I have been in the travel business for many years and I love being a personal Travel Counsellor. People have asked me for years to organise their holidays and I now find working with Travel Counsellors gives me the opportunity to offer my clients the highest possible level of personal service.
I know my clients are getting the 5 star treatment they deserve and are looked after 24/7 by myself and an expert team. I also have access to the latest technology to make your booking. Travel Counsellors are licensed and bonded with the commission of Aviation Regulation in Ireland so your money is in safe hands.
I specialise in long-haul travel and enjoy tailor making any type of holiday. I am an Aussie specialist, a Dubai specialist, a Dominican Republic specialist a Saint Lucia and Sandals and Beaches resorts specialist. I have travelled throughout my career to most of the European resorts sun and ski. I have visited the USA, Australia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, British Virgin Island, Barbados and Jamaica and South Africa.
Travel Counsellors are completely independent and I have deals with hundreds of suppliers which means I can offer a huge range of choice at the best value.
Whatever your travel plans. An unforgettable Honeymoon, an anniversary, a short break in Europe, a ski or sun holiday, a cruise or a round the world trip I would be delighted to plan it for you. I also have vast experience in organising group travel including parties of 10 people and more.
I am available at any time that suits you to discuss and organise your trip. You have the security of knowing that I am available to you at all stages of your holiday and I will be your personal contact throughout the experience.
Remember booking with Travel Counsellors gives you “added security not added expense”.
I am available at any time for a chat so email me or pick up the phone and we can start your journey together.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so simply give me a call or send me an email with your contact details on and I can get things started for you:-
I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
05 December 2018
I travelled in November on a direct flight from London to Las Vegas. We were ready to explore the fabulous city of Las Vegas in the Nevada's Mojave Desert. This is a resort city famed for its vibrant nightlife, centred around 24 - hour casinos and every other entertainment option. Its main street and focal point is the strip which is just over four miles long. We stayed in a few hotels and visited a lot more as we wanted to see everything as every hotel is so different in Las Vegas. The boulevard is home to themed hotels with elaborate...
07 May 2018
We travelled late April to the stunning 5* Martinhal family Hotel and Resorts. This hotel is one of the most ultimate luxury family resorts in Europe. The drive into the resort is very impressive and the different options of accommodation in this resort are amazing. On arrival we were met with a very helpful reception staff and immediately felt welcomed. We proceeded to our beach front room overlooking a secluded beach which is surrounded by a large protected natural park. The Martinhal is a very impressive village which consists of the Hotel Martinhal, Ocean Houses, Bay houses and Garden Houses,...
02 November 2015
I visited Turkey this September 2015 and what a unique place it was. We stayed in an all-inclusive Marc Warner location in Bodrum. We were greeted by very polite staff with great knowledge of the English language. Our rooms were right on the beach front overlooking the pool and private beach which also gave us a great view of the magnificent ocean with the Greek island of Kos in clear view. If you are of the sporting nature then the Marc Warner hotels offer you great sporting activities from, sailing, wind surfing, paddle boarding, boat trips on Schooners and power...
01 November 2015
New York - the city for everyone! Whether you want to visit museums, shops, go sightseeing, go to a game or just enjoy Broadway shows and fine dining, New York is where you can get it all. I visited New York City recently and it was about my twelfth visit to the city but this time I travelled with my family. It’s a city that never fails to excite and entertain as it offers so much. The city that never sleeps. The excitement started at Christmas as this was my gift to my children. The excitement lasted for the months...
02 June 2014
I went on a trip to Lake Garda on the 28th April 2014. Our first stop was in the town of Desenzano. This is a lovely town with winding streets from the lake shore to the small fortress the Castello. There are a lot of restaurants and café – bars, I loved that you can get the boat from here to other villages around the lake. The next town we travelled to was Sirmione. This town is on the southern shore, a medieval town with cobblestoned street and lovely pavement cafes and shops. It is best known for its wellness centres...
25 April 2013
I had the great pleasure of visiting one of my favourite destinations recently; Jamaica. I flew into Montego Bay with Virgin airlines which were most relaxing in their new aircraft. Virgin operates a daily flight. On landing at Montego I was greeted by the wonderful warm sun which made such a difference from the Irish weather. We were firstly taken away to our first hotel called The Beaches Negril which boasts three lovely pools and also is situated right on the beach. My room overlooked the beach and pools giving me a wonderful view of white beaches and blue sea....
10 March 2013
I lived in Australia for one year. I started my great exploration of Australia in Sydney. Sun yourself on white sandy beaches, catch a wave in the amazing surf, trek through luscious rainforests and watch the sun set over incredible landscapes. It is truly an amazing place. As I am Travel Counsellor I am here to help you so here are my top places to visit. Sydney was a fantastic city to visit and live in. The Sydney Opera House is one of the most famous places to visit. Its unique design and excellent acoustics have made this cultural landmark...
