The Adventure Islands


Catherine Mulcahy: Operations Director

Catherine Mulcahy is a Director of Big Adventure Islands Ltd. She has been working for the company since September 2011 and has been a core management appointee because of her extensive experience and her planning and interpersonal skills. Catherine graduated from GMIT in 2012 with a BA in Outdoor Education and Leisure. In her position of Director of operations Catherine manages all Activity Coordination and Office Manager duties. She also instructs when the company is busy. Her responsibilities include; the day-to-day running of the company, scheduling activities and taking bookings. Organizing instructors for bookings and planning the roster for the week. Catherine handles invoice and payments and keeps track of hours worked by staff. Catherine also represents the company at different industry events.

Ciaran Collins: CEO

Ciaran Collins has vast experience in the area of Sales & Marketing. For the past 15 years he has managed his own companies in the markets of Sports Nutrition and Outdoor Advertisement. Both companies are market leaders, the sports nutritional company is the Brand leader while the Outdoor Advertisement is one of the biggest in the country. Ciaran has run these companies as the CEO and employed over 300 staff over the years.

Ciaran has also gained experience in the Outdoor Pursuits, mainly sailing, becoming a Keelboat Instructor back in 1996. Since then Ciaran has added many qualifications to his portfolio. These include, a Windsurfing Instructor, Dinghy Instructor, Advance Dinghy Instructor, Senior Instructor, Advanced Powerboat Commercial Endorsement License, along with many other courses. Ciaran has being teaching sailing as a volunteer for the past 14 years in Glenans Sailing Club on the Island of Collanmore. He also was employed as Base Manager of the club on Collanmore Island in 2009.

Overall Ciaran has all the qualities and experience needed to run and manage an Adventure Company and a centre on or off an Island as he himself lives on the Island in Clew Bay, called Collanmore Island. He is the only resident land owner on the Island who has built a modern environmentally friendly House there.


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