Deirdre is one of the outstanding hoteliers and businesswomen in Ireland. Following her graduation from University of Limerick with a degree in European Studies, Deirdre played a pivotal role in the development of the multi-award winning Harvey’s Point Hotel, Lough Eske, Donegal. Deirdre is a member of the ‘Going for Growth’ women in business community, a Lead Entrepreneur with ACORNS, an initiative to support female entrepreneurship in rural Ireland. She is also a member of the Tourism Leaders Group, set up to help shape government policy to 2025 and a board member of Donegal Tourism. In 2015, Deirdre was awarded ‘Donegal Person of the Year’. After 30 years in business, 2019 marks the year in which the Gysling family decided to sell Harvey’s Point to allow a new owner write the next chapter of the story.