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I believe that when booking your holiday, the whole experience should be as enjoyable and stress-free as possible, so why not give me a call or pop me through an email. Whatever the challenge, I won’t stop until I have found the perfect holiday for you. I am based in Stepaside, Dublin 18 where I have been living for almost seven years although I am originally from Dundrum, Dublin 14.
I have worked in the Travel Industry for nearly 16 years and I am passionate about my chosen profession. I have been working from home as a Travel Counsellors since 2009 and having worked in small agencies and also some of the most prestigious agents in the world, I have a vast knowledge of leisure travel and also business travel.
I have one young daughter and I look forward to lots of family holidays going forward. I have travelled extensively to many destinations with some of my favourites being Mexico, Hawaii, Barbados, New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Dubai, Mauritius, Thailand & South Africa. My wish list grows every day! Whatever your travel needs - be it a sizzling sun holiday, a wonderful weekend break, a romantic honeymoon or a round the world trip of a life time, I will be delighted to help. I specialise in Honeymoons and longhaul travel and I would be delighted to help you achieve your dream holiday.
Being part of Travel Counsellors means I have the latest technology to hand and I have access to over 400 suppliers including all the major airlines, tour operators, accommodation, cruise lines and car hire companies.
In November 2009 I was delighted to be nominated “Best Newcomer to Ireland” at our annual conference.
Unlike conventional travel agents I work from home which gives me the flexibility to deal with enquiries at a time to suit you, including evenings and weekends.
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I look forward to hearing from you.
My now wife and I were trying to book a honeymoon leading up to the wedding and given the places we wanted to go, it was proving a little difficult to attempt to get all the travel and hotels etc in line for the best value, especially with all the other...
Robin Leary, Dublin, 07 October 2014
Great selection of destination, great service and great price. I will not use anywhere else again.
Stephen Halpenny, Dublin, 21 April 2014
Another great, hassle free holiday booking experience with Dairine! Thanks again. The Murray Family.
Simon Murray, Dublin, 15 April 2014
My family have used Dairine on many occasions over the last number of years to plan and organise our travel abroad and for our holidays. She always helps us by providing a number of options to ensure we get exactly what we want and at the right cost....
Martin McGovern, Dublin, 14 April 2014
I have always found Dairine to be excellent in helping me resolve my travel issues. She is very helpful and efficient, factors that are becoming less common.
Chris Reilly, Dublin, 14 April 2014
My daughter Lee introduced me to Dairine a few years ago. Lee had used Dairine for several trips including her honeymoon which was extremely well handled. I have found Dairine to be very knowlegable, very efficent, a good communicator and very pleasant...
Peter & Carol Kutner, Dublin, 29 May 2013
Dairine McGarrity always has given me excellent help and advice with the holidays I have planned through her company. She is extremely efficient and I have recommended her to several friends and other family members.
Sarah Tilson, Kilternan, Co Dublin, 29 May 2013
Very professional prompt friendly service from Dairine for our honeymoon.We were both very satisfied.
Simon Kelly, Dublin, 27 May 2013
Dairine was very helpful and friendly from my initial enquiries. She responded to all my calls and emails very quickly and was able to achieve the best possible deal for our group. Any problems I may have had were resolved. I would definitely consider...
Jacqui Caffrey, Belfast, 25 May 2013
I have always been most happy with the service I have received from you.Very many THANKS.
David Eason, Swords, 24 May 2013
I though the Customer Service levels with Dairine where excellent at all times and she went out of her way to help us after an accident on Holidays also. I would highly recommend Dairine.
Oisin Geraghty, Dublin, 24 May 2013
Dairine has been great in helping us to plan our holidays, finding places suitable to our needs. She works hard to find exactly what we need and has never let us down. I know I can trust to her find exactly what I'm looking for without fuss and her advice...
Patrick O'Reilly, Dundalk, 24 May 2013
Just to let you know Dairine that we are more than happy with your service and once again you kept us up to date with all the arrangements and answered all our queries. You can be sure we will be back to use your service again when we are lucky enough...
Declan and Deirdre O'Brien, Dublin, 11 March 2012
Dairine could not have done more for Lucy and I. A pleasure dealing with you and you had great patience with me. You found me exactly what we needed.
Cáitlín Mc Carthy, Dublin 15, 20 October 2011
Myself and my girlfriend booked a two week trip to the Maldives through Dairine. The service was excellent, friendly and personal. I couldn't fault Dairine and we were kept updated every step of the way. We got engaged on our holiday and will be asking...
David Milligan, Dublin, 20 October 2011
Dairine is brilliant! We have booked a few holidays through her and my husband organises all his business travel with her. Her attention to detail is second to none and she is always available to take your call. I would highly recommend Dairine as...
Caitriona O'Callaghan, Dublin, 20 October 2011
Dairine was fantastic in organising our trip to Las Vegas. I would highly recommend her and I will definitely be booking a holiday with her again.
Jean Duddy, Galway, 17 June 2011
With pleasure I can highly recommend Dairine to you. She made my long haul trip so easy by getting the best possible prices, by holding tickets until I was sure, by amending my original plans and by regularly contacting me before my departure. Well done....
