I love being a Travel Counsellor. I am passionate about travel and bringing dream holidays to life. Travel for me is about making memories that will stay with you forever and the world has so many amazing destinations to explore. Travel Counsellors is a global company that I am very excited to be part of, it means I have access to amazing destinations, travel experiences and suppliers for my clients.
I love to travel myself and have been lucky enough to visit many wonderful destinations. This year so far I have traveled to Thailand visiting Bangkok, Phuket, Racha and Phi Phi Island and my most recent trip was a Caribbean Cruise on board Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas and I enjoyed a couple of nights in Miami pre cruise which I highly recommend to anyone thinking about cruising.
My favourite destination to visit has to be the USA, I love everything about what the United States has to offer and I visit each year with my family. Orlando is my home away from home, and I will return again this year in November, perfect for Winter Sun and fantastic Christmas Shopping. I am passionate about the USA, I loved road tripping in California and enjoy arranging similar trips for my clients
Travel is so important and it is even more important to have peace of mind knowing your holiday is in safe hands. In today’s busy world finding the time to arrange your holiday can be hard but with me as your personal Travel Counsellor I will take the time to find you the perfect holiday and take the stress away from booking your arrangements.
I work on a one to one basis with each client and I am available outside normal working hours including evenings and weekends to accommodate you.
My service does not end at the booking process, I also provide an emergency service when you are travelling, should you need me I am at the end of the phone 24/7. We are licensed and bonded in Ireland with the Commission for Aviation Regulation which ensures you are always financially protected.
I would love to help you with your travel needs, whether it is a city break, your honeymoon, a family holiday, a cruise, that once in a lifetime trip, tailor-made packages or flights. I would be delighted to hear from you.
I sincerely look forward to dealing with you and welcome all types of enquiries.
Please send me your holiday or travel requirements and I will do my best to help you.
Sent in by Irene Cornally
Clara Co Offaly, 08 October 2019
Lorraine is an outstanding Travel Counsellor. I would and have recommended her to many people already, she gave us peace of mind and not a single worry as she had everything to point for us and her service was better than gold standard.. All our travel plan will be with Lorraine for as long I am able to travel... 110% perfectionist
Sent in by Sarah Dunne
Westmeath, 13 June 2019
Lorraine is very helpful and efficient. She always replies promptly and listens to our requests.
Sent in by Michael Kidney
Tullamore, Co. Offaly, 13 June 2019
I found Lorraine very helpful and was able to answer questions I had. I would definitely go back to Lorraine to book another holiday!
Sent in by Emma McVeigh
Moate, Co. Westmeath, 10 June 2019
Fantastic advice and very speedy information- being very busy it was great to be able to cover everything via email and phone. Lorraine was fantastic and very knowledgeable in her field- we're really looking forward to our amazing honeymoon
Sent in by Emma Grennan
Ferbane, Offaly, 10 June 2019
I found Lorraine very helpful while planning our family holiday
Sent in by Elaine Cornally
Clara, Offaly, 10 June 2019
Lorraine is amazing and goes above and beyond when booking our holidays.
Sent in by Aidan Egan
Ferbane, Offaly, 09 May 2019
Highly recommend Lorraine as she took care of every detail. Thanks.
Sent in by Claire Sheerin
Athlone, Co Westmeath, 27 March 2019
Lorraine has been amazing researching and sourcing or Family’s Cruise for August 2020. She listened to all our demands & needs and we are thrilled to have booked through Lorraine. We can’t wait for our holiday to come around.
Sent in by Marion Rabbette
Clara, Offaly, 27 March 2019
Lorraine’s just amazing. Promote response, attention to detail is 100% Wouldn’t go to anyone else.
Sent in by Noreen Rabbette
Clara, Offaly, 27 March 2019
Lorraine went over and beyond to help organize a big holiday for 12 of us. So professional and accommodating, she was a pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend her. Thank you Lorraine
Sent in by Bernie Kealy
Horseleap, Co Westmeath, 27 March 2019
All queries answered and acted upon in lightening speed, very impressive.
Sent in by Caroline McGrath
Tullamore, Co. Offaly, 27 March 2019
Lorraine was extremely patient and informative. Despite us changing our minds she never put any pressure on us to book, but was always kind and helpful and quick to respond to our numerous questions! She is unbelievable what she does and we’d recommend her in a heartbeat!
