Growing up in Galway, Deirdre always appreciated the way that tourism made a town come alive. With a background in French and International Marketing, she has always known that a career in tourism was for her. She delights in playing a part in marketing Ireland as a business tourism destination on the global stage and nothing makes her prouder than seeing tourists enjoying the best of what Ireland has to offer. "I love to spend my free time discovering the hidden gems that Dublin has to offer. As Dublin is constantly evolving, I love that there is always something new to see or do. Although I love Dublin City and its endless possibilities, my heart will always be in Galway. Located along the Wild Atlantic Way, the Galway coastline offers a ruggedness and energy that can simply not be found anywhere else." After a busy week, there is no better way to recharge the batteries than to go for a walk through The Claddagh and out to the Salthill Prom; it doesn’t get more Galway than that!