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Emirates Entertains at Irish Open

Emirates Entertains at Irish Open

Emirates, which is a sponsor of the Irish Open Golf, hosted the trade at its pavilion at Carton House, Co Kildare, over the four days of the competition.

Rory McIlory and Shane Lowry reflect on their putting

The weather was mixed but the hospitality was up to the usual high standards of Emirates hospitality as Margaret Shannon, ably assisted by her team of Jane Masterson, Eileen Penrose, Anita Thomas and new team member Valerie Murphy, greeted the tour operators and travel agents who supported them during the year.

Jack Sheill, Cork City Walks; Cathy Burke, Travel Counsellors; and their guest Gerard Deegan

The airline had a hospitality pavilion in the tented village that welcomed many thousands of golf fans.

Valerie Murphy, Arlene Leahy and Anita Thomas, Emirates, welcome guests to the hospitality pavilion

Emirates allows passengers to check in a set of golf clubs free of charge in addition to their normal checked baggage allowance.

Eileen Penrose, Emirates, with Noeleen Lynch, Atlas Travel

The winner of the this year’s Irish Open was Paul Casey from England, who has obvious Irish roots. Paul was presented with the trophy by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD.

Margaret Shannon, Country Manager for Emirates (centre) with Jim and Rosemary McGonigle, Clondalkin Travel

Ferra Palau sells the delights of the PGA Catalunya Resort in Girona, Spain

Jane Masterson, Emirates (centre), with Declan and Rosemary O’Connell, Lee Travel

Frank Kelly, Tropical Sky; Michelle Anderson, Sunway; Michael Caslin, 747 Travel; and Lee Osborne, BookaBed

Yvonne Lennox, World Travel Centre, with Niamh Byrne, Ask Susan

Martin Skelly, Navan Travel, with David Hyeems, Trailfinders

England’s Paul Casey with the Irish Open Trophy and Emirates cabin crew members Sarah Jameson (left) and Natalia Marchetta

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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