Galway Skal to hold annual black tie banquet

The Galway Branch of Skål International tourism organisation will hold its annual black tie banquet at the Ardilaun on Sunday December 13.

The event, which is the highlight of the Galway Skål events held throughout the year, will attract people from the tourism and hospitality industry both locally and nationally.

Galway Skål will play host to guests representing all of the other clubs on the night including Dublin, Cork, Kerry, Lakelands, Northern Ireland, Mayo, North West and Shannon branches. National Ppresident Geraldine Rosney of the Skål International Kerry branch will attend the banquet.

There are more than 100 active members in the Galway Skål club which has gone from strength to strength over the past 44 years. Skål International worldwide was founded 75 years ago in Paris and was set up to promote the idea of international goodwill and friendship among travel managers. It now has about 22,000 members in 500 clubs throughout 90 nations.

John Ryan, president of Skål International Galway, says the local branch is happy to host the event.

“We are delighted to host the largest Christmas Skål party in Ireland and it is really a fun event for all Skålleagues, families and friends. We look forward to welcoming anyone that would like to come along on the night for an enjoyable, social networking evening together.”

The evening will kick off at 7.30pm with a champagne reception followed by a five course candlelit dinner and fine wines. Master of Ceremonies will be Dan Murphy, vice-president of Skal International Galway.

People in the travel and tourism industry who would like to join in the festivities or would like to have it as their company night out are invited to attend. Tickets cost €50 per person or €450 for a table of 10 and are available from Tom O’Dwyer at The Ardilaun. Telephone (091 ) 521433. Special overnight accommodation rates are available also.


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