I have been in the travel business for over 25 years, with experience in all areas, including package holidays (Sun and Ski), city breaks, weddings abroad and tailor made itineraries. I am also a Honeymoon, Cruise & Aussie Specialist.
My main objective is to provide you with the friendly and professional service that you deserve when choosing your holiday. By maintaining this service, I have been able to accumulate a large client base who book with me year in year out, most of whom have recommended me to their family and friends.
Whatever your travel needs are, I am confident that I will find it. With access to over 400 suppliers, from all the big names to the smaller companies, I can offer a level of choice that cannot be found in a travel agency or on the internet.
As I have travelled to many destinations such as Spain, Portugal, the Canary Islands, Malta, the Balearic Islands, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Australia, Thailand, Bali, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Cape Town, Barbados, New York, Las Vegas, Cancun, Miami and more, I will be able to give you first hand information about what to do and where to go. I have cruised many destinations and have visited a huge variety of cruise ships so I can point out the benefits of each one.
I have qualified as an Aussie Specialist (expert on Australia) and also at 'Admirals level' with Royal Caribbean/Celebrity & Azamara Cruises, cruise training. I have completed extensive training courses on South Africa, Mauritius, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Dubai and I have a certificate of completion for Norwegian Cruise lines training. I am a Master Agent for AM Resorts (Dreams, Zoetry, Secrets, NOW & Sunscape) Luxury Honeymoon Resorts.
I have been awarded the prestigious, Best Travel Counsellor - Ireland award and I am honoured to have achieved Gold Status which is awarded in recognition of excellence in customer service. I have also been nominated for Best Cruise Agent.
I look forward to dealing with your holiday requests in the near future.
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...
03 November 2017
Porto is situated in Northern Portugal and it's a really picturesque city with lots to do. There are direct flights from Dublin. I travelled with my Husband and our 2 Sons and there was something for everyone to enjoy. We started with the hop on hop off bus tour which I always find is a great way to find your feet. We did the Cable Cars (A few times!), the 6 bridges boat trip on the River Douro, walked one of the bridges that connects Porto and Vila Nova De Gaia and provides amazing views. We visited the World of...
30 June 2017
Once again myself, my Husband and our two sons had an amazing holiday. San Francisco is an amazing city. Lots to see and do and very easy to get around. We loved this quirky city and all it has to offer. We did hop on/off tours and a huge amount of walking. • Yosemite National Park - we really loved the drive from San Fran. There was some great scenery and we managed to do some panning for gold on our stopover in Sonora/Columbia before moving on to Yosemite itself which has the most amazing scenery. It's so picture perfect that...
30 June 2016
This was a Family Holiday with my Husband and our 2 Sons aged 6 and 12 but I can also recommend for Couples and Honeymoons or groups of friends. Dubai is family friendly with waterparks, desert safaris and indoor skiing and my lads were in awe of the spectacular buildings and cars. There are many fabulous hotels and beautiful beaches with loads of shopping and an abundance of restaurants. Bangkok, I have visited before and this was a stopover for 2 nights on route to Chiang Mai. It’s an interesting city to say the least, very busy. The hotels are immaculate,...
30 October 2015
Las Vegas! What can I say… it's the adult version of Disneyland! I brought my husband for his birthday in November 2011 and wow was he impressed! In fact we loved it so much we travelled again in July 2012, November 2013 & June 2015. From the minute we landed we were captivated by the buildings we once saw on TV and now we were here seeing them for real. From the Luxor Hotel to Excalibur's Castle and the MGM Grand, to the Eiffel Tower at the Paris to the Stratosphere Tower at the north end of the strip…you can see...
09 October 2015
Malaga is a really lovely city. There are plenty of historic buildings & monuments, a bull ring, museums, beaches and loads of shopping. There are so many eateries from Michelin starred restaurants to tapas bars. There is also plenty of nightlife. You can do day trips from resorts like Torremolinos, Benalmadena etc. The cruise port makes it ideal for staying a night or 2 before or after a cruise. You can also just do a shopping weekend! A great way to get an overall impression of the area is to hop on and off the Malaga Tour Bus. The whole...
14 July 2015
After having visited campsites in France & Italy, myself, my husband and our 2 Sons aged 5 and 11 decided to try Spain. We flew to Girona, hired a car and drove to the Resort of Playa De Pals. Whilst the resort is small, there is a huge beach and a good array of shops and eateries. Being the more independent travellers, we liked to leave the resort and visit the more Spanish areas and smaller coves & beaches. Pals itself is a beautiful town and well worth a visit. There is some really fab scenery and we managed to visit...
