April 15, 2024

The co-owner of inside design studio La Maison is the brand new Letterkenny Chamber President.

Claire McDonough was a hugely-popular selection together with her fellow members on the board of the native enterprise grouping.

Initially from Greencastle, Claire has been dwelling in Letterkenny since 1999.

She takes over the place from outgoing President Fionnuala Rabbitt.

Claire is married to Daragh and the couple have two kids Grace & Finn.

Claire stated she was delighted to simply accept the position.

She stated “It’s an honour for to be elected as Chamber President by my colleagues within the Chamber Council. I’ve actually loved my position on the Chamber Council over the past variety of years working with colleagues in shaping the technique and way forward for Letterkenny Chamber.

“I want to take this chance to thank Fionnuala Rabbitt for her arduous work and dedication over the previous 12 months. Fionnuala was confronted with a well being problem through the 12 months and but she was nonetheless obtainable for all of the occasions through the 12 months. I’m dedicated to finishing up this position with the identical enthusiasm, integrity and professionalism”.

Claire hopes to emulate the arduous work of successive Previous Presidents and proceed to develop the relationships with key stakeholders throughout Donegal and to develop membership and member engagement.

“Having been a member of Letterkenny Chamber since opening our enterprise I’ve skilled the assist community at first hand and perceive the vital position The Chamber performs within the financial life and ambitions of Letterkenny and the broader North West area.

“Over this final 12 months we have now as soon as once more grown our membership, have delivered an thrilling and profitable calendar of occasions and member engagement is at an all time excessive. I hope to construct on these achievements and proceed to have interaction immediately with members as a lot as doable.”

Claire most lately served as Vice President and has served on the Chamber Council since 2017.

With a Masters in Native & Regional Improvement she labored in group improvement in Inishowen earlier than becoming a member of Donegal County Council as a Group & Enterprise Improvement Officer.

Claire at all times had an curiosity in design of Inside and exterior environments and she or he and her enterprise associate Anne opened La Maison in 2005. Over the subsequent few years Claire skilled as an Inside Designer in response to buyer demand.

On handing over the chain of workplace, outgoing president Fionnuala Rabbitt stated “It has been an actual privilege for me to function Chamber President over the past 12 months. I want to want Claire effectively in her position. We’re delighted to welcome one other feminine Chamber President in our 59 12 months historical past, we all know Claire will likely be an asset to our Chamber going ahead.”

Inside designer Claire is Letterkenny’s new Chamber President was final modified: February twenty ninth, 2024 by Workers Author