Ireland Travel links prides itself on being an Irish family run business. Let us introduce you to our Management team.
I started working in the touring business in 1995 as a Chauffeur Guide. At the time I was also involved with Ballybunion Golf Club in various Committee roles at the Club and eventually was elected to Captaincy. In 2000 I began chauffeuring tours for myself and I set up Ireland Travel Links. In the early years I was a one-man band planning, chauffeuring and guiding my tours but as the business expanded I worked more extensively with likeminded professionals. I have trained and woven an experienced family management team around me that allows me to still maintain direct contact with my clients through being a Chauffeur Guide driver which I enjoy immensely. I believe this gives the company a great edge as I get direct feedback from customers and this helps us build better bespoke tours for our clients. My interests include golf, literature, walking, hiking, gastronomy and travel. Places I love to visit include Killarney, Kilkenny, Kinsale, Valentia and Aran Islands, Philadelphia, California & Florida.
Aidan qualified as an Engineer at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh and a Project Manager at University of Limerick and is a 1st cousin of Gerard's. From 2012 Aidan has been a member of Ballybunion Golf Clubs Men's Club Committee and Club Management Committee. A single digit handicap golfer Aidan has won two All Irelands for his club at Junior Cup and Jimmy Bruen level. He has travelled the world extensively from Australia to America and knows every attraction Ireland, Scotland or America has to offer. Aidan combines his qualifications in Engineering and Project Management with the interpersonal skills he has from touring and being an ambassador for Ballybunion Golf Club to ensure from start to finish your tour is a seamless unforgettable experience. Aidan's interests include golf, walking, arts, travel, social media and music. Places he loves to visit include Dingle, Cork, Galway, Washington, Los Angeles, Melbourne & Edinburgh.
Jemma is the second oldest daughter of Gerard's. She is qualified with a Bachelor degree in Marketing and management from Limerick Institute of Technology. She has gained invaluable experienced working with ZOO digital, an award winning digital and social media agency. She currently divides her time between being a Global marketing manager for MagGrow and marketing manager for Ireland Travel Links. Jemma is a mature, positive and hardworking individual with strong social skills. She is responsible for developing the marketing strategy, managing and improving lead generation campaigns, measuring results and also looks after PR & Website management. Jemma's interests include golf, reading, arts, travel, social media and music. Places she loves to visit include Dublin, Kerry, Galway, California, Florida & Scandinavia.
Donal has been in the tourism industry for decades. From 1973 he ran the very successful Mills Inn Hotel with his wife in his home town of Ballyvourney and he won many awards in the Hospitality Industry. He is very proud of his Ballyvourney routes in a small rural Gaeltacht (Irish/Gaelic speaking) community set by fast flowing streams as they make their way eastwards from the Cork and Kerry Mountains. Upon selling his business he became a Chauffeur for Government Diplomats and also worked as a Private Chauffeur Guide. I worked in the tourism industry with Donal who is a like minded Touring Professional and this mutual professional appreciation has grown so much that he now is our Transport & Logistics Manager. Donal combines his management role with being a chauffeur guide as he enjoys it immensely to meet new clients. Donal's interests include culture, reading, arts, travel and traditional music. Places he loves to visit include Cork, Kerry, Wicklow, Sydney, London & New York.
Michaela is the youngest daughter of Gerard's and newest member of the management team at Ireland Travel Links. She is qualified in Business Studies with Travel and Tourism Management, Hotel Management and Applied Social Studies. Michaela has great communication and organizational skills as a result of her experience from a young age to date in retail, hospitality, events and customer relations. She is well travelled with experience of working in the tourism and events industry in the United States and Ireland. Michaela's role is to ensure that we can continually improve our customer experience through customer feedback. She also plays a pivotal role in promoting and marketing the company through our social media platform. Michaela's interests include social media, meeting people, travel, and music. Places she loves to visit include Limerick, Kerry, Clare, Dublin, Boston, New York, & Florida.