Meet The Team

Kevin Shannon Managing Director and Owner

Originally from West Cork, (“the centre of the Universe” to quote Kevin), he founded the Company (then known as Kevin Shannon Tours) in 1985.

He loves the camaraderie in our business, the constant endeavour for excellence and the fact that we all work together to achieve it. 

For many years he was, together with his business partner and good friend Pat Kerr - now retired - involved in every detail of the Company and while still here 100%, he is now surrounded by a fresh, young, enthusiastic team of industry experts and he has no intention of ever retiring!

He has served as President of the Irish Tour Operators Association for three terms and was a member of the Tourism Council of Ireland under three Governments.

Loves: family (Ann and four kids), Cooking, Reading, Rugby and Hurling. He also enjoys Wine – Red & White – “if anyone wants to send me any”.

Languages:  speaks good English, Gaelic, some Spanish, and holiday Italian, French and German, sometimes all in the same sentence – but he always gets there. 

Favourite Incentive Moment?

Over 35 plus years, I cannot decide on just one; the feeling of sharing my native land with so many; the delight they encounter at every step; and the knowledge that those who visited encountered a truly different, and enchanting isle is the real highlight for me.

Email: kevin.shannon@odysseyintl.ie