Meet the Team

Meet the team at Wallace Travel Group!

Derek Wallace


Our company was founded by my father in 1970 in Westmoreland Street and we moved here to our present location in 1982 from where we started to build a substantial business travel and holiday business company. 

In 1989 my wife Colette and I bought the business and began the long process of achieving the goal of a small specialist travel company dedicated to providing excellence in holiday and travel management services.   There followed many years of exciting growth especially in corporate travel with a professional focus on travel management,  creative incentive travel and meetings & conference management.

Our goal is to become the best, most creative and committed DMC in Ireland to the MICE and specialist tour operator sector. There followed many years of continued growth and development as we honed our skills and found successful solutions in Ireland for discerning clients and challenges from around the world.

Our dedicated specialist young team bring energy, dynamic creativity and great personal commitment to the design and delivery of exceptional Ireland Experiences.

Our success is based on understanding your challenges,  listening carefully to your needs, and then drawing on our wealth of  experiences to bring you imaginative & cost effective solutions throughout the isle of Ireland.

We are proud to have partnered with some great tour operators, event companies and incentive houses for many years – thank you for your business, I look forward to continued mutual success with you. 


Mike O’Shaughnessy

Managing Director

A business graduate from CIT Ireland Mike has spent his entire career working in the entertainment and hospitality industry in the UK, US and almost 30  years in Wallace Travel Group in Ireland. 

His passion for the industry, creativity and strong customer focus has seen Mike deliver World Class large scale meetings & conference solutions and incentive travel both in Ireland and Worldwide. 

He is a former board member of the Irish Tour Operators Association and has served on various Irish Tourism Bodies over his career.  When he’s not out on the roads training for his next marathon you’ll find him cheering on his other great passion in life, the famous Kilkenny Hurling Team “ C’mon the Cat “.  Oh and keep him away from the guitar or he’ll have you up all night singing!!!


Emma Reilly

Emma from Finglas,  has been working in the travel industry for over 18 years, and during that time she's seen numerous destinations, including Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Canary Islands, Mexico, the Caribbean, and countless American & European cities. Her favourite destination is Mexico as she had traveled there on Honeymoon and fell in love with the local cuisine & amazing beaches!

Emma works in our Leisure department and looks forward to helping you plan your next trip away!

Contact Emma HERE


Tara Kearney

Tara from Ballymun has always worked in the Travel Industry. From the beginning working with Airlines and then moving into the Leisure side of Travel she has always known what she was meant to do. Tara has been extremely lucky and has been chosen for many educational trips throughout her career, she has been sent to among others Australia, Spain, USA and even China! Now a mother of 2 her holiday's have changed slightly then her previous trips, but this makes her the Ideal Travel Agent to discuss your next holiday with.  

Contact Tara HERE


Louise O'Toole

Louise, our local girl joined Wallace Travel Group in 1999 on work experience from a local college and she hasn’t left since! One of the longest members of staff is a familiar face at the front counter. Louise ​looks after our leisure travel side of the business along with many other areas of travel.

She loves to travel and tries to get away whenever she can.  She was lucky enough to be picked for the Aer Lingus Fam trip to Orlando – where she got stranded due to the ash cloud – she said it was tough work – 5 star hotel, Orlando sun, free meals in fine dine restaurants and swimming with Dolphins – sounds like hard work alright! She enjoys spending her weekends with family and socialising with friends.  She’s no stranger to the odd 80’s night or karaoke bar either!

Contact Louise HERE



Joanne Hegarty

Joanne from Dublin, always knew she belonged in the travel industry and with her sights set high in 1996 she studied Travel and Tourism where she started on the road to success.

Joanne has over 24 years experience in the travel industry. She is dedicated to our corporate and groups departments along with our digital marketing team. Joanne works diligently, displaying her bubbly personality throughout.  She has a passion for travel  especially if she can fit in some time for shopping along the way.

Contact Joanne HERE