16 September 2014
I'm a huge fan of Greece and have been to Crete before, but this was my first time to Chania. I stayed in Stalos, a few kilometres from Chania Town which is easily accessible by local bus (very cheap). The views from the Hotel were just beautiful and the area was quiet, which was just what I was looking for on this mini break. Chania Town is big, the 2nd largest on the Island, but still retains its old Cretan charm with an abundance of craft and pottery shops throughout the narrow streets, indoor stalls and many seafront restaurants and Taverna’s....
10 June 2014
I travelled with my Husband and our 2 Sons aged 10 & 4 to Lake Garda. We stayed in Peschiera Del Garda but as usual we hired a car to explore the surrounding resorts. We managed to visit all of the resorts around the lake and the scenery was stunning. We even got to visit Venice for the day. My favourite resorts were Malcesine, Sirmione & Garda; beautiful lake side resorts with meandering streets full of craft shops & cafes. Malcesine also has a cable car which offers the most amazing views from the top. Many of the resorts are quite...
30 June 2013
I really loved this city and would definitely return. It's one of the nicest cities I have ever been to. I would highly recommend a visit! There is endless shopping and sightseeing, nightlife and family entertainment. There is something for everyone. I travelled with my two Sons (9 and 3) and we did Edinburgh Castle & Royal Mile (Check out the most pierced lady and William Wallace on the Royal Mile). We also did Edinburgh Zoo, The Natural History Museum (Free) and the Museum of Childhood (Free). We saw the Royal Yacht Britannia and had picnics in Princes Street Gardens and...
03 May 2013
As a fan of cruising and being a cruise specialist I absolutely couldn't wait to board Allure of the Seas - the biggest and most spectacular cruise ship in the world! I travelled with my husband and our sons (aged 9 and 3). We stayed for two nights in Miami, South Beach. I had always wanted to see Miami and it was just how I imagined it with the Art Deco buildings and lively atmosphere. The beach was lovely and we did a fab trip to the Everglades. We had an enjoyable stay and I felt two nights was enough with...
01 February 2013
After been to Disneyland in Hong Kong I couldn't wait for Disneyland Paris. I travelled with my husband and our 2 sons (8 & 2). We had an absolutely brilliant time. Favourite rides - Peter Pan & Buzz Light and my personal favourite - It's a Small World. We stayed for 4 full days and had loads of time to meet the characters and do all of the rides. We even spent a full day in Paris where we visited the Eiffel Tower, The Lourve and Notre Dame. We loved Hollywood Studios and our favourite restaurant in Disney Village is...
30 July 2012
My husband and I took our two sons (aged 2 & 8) to France to try out a mobile home self catering holiday. It was really very enjoyable. We stayed in the Canet Plage area of Languedoc and the airport was close by so no serious driving to do, although we did hire a car so we could visit other areas. We had a 2 bedroom mobile home with decking and it was ample. It was very clean and airy. The site itself catered well for families with entertainment during the day and evening. There was a bar and restaurant...
12 May 2012
Having been on Voyager Class Ships before, I couldn’t wait to go on the Adventure of the Seas. It’s a fab ship with endless amenities from an ice skating rink, rock climbing wall, mini golf course, arcade, theatre, library and not to mention the swimming pools and Royal Promenade with its shops and much more besides. The shows were brilliant and very family orientated. The staff are wonderful, so helpful, nice and so accommodating. I travelled with my husband and our 2 sons (8 & 2) and we had a Family Ocean view Stateroom at the front of the...
10 August 2011
I travelled with my Husband and our 2 Children aged 7 & 1. Our first stop was Barcelona. We stayed in a hotel just off Las Ramblas and we loved this city. It's so vibrant but with so much culture. There’s something for absolutely everyone. We enjoyed the endless shops, we fed the pigeons in the Plaza Catalunya, took a cable car ride, we visited Mount Juic, Barcelona Zoo, Camp Nou Stadium and Sagrada Familia. We also did a tour bus ride passing the famous monuments and buildings and we saw the Olympic Stadium. We loved the pavement cafes, the hidden...
