With over 30 years’ experience in Travel, travelling is one of my deepest passions. I joined Travel Counsellor in 2007 and it allows me to give exceptional levels of service to each and every one of my customers. I am very proud that so many of my loyal customers make it their priority to recommend my service to their friends and family.
The adventure of visiting different countries and seeing different cultures will always be there for me and some of my favourite destinations are South Africa, Prague & Italy. I also love to cruise; waking up in a new place every day…it’s exciting.
I always remind myself that; "We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us"
Working from my home in Tullyallen gives me the flexibility to work hours that suit my clients including evenings and weekends. I have state of the art technology at my fingertips, so I can provide you with expert advice and added savings. Travel Counsellors are licensed and bonded here in Ireland by the Commission for Aviation Regulation, so you are protected all the way.
I look forward to hearing from you - I guarantee to offer friendly, efficient and professional unbiased travel advice.
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:-
Istanbul is one of my favourite cities, where East meets West. Its a mix of culture and mystery. There is much to see here so put it on top of your list
Lapland is an experience like no other. It’s so magical you want to really live every second of it as the memories will last forever and will never be forgotten
This was my trip to experience the great wildebeest migration in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. It was one of my bucket list trips - simply unforgettable
I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
26 April 2021
A Safari is my absolute favourite holiday and my love affair with Africa began many years before I got the opportunity to experience it for myself. I used to watch Sir David Attenborough with my dad as a child and he would be in the most amazing and sometimes most remote places in Africa and I thought, someday I am going there. Brian Jackman once wrote “Africa changes you forever like nowhere on earth. Once you have been there you will never be the same” – he was so right. I have been lucky to have travelled to Kenya, Tanzania,...
31 July 2019
Istanbul is a city that has always fascinated people. It’s a city of two parts -where Asia & Europe meet. I was lucky enough to travel to Istanbul recently and experience the many delights it has to offer. I flew Turkish Airlines business class direct from Dublin which was a lovely experience and then I arrived into the beautiful new state of the art airport that opened recently. If you ever want to experience the delights of an airport, few airports in the world will rival this. The business class lounge and check in experience rivals a 5* hotel experience… it...
12 September 2018
Sometimes in your life you do what will be that “once in a lifetime trip” and our trip to the North Pole was exactly that. With my husband Paddy and our two girls Molly and Kate, we set off to Rovaniemi in Northern Finland. We crossed into the Arctic Circle and into a magical world of discovery, fun, laughter and Santa. Our first evening we spent making snow angels, sledding and throwing snowballs - oh what fun! The next morning we wrapped up in multiple layers as it was pretty cold and we headed out for a day of snow activities...
12 June 2018
In June 2018 I had the absolute privilege to visit the Serengeti in Tanzania. Having watched wildlife documentaries all my life I knew the Serengeti was the holy grail in terms of safari and game and it certainly lived up to my expectations! I flew Qatar Airways to Kilimanjaro which was a lovely experience, then I transferred to Arusha for a one-night stay. The following morning, I made my way to Arusha Airport, a tiny airport servicing the small commuter flights right into the Serengeti and beyond. Following a 1-hour flight I landed at the Grumeti Airstrip deep in the Serengeti...
21 October 2016
I was delighted to be invited to New York City and Staten Island - a trip with a difference. I flew with Delta Airlines to JFK where I was then transferred to Manhattan. That evening, I enjoyed lovely cocktails on the rooftop of the Arlo Hotel. There’s nothing quite like Manhattan on a clear night in October; the skyline was perfect with the most beautiful colours. The following day I visited the very poignant 9/11 Memorial – the two reflecting pools with the names of all those who perished on this day are peaceful and fitting. I also visited the One...
31 August 2015
I travelled to Lisbon for a 3 night city break with my husband. Lisbon is a beautiful city with lots of lovely lively restaurants and cafés – Al Fresco dining at its best. It has some beautiful sightseeing options in particular the area of Belem which I loved with its fabulous Jerónimos Monastery & the Tower of Belem. There was quite a long queue for the Monastery but we waited till later in the evening when the queue had gone so it’s worth doing your sightseeing later in the evening. This area is lovely to relax in with...
02 November 2014
I was lucky enough to be chosen to go on a familiarisation trip to Argentina with 6 colleagues. To say I was excited at the prospect of experiencing this South American giant of tourism was an understatement. In Amsterdam we boarded a KLM flight to Buenos Aires, happily seated in business class which was a wonderful experience. After an early morning arrival in Buenos Aires we embarked on a morning of hotel inspections which took us to some of the best known hotels in the city, from the Plaza and Sheraton to my absolute favourite; the Alvear Palace which was stunning....
