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Falcon Celebrates 25 Years

Falcon Celebrates 25 Years

Falcon Holidays has just completed 25 successful years as a tour operator in Ireland, and to mark the occasion the company celebrated with a black tie gala dinner in the historic portals of the magnificent Royal Hospital in Kilmainham.

XXXXX Power-Shannon Airport,Cormac O'Connell-daa,Isabel xxxx-Shannon Airport, Uel Hoey=Belfast International Airport at the Falcon Gala Dinner.

Declan Power, Shannon Airport; Cormac O’Connell, Dublin Airport Authority; Isabel Harrison, Shannon Airport; Uel Hoey, Belfast International Airport; and Gonzalo Ceballos, Spanish Tourism Office, at the Falcon Holidays gala dinner.

It was good to see the four founders of the company – Freddie O’Neill, Christine Donnelly, Bill Smith and Gabrielle Malone – together again for the event.

Hosted by Helen Caron and her staff from Falcon offices North and South, more than 120 guests enjoyed Falcon’s stylish hospitality.

Antoinette Young, Helen Caron, and Sara Rivero-Lopez

Antoinette Young, Helen Caron, and Sara Rivero-Lopez

Indeed, as Helen reminded the audience, it was in 1988 that the company commenced business, this was the year of the highly successful Dublin Millennium, and Molly Malone was unveiled at the end of Grafton Street.

Claire Murphy, Irene Smith, and Paula Smith

Claire Murphy, Irene Smith, and Paula Smith

Three lucky guests went home with holiday prizes. Mary Brown won a cruise for two with Thompson Cruises from Palma. James Malone won a seven-night holiday for two to a holiday village in the Algarve, while John Spollen won a seven-night holiday for two to the Holiday Village in Tenerife.

A certain guest went to Kilmainham Gaol in error, but their identity was not revealed!

Michael Bowe, Tim Hedgeley, Kathryn MacDonnell, and Richard Cullen

Michael Bowe, Tim Hedgeley, Kathryn MacDonnell, and Richard Cullen

Charlotte Brenner, Ted Greene, and Antoinette Young

Charlotte Brenner, Ted Greene, and Antoinette Young

Isabel Harrison and Declan Power

Isabel Harrison and Declan Power

Sheila and Tony Brazil

Sheila and Tony Brazil

Cormac O’Connell and Lou McGovern

Cormac O’Connell and Lou McGovern

Ann Davis and Leila McCabe

Ann Davis and Leila McCabe

 

 

 

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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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