Who We Are

Irish Horizons is a dynamic Destination Management Company and Professional Conference Organiser based in Dublin. A division of the Irish Welcome Tours group, we have delivered highly successful Incentives, Events and Conferences for our worldwide clients since 1989.

We operate across the whole island of Ireland with all its diversity. Our trusted relationships with hoteliers and other suppliers ensure that we can create world class events for the demanding MICE sector. We have a multilingual team based at our Dublin headquarters, always up to date on what is new and exciting in Ireland and what makes Ireland a special destination.

All our services are aimed at bringing Ireland alive for you and your clients. We have a multi-lingual team in Dublin using their knowledge of this special island to ensure success for our MICE partners. Over 25 years investment in the best technology means that the operations of Irish Horizons are state-of-the-art. We offer you a wide range of services:


Christophe de Patoul

Christophe de Patoul, Head of Incentives & Conference

A Belgium native with a Degree in Law, Christophe has been living in Ireland for 20 years. He has a strong background in Incentives and Conferences and ran his own company for several years before serving as a Director in a leading Irish Incentive House. He is responsible for growing our incoming and outgoing corporate travel business.

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Maeve O'Connor

Maeve O'Connor, Sales Director North America

Maeve's favourite colour is green, we think that's very appropriate considering her devotion to promoting Ireland's proverbial forty shades. Maeve brings over two decades of sales experience, at hotel and agency level, to her position and worked most recently as Director of Sales with a leading Incentive house and formerly with the prestigious Adare Manor.

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Camille Afchain

Camille Afchain, Head of Incentives Department

Originally from the south of France, Camille now calls Ireland home. She is a hardworking, creative and energetic event operations manager with 8 years’ experience in the events industry. She is very attentive to detail and is a perfectionist. She takes pride in delivering everything she does to a high standard.

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Elise Leclere

Elise Leclere, Senior Project Manager & Team Leader Europe

From Normandy, Elise joined the Irish Horizons's team in 2012. Graduated with a Masters in International Event Management, she is now in charge of organising conferences and incentives concentrating on the french speaking markets. With her background in event management she is hoping to make your business trips a memorable and unique experience for all of your participants.

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Laura Guicheteau

Laura Guicheteau, Project Manager

Originally from the north west of France, Laura quickly knew she would work in the tourism industry. She holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in cultural and tourism management. Laura has worked to promote destinations, cultural and tourist sites for different organisations in France, which gave her a depth knowledge of the tourism industry. With a passion for discovering new places and a big sense of service, she will design for you a unique and tailored event.

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Caroline Whitsell

Caroline Whitsell, Project Manager

Caroline holds a degree in Business with Event Management and from her first day working on the ground of events, has never looked back. Upon graduating, she moved to America where she worked in project management, marketing and social media before returning to Ireland. Caroline now works on the North American Market where her knowledge of the Irish event industry and America collides. She strives to constantly be on top of the latest trends and upcoming venues in Ireland while ensuring every event has the 'wow' factor. Caroline's attention to detail, creativity and organisation will ensure your events success.

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Adele Keane

Adele Keane, Incentives Executive

Adele comes from Ireland’s Midlands and holds a degree in Tourism Management and has experience in Corporate Tourism & Event Management. Upon completing university Adele spent some time split between Toronto and New York witnessing and loving the tourism of both cities. Since graduating she now works on the North American Market here at Irish Horizons. With her fluency in the Irish language and her passion for Tradition and Culture, Adele will ensure that your incentive will be a truly authentic Irish experience.

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Estelle Thomas

Estelle Thomas, Incentives Executive

Originally from the centre of France, Estelle has always been attracted by travel. After obtaining her Master's degree in Tourism Project Management, Estelle has made different professional and personal experiences around the world. Always eager to discover new cultures and go on new adventures, Estelle is hoping to convey her passion for travel to our partners.

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Tim McStay

Tim McStay, Incentive Consultant

Tim has 20 years experience in the Travel & Tourism Industry. A SITE member, he is a former President of ITOA and served for 7 years on the Board of the St. Patricks Festival. Responsible for Irish Horizons -the Incentive division of Irish Welcome Tours - including overseas Sales, Business Development and Promotions. Tim has a Masters Degree in Business Studies and is a German speaker.

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