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Emirates Entertains at Irish Open in Fota

Emirates Entertains at Irish Open in Fota

Fota Island Resort was awash with sunshine, spectators and golfers as the 59th edition of the Irish Open Golf teed off. The event is part of the PGA European International Tour.

Michael Caslin 747 Travel is welcomed by Emirates Country Manager, Margaret Shannon .

Michael Caslin, 747 Travel, is welcomed by Emirates Country Manager, Margaret Shannon

Emirates, as one of the sponsors, hosted the travel trade in its dedicated hospitality suite, and indeed it was First Class for all their invited guests. Country Manager Margaret Shannon was on hand to greet the guests and to make sure that the day was both memorable and enjoyable. She was ably assisted by her team of Anita Thomas and Stephen Davitt.

Caroline Crowley,Heffernans Travel,Maureen Fitzpatrick,Destination Representation,Paul Fitzpatrick,Trailfinders,Tom  Randles,J Barter Travel and Padraig Moynihan,Portman Travel.

Caroline Crowley, Heffernan’s Travel; Maureen Fitzpatrick ,Destination Representation; Paul Fitzpatrick, Trailfinders; Tom Randles, J Barter Travel; and Padraig Moynihan, Portman Travel

The host country was well represented by the top Irish professionals led by Rory McIlroy with Padraig Harrington, Darren Clarke , Shane Lowry, Graeme McDowell, Paul McGinley and Michael Hoey.

John Spollen,Classic Resorts,Ruth Haugh,Travelfocus,Declan and Rosemarie O'Connell Lee travel, were in Fota Resort.

John Spollen, Classic Resorts; Ruth Haugh, Travelfocus; Declan and Rosemarie O’Connell, Lee Travel; were in Fota Island Resort

Defending champion Paul Casey was in fine form featuring on the leader board, led at the end of the day by Mikko Ilonen from Finland.

Stephen Davitt,Emirates and Cathy Burke from Travel Counsellors.

Stephen Davitt, Emirates, and Cathy Burke, Travel Counsellors Ireland

Emirates will fly double daily from Dublin to Dubai from 1st September, and onwards to more than 140 destinations worldwide.

Johanna Coq,Emirates welcomes  Brendan Barry from Discover Travel.

Johanna Coq, Emirates, welcomes Brendan Barry, Discover Travel

Situated in the tented village was the Spanish Tourist Office/Andalucia booth promoting the region and the country to the large attendance of Irish golf fans.

Graeme McDowell is playing in the Irish Open Golf.

Graeme McDowell is playing in the Irish Open

Shane Lowry gets his picture taken with a young fan .

Shane Lowry gets his picture taken with a young fan

 

Paul Casey the defending champion,looks happy after his opening round.

Paul Casey the defending champion,looks happy after his opening round.

 

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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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