A warm welcome in an icy North West to Chartered Accountants Ireland President Feargal McCormack

Feb 01, 2019

Despite the hugely inclement weather in the North West on Wednesday, President of Chartered Accountants Ireland Feargal McCormack and Director of Member Services Becky Bristow; braved the elements and were given a very warm welcome by the North West Society in the winter wonderland that was Sligo.

The exciting itinerary included a visit to Sligo IT hosted by John Gaynor Programme chair of the Masters of Business Studies and past ACCA president.  At Sligo IT Feargal and Becky addressed the Masters of Business Studies students. A lively questions and answers session followed, where there was great enthusiasm from the students about the prospects internationally that are available to Chartered Accountants.

Sligo IT was followed by a visit to Summerhill College Secondary School. Here the senior students met with Feargal and Becky and were introduced to Chartered Accountants Ireland as a career pathway.  A quick trip to the new GAA Centre of Excellence in Sligo and to Drumcliffe to see the snow covered vista of Benbulben and Yeat’s Grave under a blanket of snow finished off the showcase of the region.

In the evening Feargal was delighted to join a group of members and young professionals for dinner in the Sligo Park Hotel. The discussion was lively and informative and will be hugely helpful in creating the strategy for the region over the coming years.

Commenting on his visit to the North West, Chartered Accountants Ireland President Feargal McCormack said, “I’m delighted to be in Sligo with the Northwest district society of Chartered Accountants Ireland. Our 500 members in the region, whether long-established or just starting their careers, make a huge contribution to the local economy and regional development. They also offer great local training opportunities for young people to join a truly rewarding profession. It was my pleasure to talk to some ambitious students in IT Sligo and Summerhill College about their options and I look forward to seeing the Northwest community of Chartered Accountants going from strength to strength in the years to come. “