What’s Going On


CASSI recently held their AGM in Galway. We would like to congratulate our new chair Nuala McAdams from Ulster and the rest of the new team. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing committee, including John Crehan (Chair) for their contribution to the society and wish them all the best in the future.
The new committee have started preparing for the year ahead and have plans already in place for the annual weekend away in October. Make sure to keep an eye on our social media and e-mails for updates.

CASSD are holding their first event of 2019 this Friday. We decided on the back of the success of last year, to purchases 100 tickets for 2 Leinster rugby matches. This Friday evening, we will be watching the first Leinster game in the RDS with pre-match drinks and food to be had in the Horse. We will then all head into town where we have an area booked in Everleigh Gardens. The tickets sold out within hours. We are sure it will be a great success.
Our biggest event of the year the Ball will be held on the 9th of March in Ballsbridge Hotel. We are very excited about this event and planning is in full speed. We have a couple of surprises lined up. We have a sold the majority of our tickets now, we are sure it will be another sell out event and a great night will be had be all. Photos to follow in the next month update.
Finally, and most importantly, we have chosen our charity for the year. We have picked Empower the Family. This charity founded in 2018 by Deborah Somorin. Deborah just qualified as chartered accountant and she works as an assistant manager in PwC’s Assurance practice and we believe that all the job she has done for this charity is very important as their main purpose is to support young disadvantaged single parents in Ireland, with the determination and ability, to successfully complete university.

CASSU are hosting their annual ball tomorrow, Saturday 23rd February at the Culloden Estate and Spa with a Greatest Showman theme. The tickets to the ball were in high demand this year and we think ticket sales are at their highest! We have a few surprises planned for the night and will be hosting a charity raffle at the ball with all proceeds going to our chosen charity this year Dementia NI. Photos and updates on how the ball went will be made available on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

First things First, we had a very successful intake night back in November, welcoming all first year trainees in each of the Firms in Galway. There was a great turnout as this was the first time it was held.
Recently elected CASSG committee;
Chair: Shauna McGuire, Vice chair: Hilary Connaughton, Treasurer: Jamie Painter, Secretary: Darren Dooley, PRO: Kailey Lordon
I want to congratulate and wish all the best in their new position for the forthcoming year.
Last but not least, CASSG will be holding there annual Table Quiz event, this March, finalised date to be announced, but stay tuned in and follow our Facebook page ” Chartered Accounts Student Society Galway – CASSG” for more update’s and our next big events.

CASSSE have remained quiet since their FAE celebrations in the Kazbar. The committee have no events planned over the next couple of months with their next event scheduled for after CAP1 results.

Last month we held our annual AGM and elected our new committee for CASSM for 2019. The CASSM Committee for 2019 is as below:
Chair: David McNamara, Vice-Chair: Emer Loftus, Secretary: John Hanley, Education: Orla Kilroy, Treasurer: Mel Farrell, Events: Paul Gunning and PRO: Ciaran O’Reilly.
The new Committee have a number of exciting proposals for events in our region over the coming year. Our first social event of the year has already been organised for our members, with a weekend away to Westport booked for the first weekend in March. Included in the trip is some team bonding activities, and a pilgrimage to the top of Croagh Patrick to cleanse the souls of some of our members. Our trips are always eventful and well attended, and we are all looking forward to the break.



CASSS continue to have their coffee mornings every three weeks (14th December, January 4th, January 25th)

The bowling and go-karting from the last update was unfortunately postponed until after Christmas break so we have this to look forward to in January.

The Christmas party took place place on Friday 8th December with dinner & drinks in the Sligo Park Hotel which was a fun filled evening with a great turn out.


CASSU recently held their annual AGM electing a largely new committee, with Ciara Flanagan being elected the new chair. The new committee would like to extend their thanks to the pervious committee for all the work they put in, in particular Katrina Bingham in her role as chair.
The new committee have been hard at work putting in early preparations for the Annual Ball in February with tickets on sale from mid-December – it’s set to be a big one!

CASSU held their annual Christmas drinks at Belfast Continental Christmas Market and this was well turned out. The society more recently held their January monthly drinks on the 18th to help students get through the long month! Again, this event was very well received by students.


 CASSM would like to congratulate all members who recently enjoyed success in their FAE exams, we positively note the good results which were recorded across the region. To those that didn’t quite get over the line, we would encourage you not to lose heart, and to reach out to their committee for guidance in any area where assistance is needed. The Committee held a hugely enjoyable FAE results night in the Junction, Athlone, which was a very positive occasion and memorable for all involved.

The final event of the year was the annual 12 pubs of Christmas, held in Athlone on Friday 21st December. This event is a mainstay of the CASSM calendar, and one that all our members thoroughly enjoyed.

CASSM would also like to congratulate our vice chair David McNamara on his recent engagement. We wish him and his partner all the best in the future. 


CASSI have remained quiet since the Annual Conference in November. However, the AGM will be held in Febuary- date TBC. Please keep an eye on emails for more updates.



The last two months have been busy for CASSSE, with students attending an organised event in conjunction with CASSD for the Leinster V Munster Rugby match. The event was well attended by the CASSSE comittee

On the 27th October, to celebrate the FAE results, CASSSE held celebratory drinks for all those who sat their exams. This will be the last organised social event from CASSSE in 2018.


CASSM have engaged with new members across the midlands region through social media and by way of a number of social events held since September to welcome all new students to the society.

In particular, CASSM successfully organised an induction night for new trainees in the region, this comprised bowling in Athlone followed by drinks in Sean’s Bar afterwards. The event received great feedback and was a great ice-breaker for people to meet each other.

