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A Holiday designed and tailored to you! Let me turn your travel dreams into reality! As your own personal Travel Counsellor, I can plan and design the perfect trip for you. With over 15 years’ experience in the travel industry, I offer a one to one personal concierge travel service, arranging the perfect holiday to suit all needs. Be it a family holiday, exotic honeymoon or a weekend city break – that once in a lifetime trip or round the world cruise – whatever your travel requirements I can arrange it all for you!
Having travelled extensively throughout many European destinations, I can offer first-hand knowledge and experience of many popular holiday destinations such as the Canary Islands, Greece, Italy, Spain & the Balearics along with many of the popular cities -Barcelona, London, Berlin, Krakow, and Paris to name a few.
My travels have also taken me to Thailand where I visited Bangkok, Hua Hin and the River Kwai and island hopping in the Krabi region including Phuket and the amazing Phi Phi islands. Other recent trips include New Orleans Louisiana and a trip to Canada including the Rocky Mountaineer train from Banff to Vancouver - amazing experiences and certainly places I long to re-visit!
One of my all-time favourite countries to visit is Italy – the culture, the food, the scenery are to me, what Italy is all about. Top of my list for city visits would have to be the Big Apple, New York! It’s such an amazing city that never ceases to amaze! Feel free to browse through my travel journals to see for yourself. Travel is my passion and I love to share my experiences and knowledge with my customers.
I specialise in honeymoons, long-haul destinations, cruising holidays and city breaks. I can tailor make any travel arrangements specifically designed and customised to suit you, whether it’s a multi-centre trip, sunshine escape or escorted tour - it’s your holiday, your way!
As a Travel Counsellor, I have access to the very latest technology and work with all the leading tour operators, airlines, car hire companies, cruise lines and specialist travel companies, so I can offer the best choice and service to all my clients.
Being part of Travel Counsellors gives me the flexibility to work the hours that suit my clients including weekends and evenings so you can book your travel requirements at your convenience.
Feel free to give me call or drop me an email and I will be delighted to assist with your next amazing holiday!
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Please send me your holiday or travel requirements and I will do my best to help you.
Sent in by G O Shea
KJilkenny, 08 March 2019
Easiest and least stressful holiday I've ever booked. Ann Marie did all the work and found us exactly what we were looking for. Cant wait to go now!
Sent in by J Hickey
Co Cork, 07 March 2019
Any time we set out and look into a trip anywhere in the world, with Ann Marie we always get exactly what we are looking for. It's all booked and the logistical hassles taken out of it. Friendly to deal with and any questions answered quickly. Really does have that personal touch that makes you secure in your travel arrangements.Thanks you!
Sent in by J Holohan
Tipperary, 06 March 2019
Ann-Marie was so helpful and great at what she does! Everything she sent to us was so detailed and always followed up with a phone call! I would highly recommend her to family and friends!
Sent in by E Moriarty
Tipperary, 04 March 2019
You know when you book with Ann Marie that you are sure to get a great experience with your holiday. You can trust what Ann-Marie tells you about your destination is true. We want to say thanks for everything and looking forward to going again soon.
Sent in by J O Brien
Tipperary, 18 June 2018
Ann-Marie was so helpful and great at what she does! Everything she sent to us was so detailed and always followed up with a phone call!! I would highly recommend her to family and friends!
Sent in by C Lawlor
Kilkenny, 16 June 2018
Very patient and flexible approach. Most helpful and professional. Many thanks!
Sent in by M Coogan
Kilkenny, 07 June 2018
Ann-Marie from Travel Counsellors is fantastic to deal with. I enjoyed chatting to Ann-Marie over the phone and planning our honeymoon!
Sent in by M O Connell
Tipperary, 06 June 2018
Ann Marie was so lovely to deal with. Extremely helpful, very professional and was happy to be of service in any way possible.
Sent in by C Murray
Kildare, 06 June 2018
Ann-Marie was amazing she took all the stress and worry out of booking my big trip and I highly recommend her.
