• Welcome to Limerick
  • Delegates' Programme
  • Factory Visits
  • Accommodation
  • Travel Information
  • Welcome to Limerick

  • Delegates' Programme

  • Factory Visits

  • Accommodation

  • Travel Information

An Invitation from SID President Charlie Coughlan

Fellow SID Association Members:

It has been my pleasure to serve as your SID President 2016 - 2018.

I am delighted to invite you to Limerick to the 2018 Syndicat du DĂ©colletage (SID) Congress.

Founded by the Vikings, Limerick is the oldest city in Ireland located 40 miles upriver from the Atlantic ocean at the head of the Shannon River estuary.

In preparation for the Congress the organising committee visited a range of cutting edge technology companies in the Irish Midwest region and we have arranged a series of visits to some of these companies. In addition to the visits to High Tech companies we will also be visiting leading Irish based Precision Engineering companies.

The partners' programme incorporates visits to some of the best landscapes in Ireland and to areas of great natural beauty. Coupled with visits to shopping areas I am sure that Partners/Spouses will enjoy their visit to the Limerick region.

The Business Day will be held in the Millennium Theatre which adjoins the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT). Concurrent with the Business Day the PTMA, GTMA and LIT will be hosting the Manufacturing Solutions Event in the Limerick Institute of Technology, which will incorporate more than 150 stands featuring mainly Irish & UK companies supplying the Precision Engineering Industry.

In the afternoon following the formal SID Congress business, delegates are invited to browse the Manufacturing Solutions Event stands. I am sure delegates will find plenty to interest them, both during the Business Day and at the Manufacturing Solutions Event.

I hope you will enjoy your visit to the Limerick region and the 2018 SID Congress.

I will have great pleasure in welcoming you.

(Irish word for welcome)

Charlie Coughlan


The Precision Turned Parts Manufacturing Association of Ireland is proud to invite delegates, spouses, children and other accompanying participants to Limerick, Ireland for the 2018 Congress.

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The Delegates' Programme is set up to gain an insight into the future of our industry.

A tours programme for the accompanying partners will take you to different attractions in the region.

As an option, we will also be very happy to provide a special programme for children.

You can also download the programmes from the links below:

Factory Visits

Visits to leading companies of our industry will be an important part of programme.

As part of the Congress we will be visiting companies in the region on 3 of the 4 days.

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