Newry Chamber to celebrate 200 years at president's banquet

Newry Chamber president Emma Mullen Marmion (seated) launches annual banquet on November 19, which will celebrate 200 years of the organisation. Included (from left) are Orla Hayes, marketing manager Canal Court Hotel & Spa, Caroline McKeown, committee member of Newry Chamber and Louise Young, Canal Court's conference and banqueting manager

NEWRY Chamber of Commerce and Trade is hosting its president's banquet on Friday November 19 (noon to 3pm) at the Canal Court Hotel and Spa to mark the business organisation's 200th anniversary.

President Emma Mullen Marmion said: “The banquet is always one of the highlights of the business year in the city, with more than 250 guests expected, and we're especially delighted to be having the event this year after we had to postpone our 2020 banquet.

“It's amazing to think the Chamber has been active for over two centuries now. We will hear from inspiring local business leaders about the past, present and future of commercial activity in the Greater Newry area.”

She added: “The Chamber has always been about businesses and individuals coming together, sharing ideas and supporting each other. We want to celebrate this collaborative spirit at the banquet and look forward to a fantastic afternoon. We are also delighted to have St. Vincent de Paul as charity partner for the event.”

Louise Young, Canal Court Hotel and Spa's manager, said: “We're delighted to partner with Newry Chamber as it celebrates 200 years.

“As the city's largest hotel and conference facility, we have a strong working relationship with the Chamber, and our professional staff will ensure a great afternoon for Chamber guests and the local businesses community.”

Tickets can be reserved by contacting Newry Chamber on (028) 30250303 or via

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