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;

December 9th Annual Christmas Lunch with guest speaker; author and columnist Billy Keane. Please click here for further information or to reserve a place for the most popular and enjoyable event in the Western Society calendar.

Chartered Accountants Ireland Annual Blitz is coming to Galway on Thursday November 24th! Please click here for bookings and further information.

November 30th 1.5 hour CPD Breakfast Briefing in association with PwC -Strategic Considerations in Growing and Scaling a Business  - Early Bird Offer now on!! Please click here for further information or to book a place.

Recent events

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 te Westtern 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.

 Western Society Half Day CPD Event took place on Wednesday December 16th from 3.00 to 7.00pm in The Harbour Hotel kindly supported by Mazars and MacSweeney Solicitors.

Western Society’s Annual Christmas Lunch took place on Friday 11th December 2015 in Hotel Meyrick with a large attendance. This year’s guest speaker ‘The Governor’ John Lonergan was very well received by all present. Thank you to all who attended and added to the enjoyment of the day.

Budget Review – Thursday October 15th providing a considered view of the key changes as set out in Budget 2016.

On Thursday 23rd July 2015 the Western Society once again hosted a very successful 'Evening on the Corrib Princess'. 

17th June 2015 in The Connacht Hotel, Tax update presented by Brian Keegan and Kimberley Rowan carrying 1CPD hour immediately followed by the Western Society AGM. 

28th May 2015 Careers Event with Karin Lanigan in the Harbour Hotel.

 iXBRL and BEPS Seminar in association with Deloitte on Wednesday 29th April 2015 from 6-8pm in the Harbour Hotel.

Friday 24th April 2015, Annual Spring Golf Outing in Oughterard Golf Club.

Friday 17th April 2015 from 6pm starting at The Galway Bay Hotel. Chartered Accountants Ireland Western Society are delighted to announce details of our annual charity day 5km walk/fun run in aid of Galway Simon Community.

Table Quiz Thursday 26th February at 8pm in The Dail Bar.

Friday 23rd January 2015, Breakfast Brieifing in association with Davy - '2015 Outlook- A World of Difference' Presented by Brian O'Reilly and Conall MacCoille.