Let's talk about holidays! I love planning travel and from our first phonecall I will do my best to listen and really figure out what you are looking for and what will make your hard-earned holiday truly special, without any stress or doubts that you've booked the wrong thing, or you have forgetten something.
If you want to meet in person, or get home from work in the evening, put your feet up and give me a call, I will be there. Think of me as your personal travel concierge; I will make it all happen, you just tell me what you want. Once you've booked, my work continues, putting all the little details in place, compiling tips and advice for your specific trip, checking you in and being on call should anything go wrong. I will make sure we don't forget a single thing and you have all the info you need to make everything run smoothly.
I am based with my family in Firhouse, Dublin, where I grew up, but have lived in Berlin, Amsterdam and Barcelona, and have travelled to five continents and over 40 countries so far. I love planning amazing holidays and helping others to have wonderful travel experiences, whatever their desires.
I have had over 10 years’ experience in tailormade travel. My clients trust me to build perfect worldwide itineraries, whether it’s a month travelling around Australia while visiting family, an African safari or a coastal drive in the States; I have been there and I know how to make everything seamless. I have a certificate in sustainable tourism and am always looking for ways to ensure my clients' travel plans will have a positive impact on their destination. I have also trained in accessible travel and work with a team that provide holidays for everybody regardless of accessibility or mobility issues.
I became a Travel Counsellor because no other travel company allows me to deliver such a personal service and their unrivalled technology and access to the world makes my life very easy. Give me a ring and together we can plan your next adventure.
I hope to talk to you soon.
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...
15 June 2020
From the moment I stepped into the British Airways Clubworld cabin I knew this trip was going to be special. With Barbados Tourist Board and B.A. as our hosts, we it was clear we were in good hands. I got to experience business class comfort for our 8 hour flight. This meant a few hours sleep in a flat bed with a real duvet and full-size pillow, but not before a glass of champagne at take off and a three course meal and a movie. Bliss! We arrived fully rested and ready to go! We were greeted at the airport...
25 March 2019
OK so it wasn't really camping, we had a mobile home, far easier! This was our first campsite holiday and our daughters, 5 and 7, chose Italy as that's where Peppa Pig went on her holidays and they love pizza! Seems logical enough to me! We flew to Milan Bergamo and rented a car for the 90-minute drive to Lake Garda. I had selected Silvella Camp for its simplicity. It is a small camp, just 250 mobile units, right on the Lake with two pools but no slides or water park. We booked an Al Fresco two bed unit...
22 March 2019
I went to New York with my two best friends this October, and we had a blast! Neither of them had been before and it was my 5th visit so it was lovely for me planning out the perfect trip, but also seeing everything through their excited eyes. Quite a bit had changed though, and all for the better. We stayed in the Evelyn in Nomad, just a stone's throw from the Flatiron. It was so swish; newly refurbed in glorious art deco, we were offered vouchers for a free cocktail at check-in, what a way to start our trip!...
08 December 2018
When my other half said he had to go to a conference in December I initially thought poor you, that was until he told me it was in Washington and I jumped straight on the laptop and booked a second seat. It may not be on everyone's bucket list, but it was certainly on mine! As a lifelong follower of American politics and the theatre of the election process over there (as well as being an avid fan of the West Wing) I just couldn't wait to see D.C. for myself. D.C. really surprised me. We arrived late and had...
04 September 2017
Three generations of my family got the chance to head to sunny Florida last October. With seven adults and a three-year-old in tow, we were sure we would like to see more than just the parks, but we got tickets to Universal all the same. No matter your age, an American theme park should be on everyone’s bucket list, it’s just uncompromised fun!!! Every second day of our trip we spent between Universal Studios and the Islands of Adventure, both right beside each other. We experienced what it’s like to actually be in a tornado! We got turned into minions...
16 July 2017
When I decided to go on safari in Kenya my grandmother insisted that I try and stay in the Treetops Lodge, as she was familiar with the imagery from Queen Elizabeth II’s honeymoon visit, when she had arrived a Princess and left a Queen. We booked a week-long tour in Kenya, staying in luxury campsites everywhere we went but an overnight in the Treetops Lodge, in the middle of our trip, was something entirely different and really magical. Our first introduction was to be driven to a grand ex-colonial Governor’s house in a nearby village, where we were greeted with...
16 July 2017
I decided to opt for a ‘Comfort Tour’ with Intrepid for my trip to Peru as I didn’t have time to hike the Inca Trail and I wanted to fly between destinations rather than take long bus journeys. The accommodation on these trips is a little more comfortable too. The trip I chose focused on the Amazon and Machu Picchu, and we had many interesting detours in between. Lima was a surprise, full of Spanish colonial architecture and wide boulevards. Our Peruvian guide took us along a windy route through the cities old town and even into a huge, spooky...
Sent in by Mike Grogan
Celbridge, 08 October 2019
Jeni has arranged two super holidays for my family since we met in early 2018. We intend to keep asking her to plan and arrange them for us. It is extremely helpful to be able to give Jeni the criteria and budget and she will come back with suggestions and that extra personal touch, such as booking a celebratory lunch or organising car seats for the boys. She organised everything and all we had to do was turn up at the airport. The app is really handy too; it held all our documents and can be used to pay off your trip over time. It also gives flight alerts should anything change. We’re delighted we met Jeni and Travel Counsellors!
Sent in by Rob Roe
Kildare, 22 March 2019
Jeni Ringland makes your dream holiday a reality. A Travel Counsellor giving really personalised service, a true professional and a pleasure to deal with. Five stars is not enough .
Sent in by Clare Furlong
Waterford, 22 March 2019
We went to Italy and Jeni was brilliant she really knows how to make sure you have a hassle free holiday from start to finish. Her attention to detail and all the little personal touches were so lovely. She really knows her stuff. I have highly recommended Jeni and Travel Counsellors to all my friends and family. Can't wait for the next one .
Sent in by Eamon Tuffy
Dublin, 22 March 2019
Jeni is excellent. Efflcient, personable, responds quickly, including at the weekend. No more stress of finding holidays myself online, I wiill go to Jeni from now on. 5 Stars.
Sent in by Adrienne Quinlan
Waterford, 17 September 2018
Jeni you are always so helpful I don't know what I would do without your travel assistance, always friendly and totally professional.
Sent in by Jean Evans
Wicklow, 14 September 2018
Very attentive and went beyond the call of duty to source options that would work for me and my family, despite difficulties and lack of availability. Jeni came up with the goods and we managed to get it all booked, so I'm a happy camper.
Sent in by Clare Walsh
Waterford, 14 September 2018
Jeni is absolutely fantastic. She organised our whole holiday from start to finish. Flights, accommodation, car hire, train tickets, it was so hassle-free for us. We gave Jeni a brief outline of what we wanted and I could not have chosen better myself it was exactly what we wanted. Jeni is so easy to talk to and has a great understanding of her clients needs. We would highly recommend Jeni and Travel Counsellors. We will be using them again.
Sent in by Leanne Williams
Broadford Co Clare, 12 September 2018
The professional yet personal touch from our travel counsellor Jeni Ringland was amazing so helpful in every way, would recommend this service to others.
Sent in by Breda Holohan
Kilkenny, 05 September 2018
Very well organised, articulate and knowledgeable of all aspects of our trips.
Sent in by Edel Donohue O'Reilly
Dublin, 02 September 2018
Such a lovely experience. Jeni was completely accessible no matter the time of day. Very friendly and a good sense of humour! I've passed on her details to family members too!
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Contact me on 01 4444567