Meet the Fairways and Fundays Team

Leading profesionals from the Golf, Tourism and IT sectors

Team

About Us

Fairways and FunDays was founded by husband and wife Phil and Marie O’Carroll in March 2014, Fairways and FunDays has revolutionised the Golf Vacation experience by providing the Ultimate Golf and Ireland experience for all our clients. Since this time, Fairways and FunDays has demonstrated that it is the leading Irish Golf Tour Operator and won Ireland’s Best Golf Tour Operator Award at the prestigious World Golf Awards in November 2016. This award is presented to the company who have demonstrated the highest qualities in all aspects of their business and was decided by previous clients and by Golf and Tourism industry figures. Since its incorporation, Fairways and FunDays has grown from a family business to a market leader within the Ireland Golf Vacation sector.

Fairways and FunDays exclusively sell Irish Golf Holidays and Ireland Vacations. Therefore, we are specialists in Ireland and Irish Golf Tours, and have expertise in relation to how clients can make the very most of their time in our beautiful country and enjoy the very best that Ireland has to offer.

The experienced and passionate team at Fairways and FunDays provide all our clients with an Ultimate Golf and Ireland experience. Our tours ensure that clients receive a taste of all that is great and unique about Ireland both “on and off the fairways.”

The team at Fairways and FunDays have taken a ground-breaking approach to Golf Tourism and have ensured that our clients whether Golfers or Non-Golfers enjoy the most authentic Irish experience available. We are the first Golf Tour Operator to offer attractive and customised itineraries to Non-Golfers and Families who are travelling as part of a group. Our Non-Golfer options have proved so successful that Fairways and FunDays have also welcomed a large number of groups of non-golfing clients to Ireland on incredible sightseeing and leisure tours.

Apart from offering the Highest Quality Ireland Golf Vacation experience, Fairways and FunDays also offer the Best Value Irish Golf Holiday’s. Our firm offers a 110% Price Promise – if you can find the same tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match this price and give you a 10% refund.

While all of the management team at Fairways and FunDays are experienced golfers, the management team also have over 30 years’ experience working within the Irish Tourism and Hospitality Industry. This is the perfect mix of passion, expertise and experience.

Our team have developed close working relationships with the best golf courses in Ireland, best hotels in Ireland, best tourist attractions in Ireland, best restaurants in Ireland and the best evening entertainment locations throughout the Island of Ireland. We promise all our clients an unforgettable visit to Ireland regardless of your budget or the duration of your stay.

Fairways and FunDays are members of the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) and the Ireland Golf Tour Operators Association (IGTOA). Fairways and FunDays also work closely with Tourism Ireland and Failte Ireland (Ireland’s governing Tourism bodies).

The team at Fairways and FunDays are passionate about Ireland, and are passionate about the world class golf facilities and visitor experience which Ireland has to offer. We want to share this passion with YOU and ensure that YOU experience first-hand all that is great about Ireland.

Magical Memories are Guaranteed on all of our incredible Irish Golf Tours and Ireland Vacations.

Phil O'Carroll

Phil O'Carroll
Managing Director

Phil has vast expertise of the Irish Golf and international Golf industries. In the past, Phil has worked on a number of major golf course construction projects in Ireland before specialising in the Golf Tourism and Golf Course management industries.

Phil has extensive experience within Logistics and Group Travel and has been personally responsible for implementing arrangements for travel of groups of up to 200 clients throughout the world.

Phil brings this expertise to Fairways and FunDays. Phil is passionate about Ireland and firmly believes that Ireland has all of the attributes to become the global leader in terms of Golf Tourism. Phil is himself an avid golfer and represented a number of teams in the past.

In conjunction with his wife and the team employed by Fairways and FunDays, Phil has grown Fairways and FunDays from a family business into an industry leader within the Golf Tourism sector.

Frank O'Carroll

Frank O'Carroll
Financial Controller

Frank has a proven track record within Financial circles in Ireland and brings his wealth of experience to Fairways and FunDays. Frank has a passion for ensuring that clients are offered the best value experience while also ensuring that quality is never sacrificed.

Frank has introduced the Fairways and FunDays 110% Price Promise - if you can find our tours cheaper from another supplier, we will match that price and give you a 10% refund. This is the first such price guarantee within the Golf Tourism industry.

Marie O'Carroll

Marie O'Carroll
Director of Sales & Marketing

Marie has a background in Leisure and Tourism and holds several university qualifications in these fields.

Marie originally worked at Tulfarris Golf Resort, County Wicklow, Ireland and was part of the team who oversaw the preparation of the resort for the Irish Seniors Open in 2000. Since that time Marie has worked in several exciting roles throughout the industry gaining essential tourism and hospitality industry contacts, and developing

Marie has extensive experience within Sales and Marketing and brings this experience and passion to this role.

Anne Lee

Anne Lee
Director of Operations

Anne has almost 30 years’ experience in the tourism and hospitality industry in Ireland. In her past, Anne was personally responsible for the Jury's Hotel Group becoming the first hotel group in Ireland to receive the ISO9000 Quality standard. Anne has also worked for the Irish Hotel Federation for 15 years in various senior roles.

Anne continues to ensure that the highest standards are reached in relation to all aspects of our business.