Limerick Strand Hotel Hosts IHF Mid-West Tourism Ball

By Dave Simpson
Limerick Strand Hotel Hosts IHF Mid-West Tourism Ball

This week, the Limerick Strand Hotel hosted a fundraising event for the 2023 Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) Mid-West Tourism Ball.


Over 280 guests attended the black-tie tourism fundraising ball, which had not taken place since 2019, due to COVID-19.

The event included a Diageo sponsored drinks reception, and transition year students from LCETB Roxboro created an array of canapés.

For the main event in the Shannon Suite, chef Patrick Anslow and his culinary team served cuisine using mainly locally sourced produce and supported by the hospitality students from LCETB's Hospitality Education & Training Centre, who assisted on the night. Each course was served with Spanish wines, sponsored by Eno Wine. Limerick Strand Hotel's in-house pastry chef provided a champagne and rose infused mousse with apple compote followed by petit fours served with tea/coffee and a digestif of Jameson, Ginger and Lime sponsored by Irish Distillers.

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The evening was hosted by MC extraordinaire James Sexton and hotel general manager Stephen O'Connor. Speeches by both O'Connor and IHF president Denyse Campbell on the night thanked the industries supporters including the attending politicians, dignitaries and event main sponsor Elis. The industry recognition award on the night was presented by O'Connor, Campbell and John Gavin, co-owner of the Shannon Springs Hotel and a graduate of Shannon College of Hotel management, to Philip Smyth and Kate O'Connell from Shannon College of Hotel Management, who recently retired. All funds raised will go towards tourism initiatives for the region.


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