Meet the team
Catriona O’Callaghan – Director
After finishing school Catriona studied Business and Tourism Management. Catriona then went on to work in various tourism sectors including working abroad for many years with a tour operator before starting a successful career in the hotel industry in Ireland, working in some of the finest four and five star hotels in Ireland while expanding her knowledge in hospitality. Catriona then decided to upskill in the area of Accountancy before joining the family business in the late 90’s and has never looked back!
Philip O’Callaghan – Director
Philip spent his career working within the company and started working with J O’Callaghan & Sons immediately after school. After taking a year out for some travelling and work around the UK and Europe, gaining experience in different markets, Philip came back and started up a very successful taxi and chauffeur company as part of the business in Killarney.
Ewelina ensures the daily operations run smoothly. Since Ewelina joined the firm in 2011, she maintains vehicles & driver’s allocations, arranges driver training and first aid courses for employees, looks after the school transport, accounts receivable and monthly billing.
Ewelina started with the company under a Work Placement Program for 9 months which evolved into a full-time position 10 months later. Prior to O’Callaghan’s, Ewelina worked with several local companies as a general operator but it has always been her dream to work in a coach company. Ewelina is an integral part of the team as our office wouldn’t be what it is without her.
Helena Porter– Office Administrator
Helena joined us in January 2018 as Office Administrator and has several years’ experience working as a corporate travel consultant.
Helena looks after daily telephone & email enquiries, quoting and booking of our vehicles & drivers for our clients both local and international. She works closely with our drivers in assisting them with booking accommodation for their tours and she makes sure the drivers have all the information before heading out on tour. Helena is the newest member of the JOC Team and we hope to have her as part of the JOC team for years to come.
Deirdre O’Sullivan Darcy – Coach Holidays Manager
Deirdre is responsible for overseeing the day to day running of the Coach Holidays department and the Event Travel office. Having worked abroad for many years and with a background in the tourism sector, she organises coach holiday tours in Ireland, Northern Ireland the UK and Europe.
Her role includes everything from customer service to the tour planning process as well as coordinating travel and tour requirements with our suppliers. Deirdre also manages itineraries and bookings for private groups. In addition, she operates the Event Travel department where she coordinates transport options to some of the biggest events around the country, including concerts, sporting events, festivals and special interest shows.