02 November 2012
I recently had a fantastic opportunity to travel to Cancun, a destination I have sold quite frequently so seeing it first-hand has been such an overwhelming experience for me. It is blessed with some of the nicest beaches I have ever seen. The deepest and bluest coloured ocean combined with white sand makes it a must-see destination for honeymooners, couples and families alike. To top it off I found the people so hospitable to visitors and to each other. It was so refreshing to experience it. I normally wouldn’t mention specific hotels but the ones below deserve a mention as they...
20 June 2011
We enjoyed the campsite holiday so much last year that we decided to do it all again but in a completely different area. We flew direct to Biarritz, hired a car and booked into a 4* campsite called Sylvamar. The campsite is located 30 minutes drive from the airport so really accessible. We stayed in a large 3 bedroom mobile home which was very spacious and had a large deck outside. The mobile was modern and really well located. The onsite facilities included a large pool area and a beautiful indoor pool complex which was just perfect for the little ones....
14 June 2010
It was our first family holiday with our two young children and we decided we wanted to try something different so we booked direct flights to Brest, rented a car for a week and booked a mobile home on a 4* campsite called La Pointe St Gilles. It is located near the town of Benodet in Southern Brittany where the Odet River meets the ocean. It is located about 1.5 hours from Brest Airport and the drive was hassle free and ideal when travelling with young children. Our home for the next 7 nights was a wonderful 2 bedroom mobile home...
06 July 2006
South Africa is my favourite holiday destination. I first travelled here on my honeymoon in 2001 and just had to go back again with my husband as we both adored the whole experience. I am so passionate about this country and I wanted to share my experiences with you. I arrived into the “Mother city” of Capetown and stayed in the waterfront area. I visited Table Mountain and Cape of Good Hope travelling past little towns with Irish names like Clifton and Bantry. Then I went to visit Robben Island – a must for any visitor to Capetown. Following 5...
08 October 2005
A cruise holiday is such a wonderful experience; each day brings a new destination to discover…if you want to. It’s a world of excitement and culture in one trip. You get to experience so many different destinations on one 12 day cruise itinerary. I sailed out of Barcelona on a 12 day Mediterranean Cruise onboard the fantastic “Brilliance of the Seas”. My 12 day cruise took me to Nice, Pisa, Rome, Olympia, Kusadasi in Turkey, Santorini, Athens, Naples and back to Barcelona. I saw the Palace at Monaco & the Casino in Monte Carlo, the Leaning tower of Pisa, the Sistine...
Sent in by KELLY SMYTH
Navan Co Meath, 04 March 2020
Fidelma came highly recommended and she has been very helpful so far! We are looking forward to our cruise safe in the knowledge that all is arranged and any queries we have are dealt with efficiently and we can contact her about anything and everything!
Sent in by Annmarie Condon
Collon Co Louth, 28 February 2020
Fidelma excellent service, very helpful in trying to book & sort our flights..... We had an insurance claim for flight delayed 10 hrs & Fidelma sorted everything for us.
Sent in by Moira Conlon
Louth, 28 February 2020
Fidelma is our life saver , we don’t worry about our destinations as she has everything done for us at the best prices
Sent in by Jennifer Mc Guinness
Louth, 28 February 2020
Fidelma was so helpful! She literally couldn’t have done enough for us and talked through everything with me, places to go, to stay, what activities to do etc. I couldn't recommend her enough she was just the best!
Sent in by Des OBrien
Raheny, 28 February 2020
Fidelma is approachable, professional and efficient, provides an excellent level of Customer Service with great personal touch. Des.
Sent in by Geraldine Conlon
Louth, 28 February 2020
Fidelma will always go beyond the call of duty to ensure that all arrangements are in place for a most enjoyable holiday, we can never thank her enough
Sent in by Mark Brady
Louth, 28 February 2020
Fidelma was absolutely amazing as always!! She can never do enough for her clients and will go out of her way to make sure everything is perfect and that you feel taken care of. A role model as a Travel Counsellor!
Sent in by Niamh Clare Butterly
Lusk Co Dublin, 28 February 2020
Efficient, patient,reliable,honest. Fidelma will go out of her way to get the right holiday for you
Sent in by James Lawlor
Gorey Co. Wexford, 29 September 2017
Yes - you did make me smile, you always do. You are our Travel Counsellor for a good number of years now and we never had a problem that you could not handle and you go that extra mile make our trip special and for that a big thank you from Jim and Margaret
Sent in by Damian Brady
Monasterboice Co Louth, 29 September 2017
My wife and I asked Fidelma to arrange our joint 50th Birthday holiday of a lifetime. To say she exceeded our expectations is an understatement. Fidelma is such an enthusiastic person and really believes in the holiday experiences she is selling. The whole process was effortless and done in a very short space of time. Unlike when we take weeks over booking our summer holidays Fidelma's efforts meant it was done within a matter of hours. Our only problem was in choosing which option to go for of the various ones Fidelma presented to us!!! I would strongly recommend Fidelma to anyone booking a holiday.
