OliviaOReillyWhether she’s overseeing the logistics of creating a 400-seat restaurant up Hanover St, along O’Connell St and down Gladstone St or attempting to gather 6,500 pirate-attired pre-schoolers onto the city’s quays to set a Guinness World Record, Olivia O’Reilly, Project Manager with the Tall Ships Race 2011 in Waterford, certainly has her work cut out.
She juggles this hectic professional life with motherhood and describes her two little girls, Robyn and Lauren as her ‘pride and joy’.
So how does a former basketball star progress to become one of the principal organisers behind the region’s biggest event of the year.