Sent in by Joanne Hogan
Tullamore, Co. Offaly, 08 March 2019
Lorraine could not have been more helpful in organising our honeymoon. She was so easy to deal with and always available to give me a call and answer my questions. She was really flexible and quick to adjust our hotels to perfectly suit what we needed. I would highly recommend her and will use her in the future.
Sent in by Laura Geoghegan
Clara, Offaly, 08 March 2019
Lorraine was fantastic when helping us to book our holiday. She came back with fantastic options to us and she was really quick to respond at all times. I would 100% recommend Lorraine and Travel Counsellors to others and I will be booking with you again!
Sent in by Lisa Foy
Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, 06 March 2019
I find Lorrainne the most pleasant, helpful, warmest and kindest person to deal with. Thats why I using Lorrainne to book our family holiday again for 2019!
Sent in by Claire Gavin
Clara, Offaly, 04 March 2019
Lorraine is incredible at her job. Her support and understanding throughout the entire process surpassed all expectations. I will definitely go to Lorraine for my future trips and would recommend her to my family and friends.
Sent in by Orla Feery
Mayo, 01 March 2019
Lorraine was brilliant. Correspondence was dealt with so promptly, lovely to speak to, will highly recommend Lorraine!
Sent in by Natalie Truminska
Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, 26 February 2019
Very easy to talk to and listens carefully to what you’re looking for. Very quick to respond. Gives more than one option to choose from which is nice.
Sent in by Frank Murphy
Kilcormac, Co Offaly, 25 February 2019
I found Lorraine to be very polite and helpful!
Sent in by AnnMarie Fitzgerald
Offaly, 15 February 2018
Lorraine was a pleasure to deal with when booking our honeymoon. She made it so easy and had everything organised for us!
Sent in by Samantha Dunne
Clara, Offaly, 29 January 2018
Lorraine was fantastic so quick to get back to us with loads of different ideas. She had every detail covered, just handed us it all in our pack. We had nothing to do but go and enjoy our trip. It just went so smoothly and stress free, I would highly recommend her.
Sent in by Wayne Flanagan
Clara, Offaly, 26 January 2018
Exceptionally accommodating and helpful. Makes everything as simple as possible. Will be engaging Lorraine for any big trip in the future! Couldn’t recommend her more highly!
Sent in by Niamh Bermingham
Offaly, 25 January 2018
Lorraine was excellent. So helpful, listened to everything we wanted! Very easy to talk to and very efficient!
Sent in by Ann Egerton
Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, 25 January 2018
Excellent girl & went way over & above - a connection that is lost in recent years with airlines. Nice to see it back. Thanks Lorraine.
Sent in by Katie Scanlon
Clara, Offaly, 25 January 2018
Lorraine Is fantastic. She has organised my honeymoon and now this most recent group trip. She is so fast at getting bsck to you and takes the hard work out of travel organisation. I wouldn't ask anyone else for Travel help. Lorraine is excellent.
Sent in by Terence McLoughlin
Clara, Offaly, 24 January 2018
Gave Lorraine a wish list and she ticked all the boxes. Can't ask for more than that!
Sent in by Aisling Lyons
Clarecastle, 01 October 2017
Hi Lorraine, Thanks so much for helping us with all our documents & organisation for our holiday! Everything worked out brilliantly - we will be booking with you in the future for sure! Many thanks, Aisling Lyons.
Sent in by Colette Rabbette
Aughamore Clara, 29 September 2017
Cannot praise enough the service we got. Everything was done so well. Unfortunately we had a bereavement during our holiday and had to return home. It was outstanding the way our return trip was organised and the calls that was made from you reassuring us that we would get back in time. And your kindness shown to us under the circumstances. We had nothing to do or worry about. You had things done immediately for us. Would highly recommend you and cannot wait to book with you again. Thank you so much for looking after us so well. We will never forget your kindness.
Sent in by James Killeen
Edenderry, Offaly, 25 September 2017
Lorraine is fantastic, very efficient, very prompt. Would recommend her to anybody.
Sent in by Alma Kelly
Offaly, 06 September 2017
Lorraine was a great help with planning our honeymoon. We are very flexible and always open to suggestions, we had one or two requests that Lorraine made sure to include. She was so accommodating by meeting at times convenient to us. We love the fact that we have everything booked in advance and we can contact Lorraine any time if we need to change something before or when we go in November. It’s a great service and would highly recommend.
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