10 March 2013
My first trip to Thailand was when I was travelling to Australia. I loved the excitement and vibrancy of Bangkok. Bangkok is one of the top five places to visit in Thailand. In fact, it’s number one. Not only is this Thailand’s capital city, it’s also the place that most tourists will fly into. Bangkok has a reputation all over the world as being fast-paced, hot, and crazy and yes this is true. But there’s a lot more to Bangkok than that. Bangkok is home to some of Asia’s most beautiful temples (Wat Phra Kaew is the most beautiful temple...
01 December 2012
II travelled to South Africa at the start of December. My journey took me via Istanbul which I found to be a very exciting city. After my overnight break I travelled to Johannesburg airport and then on to Dundee. This journey was approximately 350 km but as the roads are excellent in South Africa, I found the journey very interesting. I stayed in the Royal Country Inn hotel overnight. The hotel was very quaint but the staff were extremely friendly and the food was excellent. I travelled along the Indian Ocean and found the route to be very interesting with beautiful...
01 August 2012
My girlfriends and I take a short break every year in Ireland, usually to a Spa. This year we decided to travel to Portugal as we felt we could do with some sunshine! We decided on Vilamoura as our husbands' had golfed there with groups and could not recommend it highly enough. We flew out on a Thursday morning and an amazing two hours and thirty minutes later we were at our destination. We had organised a private transfer that was waiting for us the airport and thirty five minutes later we were checking into our hotel the Dom Pedro Marina! This...
01 February 2009
I travelled with my husband and children to Fuerteventura as we wanted a winter destination with guaranteed sunshine; we were not disappointed. We found the island to be ideal for a relaxing and had a restful family holiday. The flight was approx. four hours from Dublin. When we arrived we travelled forty five minutes to Corralejo and we were delighted to find that it was like an old traditional Spanish fishing village. The beaches were golden and beautiful and are a paradise for surfing and kite surfing. We stayed in the Las Marismas Apartments, a three star complex, located 400m from...
Sent in by Mary ORiordan
Cork, 21 February 2020
Antoinette has been great for us over the years booking holidays. Always so helpful and nothing is too much trouble. because she has booked a number of holidays for us she knows what we like which is a great help for us choosing a holiday, Antoinette does all the homework for us.
Sent in by Orla McCarthy
Cork, 05 February 2019
Antoinette made booking our holiday so easy. Nothing was a problem for her. She was determined to find what suited us best and was so prompt and pleasant to deal with. Will definitely book with her again.
Sent in by Aidan Dorgan
Lucan, 01 February 2019
Antoinette, was very professional, friendly and always available. She gave me great information and great advise. I got Antoinette's number from my sister who could not speak highly enough about her. A hassle free experience from start to finish, From now on I plan to book all our holidays with Antoinette and Travel Counsellors. You really have a great person here.
Sent in by Deborah O' Donnell
, 21 January 2019
Antoinette was brilliant in securing exactly the flights I needed. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Antoinette!
Sent in by Aideen O' Mahony
Cork, 07 November 2018
Antoinette has been beyond fantastic in preparing and organizing our Honeymoon for next August. She went to massive efforts in ensuring we had the perfect hotels, and flights to suit exactly what we asked for. I couldn't be happier with our experience so far and I would a 100% recommend Antoinette to anyone planning a trip in the future. She is top class!
Sent in by Mary Bennett
Cork, 06 September 2018
Excellent service excellent advice and knowledge!
Sent in by Mary Lucey
Cork , 29 May 2018
Fantastic personal and efficient service at all times. Couldn't recommend Antoinette highly enough. We will definitely be booking again!
Sent in by Sally Ann O'Brien
Cork, 16 May 2018
Always a pleasure to deal with. No task too big or small. Very obliging at all times. Fantastic. Couldn't recommend Antoinette highly enough.
Sent in by Anne O Connor
Clonakility , 03 May 2018
It makes such a difference to have someone who is so helpful & nothing is a problem. Antoinette makes you feel you are her priority & does not rush you & gives all the help she can.
Sent in by Mary O'Mahony
Crosshaven, Cork, 03 July 2017
I met Antoinette very recently and upon chatting, her obvious deep knowledge of the travel business, tempted us to request her help. She changed our return flights, arranged a brilliant holiday in Lagos and emailed us many variations of our upcoming holiday. Antoinette is highly approachable, chatty, efficient and in future our holidays will be organised by her good self. Thanks Antoinette.
Sent in by Patrick Hayes
Cork, 21 December 2016
I could book myself with great difficulty but Antoinette makes it so much easier, I think she's essential for planning any perfect trip!
Sent in by Mary Lucey
Cork, 09 May 2016
A very efficient and pleasant service for our group. I would highly recommend Antoinette as she was extremely helpful and very quick to reply each time we contacted her. It was a large group but there was never a problem answering any question. We will definitely deal with her again in the future.
Sent in by SallyAnn O Brien
Cork, 07 May 2016
Antoinette has now booked 2 trips for me, one couple break and one family trip. I have always found her to be helpful, friendly and super-efficient. I love having someone on the end of the phone to ensure that everything is exactly what you want. Antoinette really knows her stuff and I couldn't recommend her more highly.
