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 team.

Niamh McCarthy

Managing Director

Niamh is Managing Director at Excursions Ireland. With 25 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.

Email: niamh@excursionsireland.com

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.

Email: carmel@excursionsireland.com

Julie Lalor

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.

Email: julie@excursionsireland.com

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.

Email: lynn@excursionsireland.com

Caoimhe Armstrong

Operations Executive

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 Executive she supports the team throughout the year with the logistics involved in ensuring guests have an unforgettable experience in Ireland.

Email: caoimhe@excursionsireland.com

Kiara Abbey

Operations Executive

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.

Email: kiara@excursionsireland.com

Katie Elliott

Operations Executive

Katie joined the Excursions Ireland team in April 2018. She is a keen traveller and has had the opportunity to travel many countries around the world, giving her insight into what the expected visitor on vacation desires. She spent 2 years living in Australia, working as a personal assistant for the Environmental Protection Agency. As Operations Executive she supports the team with all Ireland logistics, ensuring guests have an unforgettable experience during their trip to Ireland.

Email: katie@excursionsireland.com

Francis Doyle

Operations Intern

Fran is an undergrad student in Dublin Institute of Technology and is in his 3rd year of his B.Sc. in Business and Management. Before starting his internship in Excursions Ireland, he gained experience in a busy/ fast paced working environment giving him the provision to work well under pressure in the office. In his spare time Fran likes to explore all that Ireland has to offer whether it be by car or bike. He has a keen interest in travel and tourism and hopes to travel abroad once he finishes college.

Email: francis@excursionsireland.com

Eimear Doyle

Operations Intern

Eimear joined Excursions Ireland as an Operations Intern in April 2018. She is currently studying Business and Management in Dublin Institute of Technology and will be working with Excursions Ireland for 5 months. She has spent summers travelling and working in the United States within the hospitality sector. Her time abroad has given her an understanding of how important our warm Irish hospitality is for guests that are visiting the island of Ireland.

Email: eimear@excursionsireland.com

Kerrie Wade

Operations Intern

Kerrie joined Excursions Ireland in April 2018 and will be working alongside the operations team for 5 months.
She is in her third year of Dublin Institute of Technology studying Business and Management. She has extensive experience working in a fast paced customer service role having worked in retail for over 6 years. Her previous experience gives her a better understanding of the importance of customer service within the tourism industry.

Email: kerrie@excursionsireland.com

Ciara O'Hara

Accounts Executive

Ciara joined Excursions Ireland's 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.

Email: ciara@excursionsireland.com

Marianne Dallas

Accounts Executive

Marianne joined our finance department in March 2018. She has gained over 20 years commercial experience through the Media, Food and Transport Industries working for companies such as The Sunday Business Post, Kerry Group and Dublin Bus. Whilst mainly focused on accounts, Marianne also assists the operations department in the office as well as Dublin Port, driving our shuttle bus.

Email: marianne@excursionsireland.com

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