What We Do

San Aer is a leading provider of adventure sport tourism events in Ireland. Our team aims to benefit local communities through development opportunities by hosting events and competitions, that enhance passion and knowledge for sport through open ability challenges and activities.
Our team has a unified ethos of “in it for the adventure” This is our common goal.

  • Festivals

    Tell us what you want and we'll do the heavy lifting. Since we plan our own festivals, we know how to plan yours too.

  • Event Management

    With our experienced team, and connections throughout the industry we can handle anything you throw at us.

  • Adventure Sports

    Our two founding partners love anything with a thrill. We have experience with land and water based sports: from wheels to waves, and dirt tracks to sails. We can organise your competitions, give your event the exposure it needs, and deliver the best event for everyone - be it your clubs, competitors, or audience. We're in it for the adventure.

Clew Bay

Kona One european championships

Adventure sports and water sports taking over the world famous Galway Bay.

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Kona One

Atlantic Surf

World class surfers take on the best waves Ireland has to offer.

Coming Soon
Clew Bay

Clew bay festival

The inaugural Clew Bay Festival will take place in Westport House, Westport, Co. Mayo.

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Kona One

University Challenge Championships

Intervarsity windsurfing and surfing championships

Coming Soon

Who Are We?

The Team currently involved in San Aer.

  • Dominick Whelan

    Dominick Whelan

    Managing Director

    14 years experience in the tourism industry. Graduated from Shannon College of Hotel Management. Actively developing tourism unit set-up for pre-olympic London 2012 with Hilton Worldwide and IHG brands. Operational team supervisor of major sporting events for HM Queen Elizabeth II Crown Estate. Founding Board Director for Design Network West promoting irish design and hosting events to support the Irish creative industry. Personal charitable work include supporting events for Junior Chamber Galway programs for Special Olympics Ireland, Cope, Hand in Hand, Croi and Enable Ireland.

  • Colin O'Halloran

    Colin O'Halloran

    Assisant Managing Director

    With 10 years experience in retail, and a weekend warrior on his mountain bike and BMX, Colin all in for bringing the best extreme sports and adventure festivals the world has to offer to our lovely little island. In between making sandwiches for the kids lunch and doing school runs of course. On a serious note, Colin is responsible for customer experience and digital brand assets.

  • Louise Hart

    Louise Hart

    Marketing and Communications Director

    Over 15+ years brand strategy, digital marketing and communications experience, working with Global and European clients. Expertise developed across a wide range of Consumer and Healthcare brands in various stages of their product life cycle, including new product launches, brand development, product extension through to strategic alliances/agency mergers and corporate buy-out.

  • David Cunningham

    David Cunningham

    Commercial Director

    Founder & CEO, StartX6, Counterweight.ie, Entrepreneurship Summit Limited. Dave always had an interest in entrepreneurship from a very young age. After going through the startup process with numerous ventures, he saw the opportunity to create an incubator in Galway for like-minded entrepreneurs in order to help develop their business. He transformed an unused, vacant building into an open office space with relevant facilities to attract budding entrepreneurs to StartX6. He is currently CEO of Counterweight Ireland.


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