CASSM also held a night at the dogs in Mullingar, which was well attended and enjoyed by all.

Our upcoming events include a mystery weekend away to be held in late November, and the annual Christmas Night Out, which will be held the Friday before Christmas.

CASSM are contactable through its’ Facebook page; Chartered Accountants Student Society Midlands, for any queries or issues. We love hearing from our members.


CASSD has had a lovely few months and are delighted to be joined by a new intake of graduates who were welcomed by CASSD at the Krystle for an evening of celebration in November. CASSD would like to take this opportunity to welcome all students across all regions and hope they get involved to support their students society and fellow students.

Alongside CASSSE, CASSSD also hosted its’ ever-popular Leinster Match Day event as Leinster took on Munster. This was the first time ever that regional students were invited from Leinster and Munster for the day, seeing 150 students attend the game. A brilliant match which saw Leinster rise victorious, produced some fantastic rugby from both sides. The evening was then capped off in Everleigh Gardens who very generously opened their doors to welcome in the fans.


CASSU hosted drinks for FAE results night in Alibi Belfast on the 26th October and had a high turnout joining the celebrations – We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate each of the students again.

CASSU also organised our annual Pub Quiz to welcome all new students to the society. This event was well turned out and it was nice to see both familiar faces returning and new faces.

In the next couple of weeks CASSU will be having its’ AGM at the Institute on Linenhall Street, Belfast. There has been keen interest so far and CASSU are excited to see what the new committee will look like and see their success in the year to follow. 


CASSI has had a fantastic two months with our biggest events of the year to date – both the CASSI Weekend Away and the Conference in November.

First up was the Weekend Away, where we welcomed hundreds of CASSI student down to the luxury Mt. Wolsely Resort and Spa in Carlow. The weekend kicked off with a fancy dress night in Carlow on Friday evening, before students attended our extremely popular ‘Bingo Loco’ event on Saturday afternoon. Students had time for a quick break before returning again to the ballroom for a champagne reception, shortly followed by dinner and a black tie ball which included music from the band ‘Arthur’ before a DJ played us out.

We would like to thank the staff at Mt. Wolsely for the brilliant care over the weekend and also to the students who made the event one to remember.

CASSI also held their first ‘ Young Professionals’ event of 2018/2019 with our key speaker, Siobhan Fitzpatrick (founder of The Networking Summit, Women in Business Network Ireland and Catseye Coaching) who gave a very motivational and inspiring talk which arose from a career of 25 years in the arena of networking, coaching and career transitioning. The event was held on 18th October at Mulligan and Haines.

CASSI also held, in conjunction with Morgan Mckinley a career planning session for newly qualified ACA graduates for those who were nearing the end of their training contracts or recently sat the FAE’s in 2018. The event was held on the 10th October 2018.



CASSI is currently making arrangements for the annual Weekend away which will be taking place from the 19th-21st October. Applications for tickets will open 10.00A.M Monday 3rd September. The weekend away will take place in the four star Mount Wolsely where the whole hotel will be booked out for the event.


CASSS had their most recent coffee morning on 10th August 2018.

CASSS also welcomed CASSI to Sligo in July and where a successful meeting/dinner/night out in the town was had and where the Limerick student society was welcomed to CASSI.

CASSS will be represented at the Sligo races for the Chartered accountants North West society night out on Thursday 9th August.


It’s been a quiet time of the year for CASSM, with a lot of members on study leave for the FAE’s.

However, the Committee have been busy making arrangements for the upcoming social events on our calendar. A relaxing cruise up the Shannon has been booked for 24th August. This will involve CASSM hiring a boat for a 2 hour jaunt up and down Ireland’s longest waterway, before disembarking at Sean’s Bar Athlone for some light refreshments.

Bay Sports, located at the Hodson Bay Hotel, has also been booked for 15th September, and will be a great chance for members to enjoy themselves after what has been a stressful period with exams.

The new batch of students in the Midlands regions will mostly have started work by the first week in September, and they will hopefully get involved at this event, and also at a trip to the greyhounds in Mullingar which we intend to run towards the end of September.


This month has been one of celebration and focus for the industrial students and members of CASSD. CAP1 and CAP2 celebrations took place in the Jar and Dicey’s garden respectively with the latter doubling up as the CASSD summer BBQ. The balconies and rafters of both locations were filled with the chorus of cathartic salutations as students soaked in the sun, drinks, and barbeque.

It was a fantastic event all round with the venue being sold out to the CASSD faithful. A strong contingent of CASSD members were on hand with tokens and smiles to help oil the rusted cogs of celebration following the dearth of merriment in lieu of fevered learning. Once again congratulations to all involved.


CASSSE organised a CAP 2 night out to celebrate the exam results on 17th August in Waterford for the CAP 2. For September CASSSE are planning on organising a race night out in Gowran Park. More details to follow.


CASSL are putting plans in place to re-establish the committee after a few years of inactivity. Whilst things are quiet now, CASSL are looking forward to having a presence again in Limerick for the students there.


In order to celebrate the end of the CAP2 Exams, CASSG had a night out in An Púcan. A great time was had by all and it finally gave the student a chance to enjoy the sunshine.

Up and coming events –

  • CASSG are holding a Cocktail making event to bid farewell to the summer months in Coyotes Bar in Galway on the 16th of August, time to be confirmed so stay tuned to our Facebook page.
  • FAE- with the end of the FAE’s fast approaching, we plan on organising an event to celebrate the end of their exams. Make sure to join us, details to follow.