Shannon Heritage crowned Business All-Stars

Shannon Heritage accepting their Business All-Star Accreditation from Minister Pat Breen (FG).

SHANNON HERITAGE has been awarded the coveted All-Ireland Business All-Star accreditation.

The prestigious quality mark signifies that the recipient has met the highest standards of service and trust.

The accreditation programme is overseen by the All-Ireland Business Foundation and is designed to identify and accredit best-in-class Irish businesses.  

Speaking to The Clare People after receiving the award at a special ceremony in Croke Park, Shannon Heritage managing director, Niall O’Callaghan expressed his delight, following a very successful year for Shannon Group’s tourism experience company.”

“We believe that the Business All-Star accreditation is going to be a true quality mark for our business,” he said.

“As a company, we are very focused on setting standards, but those standards need to be constantly measured. 

“We have been looking for something like this – an accreditation process which is tough, externally verified and allows us to constantly measure our performance. 

“Securing the accreditation is a reflection of our fantastic staff and a testament to the work and effort they put in everyday, to create memorable experiences for our 900,000 visitors a year,” added Mr O’Callaghan.

Shannon Heritage is Ireland’s leading operator and developer of tourist attractions, with over 350 employees in peak season, operating attractions in Clare such as Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and Craggaunowen. 

The Bunratty-based tourism company also oversees King John’s Castle and Malahide Castle and Gardens and has recently announced its ambitious plans to rejuvenate Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. 

The adjudication panel for the Business All-Star Accreditation is chaired by Dr Briga Hynes of the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics. 

The award is an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection criteria. 


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