Katalin was born in Hungary and grew up in a small town in the picturesque Bakony Mountains, not too far from Lake Balaton; both highly regarded tourist destinations. Her first foray into the tourism industry came about when she started working as a tourist guide during her secondary school summer holidays in the beautifully ornate Cistercian Library in her local town, Zirc. But the big city called and she went to study Finance and Economics in Budapest. After meeting her Irish husband while both working in Budapest they decided to move back to Dublin in Ireland. Later they relocated to Galway and having found Hillwalk Tours, Katalin also returned to the tourism industry thus rediscovering her first passion.
As Finance Specialist Katalin – with her colleague Marie – is responsible for the payments to Hillwalk Tours’ suppliers, dealing with their queries also for customer refunds and financial reporting. She enjoys ensuring that the payments process runs smoothly and that the suppliers are also happy with the service they receive from Hillwalk Tours.
In her spare time Katalin enjoys getting out into the Irish countryside and her favourite outdoor activities include walks in the Burren and Connemara, strolling in the grounds of Kylemore Abbey or simply walking the Prom in Galway.