In J O’Callaghan & Sons we have a young enthusiastic team of experienced transport and logistical professionals.
We are a truly family run company since our foundation in 1969 by James and Lena O’Callaghan. The company is now owned, run and managed directly by three of their children; Eamon, Philip and Catriona.
We have a large professional team of highly trained, experienced and extremely friendly drivers. Some of our drivers are also fully qualified and Bord Fáilte approved Tour Guides and can add a wealth of knowledge and information to any trip.
An environment has been built where all the drivers are part of J O’Callaghan & Sons success and are proud of working with the company.
Philip, Eamon and Catriona – a growing business
Philip and Eamon started operating under the brand J O’Callaghan & Sons in the late 1990’s and were joined very soon after by Catriona and together they have worked hard to grow the company and build a team that have worked together to achieve success through some very good and some very challenging times in Ireland.
Though the years they have worked together on building and maintaining their core business of J O’Callaghan & Sons while creating and following new opportunities which have included O’Callaghan Coach holidays (www.ocallaghancoachholidays.com) which produce scheduled holidays for the domestic market throughout Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe.
Also Catriona, Philip and Eamon are involved in Elite Events (www.eliteevents.ie) where with a very successful partnership with Oliver Kirwan produce and own Run Killarney (www.runkillarney.com), Quest adventure series (www.questadventureseries.com), Ring of Beara Cycle (www.ringofbearacyclekenmare.com) and an ever growing portfolio of events.
And now our new venture Torc Autos.com has evolved. We now import, sell and service a range of passenger transport vehicles both van conversion, wheelchair accessible and chassis built up to 31 seats through long established partnerships with Iveco, Mercedes and the Turkish factory we have an exclusive distribution deal with them for their product in the UK and Ireland. These vehicles can be customised for customers’ needs and budgets. With a strategic partnership with Arriva Bus and Coach UK (www.arrivabusandcoach.co.uk) we import, sell and service a range of large integral Temsa coaches from 34 seats to 53 seats which include the MB9 and the HD12.
Philip O'Callaghan - Director
Philip spent his career working within the company and started working with J O’Callaghan & Sons immediately after school. After taking a year out for some travelling and work around the UK and Europe, gaining experience in different markets, Philip came back and started up a very successful taxi and chauffeur company as part of the business in Killarney
Eamon O'Callaghan - Director
Eamon spent his whole career working within the family company after training as a mechanic and improving his experience in various garages. Eamon then went onto spending a few years working in the family school bus and private hire business.
Catriona O'Callaghan - Director
After finishing school Catriona went onto study Travel and Tourism in Cork College of Commerce. Catriona then went on to start a successful career in the hotel industry, working in some of the finest four and five star hotels in Dublin and Killarney while expanding her knowledge in hospitality, Catriona decided to join the family business in the late 90’s and has never looked back!
Ewelina Milewicz - Office Manager
Ewelina is the Office Manager of J O’Callaghan & Sons, where she ensures the daily operations run smoothly. Since Ewelina joined the firm in 2011, she maintains vehicles & drivers allocations, arranges driver training and first aid courses for employees, looks after the school transport, accounts receivable and monthly billing.
Ewelina started with the company under a Work Placement Program for 9 months which evolved into a full-time position 10 months later. Prior to O’Callaghan’s, Ewelina worked with several local companies as a general operator but it has always been her dream to work in a coach company. Ewelina is an integral part of the team as our office wouldn’t be what it is without her.
Nicola McCarthy – Office Administrator
Nicola joined us in April 2016 as Office Administrator, after spending 18 years in the hotel industry. Her experience at the reception desk of hotels in Killarney, Limerick and Kildare have proved invaluable. Nicola looks after daily telephone & email enquiries, quoting and booking of our vehicles & drivers for our clients both local and international. Nicola works closely with our drivers in assisting them with booking accommodation for their tours and she makes sure the drivers have all the information before heading out on tour. We are delighted to have Nicola as the newest addition to the JOC team and we hope to have Nicola for years to come.
Eoin O’Sullivan – Financial Controller
Eoin is the Financial Controller of PCE Coaches Limited. He joined the organisation in April 2016. He holds an Honours Degree in Bachelor of Business Studies from the University of Limerick and is currently at the final stages to complete his accountancy qualification.
Eoin’s main duties are credit control, payroll administration, finance & leasing applications, bank reconciliations and other aspects of the day-to-day running of the business.
A ‘born and bred’ bus man, his extended family owned ‘O’Sullivan’s Coaches of Cullen’. Given his background and qualification he is a natural fit!