Chartered Accountants Ireland Western Society is a District Society of Chartered Accountants Ireland which is the largest and longest established accountancy body in Ireland.



We hope the website will provide a platform for Members both to keep abreast of the activities of the Society and to communicate with the Committee on any issues.

Upcoming Events

A brief outline of our upcoming events;

Spring Golf Outing Friday 21st April Oughterard Golf Club

Please email Veronica if you wish to participate.

Brian Keegan Chartered Accountants Ireland's Director of Public Policy and Tax will provide a one hour tax update on June 13th 2017 in The Habour Hotel. This event will be immediately followed by the Western Society AGM.

Recent events

An careers event of benefit to all members  with tips and advice to plan and develop your career presented by Karin Lanigan took place on Monday 3rd April. t

A CPD event on PRSI: Essential Data was held Thursday 23rd March 2017  in The Harbour Hotel, with guest speaker Brendan Casey, covering all your clients need you to know about the correct application of PRSI and its consequent benefits

Annual InterFirmTable Quiz onThursday 9th Febuary 2017 in The Dáil from 7.30pm. 

January 20th 2017 Annual Economic Outlook kindly sponsored by Davy with guest speaker Alan Werlau.

December 9th Annual Christmas Lunch held in Hotel Meyrick with guest speaker Billy Keane; author and Irish Independent columnist.

November 30th 1.5 hour CPD Breakfast Briefing in association with PwC -Strategic Considerations in Growing and Scaling a Business.   

October 13th Annual Budget Review in association with Grant Thornton outlining the key changes of Budget 2017.

September 21st Western Society's CPD and Networking Day. A first full day event for the Western Society which was very well received covered a variety of tax, legal, company secretarial and IT topics with 7CPD hours. 

September 23rd Autumn Golf Outing at Glenlo Abbey Golf Club.

AGM and Tax Update - The Western Society AGM took place in The Harbour Hotel at 7pm on Wednesday 15th June. A tax update was presented by Brian Keegan, Director of Taxation CAI immediatly prior to the AGM.

Annual Charity Event - Monday 13th June 4.30pm. This year's Charity event was in aid of Galway Waterways Patrol and  kindly sponsored by Kenny Galway & Volvo Ireland. The event encompassed a fun evening whilst watching Ireland's first EURO 2016 game against Sweden at Galwegians RFC. Galway Waterways Patrol conducts voluntary patrols of the River Corrib and the city’s waterways – to prevent suicides and accidental loss of life. Volunteers go out in groups of three from around 9.30pm in hi-viz gear to watch out for people that may be in trouble bearing in mind that not every drowning is suicide, some are accidental because people may be lost or in an unfamiliar area.

Golf Outing Friday 6th May 2016 at Galway Bay Golf and Country Club.

Company Law Seminar Wednesday 27th April - presented by Conor Sweeney and focussed on the practical issues of The Companies Act 2014.

FRS 102 Application Issues and Experiences presented by Laurence May on 22nd March in The Harbour Hotel. Discussion and Q&A on some of the key differences and challenges that companies and auditors are encountering in the first time adoption of FRS 102 in the FY15 financial statements.


Table Quiz Thursday 3rd March  in The Dail Bar. This year's table quiz continued the success and popularity of past table quizzes. 

Western Society Annual Economic Outlook breakfast seminar in association with Davy was very well received by a large attendance on Thursday 21st January 2016 at 7.45am in Hotel Meyrick.