My name is Niamh Quinlan and I am your local personal Travel Counsellor.
I have 24 years’ experience in the travel business and I am delighted to be part of Travel Counsellors where I continue to look after and tailor make holidays for my many loyal customers.
I have travelled extensively throughout the world and I am in the very fortunate position of having been on all 7 Continents!
Cruising, Long haul, Weddings, Honeymoons, Group Travel, Walking and Adventure Travel and tailor-made Sun Holidays and City Breaks would be my specialist fields. I have cruised worldwide and have travelled to Australia, South America, North America, Dubai, Far East, Mauritius and South Africa.
I have crossed the Arctic Circle on visits to Iceland, Lapland, Norway and most recently last summer to Svalbard Islands with Hurtigruten. These Islands are 600km North of Norway. I have also enjoyed skiing and snow shoeing in Austria and the Pyrenees. Hill walking in Europe including Camino Santiago in Northern Spain, Zell am See in Austria, Font Romeu in the Pyrenees and the Amalfi Coast in Italy. I have also hiked on the island of South Georgia in the Southern Hemisphere and in Southern Argentina.
In the Caribbean I have spent time on most of the Islands and have organised many Weddings (both Civil and Catholic) in this area and also in Europe.
I regularly organise golf groups travelling to Portugal and Spain as well as annual school groups and religious groups to Europe and North America. I also handle groups on trips in Ireland.
The advantage of being a Travel Counsellor and working from home, means that I can work my hours to suit you the client. I can visit you at home at a time that suits you (including weekends). I can provide you with a personal service that you will not get from a high street Travel Agent. I have access to the latest technology and the best rates with all of the leading Tour Operators, Airlines, Hotel suppliers, Cruise Companies and much more. I am also fully licensed and bonded with the Commission for Aviation Regulation in Ireland.
I will be happy to tailor make, source and quote you for your group or individual holiday. Please give me a call or drop me an email.
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...
09 October 2019
I had the pleasure of being on one of the newest cruise ships, the Celebrity Edge on a fabulous 10-night itinerary around the Mediterranean from Rome back to Rome. I am a big fan of Celebrity cruises having done the Caribbean a few years ago on Millennium and then 2 years ago on Eclipse from Dublin to Iceland and the Shetlands back to Dublin, so I was really delighted to be able to experience EDGE in her maiden year. We started our trip pre-cruise with 2 nights in Rome staying at a hotel about 15 minutes’ walk from the Termini...
02 December 2018
I had last visited Malta 20 years ago when there was a direct flight from Cork, which was subsequently discontinued. The good news is that the flight has now been reinstated from Cork starting on 4 April 2019, twice a week for the summer season. I decided to pay a visit to see if it still had as much to offer, and I was not disappointed. I stayed in Sliema for 2 nights and our hotel Sliema Marina had wonderful views of the harbour and Valletta the old city. Sliema is very busy with tourists even in November...
20 February 2018
I was delighted to be offered a place on the recent Qatar Airways & Qatar Tourism Authority Ireland Familiarisation Trip to Doha. Qatar Airways had started flying from Dublin in May 2017 and I had used the airline for booking a number of long haul destinations. I was excited to fly with the airline myself and also to visit Doha to see what it had to offer. I was not disappointed with either the airline or Doha itself!!! I had the pleasure of flying Business Class from Dublin to Doha and economy on my return. I experienced excellent service in both cabins....
30 May 2016
I was recently invited by Aer Lingus and the Los Angeles Tourist Board on an Educational 4 day visit to LA. Aer Lingus were launching their new 4 times a week Dublin - Los Angeles Services. Having only stopped over for 1 night at an airport hotel in the past, I jumped at the chance to see what LA really has to offer, and I was pleasantly surprised. We flew Aer Lingus direct with customs and immigration at Dublin. This is mega time saving when you arrive to LA (or any Aer Lingus direct flight to the states from...
28 October 2015
I escorted a group on the Hurtigruten MS Finnmarken Ship from Tromso on the Norwegian Fjords as far North as Kirkenes at the top of Norway in search of the Northern Lights. I had always wanted to travel here and when I had a group enquiry I thought what an opportunity to do this. 15 of us departed Dublin to Tromso Gateway to the Arctic and transferred to the ship and set sail North with our first stop at Honningsvag and a visit to the North Cape. This was an incredible most Northern point in Europe and at...
09 October 2013
I was very lucky to be invited on a fabulous trip to Dubai in Business Class with Emirates Airlines. The only way I can explain this is:- When you are on a long haul flight in economy you cannot wait for the flight to be over but when you are Business Class with Emirates you don’t want the flight to end! We stayed the first 2 nights at the newly opened 5* Sofitel the Palm on Palm Island, a beautiful hotel. It is on the beach and has a very relaxed sort of “back to nature” feel about...