Sent in by Ann Fanning
Clonalvy, Co. Meath, 29 September 2017
We have used Fidelma a number of times for family holidays, and also for just grown up holidays! Fidelma is so helpful with suggestions and recommendations, and very responsive to any queries. Her customer service is excellent and would recommend Fidelma to anyone who is looking for an experienced and professional Travel Counsellor.
Sent in by Catherine McAllister
Drogheda, 07 April 2017
Excellent service. Fidelma is very knowledgeable and was a great help to us with choosing the holiday destination that would best suit our family's needs. I have now booked 2 holidays with Fidelma and she is a dream to deal with. Thank you.
Sent in by Noel Connolly
Dublin, 19 October 2015
Fidelma organised our family holiday to Florida for Christmas 2014. As this was our dream holiday with the kids, we really wanted everything to go to plan. Fidelma was brilliant. She looked after everything. The accommodation was perfect. She took all the stresses away and made the holiday one to remember for all the right reasons. We will definitely use her again in the future.
Sent in by Alice Sheridan
Drogheda, 19 October 2015
Fidelma you're everyone's little travel angel as you allow all our dreams come true! You listen to all my requirements, destinations and most of all our budget. You came highly recommended to us by friends and I've already passed your contact details on to other pals. We thank you so much for all you've organised for our special celebration - 25 years married & I’m 50 in the spring so looking forward to our cruise & trip to Vegas. Thanks Fidelma for making it so easy & being there for us.
Sent in by Anne Neville
Lusk, Co Dublin, 13 October 2015
Fidelma has been very helpful with booking our cruise. She printed all our paperwork and delivered it to us and she has answered all our queries. I would recommend her to anyone.
Sent in by Teresa (Monica) Ryan
Ardee, 07 October 2014
Fidelma - thank you so very much for making all the arrangements for my recent trip to Florida. The attention to detail was second to none. All documents were in order. I especially appreciated the fact that you sourced Insurance cover to suit my age bracket. The "Assistance" provided was excellent. I hope that I get the opportunity of recommending your service to others. Thank you very much.
Sent in by Anita Rohan
Co. Louth, 20 April 2014
Fidelma was referred to me through friends and we havent looked to book with anyone else since. Fidelma provides a fantastic service with a very personal and friendly touch. No query is too big or small. She is extremely helpful in the service she provides and cannot do enough for you to make sure you have the best trip possible. Her personal touches (even personally delivering your tickets to your home) are brilliant. I have recommened Fidelma to friends and work colleagues who have booked with her and they have all been hightly impressed. I cannot recommend Fidelma and the service she offers highly enough.
Sent in by Ruth Barrett
Co. Louth, 12 October 2012
We booked our honeymoon last year with Fidelma. We just happened to bump into her at a wedding fair and we were so lucky that we did. We had one idea in our head and she talked us through the options and other options. We eventually totally changed our minds thanks to her recommendations. She was a star putting up with my daily emails "What about this", "could you check that", "We've changed our mind" etc.etc. Her replies were always very prompt and friendly. Eventually we booked and thats when the service really hit in. All the little touches made us feel like we were her only client and VIP ones at that. We went on our honeymoon and it was perfect (kuramathi, Maldives and Le royal meridian, Dubai). Everything was as she said it would be & and both hotels were fab. Fidelma went out of her way to ensure that the booking experience was just as enjoyable as the honeymoon. We will definitely be using her services in the future and wholly recommend others to do so as well. Ruth and Richard Barrett.
Sent in by Ruth and Richard Barrett
Drogheda , 28 June 2012
Fidelma helped us book our honeymoon. We had one idea and in talking with her realised that Dubai and Maldives would be much more what we wanted. I emailed almost daily with different queries and what ifs and Fidelma always had a prompt reply and looked up every avenue for us. She went over and above the call of duty and the little personal touches make the experience all the better.
Sent in by Vera Rogan
Dublin, 21 October 2011
I have enjoyed several holidays booked with Fidelma. She goes to the extreme to make my holiday exactly what I want and no request is too much. I have often sent her in several different directions looking for different options and she comes up trumps every time. I have no hesitation in recommending Fidelma and look forward to many more holidays with her help
Sent in by Jim & Margaret Lawlow
Co. Wexford, 25 May 2011
We are a travel counsellors customer for the past 6 years 4 of these with Fidelma as our Travel Counsellor. Fidelma makes our holiday plans stress free and when we had a problim she was only a phone call away even if at 1am in the morning. That is why we will always book our holiday through Fidelma because she is more than a Travel Counsellor to us.
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