Sent in by John Cuffe
Co. Cork, 08 March 2016
Everything was organised so well, would certainly recommend Antoinette to everyone. It was a late decision to go to San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, and she definitely came up trumps!
Sent in by Fiona Forde
Cork, 30 December 2015
I couldn't recommend Antoinette any higher. She has organised an amazing honeymoon for us and she has been so helpful and informative. I have already recommended her to my newly engaged friends and also to my own customers.
Sent in by Noreen Crowley
Cork, 30 December 2015
I already have recommended Antonette to friends & family. She is most helpful, we booked very last minute and she went out of her way to find a nice holiday for us. Our last sun holiday was two years ago and she found us a lovely place in Italy. It is great to have someone to rely on to source good holidays.
Sent in by Deirdre Collins
Cork, 30 December 2015
Antoinette is an outstanding Travel Counsellor and has looked after me brilliantly. Nothing is too much trouble for her and she has given 110% getting me wonderful holidays at the best price. On another note, just recently on my way to a cruise my flight was delayed, causing me panic and stress, however Antoinette was there for me at the end of the phone, reassuring me, finding out what was happening and bringing me up to date re same. She was fantastic... she's one in a million.
Sent in by Mary Lucey
Cork, 14 December 2015
What a fantastic service ! Very prompt, efficient and friendly I will definitely book with Antoinette again in the future.
Sent in by Brendan Organ
Ennistymon, 18 November 2015
Top quality friendly and professional service. We just gave Antoinette our details, told her what kind of holiday we were looking for, dates and budget and that was it - she did everything else. Great holiday and easiest I ever went on with kids. Everything organised to make life as easy as possible. Thanks Antoinette.
Sent in by Noel Lynch
Cork, 10 October 2014
I would like to thank Antoinette for her personal touch to our holidays. Myself and my wife and 16 of our friends and family had a great week in Benidorm and the hotel and resort were perfect Unfortunately 4 of us had to return early due to a family bereavement and when we contacted Antoinette at 7 pm she could not have been more helpful; she got us flights home the next day. I would like to take this opportunity to thank her. I could not imagine any other travel agent going so far out of their way and I will definitely be using her again. Noel and Jacinta.
Sent in by Gerard Malone
Cork, 07 October 2014
Antoinette arranged Hotel and Flights to Lisbon and all went like clockwork. The Aer Lingus Flights suited us just fine and the Hotel was excellent,very conveniently located near the beaches of Estoril (great swimming beach) and very well located for us to walk along a promenade to Cascais and lots of other places. The hotel,'Vila Gale Estoril' suited us perfectly as we had an excellent breakfast there each morning before we went walking or travelling for the day.(the best hotel breakfast we have had in any hotel!) The train station and bus terminus is just across the road so it was a short walk to travel to other places such as Lisbon and all the interesting places in that area. The private collection from and return to the airport were excellent, very prompt and professional with no pressure. All in all we had a great two week holiday. Thanks Antoinette for a very suitable and professional service.
Sent in by Mike Crowley
Cork, 07 October 2014
For my first booking with Antoinette and I must say I am delighted with the personal touch and advise that she gives when going through the plan for our holiday.We are going to Australia in Dec 2014 via Dubai and returning through Signapore at the end of Jan. She is always there when I have questions, so I am very happy with the service she given on our holiday.
Sent in by Sinead McGrath
Cork, 21 April 2014
Antoinette thanks for everything! We had a great holiday. You went above and beyond as usual to find our ideal hotel etc. Thanks a mil. Sinead
Sent in by Sine ad Mcgrath
Cork, 16 April 2014
Thanks for everything Antoinette had a fantastic holiday and will recommend you to everyone!
Sent in by Cal Murphy
Cork, 15 April 2014
Antoinette was, as ever, enthusiastic and efficient. She secured flights at the best possible price for us. I would definitely recommend contacting her.
Sent in by Kieran Madden
Cork , 14 April 2014
Excellent service very helpful and outside working hours . Antoinette could not do enough for us in our selections . Would advise everyone to go through Travel Counsellors .
Sent in by Brian Hill
Hauppauge New York, 29 May 2013
Thanks for everything that you did for our group travel to Ireland in May 2013. It is not easy to get ten people on the same page. You even took care of the weather! No rain in Ireland for one week while we were there. The trip was very sucussful and all had a great time. Dublin sure is fun. I am looking forward to booking with you again next year--20 people next time!
Sent in by Susan O Malley
Cork, 26 May 2013
Very pleased with Antoinette. Couldn't have been more helpful. Always there if I needed her. Excellent service.
Sent in by Cailiosa Murphy
Cork, 24 May 2013
Antoinette's love of her job shines through in her enthusiastic attitude. She is very determined to always seek out the best holiday possible for us and our budget. We wouldn't go to anyone else.
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 021 4850540