26 September 2012
We started our journey at Dublin airport and flew to Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways. When we came out of the airport we walked straight into welcome heat and onto the free Ethiad bus to Dubai. This drops you at the Dubai Marina Mall and journey takes about an hour. Our home for the next 48 hours was the 4*Marina View Apartments which as it turned out was only 3 minutes walk from the Mall. And so began our whirlwind self guided tour of Dubai. The metro was only a 5 minute walk away and...
16 April 2012
I was recently invited by Aer Lingus and the Brussels Tourist Board on an Educational 2 day visit to Belgium. Aer Lingus were launching their new 3 times a week Cork Brussels departure with flights on Monday's Wednesday's and Friday's. Having never been tempted to go to Brussels because I always associated it with politics and not really as tourist destination I jumped at the chance to see if the trip would change my opinion and so it certainly did! We arrived a group of 10 Cork Travel Agents on a bright cold but sunny morning and were met by...
28 October 2010
I have been to Iceland a few times and know it quite well and have always loved the wildness and beauty of the place, so when a few friends asked me to organise a long weekend to Reykjavik and plan activities for them it was no hardship. Of course this all happened and was booked just before the infamous Volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted causing chaos all over Europe which really added to the excitement of going. There were 15 of us in the end and we set off from Dublin with great anticipation on one of the charter flights that...
01 October 2010
I was recently invited by the Spanish Tourist Board on an educational weekend city break to Malaga. Most of us get to Malaga airport turn right and head straight to either the Costa or Marbella and completely neglect this wonderful city. Major sights such as the Roman theatre and the Gibralfaro Castle hark back to the times of the Romans and the Moors, respectively. Malaga is also replete with religious monuments and churches, foremost of which is the La Manquita, Malaga’s cathedral. Malaga is not called the “city of museums” for nothing; it has over 20 museums, 15...
16 December 2008
I decided to go to Australia for Christmas to visit my son, who like thousands of other Irish, had gone to Sydney to find work and explore the country for a year. On previous visits I had been to Queensland and stayed in Cairns, Port Douglas and the Rainforest, had visited Hamilton Island and stayed in the Coral Reef Hotel and then onto Brisbane and the islands offshore, The Gold Coast and finally to Sydney. This being my third visit down under I had no hesitation in staying put in Sydney for the two weeks as I was on limited...
05 November 2006
This was to be my journey of a lifetime, my 50th birthday present to myself! I had always wanted to go to Antarctica and had finally taken the plunge to go with a group of like minded Irish people. We departed Dublin for Buenos Aires on 5th November via Milan and arrived the following morning and straight out on a sight seeing tour. What a marvellous city, very European, wide boulevards and home of that wonderful dance - the Tango. We visited la Bocca which is such a colourful place with Tango Dancers every where. Recoletta (the Cemetery where...
Sent in by DJ McAllen
Cork, 09 May 2016
My first dealings with Niamh was in booking a group golf trip ( 25 people) in Oct 2015. The organisation of the entire trip was really excellent and everything went to plan and all expectations were met. Absolutely no issues whatsoever. I decided to use Niamh for my family holiday in 2016. Niamh was extremely helpful, investigated lots of various options and prices and came up with a proposal that i'm very happy with. I would highly recommend using Niamh for any business or personal trip that need organising.
Sent in by Bernie Murphy
Carrignavar, 09 October 2015
Niamh did everything for me in relation to our trip to Rome end of June 2015. I'm not great with booking holidays and I usually leave it all to the travel agent, Niamh was very approachable and helpful. She literally did everything from the flights to and from Rome, accommodation, travel insurance and tours. I have no hesitation in recommending Niamh to my friends and family.
Sent in by Margaret Keating
Kanturk, 19 October 2014
I can't recommend Niamh highly enough. She has organised trips for me that were not the standard type. On one occasion my time frame was very tight. Niamh organised a great trip that was almost custom made, linking me with a tour that would otherwise have been impossible for me to access. She is always highly professional, approachable, obliging and very competent. When I plan a trip I call Niamh, tell her what I want and know I can sit back and relax knowing that she will take all the stress of planning and researching away from me. I just enjoy the anticipation of a great holiday! Margaret
Sent in by John O'Connell
Cork, 16 October 2014
Niamh offers a professional service with that added personal touch that you won't get from any travel agent.
Sent in by Caitriona O Sullivan
CAstletownbere, 09 October 2014
Niamh is fantastic to deal with when booking a trip away. Nothing is a problem to her! Couldn't recommend Niamh enough to be honest. Have booked a few long haul holidays through her and never had a problem with anything.
Sent in by Ciaran Bohane
Limerick, Ireland, 08 October 2014
We travelled to many varied countries now thanks to Niamh. We always come back to her as she provides a prompt, professional, responsive service.