10 November 2010
Singapore is a fabulous city. I stopped here on the way back from Australia with my husband and our 2 Children aged 7 & 1. There were so many things we did such as Little India, China Town, Universal Studios, City Tour, Singapore Flyer, Boat trip, a visit to Clarke Quay. A visit to the famous Raffles Hotel and there was endless shopping. I have never seen so many shops. We were only there for 3 days and we were sorry we didn't have longer. There were so many other things we could have done on Sentosa Island and the...
26 October 2010
This was my 3rd visit to Australia. I travelled with my husband and our 2 sons aged 7 & 1. I hope you enjoy the read and will be inspired to travel to this amazing Country.We flew via Hong Kong to Brisbane - see separate Journal for Hong Kong From Brisbane we hired a car and drove to Hervey Bay/Fraser Island - see separate Journal for Fraser Island From Fraser Island we travelled inland to the Hinterland where I have family. This is a very picturesque area and is particularly popular with Artists. We visited areas such as Conondale, Maleny, Eumundi &...
26 October 2010
Fraser Island is truly amazing and I felt it warrants its own testimonial. I stayed here with my husband and our 2 Children aged 7 & 1. This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. The shear beauty of the Island is breathtaking. We only stayed 2 nights as it is quite expensive to stay in the Kingfisher Bay Hotel but we wished we could have stayed longer. We did a beauty spot tour by 4 wheel drive bus which was just spectacular and along the way we had the pleasure of paying extra to get an...
22 October 2010
I opted to do Hong Kong as a stopover on the way to Australia with my husband and our 2 children aged 7 & 1. We stayed at the Eaton Hotel, Kowloon and it was perfect. We had a small suite which looked out on to the Golden Mile, so called as it lights up like Times Square at night. The hotel was situated across from the night market also which was really handy. We thoroughly enjoyed Hong Kong. The highlight of the trip was our visit to Disneyland which was so magical. We also visited Ocean Park -...
13 June 2009
Having decided to only take a week for our Honeymoon we wanted to do something really different but not too far away. We decided to hire and skipper or own private Power Boat/Yacht! With no experience we firstly did a course in Ireland and obtained our licences. We then hired a Cranchi Zaffiro 34 from Alimos Marina, Athens (Greece). We flew into Athens and boarded our yacht and although it's not huge we instantly felt like millionaires. We enjoyed 6 nights in the Saronic Gulf and vistied the Islands of Aegina, Poros, Hydra & Spetsos. All of which were beautiful and very...
30 May 2009
As a big fan of Greece I couldn't resist travelling to Zakynthos with my Family. We stayed in very basic accommodation on the outskirts of Laganas and pre-booked a car from the airport. Laganas is a very vibrant resort with plenty of bars for the young at heart. There is also a good long beach at the end of the strip. For families it's a good idea to stay in accommodation away from the centre. We did enjoy our stay though and found plenty of things to do. We took a submarine trip which is good fun and there were...
18 February 2009
New York is really fantastic. The sightseeing is endless - as is the shopping. I travelled with my Partner and our 5 year old Son, so shopping wasn't our biggest priority. As it was our first time in New York, we decided to stick to the sights. We did the Downtown, Uptown & Brooklyn bus tours which were really good and it helped us to find our way around the city. We also took the ferry from Battery Park to Liberty & Ellis Islands. The view of the City looking back was brilliant. When we booked our tickets for the Tour...
23 June 2008
Situated on the Balck Sea, Bulgaria has something to suit all tastes, from spectacular mountains and fine sandy beaches to traditional picturesque villages. There is also plenty of nightlife for the night owls. I stayed in the bustling resort of Sunny Beach. Let me tell you some more.... Sunny Beach is the largest resort in Bulgaria with the longest and widest beach. The resort is good for children with plenty of family restaurants and loads of fun areas all along the strip. There are several mini golf courses throughout the resort. There are mini trains to take you around and horse...
16 May 2008
Although Barbados is a relatively small island there is much to explore so you should consider renting a car during your stay. There's so much to discover about this island - from the historic homes and buildings, to underground caves. You will see tropical flowers and breathtaking landscapes and seascapes. Take a tour of the local towns and villages to truly experience Bajan life!! Barbados is one of the most relaxing places I have been to and yet so much fun. You can while away the hours sipping cocktails at the beach or spend your day doing something adventurous like a...
05 April 2008
With a beautiful coastline, dotted with bays, beaches, steep cliffs and many forested islands, Croatia definitely is the Pearl of the Adriatic. Dubrovnik is an integrated, living walled city which has been placed on the list of World Heritage sites. It has everything from designer shops to chic, sophisticated cafes and restaurants. The one thing to note is that it is accessed mainly via hundreds of steps. Once inside the main walls you will feel like you have gone back in time. Enjoy a walk along the top of the castle walls, with amazing views down to the crystal clear waters...
