I believe that when booking your holiday, your whole experience should be as enjoyable and exciting as possible. I am extremely passionate about my chosen profession and I pride myself on the personal service and attention to detail that I offer all of my customers.
This year I celebrate my 10th year as a personal Travel Counsellor and after 20 years in travel, I never get tired of building the perfect holiday experience for each and every person.
I specialise in bespoke, tailor-made holidays be it for a honeymoon, an anniversary holiday, retirement or once in a life time trip, I would be delighted to hear from you. Whatever you’re looking for - a sizzling sun holiday, a wonderful weekend break, a romantic honeymoon, a captivating cruise or a round the world trip of a lifetime I will be delighted to help.
I have travelled extensively to many destinations with some of my favourites being Dubai, Mauritius, Mexico, Hawaii, Barbados, New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Thailand. Last year I was lucky enough to return to South Africa for the second time and spend an incredible five days with some colleagues exploring Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Nowadays, most of my travelling is with my husband and two small children so more family focused holidays are a top priority for me and I am very familiar with family friendly holidays. I have plenty of tips and I would be delighted to share my knowledge and experience.
Being part of Travel Counsellors means I have cutting edge technology at my fingertips, a global presence in seven different markets, a 24/7 Duty Office providing real-time travel advice and information but most importantly, I offer a one to one professional and personalised service to both leisure and corporate clients. I am available to talk or meet at a time that suits you.
“Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport”
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...
28 December 2018
For a long time, the Maldives has been on my bucket list and I am one happy girl to say I got there to experience the pure beauty of this destination. We flew with Etihad Airways via Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi is an extremely efficient and easy airport to transfer through, so the journey was seamless. The minute we stepped off the aircraft the Indian Ocean heat hit us and considering we had left a 3-degree Dublin behind the heat was very welcomed! We then boarded a speedboat to take us to Kuramathi Island Resort. The speedboat takes roughly 1hour 30minutes...
28 December 2018
River Cruising was a new experience for me and one I thoroughly enjoyed. Uniworld have introduced their new brand “U by Uniworld” which is River Cruising aimed at the younger market. The minute I stepped on board I knew we were going to have four fantastic and fulfilled days. U by Uniworld have two ships “the A” and “the B”. My 4-night Christmas Market cruise was on board “the A” cruising along the Danube. The décor was very modern and chic with funky dining areas, great staterooms and the most comfortable bed ever. Our 4-night Christmas Market cruise took...
30 April 2016
This year, we decided we needed a little sun on the bones early on in the year so in April we travelled to the Costa Del Sol in Spain to the small town of Nerja, positioned at the eastern tip of the Costa Del Sol about 50km from Malaga. Travelling with two small children, we decided to take an all-inclusive package and we stayed in the 4* Marinas De Nerja Aparthotel. This complex was ideal for our family and taking the all-inclusive option meant all of our meals, snacks and drinks were included in our package price. We had...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
Sent in by D OBrien
Dundalk, 25 February 2022
Dairine was a great help, will definitely use her again to help organise future holidays.
Sent in by L Collins
Dublin, 17 February 2022
I have been lucky enough to use Dairine McGarrity a number of times over the past ten years and hope to continue using her services for many more years to come. She is very precise and is great at finding the best flights, hotels and car hire etc. Thank you again Dairine!
Sent in by C Murray
Cork, 17 February 2022
Booking our family holiday with Dairine was so easy. She made the whole process so simple and was always to hand with any questions we had. We will definitely always be booking our holidays through Dairine at Travel Counsellors.
Sent in by H Simons
USA, 17 February 2022
No idea how you manage to be so responsive! Thanks!!
Sent in by R Brooksbank Pearcy
Wicklow, 12 February 2022
Dairine went over and above to source the best holiday for us at the best price. Others might have got frustrated and given up but Dairine was patient and so informative from start to finish.
Sent in by M Stanley
Dublin, 10 February 2022
Super speedy service. Thank you.
Sent in by S Gray
Dublin 18, 10 February 2022
Extremely helpful and personal service.
Sent in by E Priess
Dublin, 10 February 2022
Dairine is the ultimate professional - very responsive and efficient.