Sent in by C Lenihan
Waterford, 02 June 2018
Ann-Marie is extremely helpful and informative. Quick response to any queries and takes the hassle of booking a holiday away
Sent in by H McGann
Tipperary, 02 June 2018
Ann-Marie is always so friendly, professional and helpful every time I deal with her, she makes the experience booking a holiday so easy and enjoyable, she always finds us just what we want!
Sent in by M Doyle
Kilkenny, 01 June 2018
Ann Marie is an absolute gem and I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is brilliant to deal with. 5 star
Sent in by M Kelly
Waterford, 31 May 2018
Ann Marie has been excellent in helping us with our holidays. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. She’s so professional and precise with all documents. I highly recommend her.
Sent in by C Fox
Kilkenny, 31 May 2018
Prompt, personal, friendly service. Always a pleasure to deal with. Great customer service.
Sent in by J Fitzgerald
Carlow, 31 May 2018
We have recommended Ann-Marie in the past and will gladly do so in the future.
Sent in by S Coady
Tipperary, 28 May 2018
Ann Marie is a pleasure to work with. She has great ideas and always knows what we are looking for in a holiday. She's so friendly and has a great understanding of peoples needs, highly recommend her.
Sent in by K Collins
Waterford, 04 January 2018
Excellent service provided by Ann-Marie Nolan, very responsive to requests to change travel itineraries and great friendly service.
Sent in by S Gately
Co Monaghan, 04 January 2018
I just want to say thank you for everything you did for us in organizing our honeymoon. We had a ball! All the hotels we stayed in were gorgeous, central and had lovely staff!! I will definitely be recommending you to my family & friends!
Sent in by L Gleeson
Kilkenny, 04 January 2018
Ann-Marie has been fantastic in helping us plan our honeymoon. Just a few questions and our trip was booked, as simple and as easy that.
Sent in by E Wall
Tipperary, 04 January 2018
Just to say thanks for arranging our trip to Florida! It was the trip of a lifetime for us all. We believe that the children will never forget the experience of universal and Disney. We're glad we were able to take them and we're extremely grateful to you for helping us put it all together. This was our 2nd time using Travel Counsellors and we'll be certainly coming back to you again!
Sent in by J Kearns
Waterford, 04 January 2018
Ann Marie has been amazing, as we hadn't really made up our mind where or what we wanted for our Honeymoon - Ann Marie made this process so easy. She really has the patience of a saint. She got us an amazing offer and we cannot wait to go on our Honeymoon. I will definitely be using Ann Marie as my go to person, in the future. She understood everything we wanted and created us the perfect honeymoon. Thanks again Ann Marie!
Sent in by Jason Bryan
Kilkenny, 01 October 2017
My partner and I recently booked with Ann Marie and we have to say the level of effort and customer service we received from her was exceptional! She really took the time to find exactly what we lookin for down to every last detail and always goes that extra mile. Definately will be recommending her to family and friends.
Sent in by Phil Fahey
Co Tipperary, 05 September 2017
Ann-Marie is a great people person, she answered all the questions and explained queries about our cruise very well, a pleasure to deal with!
Sent in by JP McGee
Co Carlow, 05 September 2017
Fantastic, friendly service from start to finish. Would have no hesitation in recommending Ann-Marie to anyone.
Sent in by Carolyn Whelan
Kilkenny, 05 September 2017
I found Ann Marie so helpful and patient when I was booking my holiday. She spent a lot of time tailoring the holiday to exactly what I was looking for. By the time I booked I felt I had known Ann Marie for years! Thank you.
Sent in by Elaine Egan
Kilkenny, 04 July 2017
Your friendliness teamed with expertise and professionalism was extraordinary. I know that I will be booking with you again in the future and I will definitely be recommending you to friends and family.
Sent in by Dominic Maher
Co Tipperary, 13 March 2017
Ann Marie is always bubbly and friendly when you speak to her. Nothing is ever a problem and she always looks into the little details to make sure you have the maximum amount of info when booking your holiday. She always goes the extra mile and seems to have endless patience and good humour. She is always a pleasure to deal with.
