Welcome to Travel Counsellors, Thurles, Co Tipperary.
My name is Catherine Maguire & I have worked for about 25 years in the travel industry.
I always had a great love for travel and even took a year out to do a world trip in 1995, including travelling extensively around Australia, Thailand, Indonesia and the USA. I enjoy exploring new and exciting destinations, after 25 years in the business I still get excited even talking about new and exotic travel destinations. I believe I am passionate about Travel and this is one of the many reasons why I joined Travel Counsellors.
I pride myself on making your holiday experience the most enjoyable ever and hassle free.
I can help you with any type of holiday and I particularly enjoy dealing with Long-Haul, Luxury destinations, Honeymoons and Group Travel. I also can arrange Hen or Stag weekends, Ski Holidays, Adventure Holidays, Sun holidays and city breaks, cruises & sporting events.
So whether you just need a hotel booking, flight only or that last minute sun holiday or match tickets to a Premiership or Rugby game or a package to Cheltenham or decide to take the Kids to Euro Disney or just need a gift voucher for that special Anniversary or birthday, I will assist you with all your travel requirements.
I appreciate that in today’s world, people lead very busy lives, so I aim to take the stress out of booking your holiday and make it an enjoyable experience. As I work from home I have the flexibility to deal with your enquiry at a time to suit you, including evenings and weekends. So no more trudging to town in the rain, struggling to park and then queuing in busy travel agents. Working from home enables me to offer you my valued customer an unrivalled level of personal service and I would be delighted to help you with any enquiry you might have.
I have a lot of repeat clients, most of whom have been recommended to me by my extended family, friends & neighbours as I feel I offer a high level of customer service and my aim is to continue this service & make your travel experience enjoyable.
I have had the pleasure of travelling extensively to many destinations including:
Spain, Canaries, Balearics, Greek Islands, Turkey, Cyprus, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Morocco, Tunisia, Hungry, Paris, Euro Disney, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Tahiti, Canada, USA, Caribbean, South Africa, Australia & New Zealand.
I can make that dream holiday come true.
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...
19 July 2019
During the summer of 2019, I was offered the fantastic opportunity to travel to the exciting and historic city of Istanbul on a Travel Counsellors trip with Turkish Airlines. We flew out on a direct flight with Turkish Airline in Business Class, which was a brilliant experience. The service was exceptional, and the food was fantastic I couldn’t recommend it highly enough. I went to Istanbul with five other Irish Travel Counsellors, and we really made the most of our visit to Istanbul. The flight took about 4.5 hours direct from Dublin, and we arrived into the newly build...
26 February 2013
I was delighted to be going to the party city of Las Vegas but I didn’t know what to really expect! I have to say it was an amazing experience from beginning to end, I really enjoyed all Las Vegas had to offer. I was part of a group of 10 Ladies and we departed from Dublin airport on United Airlines to Las Vegas with a stopover in Newark. We arrived in Vegas at approx. 1800 local time. We were transferred by coach to the 5* Encore on the Las Vegas strip, this hotel is amazing. I really got the...
01 February 2009
I travelled with a group of friends to Disneyland Paris on a direct flight from Shannon to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport which took about 2 hours. We then took a shuttle bus to Disneyland Paris. We stayed in the holiday Inn which is just out side the park but is very easily accessible to the parks and there is a shuttle bus that runs every 20 minutes or so. The choice of hotels to stay at is never ending; you can stay in the heart of Disney Paris with six Disney hotels located onsite, whatever your taste or budget....
12 June 2008
I decided to go to Budapest in Hungary on a short break and see what all the talk was about! We departed from Dublin on a direct flight that took approx 2.5 hours. When we arrived we took a transfer to the Hotel Mercure Metropol, a great 3 star hotel very centrally located which took about 30 minutes and the taxi transfer was excellent value for money. This Hotel is situated in the business and shopping district in a great location and has easy access to the cultural and tourist attractions of Budapest. The main shopping area is about 10 minutes walk...
