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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Tim McStay

Tim McStay, Director of Incentives

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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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, Senior Project Manager - Team Leader

From the south of France, Camille studied International Business and Languages. She moved to Ireland in 2009 taking a role with a voluntary organisation. Following this she joined the company in 2010 where she is responsible for managing Conference and Incentive events with a focus on the French market.

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Claire Derousseaux

Claire Derousseaux, Senior Project Manager

From the South West of France, Claire has been living in Ireland, place she now calls home, since she graduated from a Business School 10 years ago. She has since been mastering her Events and Project management skills and knowledges in the sports and corporate industry. Claire has recently joined the North America Team in Irish Horizons and being passionate about sport and life, she takes pride in delivering to a high standard everything she does.

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Elise Leclere

Elise Leclere, Senior Project Manager

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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Valerie Wichmann

Valerie Wichmann, Senior Project Manager

Born and raised in Germany, Valerie completed her studies as Assistant to the hotel Management at a renowned business school in 2008. At the end of her studies she moved to France to enlarge her language skills and cultural knowledge while working in prestigious 4 and 5 star hotels in operational and administrative departments. After 6 years in France, Valerie was looking for a new experience and moved to Ireland. Within the team of Irish Horizons, Valerie is in charge of the German and French market. Her projects reflect her passion for her adoptive home and its culture.

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Jennifer Ronan

Jennifer Ronan, Project Manager

Jennifer holds an honours degree in Hospitality Management and was most recently awarded a 2.1 in Event Management. With over 7 years experience working in the hospitality industry, Jennifer prides herself on her eye for detail. Determined and resourceful, she is focused on delivering memorable, unique experiences for all of her clients with a lively personality to match!

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Emma O'Neill

Emma O'Neill, Project Manager

Emma was born and raised in Dublin and holds an honours degree in Event Management. Her background includes organising gala dinners, events and award shows, where meticulous organisation and attention to detail are essential. She now works with the North American market to create memorable incentive programmes and events for our clients. Emma enjoys anything creative in her spare time - from cross stiching and baking to painting and needle felting!

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Jane Crinion

Jane Crinion, Project Manager

A Dublin native with a strong background in tourism and project management, Jane brings a wealth of experience to the Irish Horizons team. With a keen eye on up and coming destinations and activities, Jane is full of great ideas to offer a truly unique and memorable experience to her clients. Focusing on the North American market, with excellent attention to detail at every stage and a professional and energetic work ethic to match, Jane’s full support before, during and after ensures that every event is a success.

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