Friday, 06 September 2013

Our Friday Talent Blog-Orla O Keffee-Meeting Events Co-Ordinator

Orla O’ Keffee a native of Cork, studied Economics and Politics at the University College Cork but quickly realised her passion elsewhere and found herself at home in the College of Commerce studying Fashion design and personal shopping.

Orla first adventure into retail was Penny’s retail store where she gained invaluable experience before taking the reins at Brown Thomas where she enjoyed interacting with customers & assisting them within her role of Personal shopper. During the summer of 2012 Orla decided to move abroad & commenced work upon a Cruise ship. It was here that she developed a passion for hotels which according to Orla “are in essence floating hotels.”

After a brief interlude working abroad, Orla decided to move back to her home county Cork, where she took up a position in Meeting & Events at Hayfield Manor a mere 6 months ago. According to Orla she feels her time spent here has been a matter of weeks as time moves so quickly in Hayfield Manor. 
Orla has a great rapport with guests & colleagues alike. She has an infectious personality which ensures that she provides the office with plenty of laughter on a daily basis. 

During the summer months Orla spent her time exploring Ireland & all it had on offer. By her own admission she has now become one of those people that now believe that there is nowhere else in the world like Ireland…when it’s sunny! On her time off she is an enthusiastic cyclist and spends her evenings exploring the various bicycle routes around Cork, her favourites being the route to Blackrock, Cobh & Monkstown. 

This Autumn Orla is very busy taking meeting & events calls, if you have any upcoming events, why not call Orla on 0214845900 or alternatively please click on the below link for further information of our conferencing & private dining facilities