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 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.

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!!!


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 25+ 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