04 April 2008
I really enjoyed the experience of my trip to Croatia & Montenegro in April 2008. Croatia is located between South-Central Europe and Middle Europe. Its shape resembles that of a crescent or a horseshoe, which flanks its neighbours Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. We departed from Dublin airport and arrived at Dubrovnik Airport and then transferred to Budva (approx. 2.5 hours) and checked in to Hotel Queen of Montenegro for 2 nights. We spent 2 days exploring Budva which is one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic Coast (more than 2000 years). The medieval city walls are hidden behind...
07 December 2007
I experienced an amazing and exciting trip to South Africa In December 2007. Cape Town was my first port of call; known as the Mother City it is a must see destination for all who visit South Africa. There are so many wonderful sights including the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, a working port and Cape Town’s most popular shopping, dining and entertainment district. Also Robben Island, one of South Africa’s most important historical sights, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. Table Mountain is where you can take the revolving cable car to its peak and has the most breathtaking views...
07 June 2003
My husband and I had an amazing trip in June 2003 to Thailand which is known as the land of smiles, magic and mystery and where the weather is as warm as the people with a combination of breathtaking natural beauty, inspiring temples, renowned hospitality, robust cuisine and ruins of fabulous ancient Kingdoms. We flew into Bangkok and stayed in a nice 3 star hotel called the Amari Atrium which was centrally located near Bangkok's main commercial and shopping district of Sukhumvit Road. The Transfer from Bangkok airport took about 30 minutes. Bustling Bangkok is one of Asia's most intoxicating...
Sent in by Helen Ryan
Co Tipperary, 11 October 2014
I have booked with Catherine on many occasions, and I can honestly say that each time everything has been perfect, her attention to detail is unbelievable, you tell her what you would like and how much your budget is, and she will come back with a package that suits you... She organises everything for you, you just collect your tickets and sit back and enjoy your holiday... I would definitely recommend Catherine ..:-)
Sent in by Chris Delahunt
Tipperary, 08 October 2014
Recently I had to make an unplanned, short notice trip, to Sydney. I contacted Catherine re my flight options and visa requirements. The responce was prompt, the options clearly detailed and easy to assess. All I had to do was turn up on time, A happy customer
Sent in by Kate Ryan
Thurles, Co. Tipperary , 07 October 2014
I have always booked our holidays with Catherine. Catherine is very helpful with finding the right Hoilday for us. If there is ever a problem she sorts it out for us, We never have to worry about anything when booking our holidays with Catherine.
Sent in by Paula Ralph
Thurles, 25 May 2013
Well I have worked with Catherine on many of my holiday bookings and I have found her to be most accommodating and very helpful. Whatever kind of a holiday or trip I was planning Catherine provided me with choices of holidays to choose from. She was always friendly and nothing was ever a problem. Even when I had my holiday or trip planned Catherine offered some advice and guidance of place to go.
Sent in by Thomas Breen
Urlingford, 24 May 2013
I have recommended Catherine to family and friends. She is a pleasure to do business with and have organised several trips for my wife and myself and is always eager to please. We just give her an idea of what we want and leave the rest to her and have never been disappointed. It only takes a phone call and next you have your tickets in the post, we have our holiday, visas, travel insurance organised
Sent in by Karl Spellacy
Gortnahoe, 06 July 2012
I found Catherine very helpfull and full of great suggestions for all your holiday needs or plans, keeping me up to date with some very good deals as well, Catherine won't send you wrong .
Sent in by Margaret Power
Co. Waterford, 26 May 2011
I was given number by a friend who books holidays every year with you and I must say I have never looked back as Catherine has been fantastic with advice and looking after everything for our holidays each year.
Sent in by Trish Clear
Tullamore, 03 September 2010
Booking my holiday trip to Brazil was a hassle free pleasure, down to the excellent service & professionalism of Catherine in Travel Counsellors’ got a fantastic deal with a top class service from booking the trip to receiving my documents in the post. I would & have recommended Catherine’s services to family & friends.
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 050433333 / 0872239471