Sent in by Donna Scanlan
Mallow, Co. Cork. , 07 October 2014
We booked our Honeymoon to New York with Niam Quinlan and are very happy with the service received and would highly recommend Niamh. Donna & Colm
Sent in by Lily Twomey
Youghal, 07 October 2014
From my first conversation with Niamh I felt confident that she knew her business. She very quickly interpreted my "brief". It was great to have the research done for us. Niamh's knowledge of the destinations was invaluable and she even took the trouble to call with more insights when we seemed to be going astray. Our break was exactly what we needed. I would most certainly recommend Niamh to anyone with a busy schedule and a need to have trouble free breaks and holidays planned. It was a pleasure from start to finish. I will be contacting Niamh again .... whenever we get a break.
Sent in by Maire Corr
Passage West, 18 April 2014
We have never been disappointed with the service Niamh provides. She is always prompt and knows exactly our requirements The arrangements are always correct too.
Sent in by Anne Martin
Youghal Co Cork, 14 April 2014
I found Niamh to be very professional, efficient and friendly to deal with.
Sent in by Emma O Callaghan
Cork, 14 April 2014
Wonderful service, made booking our honeymoon a pleasure
Sent in by Margaret Gowen
Glenville, Co Cork, 27 June 2013
Just back from a great week at the Cye Holiday Centre in Salou. I explained I was going on holiday with my Mum and my 13 year old son. I found Niamh so easy and professional to deal with and nothing was an issue for her. She fully met all our needs and took all the hassle out of arranging this holiday for me as I find the internet so stressful. I am recommending Niamh to my family and friends.
Sent in by Stacey King
Tallow, Co Waterford., 27 June 2013
Just a quick thank you. The bungalows around the pool at Costa Sal were just perfect for our needs. I will be recommending you in the future. Thanks again. Stacey and the family.
Sent in by S. King
Co. Waterford , 27 June 2013
A friend recommended we contact Niamh and it was a brilliant recommendation! I described what we were looking for. From this Niamh suggested a resort and destination that I hadn't even considered, but Niamh assured us that she had sent many other families with young children there too. So we went at the start of June 2013 and had a brilliant holiday. Thank you very much Niamh.
Sent in by Liam McGuire
Killarney, 11 June 2013
I told Niamh what we were seeking, she came back with several options, each meeting the criteria, though each having its own unique features. We made our choice and it matched the expectations set for us under all headings. Cracking holiday Niamh, thank you.
Sent in by Rory Duggan
Glanmire, Co. Cork, 04 June 2013
My brother and myself both worked with Niamh on my stag to Las Vegas. She was top class in all departments. Always friendly with loads of advice. A pleasure to deal with. This was after she had sorted flights and accomodation for our hurling team to a weekend in Newcastle. Am currently looking into my honeymoon with her. Would definitely recommended her to anyone.
Sent in by Teresa Morrissey
Ballyhea , 04 June 2013
I found Niamh very helpful in helping me to choose our recent holiday to Portugal. She got back to me straight away when I had a query and sorted the problem straight away, I would recommend Niamh to any of my friends or family wishing to book a holiday.
Sent in by Martin Condon
Charleville, 04 June 2013
Niamh organised our holidays in Montenegro and Croatia last year. The detail was excellent and it made the vacation so stress free. For anything out of the oprdinary I would recommend discussing with Niamh as her knowledge and experience can make all the difference.
Sent in by Judith Brosnan
Kanturk, 03 July 2012
We had a really enjoyable holiday in Benalmadena, thank you for all your help and assistance in booking same. We will definitely avail of your services again
Sent in by Kay O'Donovan
Carrigaline, Co Cork, 02 July 2012
I was very happy with the place Niamh picked for me and my family at Costa Sal in Lanzarote! The place was spotless and of the highest standard. Very highly recommended. The beach was within walking distance which suited us with small children. Everything was organised by Niamh including our pick up to and from the Airport and this helped greatly. Have passed Niamh's details to several of my own clients!
Sent in by Gerard McCarthy
Cork, 29 June 2012
The best travel assistance I have received. Not only great value but well informed helpful suggestions. My round the world trip went like clockwork and my out of hours request for a last minute extra traveller was accommodated with the utmost courtesy and expedience. Will be calling ( within business hours! ) next time I travel. Thank you.
Sent in by G Barry
Cork, 27 June 2012
Booked a trip to Iceland with Niamh and it was excellent She is very knowledgable and helpful and gives good recommendations. She replies very promptly and efficiently and works within your budget. We have since booked two other trips to Germany and Portugal with Niamh. She comes highly recommended.
Sent in by Declan and Eileen McAuliffe
Kanturk, 20 October 2011
Niamh organised a most enjoyable family holiday for us in August 2011 at very short notice. Within a day of contacting Niamh she was able to give us availability on three different destinations. We settled on Benalmadena and the location and accommodation were excellent. Looking forward to booking a holiday with her again.
Sent in by Ciara Mulvihill
Cork, 25 May 2011
Niamh Qinlan is undoubtly an extremely dedicated and professional travel agent. Her work ethic and dedication to her job is second to none. Niamh organises our school U.S.A Exchange programme each year to Rochester. I have to say with Niamh on board to arrange every minute detail I know everything will always run to schedule smoothly. Thanks again Niamh for everything you do for us in C.C.S.
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