This evening (Friday April 5th)  saw the launch of the Chamber of Arts Heritage & Culture in the Dalkey Heritage Centre.  This initiative is the brainchild of Audrey McKenna of the Kingston Music School in Dalkey. The main idea of the chamber is to link the business focused members of a Chamber of Commerce with people who are involved in Arts Heritage and Culture.

Neil Keenan dlr Chamber President  (centre), Audrey McKenna (second from left) and musicians at the Launch

Neil Keenan dlr Chamber President  (centre), Audrey McKenna (second from left) and musicians at the Launch

Neil Keenan President of the DLR Chamber of commerce officially launched the initiative.  This was followed by words from Audrey McKenna who outlined her vision of the initiative and Tim O’Connor from the Gathering who pointed out the impact of the Irish “where Wall Street meets Broadway”.

Audrey McKenna at the launch of Chamber of Culture

Audrey McKenna at the launch of Chamber of Culture

We were then treated to a performance of a piece of music composed by Sam Kavanagh specially commissioned for the event.

Tim O'Connor of The Gathering at the Launch

Tim O’Connor of The Gathering at the Launch

For more information have a look at chamberofculture.ie.