13 September 2007
If I said to you "Close your eyes and picture white sandy beaches and turquoise waters" I bet your mind would drift to the Caribbean, but there is no need to go that far... One of the most popular destinations in Europe for families and yet so much of the Island is unspoilt. Majorca is one of my favourite European destinations for many reasons, but mainly its beauty and charm. With sprawling fine white sandy beaches and stunning scenery it makes it hard to come home. My personal favourite in Majorca are the quainter resorts with tiny coves and little hideaways....
19 June 2007
Tenerife is a lovely Island with plenty to do for everyone. We stayed in La Caletta a suburb of Playa De Las Americas which was lovely and as we had a car everywhere was completely accessible. We found loads to do for families - the water park, Park Las Aguilas (Jungle Park), Loro Park (Tropical Park & Zoo) to name a few. We also drove to Mount Teide and took the cable car to the top which was breathtaking, but not for the faint hearted!! Tenerife is great for Scuba Diving and hill walking. My Husband went diving and really...
22 March 2007
I travelled to Malta with my Husband and our Son who was then 3 yrs. Although it was off season we had a lovely time. The weather was really nice, about 17 degrees with the odd shower. We stayed in the Resort of St Pauls Bay, which was lovely, but my preference if I were to return would be to stay in Sliema or St Julians. Selima is more upmarket with nice Restaurants, while St Julians is good for nightlife. St Pauls Bay was just a bit small and quiet for us. We hired a car and drove from the...
06 December 2003
I travelled with my Husband and our Son who was 3 months old at the time. We stayed in a 3 bed villa near Puerto Del Carmen with car hire included. The Villa (Tamarindos) was gorgeous, part of an estate with private access. It had everything we wanted and included a good sized private swimming pool. We were only a few minutes drive from the Old Town with it's lovely restaurants and big shopping centre. Further on is the newer part and it's wide beach, which although has dark sand is very nice and was always kept very clean. There are...
Sent in by Barney Carroll
Delgany, Co Wicklow, 23 November 2021
Gail is the most fantastic person to deal with and a credit to her profession. The work she put into booking our holiday was just unbelievable.
Sent in by Sinead McCarthy
Celbridge, Co Kildare, 17 November 2021
Excellent service as usual. I know I'm in safe hands.
Sent in by Margaret Rafter
Tallaght, Dublin, 17 November 2021
Gail has been absolutely amazing organizing our Honeymoon - not once but numerous times during the last 2 years during the pandemic. Gail is an absolute pleasure to deal with and I could not recommend her services enough.
Sent in by Annette Kennedy
Nenagh, Co Tipperary, 08 November 2021
A great service, thanks very much Gail.
Sent in by James Lawless
Sallins, Co Kildare, 02 November 2021
We have used Gail twice to book family holidays and both times been delighted with the service. The fact we went back to her the second time says it all! No hesitation recommending her to anyone else looking for hassle-free holiday planning.
Sent in by Brian Dunne
Donadea, Co Kildare, 26 October 2021
Sent in by Linda Kennedy
Co. Dublin, 26 October 2021
Gail has done more for me than any other travel agent I have dealt with before. I always recommend her to my friends and family
Sent in by Mark Keane
Blackrock, Dublin, 21 September 2021
Gail was super efficient and very easy to deal with. She also listened to what we wanted and came back instantly with the right suggestions.
Sent in by Roberta Harris
Co Westmeath, 13 September 2021
Gail is a credit to your company. I will never book a holiday without her. Any issues arise or queries, she sorts everything out within minutes, no hassle and no fuss and a friendly manner to top it all off. I'll be recommending Gail to anyone planning a trip.