Sent in by Jennifer Maye
Kilkenny, 19 January 2017
This is my second time this year using Travel Counsellors. Ann Marie is great and nothing is too much effort or trouble and the extra touches are lovely & very much appreciated. Saves so much time and stress of planning unfamiliar and extra special trips. Can't recommend her enough. Thank you!
Sent in by Cora Hennessy
Kilkenny, 19 January 2017
Ann Marie could not have been more helpful. By her level of interest in making sure our honeymoon is incredibly special, you could be mistaken in thinking she was booking her own. She was not encouraging me to book until she was 100% sure she had fulfilled my initial requirements, highly recommend Ann-Marie!
Sent in by Ann Phelan
Kilkenny, 23 August 2016
I would highly recommend Ann-Marie to my family, friends & colleagues as she goes the extra mile to arrange your dream holiday! She is always accessible by phone/email and nothing is too much trouble. We booked our honeymoon with her and she spent considerable time advising us on the best options as we will be bringing our one year old daughter with us too. She made the whole experience as stress free as possible. I am really looking forward to going away and I know if anything was to go wrong or we needed help that Ann-Marie is just a phone call away.
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!
Contact me on 056 771 5579
I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
03 November 2018
Everyone has a travel wish list, a place or destination they have always longed to visit, a bucket list experience or once in a lifetime trip they have always dreamed about. For many, The Canadian Rockies and a trip onboard the Rocky Mountaineer is top of that list! Thanks to our hosts British Airways, American Airlines and Rocky Mountaineer, myself and my fellow colleagues got the chance to experience this once in a lifetime adventure and along with the hospitality of the Alberta and British Columbia Tourist Boards we were treated to the very best highlights on our...
31 August 2018
If you’re looking for a destination that's a melting pot of many different cultures, heritage and history, a city that beats to the sound of jazz and good vibes with amazing local cuisines to sample, then New Orleans has it all! On our whirlwind trip we travelled with British Airways on their direct flight from London. This route really makes New Orleans combinable with other parts of the Deep South and Louisiana if you're planning a road trip or you could follow the Mississippi river north to take in Memphis and Nashville or go West into Texas. New Orleans or...
21 March 2018
On my second visit to Thailand I was lucky enough to be selected as part of a group of 20 Travel Counsellors on a Fam Trip to experience a whirlwind 6-night visit hosted by Centara hotels and Exo. Flying with Emirates was a fantastic start to our trip as we experienced their direct Dublin to Dubai service – and onwards to Bangkok. We arrived to a warm welcome from our hosts and here we spent two nights at our first hotel on the outskirts of the city. The next morning, we went on a river tour by longtail boat...
04 January 2018
Phuket – Phi Phi - Krabi My very first visit to Thailand was one I had been dreaming of for years. I had always longed to travel here and experience the wonderful beaches, food and culture. Flying with Ethiad was a great way to reach the starting point for my dream holiday – the wonderful island of Phuket. Spending a week here I stayed in 2 different hotels – one up near the north of the island near Naiyang Beach and the second in the popular tourist resort of Karon. Naiyang Beach would be what I call a typical...
25 October 2017
What first drew my attention to Vigo was that it was not your average, well known tourist spot! On the contrary – it is very much a local Spanish town, located on the Northwest coast of Spain in the region of Galicia. It is not far from Santiago de Compostela and just north of the Portuguese border, it would be a stopping point for anyone walking the Camino Portuguese route. When you think of a European city break you instantly imagine Barcelona, Madrid and the bigger cities coming to mind, so I was very keen to experience...
04 January 2017
Everyone dreams of meeting Santa and visiting his home in the North Pole. Well for me this dream became reality when I was invited along with 15 other agents on Sunway Holidays two night trip to Lapland. We set off from Dublin airport on a special North Pole flight and the fun and games began at check -in with all the staff getting us in the festive mood with their Christmas cheer. All the kids were so excited to receive their special Santa goody bags and meet Katie Perry, Sunway’s own Santa's helper who would entertain us all on the...
