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Shannon Group Transfers King John’s Castle To Limerick City & County Council

By Dave Simpson
Shannon Group Transfers King John’s Castle To Limerick City & County Council

Shannon Group has transferred King John’s Castle of Limerick to Limerick City & County Council.

Statement By Shannon Group CEO

In a statement published on, Shannon Group CEO Mary Considine said, “I would like to wish Limerick City & County Council every success as they take on King John’s Castle, and in particular to thank them for working very closely with us to ensure a seamless transfer. The support of the Departments of Transport, Housing, Local Government and Heritage, along with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and our close collaboration with the Council, ensured a smooth transition for our staff at King John’s Castle, for which we are most grateful.

“The transfer will enable Shannon Group to concentrate our energies on restoring passenger numbers at Shannon Airport, thereby supporting local economic activity and attracting tourists. This, combined with expanding our property portfolio, will enable further foreign and indigenous investment in the region. Shannon Group will maintain an important relationship with the visitor attraction by rebuilding vital air services at Shannon, to support the return of much-needed international tourists to Ireland.”

Additional Statement By Shannon Group CEO

Considine added in the statement published on, “I would like to thank the staff at King John’s Castle for their tremendous work over the years and wish them every success in what I am confident will be the start of an exciting new chapter for them.”

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