Why Ireland?

  • Easy access from major airports
  • Strong cultural links & heritage
  • Castle & stately manor hotels of exceptional quality
  • Beautiful historic gala dinner venues
  • Stunning natural beauty
  • Warm & friendly people
  • One of the safest countries in the world
  • Farm to fork
  • Funding opportunities
  • US emigration pre-clearance at Irish airports

Ovation Ireland has been creating high-end incentive experiences for over 25 years. We create bespoke programmes to meet and surpass your expectations while making sure you get the most out of your traditional or modern Irish experience.

What we do…

  • Venue sourcing
  • Accommodation sourcing & management
  • Airport transfers & coaching
  • High-end exclusive group activities
  • Event delivery
  • Production management with our in-house production team
  • Event decoration & theming
  • An in-house creative team to develop your event identity

Ovation Ireland boasts 7 SITE Crystal Awards, were voted in the Top 25 DMC’s worldwide by Special Events Magazine five years running and active members of SITE and FICP.

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Contact us

"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 showe to our participants, helping with anything and everything".

Sherri Wiseman | Pacific Life

“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.”

Heidi Carlisle | Aflac

"Honestly I am just blown away by how hard working you 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."

Emily Anton | CIGNA

"You guys gave your absolute very best to make this trip a top-notch experience. 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."

Sarah Moss | Creative Incentives & Events

Take a look at our sample programmes to find out how you can make the most of your trip to the Emerald Isle.

Our Team

Aine O’Keefe | Director of Sales

Aine has been with Ovation for the last 15 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!

Rob Allidine | Managing Director

Rob has been a front-runner in the MICE Industry in Ireland for over 25 years. He loves nothing more than creating that spectacular farewell evening for your Incentive and has many Site Crystal awards under his belt to prove this. He has created events in some of Irelands most spectacular venues, and his longevity in the industry ensures we get it right every time.

Ronan Coleman | Production Director

Ronan knows what works! He is a real event architect. He knows how to create the most impactful events, with the right lighting, entertainment, visuals and décor. He will make your evening events have the desired impact to really make those events touch the heartstrings.

Amanda Robinson

Amanda has been in the hospitality industry for over 5 years, and she is our fabulous Experience Designer. She enjoys using her endless creativity and making a bespoke programme for every client proposal.

Marie Lawlor | Business Unit Director

Marie started with Ovation in 2000. From operations in her early days to now leading the Ovation sales team 18 years later, her years of experience creating memorable experiences ensures you have someone who understands your objectives to create a programme that is perfect.

Thays Marques

Our go to girl to get things done, Thays is the organisational phenomenon in the DMC team and her positivity is infectious.

Karen Maguire

Following her position as Richard Branson’s key advisor (may or may not be true), Karen brought a wealth of knowledge to the Ovation team in 2017. As a project manager, Karen and her team turn the ideas into the real deal.

Sarah Moroney

Sarah has been in the hospitality industry for several years with a background in both incentive programmes and conferences. Passionate about all elements logistical and detailed, Sarah will ensure your programme runs smoothly.

Contact Ireland

Aine Okeefe | Sales Director

1 Clarinda Park North, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, Ireland


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