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Hall of Fame Award - Gerry O'Hare

Mr O'Hare has served the Irish travel industry for almost 40 years, bringing the delights of foreign climes to newspaper and magazine readers.

Abroad, Belfast native Gerry has been an ambassador for his country, never failing to sell the highlights of a visit here to dignataries and local folk alike.

He cut his teeth as travel editor of the Irish Press Group, later founding Travel Extra, where he's now managing editor.

Herald Editor Stephen Rae remarked: "Amongst his peers, he is legendary on so many fronts. He has led an exotic life but retained the common touch and the desire to communicate directly with his readers."

For his charm, guile, enterprise, loyalty and service to Irish travel, Gerry is enrolled in the Herald Travel Hall of Fame.