RSVP to Rowena at e: admin@newroschamber.ie or call New Ross & District Chamber Office on 051-425077 on or before 5.00pm on Tuesday 26th September 2017


Awards DEADLINE has been extended to Friday 29th September-Last chance to enter !

All application/nomination /submission forms for the awards, must be received at the New Ross & District Chamber offices no later than 5.30pm on Friday the 29th September 2017

A full list of award categories, criteria and application forms, can be found at www.newrosschamber.ie or by contacting the Chamber Office.

Winners will be announced at our–

               “GALA EVENING”

Saturday November 4th
in the Brandon House Hotel, New Ross.

Black Tie Tickets:€50pp
Music by ELEMNO




New Ross & District, Business & Community Awards are now in their ninth year, the awards are firmly established, attracting over 75 entries in 2016.  They provide business and community groups in the town and district an opportunity to share their inspiring stories and showcase achievements.

Speaking on the night, Chamber president, John Mc Sweeney welcomed those in attendance ….and thanked all the sponsors..

This year, a total of 12 award categories were announced. These include some firm favourites such as “ Best New Start Up”, “Small Business of the Year ”, “Community & Social Enterprise Award” and “New Ross & District Person of the Year Award”.

The hotly contested “Business Woman of the Year Award” and “Sports Club of the Year Award” feature for their second consecutive year with the addition of two new categories including “Professional Services Award” and “Social Media Award”.

Speaking on behalf of Wexford County Council, this year’s title sponsor, An Cathaoirleach Willie Fitzharris said “last year’s winners had set the bar high”.

Ann O’ Connor of Secret Valley Wildlife Park and Winner of “Business of the Year” 2016 told of the positive impact the award had made on her business. She said “We couldn’t believe we had won it.  We could now market ourselves as the Award-Winning Secret Valley Wildlife Park”. Ann went on to explain that they have since captured new markets including Hen Parties and Corporate Evenings.

Free to enter, applications are now open for the 2017 awards and business & community groups across the town and district will have until September 22nd to get their entries in.

This year’s awards will also be supported by Media Partners, The New Ross Standard and renowned crystal sculptor Fred Curtis who will design and craft the trophies for the lucky winners.

Award category sponsors include A.I.B., Lake Region Medical an Integer Company, Local Enterprise Board (Wexford), Guardian Fire & Safety, Samantha Kelly AKA Tweeting Goddess, JFK Trust, Secret Valley Wildlife Park & Zoo, Creacon Wellness Retreat, Loftus Hall, and Molloy’s Supervalu New Ross.

Some of the attendance at our Annual Summer BBQ at Creacon Wellness Retreat which coincided with the official Launch of the 2017 New Ross & District Business & Community Awards.


Business After Hours with Kennedy Homestead

The Business After Hours Event which was held in Kennedy Homestead was a great success and we had to weather on our side which made it an exceptional evening. Thanks to the 4 Chambers for getting involved and of course a special thank you to Patrick & Siobhain Grennan for having us all.

Email admin@newrosschamber.ie or call New Ross & District Chamber Office on 051-425077 to book for upcoming events.

Irish America Fest 2017 – Friday 30th June – Sunday 2nd July

We are pleased to announce that The 4 July- Irish America Fest 2017 will take place from Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July 2017 in New Ross,  with the Food and Craft element of the Festival taking place for the 3 days along the quayside in New Ross.

This year’s Festival promises to be a fun filled weekend for Families, with FREE outdoor Gigs,  Puppet Theatre, Picnic in the Park local acts, Read more…

New Ross in Bloom

Its that time of year and we are currently putting together the finer details for New Ross in Bloom 2017. We want New Ross to look even more beautiful again this summer with the stunning floral displays we can achieve with the help of the New Ross Tidy Towns and the local business community. We look forward once again to all the retailers and residents getting involved in this wonderful project that showcases our town at its best.

If you wish to participate in the project in 2017 or require further information, please contact the New Ross & District Chamber office tel:051-425077 or e:admin@newrosschamber.ie


Download order form Here……….

Are you in sales? Would you like to connect more successfully with your customers?

This one day extensive sales training programme uncovers the right skill and mind set a professional sales person should possess: from controlling the conversation, to asking the right questions and adjusting the message accordingly.
By the end of the dayparticipants will be able to:

  • Understand what is needed to have the right skills to sell.
  • Connect more successfully with customers, overcome objections and close sales confidently and effectively
  • Learn and practice an effective sales questioning technique that will increase the likelihood of making a sale by better understanding customer needs while maintaining a great customer experience
  • Understand the 4 major behavioural styles and personality types and how to sell to each buyer type.

Find out more here…………

Annual Christmas Gathering

New Ross & District Chamber

Annual Christmas Gathering”


Wednesday, 21st December 2016 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm
@ Mannion’s Pub, Mount Elliot, New Ross.

Join us for an evening of, exquisite food and wine, and meet some fabulous people to help you wind down for the festive season!

 All-inclusive price €25 per person


 Places are limited and already selling fast – so book now to avoid disappointment!

 Please contact New Ross & District Chamber on   051 425077 or email:

Rowena Purcell at admin@newrosschamber.ie


An Evening with Local Business a success!!!!

On Tuesday 6th Oct, Lake Region Medical New Ross played host to Local Business Owners during an event titled as ‘Evening with Local Business’, organised through the New Ross & District Chamber Of Commerce.


New Ross town in Co. Wexford, Ireland provides employment for 3,194 people.  Lake Region Medical currently provides 25% of those jobs with a current headcount of close to 800.  While Lake Region Medical is based in New Ross since 1994, many visiting locals did not anticipate the scale of Operations or the significance of the New Ross facility on the world stage.


Eddie Kiely, Director of Operations, spoke of the significant contribution that Lake Region Medical make, not just by way of salaries but also to the local community and charities.  In 2015 Lake Region Medical associates raised €30,000 and were thus in a position to donate €15,000 to New Ross River Search & Rescue and €15,000 to Down Syndrome Ireland.

Eddie emphasised that as part of the local community it is proper that Lake Region Medical engage with, and open the site to neighbours in the area.  Eddie also acknowledged the support that Lake Region Medical receives from the New Ross area and that there are many personal links on site, to friends and families.

Ever the opportunist, Eddie also gave a plug for the upcoming Charity run, which aims to raise €10,000 in aid of the Hope Cancer Support Centre.  If interested in participating or donating see more details at http://www.lakeregionmedical4mile.com

Visitors were given a windows tour of the facility.  Along the way, various members of the Operations team explained how Lake Region Medical products are made and used.  Visitors were also given the chance to thread a core into a coil, giving them true appreciation for the skill-set required by many of the New Ross associates.


In picture: John McSweeney, Vice Present New Ross Chamber.Teresa Delaney, CEO New Ross Chamber.  Eddie Kiely, Director of Operations Lake Region Medical.



In Picture: Eamon Hore, Director of Services with Wexford County Council.Sean Connick, CEO JFK Trust.  John Fleming, Wexford County Council.


In Picture: Anne Dwyer, New Ross Chamber. John O’Donovan (LRM),Seamus Hamilton (LRM), Rowena Purcell, New Ross Chamber.


In picture: Declan Power providing an overview of IDM products:


In Picture: Michael Lawlor providing an overview of the Packaging Clean Room facilities.