Sile Jarocki, Dublin, 08 June 2011
We are delighted with the service you provide Dairine and as you know we have referred some of our friends to you and will continue to do so. Hope we will be in a position to use you again soon. Best of luck with your business you deserve it.
Deirdre & Declan O'Brien, Dublin, 27 May 2011
I have found Dairine very helpful and great at keeping us up to date with lovely destinations. Also she is very helpful - she couldn't do enough to help us.
Anne Doyle, Dublin, 25 May 2011
Dairine takes the stress, hassle and deliberation out of finding the perfect holiday destination. Her professionalism, attention to detail and assistance is unmatchable! Can't wait to book my next holiday with her!
Karen Egan, Dublin, 25 May 2011
I was so happy with all the help from my Travel Counsellor, Dairine. She helped me find a great hotel at a great price. I will definitely recommend her to other people.
Liliana Aherne, Clontarf, Dublin, 25 May 2011
The service I have had from Dairine has always been top class. Nothing is any problem. I can almost see her smiling as I talk to her on the phone.
David Eason, Swords, 25 May 2011
Dairine, thank you so much for putting together our amazing honeymoon. With so many flights, transfers and hotels to organise we really gave you a headache but you managed it all with such ease. Even when we rang from Mexico to say that I had left my...
Ruth Igoe, Dublin, 25 May 2011
Dairine's range of skills is vast, we gave a list of requests and Dairine's matched and exceeded them greatly. Once the honeymoon was booked her after sales experience helped greatly with regard to the hotel and flights and we never felt lost or abandoned....
Richard Kenny, Dublin, Ireland., 07 October 2010
With independent access to hundreds of travel suppliers around the world, I can pick out exceptional offers with amazing added value. Take a look through my latest selections – but even if nothing catches your eye, let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll do my best to find it for you!
I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expected...
Posted 05 June 2011
We decided to stop off in Dubai on the way back from our honeymoon in Mauritius and it really was the perfect combination. After spending 10 nights on the beach in Mauritius it was an easy decision to stay in downtown Dubai but of course we did visit Jumeirah Beach on a couple of occasions. We booked into The Address Hotel downtown for 5 nights. This hotel is in a fabulous location with very easy access to the largest shopping centre in the world “The Dubai Mall”. I think I could have spent the whole 5 days in here and...
Posted 22 May 2011
Mauritius……….WOW !! I absolutely adored every second I spent here. Mauritius has so much to offer for couples, friends and of course families. Being a travel agent who specialises in Honeymoons is not so easy when it comes to planning your own honeymoon. I personally think your Honeymoon is one of the most important holidays you will ever take and of course your first as husband and wife so it has to be spot on. We knew exactly what type of honeymoon we wanted so after many evenings of discussion we finally decided on Mauritius. Mauritius enjoys a tropical...
Posted 05 June 2010
In June 2010 I was lucky enough to be selected to travel to Mexico on an educational trip to visit many of the fabulous hotels. I was totally blown away by the place and will hopefully return some day. Mexico is very easy to get to with a new direct flight from London as well as many others routes. There is something for everyone in Cancun whether you are considering it for an active holiday with friends, a relaxing break with the family or indeed hugely popular for your honeymoon. I spent six nights in Cancun and each night was spent...
Posted 21 March 2010
Fabulous weather, unique culture, great food, amazing beaches and luxury hotels! Thailand really has something to offer for everyone whatever you enjoy doing. When planning my holidays I concentrate on value for money along with some luxury thrown in. Thailand certainly proved to meet all my expectations and I definitely plan to return some day. We started our trip in Bangkok and spent out first 4 nights in The Shangri La Hotel which was just amazing. Bangkok is generally just a stop off point on your way through Thailand but I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of day trips...
Posted 06 September 2009
It’s so good they named it twice! Although this was my second visit to New York I had a list of places to see and things to do the length of my arm. As I was travelling with my partner Peter and friends of ours I knew we would be busy so I decided 5 nights would be just perfect. Arriving into Newark Airport instead of JFK Airport can sometimes be quicker to transfer into Manhattan. You can take the airport tram to the airport train station and within 30 minutes you are in downtown Manhattan having missed all...
Posted 27 July 2009
July 2009 and I was fortunate enough to attend the launch of the new Celebrity Cruise Ship “Equinox”. Celebrity Cruise Ships are part of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and are known as the 5 star product – they certainly proved it to me. I always had a perception that a cruise was an expensive way to holiday and perhaps something you do once you retire. I have certainly been proven wrong and I would now encourage all of my clients to try and take a cruise as there is something for everyone and a great way to see many...
Posted 16 May 2007
WOW, that’s what I call a holiday! After deciding our holiday for May 2007 was going to be Hawaii I tried my best to narrow it down to one Island. Hawaii is made up of six islands and it was a difficult choice. After doing thorough research into the various Islands I decided on Oahu & Maui. Flying direct from San Francisco to Oahu, Honolulu took just over 5 hours with a 20 min transfer to the hotel on Waikiki Beach. Arriving at our hotel our bags were brought to reception while we strolled through the tropical gardens of the hotel,...