Meet the team

Combined experience and expertise make Excursions Ireland a unique company to work for. The team works closely together to create an easy transition from office preparations to pier operations to guest experience. With reliable pier and guide co-ordination staff, the team has the ability to ensure an unforgettable experience for each guest.

Below is a short introduction to our management and full time staff.

Niamh McCarthy

Managing Director

Niamh is Managing Director at Excursions Ireland. With 20 years’ experience in the Irish tourism industry and 4 years working in the on board shore excursions department, firstly at NCL and then as manager at Crystal Cruises, Niamh is the ideal ambassador for Ireland as a cruise destination. In addition to her commitment to providing a complete service to each cruise line visiting Ireland, Niamh is involved with many of the organisations that make our island such an attractive tourist destination. Amongst other contributions, Niamh is regularly part of the team responsible for tour guide selection and training and her dedication to the success of Irish tourism is far-reaching.


Carmel Doyle

Office Manager

Carmel is our longest serving member of staff. Responsible for the general management of the office together with our entire financial department, Carmel is a vital member of the Excursions Ireland Team. With over 30 years’ experience working in a variety of industries, her wealth of knowledge is an asset to the day to day operations of a busy, high pressured environment. Carmel not only takes her skills and experience to the office, she is also an essential participant in the pier-side operations.


Julie Murphy

Operations Director

Julie has been working in outgoing and incoming tourism in Ireland since 2005. In addition to her working experience Julie has travelled extensively throughout the world soaking up the cultures and tourism of South America, Australia and New Zealand amongst others and spending some time living in London, working for the BBC. She has brought the experience and knowledge she garnered during this time to her role as Operations Director at Excursions Ireland. A completed Failte Ireland Foundation Guiding Course has provided Julie with a detailed insight into touring throughout the Island of Ireland.


Lynn Henderson

Operations Manager

Lynn has been working within Irish tourism since 2005 specialising in conference, incentive and sporting events ensuring guests to Ireland enjoy a uniquely traditional Irish experience. Prior to that, she was travelling the World absorbing different cultures with the world famous Irish dance show, “Michael Flatleys Lord of the Dance”. Her experience and expertise give her a unique perspective on tourism in Ireland and looking after guests that are visiting Ireland. She holds a diploma in Event Management with PR and is currently our Operations Manager for Ireland and Northern Ireland.


Caoimhe Armstrong

Operations Assistant

Caoimhe joined Excursions Ireland in June 2013.  She has a degree in Tourism and a diploma in Event Management and with experience in the inbound tour business dating back to 1999 she has a wealth of knowledge about Ireland. Caoimhe is a keen traveller and has had the opportunity to travel extensively around the world.  As Operations Assistant she supports the team throughout the year with the logistics involved in ensuring guests have an unforgettable experience in Ireland.


Kiara Abbey

Operations Assistant

Kiara joined Excursions Ireland in March 2015. She has a BA and BSc in Tourism Management and has spent some time living abroad working in the hospitality industry. Her experience abroad ensures that she understands the importance of providing that unique and special experience to guests on holiday.


Ciara O'Hara

Accounts Assistant

Ciara is one the newest members to Excursions Ireland joining the Finance department in March 2017. She has over 25 years commercial experience across several industry sectors including working for Aer Lingus in Dublin and London, logistics and most recently running her own payroll business whilst raising a family. She brings vast experience to the role and is a stickler for detail. Ciara is also an avid traveller having visited many countries around the world including the remote islands of the Comores and Madagascar.


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