Sent in by D Brennan
Dublin, 10 February 2022
Dairine went out of her way on a Sunday to help get my booking sorted.
Sent in by D Igoe
Dublin, 10 February 2022
Dairine was very pleasant to deal with and very helpful in her suggestions and recommendations for places to travel. The trip she organised for us is exactly what we were looking for and we are delighted with her service.
Sent in by Yvonne Noronha
Dublin, 30 September 2017
I would really recommend Dairine as a Travel Counsellor. From the moment I first spoke to her I knew she would plan the best honeymoon ever for us. She really listened to our needs and budget and gave us a variety of amazing options. Dairine planned the most amazing honeymoon ever for us and we were just thrilled with our trip. Her helpful hints and planning were spot on. Her forward thinking and attention to detail were greatly appreciated and we could not recommend her highly enough to anyone planning a trip abroad. Thanks so much Dairine, we have already recommended you to so many of our friends and family!
Sent in by Mark Lynch
Dublin, 29 September 2017
As always a great service delivered, no problem is too difficult to resolve, all done in a timely manner and pleasant demeanour!
Sent in by Valerie Hastings
Dublin, 10 April 2017
You go the * Extra mile * and your very professional and pleasing.
Sent in by Aoife Mcbride
Drimnagh , 08 April 2017
When I've a holiday in my mind Dairine is my go to girl! Always gives me exactly what I'm looking for. She's patient, fast and effective! I've had some amazingly wonderful adventures with zero hassle thanks to a lot of Dairine's advice on booking!
Sent in by Vàl Quinn
Diblin, 07 April 2017
Excellent service from first contact through to making our choice and finally the actual suitability and quality of the accommodation and general service.
Sent in by Robin Leary
Dublin, 07 October 2014
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 wedding arrangements going on. We were recommended Travel Counsellors through a friend of my wifes and after looking at the website and seeing Dairine was the closest and also specialised in honeymoons, we decided to give her a call. The booking was seemless and very straight forward. Dairine was extremely helpful, listened to what we wanted (as we had a couple of special requests) and it took a lot of hassle out of trying to do it ourselves. Although I didn't end up doing a full comparison, I'm pretty sure we wouldn't have paid less either doing it ourselves! We had a great three week honeymoon with no problems getting to and from places and the accommodation was first class! Many thanks to Dairine again for helping organise a once in a lifetime holiday!
Sent in by Stephen Halpenny
Dublin, 21 April 2014
Great selection of destination, great service and great price. I will not use anywhere else again.
Sent in by Simon Murray
Dublin, 15 April 2014
Another great, hassle free holiday booking experience with Dairine! Thanks again. The Murray Family.
Sent in by Martin McGovern
Dublin, 14 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. We have found her to be a very pleasant to deal with, with excellent communication skills and is very knowledgable in all aspects of travel and holiday planning and organisation. We would highly recommend Dairine to anyone seeking a truly professional travel consultant.
Sent in by Chris Reilly
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.
Sent in by Peter & Carol Kutner
Dublin, 29 May 2013
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 to deal with and I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone.
Sent in by Sarah Tilson
Kilternan, Co 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.
Sent in by Simon Kelly
Dublin, 27 May 2013
Very professional prompt friendly service from Dairine for our honeymoon.We were both very satisfied.
Sent in by Jacqui Caffrey
Belfast, 25 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 using the company again if we do not encounter any problems on our ski trip next February.
Sent in by David Eason
Swords, 24 May 2013
I have always been most happy with the service I have received from you.Very many THANKS.
Sent in by Oisin Geraghty
Dublin, 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.
Sent in by Patrick O'Reilly
Dundalk, 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 is invaluable. She always keeps me up to speed, her communication is excellent. I couldn't imagine trying to organize a holiday without her!
Sent in by Cáitlín Mc Carthy
Dublin 15, 20 October 2011
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.
Sent in by David Milligan
Dublin, 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 Dairine to arrange our honeymoon when the time comes!
Sent in by Caitriona O'Callaghan
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 a travel consultant.
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 087 7864897