Meet Avril and Joe O’Keeffe



The O’Keeffe family has been involved in the hotel business since 1880 when Joe’s Great Grandmother founded Casey’s hotel in Glengarriff.



 Joe is a former All Ireland Minor footballer with a keen interest both personally and professionally in fishing, shooting and equestrian. Having trained in the hotel business in The Talbot Hotel, Wexford before owning and running Portland House Hotel, Portumna. Bringing this training, skill and expertise into the experience on the Shannon Cruises.





Prior to joining Joe in the hospitality industry 21 years ago Avril was trained and worked as general nurse.


Together Joe and Avril manage your cruising experience on the Shannon from the preparation of locally sourced food to your guided tour of the river or Lough Derg.