Celtic Footstep Custom & Special Interest

Group Tours of Ireland

Celtic Footstep provides a full destination management service for group tours in Ireland.  We will manage and look after every aspect of your group trip from the moment you arrive in Ireland until you leave for home.

For your next vacation to Ireland, Celtic Footstep will create a customised itinerary for your private group.  We follow these simple steps:

  • Step One: Initial Inquiry on your group vacation to Ireland

  • Step Two: We discuss what motivates your group, what are their interests

  • Step Three: Design your Custom Vacation to Ireland

  • Step Four: Approval of trip itinerary to Ireland

  • Step Five: Travel and Visit this beautiful land - Ireland awaits your trip of discovery

We will share our experience, ideas and extensive local knowledge with you. Our group tours are special because we will introduce you to local experts and scholars who will make your group vacation in Ireland special for you and your group.Celtic Footstep Ireland specialize in catering for the special needs of Academic, Pilgrimage Groups and Special Interest groups travelling to Ireland.  The company is owner managed by Kerry O’Sullivan and Kathleen Mc Donagh who have over 20 years experience working in the tourism industry in Ireland. 


The members of the Celtic Footstep team come from a variety of backgrounds. We all contribute a unique set of skills, expertise, interests and experience to the success of every itinerary that we plan.  We all have a valuable understanding and a commitment to ensure that all our customers have the most rewarding, enjoyable and memorable experience in Ireland.

 Kerry O’Sullivan (MBS, B.Comm)

Having successfully completed a Masters in Business Studies Degree (Hons) in NUI Galway, Kerry worked as Marketing Manager with Supermac’s Fast Foods Ireland. Kerry later joined Aran Ferries Teo as Marketing Manager and then went on to co-found Go West with Kathleen Mc Donagh. For the past 20 years, Kerry has been responsible for co-ordinating and managing national and international conferences and corporate events throughout Ireland. She is a member of the Marketing Institute of Ireland and SITE Global.  Kerry is married to Mike and has two sons Joseph and Cathal.


Kathleen Mc Donagh

Kathleen  is a native Irish (Gaelic) and is from Camus in the heart of Connemara.  In 1980 Kathleen founded Aran Ferries Teo, a passenger ferry service to the Aran Islands, which she managed and operated for 15 years. Kathleen is also a founding director of Corrib Tours which operates a luxury passenger ferry providing scenic tours of the River Corrib. Subsequent to leaving Aran Ferries Teo, Kathleen co-founded Go West with Kerry O’Sullivan and for the past 20 years has been involved in the management of several high profile national and international conferences and planning itineraries for overseas groups throughout Ireland.  Our customers benefit from Kathleen’s vast experience, contacts and in depth knowledge of the tourism industry, visitor attractions and event management.  Kathleen is married to Tom Mc Donagh and has two sons Tomas and Aodan.


Ellen Keady

Ellen has over ten years planning and co-coordinating itineraries for groups visiting Ireland. Ellen is an active member of the Girl Guides Association and was on the organizing committee for their National Conference in 2010. In her capacity as a leader with IGG and as Junior Organizer with the Spiddal Sailing Club, Ellen is approved by the Irish Police Force (Garda Siochana ) to work with youths.  She has an Irish Civil Defence Certificate in First Aid. Ellen is married to Billy, has two daughters, Orla and Aoife and is an avid sailor.

Celtic Footstep Tours is a division of Go West Conference & Event Management Ltd. 

Kerry O’Sullivan
Kathleen Mc Donagh

Registered address:   Furbo Hill, Furbo,Co Galway.

Company Registration Number:  386430

The website of the parent company, Go West is www.gowest.ie.

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Go West Conference & Event Management Ltd
Furbo Hill
Co Galway