083_THOMOND_LOGO_REVThe 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.

 Some of the events previously held in the Thomond region include:

  • The 2018 Engineers Ireland Annual Conference – Infrastructure, Industry and Innovation
  • Site visits including the Limerick Gasworks Remediation Project and Ardnacrusha
  • Technical presentations and social events

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Vistakon Limerick hosts 100 students for Engineers Week

  During Engineers Week 2015, some 100 Transition Year (TY) secondary school students from schools in the mid-west (St Flannan’s College, Ennis, Co Clare and St John the Baptist Community School, Hospital, Co Limerick) paid a visit to the Vistakon facility in Limerick. The visit to the plant was to showcase the exciting and diverse career opportunities that the engineering profession has to offer. As a long-established multi-national in the mid-west, Vistakon works with local schools ...

Upon the level and by the square – freemasonry and engineering

  Kenneth L. Mitchell explores the ancient and continuing link between the engineering profession and the fraternity of freemasonry in Ireland In November 1830, in the city of Limerick, an architectural engineer by the name of James Pain made a fascinating discovery. He had been contracted for the sum of £3,000 by the New Limerick Navigation Company to replace the ancient Baal’s Bridge (1340) that linked the Englishtown on King’s Island to the Irishtown area on the ...

IComp awarded €240k to research new space materials

  The Irish Centre for Composites Research (IComp) has been awarded a €240,000 research project with the European Space Agency (ESA), to develop ways to support a more sustainable space environment as well as a more sustainable space industry. The project, called ‘Demisable Bio-Composite Materials’, will develop a new bio-composite material for space applications as part of the ESA’s Clean Space initiative. A key element of the the new 18-month project – led by Dr Walter Stanley, ...

Limerick’s aeronautical engineering graduates flying high

  Author: Dr Ronan O’Higgins, course director BEng Aeronautical Engineering, Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering, University of Limerick University of Limerick (UL) has a distinguished history of aviation education and training. It has been the leading Irish supplier of graduates for the Irish and international aviation industry for more than two decades. In the Republic of Ireland, UL is unique in offering the only aeronautical engineering programmes ...

MulkearLIFE - delivering catchment-scale river restoration

Author: Ruairí Ó Conchúir, project manager, MulkearLIFE MulkearLIFE is a five year, partnership-based project working on the restoration of the Mulkear River catchment, which forms part of the Lower Shannon Special Area of Conservation (SAC). It is one of the most important integrated catchment management projects in Ireland and a flagship EU co-funded LIFE Nature project with a €1.75 million budget. Inland Fisheries Ireland is the lead partner, working with the Office of Public Works (OPW) ...

Sustainable development in an Irish biomedical facility

  In April 2014, Ethicon Biosurgery, part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, announced plans to invest €80 million in a manufacturing facility at the National Technology Park, Limerick. The new facility will manufacture EVARREST Sealant Matrix, a product that rapidly and reliably aids in stopping bleeding during surgery. The existing building was originally built in 2001 by Optech Europe. In 2008, Johnson and Johnson purchased the facility. LEED: Sustainable Development ...

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