We firmly believe that the success of our business is built on the foundations of a thriving, diverse community. Read more below about how we work closely with people, groups, charities, and more - offering support and contributing to community initiatives of all types.
Fundraising for our chosen charities
Every year, staff from right across the Group choose two charities to fundraise for over the course of that year. We are so proud to report they have raised over €350,000 since the programme began in 2013 – and we’re not done yet! You can find out who the Shannon Group 2020 charities are right here.
Recognising the importance of sport for our wellbeing
Munster Rugby has been an integral part of life in the Shannon region for generations. And as both supporters and sponsors, we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our team in red. It’s crucial to fully recognise the important role sport plays across our region and over the years, Shannon Group has supported so many sporting events and clubs.
Supporting the Business Community
Local business lies at the heart of every economy and we work closely with business leaders across the region through a range of initiatives. Our CEO Mary Considine is the President of Shannon Chamber of Commerce since June 2018. Our role as sponsor at Galway Chamber Business Awards for several years helped run an event which acknowledges and showcases a range of outstanding businesses from around the region.
As regular event hosts for business organisations such as the Irish Exporters Association, we show our support for local business and fully appreciate how their hard work is the fuel that drives our local economy.
Helping local farmers in times of need
In difficult times, communities often need to work together to find solutions. In 2013 and 2018, the local agricultural sector was hit by an unprecedented fodder crises caused by extreme weather conditions. On this occasion, Shannon Group implemented early grass cutting at Shannon Airport, to ease the pressure on our farming neighbours by adding another source for fodder. Find out more here