Leading engineers from the Thomond region have been honoured at the region’s National Conferring and Volunteer Recognition event in the Strand hotel, Limerick. 

Mike Griffin was inaugurated as chair of Engineers Ireland Thomond Region at the region’s AGM, held recently in the Strand hotel, Limerick. He is pictured with Engineers Ireland president Professor Feely and outgoing chair John Coleman. Image: Dermot Lynch

At the celebratory event, local engineers Trevor Conroy, Patrick Keating, Shammai Loss and Paul Ryan were each conferred with the Registered Professional Title of Chartered Engineer, an accolade associated with the very best of the engineering profession. Brian Gallagher and John O’Connor were also conferred with the title of Fellow, the highest level of membership awarded by Engineers Ireland.

Engineers Ireland’s president, Professor Orla Feely, also delivered her presidential address on Saints, Scholars and Engineers: How Engineering Transformed a Nation and volunteer members in the Thomond region were also recognised for their contributions.

Sean Lenihan is pictured accepting Clare County Council’s CPD Accredited Employer Standard parchment from Professor Orla Feely, president of Engineers Ireland

'Lifeblood of the organisation'

Applauding the Thomond region committee and the professional interviewers gathered, Prof Feely said: “Engineers Ireland would be nothing without its volunteer members – the lifeblood of the organisation whose willingness to share their knowledge, time and talent with fellow members is nothing short of extraordinary.”

Clare County Council’s reaccreditation as an Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited Employer was also celebrated at the event, with Sean Lenihan accepting the parchment on the Council’s behalf. Clare County Council is the longest accredited local authority with its first accreditation dating back to 2003.

Members of Engineers Ireland’s Thomond Committee are pictured with Mike Griffin, chair of Engineers Ireland’s Thomond region and Professor Orla Feely, president of Engineers Ireland at the region’s recent AGM and conferring ceremony event in the Strand hotel, Limerick

CPD plays a critical role in supporting Clare County Council Engineers and Technicians to deliver on the organisation’s mission of “enhancing the quality of life in Clare County Council through leadership and partnership”.

Incoming Chair of the Thomond Region, Mike Griffin, who was inaugurated at the region’s AGM prior to the celebratory event, said: “The Thomond region is a hub for members based in Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary, representing all sectors of the industry, providing local CPD and networking events for engineers.  

Shammai Loss, John O’Connor, Brian Gallagher, Trevor Conroy, Patrick Keating, and Paul Ryan were each conferred with Registered Professional Titles at the recent Thomond Region conferring ceremony in the Stand hotel, Limerick. They are pictured with Mike Griffin, chair of Engineers Ireland Thomond Region and Professor Orla Feely, president of Engineers Ireland

"I am incredibly proud to succeed John Coleman in the role of chair and I would like to thank him profusely for this work and commitment to our region.  Alongside the Thomond region’s 26 strong committee, and newly elected vice-chair David Purcell, I look forward to continuing John’s work and supporting and celebrating our 1,500 regional members and creating deeper connections with industry in my role as chair.”

For more information on the Thomond region committee and to learn more about forthcoming CPD and networking opportunities and events, see: www.engineersireland.ie/Thomond