Sent in by Brendan Collins
Co Monaghan, 26 August 2021
Gail was an absolute please to deal with from start to finish. We had our first quotation within 20 minutes of first contact. All our wants and requests were catered for til our expectations were 100% satisfied. This all happened in the space of 20 minutes. We had a specific Honeymoon in mind and Gail managed to alter each booking to exactly what we wanted. The following day we were able to book and complete our full Honeymoon package on a phone call lasting approximately 10 minutes. In all my years of travel I have never dealt with someone so professional. She took all the worry and hassle out of booking our dream trip. Everything on our itinerary was explained in full detail on the phone and full paperwork supplied by email very shortly after that. Gail also followed up by email and phone to ensure we understood all our travel arrangements. I would highly recommend Gail for any travel requirements, travel advice and bookings. She made a complicated Honeymoon arrangement very easy. Gail thank you so much for everything you did for us, and please be assured we will recommend you to everyone. Brendan Collins & Michelle Dillon
Sent in by Rita Boland
Kinegad, 21 August 2021
Gail is an absolute gem in her field of work. There is nothing too much bother to her. I would highly recommend her for discussing a cruise holiday .....or any aspect of travel
Sent in by Denise Freemantle
Kinsealy, Co. Dublin, 29 July 2021
Excellent service always
Sent in by John Bohan
Blessington, Co Wicklow, 28 May 2021
Wonderful service from Gail. Top class. Have recommended her to friends.
Sent in by Diarmaid O'Hanlon
Maynooth, Co Kildare, 18 May 2021
Gail has been very helpful during the pandemic with holiday cancellations, rebooking, etc. which gave me great peace of mind.
Sent in by Noreen Ahern
Clarecastle, Co Clare, 12 June 2020
Noreen was always available for any query that I had. Even after office hours and weekends.
Sent in by Donna Reid
Knocklyon, Dublin, 02 April 2020
Without a doubt we will use Gail again. All through this difficult times she has been helping and guiding us. We can not wait to book our next adventure with you!
Sent in by Bronagh Murphy
Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, 27 February 2020
Gail organised everything we wanted for our holiday. This is our third time to avail of her services. We are delighted with everything. It’s great not to have to stress about any part of our holiday.
Sent in by Jennifer Beagon
Co Monaghan, 24 February 2020
Very happy with your service Gail and have passed on your details and recommended you to a few friends
Sent in by Loretta Flaherty
Co. Offaly, 10 February 2020
Great friendly and professional advice and guidance. Great patience as I had no idea where or when to go on holidays. Super impressed with service. Gail in fairness went over and beyond in her service. I'll definitely be using Gail for all holidays going forward. So happy.
Sent in by Carrie Brazil
Co Kildare, 06 February 2020
I have recommended Gail to others and will continue to. Gail great to deal with, listens to the client and finds the best holidays.
Sent in by Stephen Hughes
Lucan, Co Dublin, 20 November 2019
Gail is very helpful and goes the extra mile to make sure you have everything in place to have a fantastic time.
Sent in by Sharon Brannigan
Naas, Co Kildare, 18 November 2019
Gail was fantastic in helping us to organise our trip. Thanks Gail!
Sent in by Graeme Fox
Carlow, 30 October 2019
A colleague recommended Gail to me and I couldn't be happier with the service. My partner and I are planning our first trip to New York and are delighted that Gail is there to take the stress out of organising the trip.
Sent in by Siobhan Byrne
Artane, Dublin 5, 08 October 2019
Gail is very efficient and got exactly what we were looking for to cater for our families needs.
Sent in by Elizabeth Bergin
Naas, Co Kildare, 24 September 2019
Gail amazed me with her professional opinion and quick organisation when booking my holiday. She had everything I required included in the price which really surprised me as I expected to have add ons but I didn't need to. Thank you Gail for your expertise and professionalism..... I will be back to book with you again.
Sent in by Louise Doyle
Kill, Co Kildare, 02 September 2019
I have dealt with Gail many times, and found her very helpful and professional. I have recommended her to friends and family and will continue to do so in the future.
Sent in by Barney Carroll
Delgany, Co Wicklow, 12 August 2019
Gail was recommended to me through a friend and what a wonderful recommendation that was! From the first moment I phoned her she was a pleasure to deal with and the few changes I made to our planned holiday was never a problem. I know going forward any holiday I will be booking will be done through Gail.
Sent in by Donna Reid
Knocklyon, Dublin, 12 August 2019
Gail has been amazing from start to finish both with our honeymoon 10 years ago and now when trying to plan a tour of Southeast Asia with our 4 children. She has made the process so easy- we can wait until next time and will recommend her far and wide in the meantime
Sent in by Rita Dunne (Moran)
Kilmeague, Naas, 08 July 2019
I found Gail to be very helpful she looked up numberous quotes for us and nothing was a problem would highly recommend her.
Sent in by Geraldine McGlynn
Kilcullen, Co Kildare, 20 June 2019
Very helpful and quick to reply to queries and concerns. Gail took all the stress out of booking our holiday
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