28 October 2016
My recent trip to Portugal was one I had been looking forward to for quite some time as I was attending the wedding of one of my very close friends. The excitement was building for well over a year and many of us attending decided to extend the trip and make it a full week’s holiday and more of us (me included) made it a 10-night holiday. I had been to Portugal many moons ago on a holiday to Praia da Rocha so I was really looking forward to returning, this time to the beautiful resort of Albufeira....
19 April 2016
I was super excited to be invited by Royal Caribbean International on an overnight exclusive trade event for the launch of their third Quantum class ship Ovation of the Seas. As I have never cruised before it was an amazing opportunity to experience first-hand all that this brand new ship has to offer. I travelled over to Southampton with 7 of my fellow Travel Counsellors where we spent a full day and night on-board Ovation. For anyone that hasn't cruised before, I can without a doubt say that cruising is the way forward. With so many choices of activities and facilities...
17 December 2015
The Canary Islands have always been a hugely popular holiday destination and for me having been to all four islands, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura my all time favourite is Tenerife. I stayed in the resort of Costa Adeje which is about 25 minutes from the airport and lies at the edge of the larger resort Playa De Las Americas. With a nice selection of shops and restaurants in Adeje and a lovely sandy beach, it is very easy to walk the whole way into Las Americas from here on the lovely beach promenade that stretches all the way to...
18 September 2015
From my very first visit to Crete I have to say I fell in love with this Island. Now, having been here 5 times since it is absolutely my favourite place to visit! It’s like a home away from home, the people are so friendly and welcoming, the food is amazing and the beauty and scenery are what brings me back every time. I have stayed in many resorts and from my numerous holidays here I have first-hand knowledge of many of the hotels and places to stay. I was lucky enough on one occasion to visit on...
01 September 2015
London really is a city you have to see and experience. I’ve visited here twice and I have to say on both occasions I was so drawn in by all this city has to offer. Start your day off on Trafalgar Square and you really can go anywhere from here. A visit to the National Gallery is a must. You can wander up past Regent Street and through the West End to Oxford Street for some retail therapy. On your way back down take in the sights and sounds of Piccadilly Circus and have a...
17 August 2015
New York has always been right up there on my Travel Bucket List and I finally took a bite of the Big Apple last year when I visited for 5 nights in November for my birthday. What an amazing city! I really was awe-struck as we came in from the airport and getting closer to the city you could see the skyscrapers appearing. I stayed in the Fitzpatrick’s Manhattan and what a location – walking distance to Bloomingdales, Times Square, Central Park and the Museum of Modern Art. Having pre-booked a city pass before I got there saved...
15 July 2015
Having seen Venice on TV and in films I fell in the love with the imagery and scenery of this beautiful floating city so I decided I just had to go there. As part of my stay in Lake Garda I took the train to Venice which is about 1.5 hour train journey and spent 2 nights in a lovely hotel close to the centre and St Mark’s Square. From here you could see many of the cruise ships docked close by. Venice is very popular as a port of call for many ships and a great place to spend...
01 July 2015
Just back from an amazing week in Corfu at the start of June with my sister. I love Greece and had never been to Corfu so it was a real treat to take my sister who had never experienced the wonders of Greece either. We stayed in the resort of Ipsos which is about 40 minutes transfer from the airport. Our accommodation was perfect for what we wanted – a nice relaxing week of chilling by the pool or a swim in the sea! The apartments were a family run complex about 5 minutes’ walk...
01 July 2015
I have visited Bulgaria twice, most recently in May this year on a group holiday with family and friends. On both occasions we stayed in Sunny Beach which is one of the main resorts on the coast of the Black Sea. Sunny Beach is your typical sun resort with many bars, shops and restaurants lining the strip but the jewel in its’ crown is the amazing sandy beach which stretches for 8km along the length of the resort. The very center of the resort along Flower Street is where all the action starts for those late night revelers! This...