- Cead Mile Failte! It’s said that Ireland, once visited, is never forgotten, and for once the Blarney rings true.
- The Irish landscape has a mythic resonance, the country’s history is almost tangible, and its people seem to put on earth expressly to restore faith in humanity.
- The weather may sometimes give you the impression that you’re swimming through an airborne ocean, but the emerald green countryside scattered with luxuriant wildflowers, castle ruins, magical mountain and lake vistas will more than console you for the webbed feet you’ll need to grow.
- As beautiful as Ireland is, the country’s main attraction is its people – their hospitality, their felicitous use of language and their marvelous sense of humour ensure a warm welcome. Enter a pub in Ireland on a rainy day, and you’ll find a room full of friends. In Ireland, there are no strangers, only friends who haven’t yet met!
- Whatever your requirements or special desires may be, Ovation Ireland can deliver. Ireland will truly win your heart and win praise as the ultimate incentive reward.
Ovation Ireland has been creating incentive experiences for over 20 years. We create bespoke programmes to meet and surpass your clients' expectations through venue sourcing, accommodation management, airport transfers and high-end exclusive group activities. With our in-house production team, we help you create "once in a lifetime" events.
Ovation Ireland draws on the experience of an expert local management team operating high touch incentive and corporate meeting programmes for national and international customers. Ovation Ireland has a highly experienced team comprised of destination experts who understand intimately the unique power of meetings, incentives, conferences and events to deliver on corporate objectives, and they boost an enviable track record in offering clients consistently outstanding itineraries to meet their ever-changing needs. Ovation Ireland boasts 7 SITE Crystal Awards, were voted in the Top 25 DMC’s worldwide by Special Events Magazine five years running and is active members of SITE and FICP.
“On behalf of Pacific Life, we would like to thank you and the team at Ovation Ireland for the ideas, work and time spent handling the Leaders Conference. We want to acknowledge and let you know we appreciated your focused attention along the way, your flexibility onsite and the graciousness shown to our participants, helping with anything and everything! Please also extend a special thank you to your team who helped behind the scenes, We know it can take a small army to put these programs together and would like to recognize their efforts. Thank you again, Gerry and Claire for all that you did to making our program a successful one - We enjoyed the planning process with you and look forward to when our paths will cross again.”
“I would be happy to be a reference for Ovation. It was truly one of the best experiences we have had with a DMC partner. A very successful trip for sure.”
"I just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU! I am feeling a bit lost without you two :). Honestly, I am just blown away by how hard working you both are. You are true professionals who treated our group for the CSB Incentive as if they were your own. From the initial site visit, through the planning stage and the on-site execution, I had absolute trust in you as a team and knew that you would help me pull this program off flawlessly and you did not disappoint. I really could not have done it without you and your team. I have never seen transportation run so smoothly or really particular requests for decor come together so well (I think it was the spray bottle for the hydrangeas that confirmed you would basically do anything to get the job done). I work with many DMCs throughout the years, and really I am not sure how you are going to be beat. Thank you again, ladies. "
Thank you to you and your team for all the work you put forth to make the trip to Ireland AMAZING! You guys gave your absolute very best to make this trip top notch experience for everyone. Additionally – you and your team always performed your duties with such a positive attitude – which is a great reflection of Creative Incentives & Events and the partnership we created. I am so HAPPY that I chose Ovation to run the operation for this program. In all my years of producing programs out of the country, I have never found a better onsite DMC match. I’m so grateful. Claire, you had everything so well covered and thought out in detail. You never missed a beat and anticipated our needs. You were a pleasure to be around and kept the mood light and always bringing a smile. Anytime I needed you, you were responsive and there. Thank you. Tara, you also had a great smile and demeanor to be around. You were the Queen of transportation, advancing and so much more. Thank you for also always being there as needed. In my 10 years of running the Winners’ Circle program, we have never had such a high level of production for our Awards dinner. It was absolutely perfect.
Aine O’Keefe | Director of Sales
Aine has been with Ovation for the last 14 years and her passion for the Incentive world is still the same today, Aine loves to unearth the people, places & experiences that will make your programme stand out.
Claire Courtney | Director of Operations
Claire is top of her field and has been nominated as one to watch by C&IT Magazine. She is passionate about Ireland and gives great advice on hidden gems and fantastic places to eat!
Laura Harbison | Senior Project Manager
Laura’s remarkable project management and communication skills give her clients and suppliers the assurance that the programmes she runs will be highly successful.
Nicole Quinn | Sales Manager
Nicole likes to be involved in all elements of a project ensuring it reaches the highest standard, giving clients a sense of security and trust with every project she manages.
Rob Allidine | Managing Director
Rob Allidine has been a frontrunner in the MICE industry in Ireland for over 20 years. He has delivered many of Ireland’s leading and largest programmes, recently in one single month overseeing 15,000 delegates in various locations.
Ronan Coleman | Production Director
As Director of Production for Ovation Ireland, Ronan encourages our team and clients to apply innovative thinking and cutting edge design to maximize memorable impact.
Amanda has spent four years within the hospitality industry, and has joined our team as our fabulous proposal writer, and brings wonderful creativity to our Incentive proposals.
Ovation’s newest recruit, our all singing, all dancing (quite literally, he loves musicals!) will be on the road in the US & Europe building new client relationships for us.
Marie Lawlor | Business Unit Director
Marie started her career in Ovation 17 years ago – her positivity, hard work & creativity mark her out as one of the best in the business.
Queen of creativity, Jill loves to hear the words, ‘create me something magical for my gala night’ – she quite literally waves her wand and brilliant things happen…
Our go to girl to get things done, Thays is the organisational phenomenon in the DMC team and her positivity is infectious.
Hailing from the Kingdom of Kerry, Tara shadows the Sales Team in Ovation letting them know that all you need to do is put Kerry in a proposal to win the business – she may be on to something!
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The Wild Child of Ireland
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