Central & South America
As your personal Travel Counsellor, I provide a unique and trusted travel service. With 24 years’ experience and using the most up to date award winning technology I can source, plan and tailor make dream holidays world-wide.
I take pride in providing a very personal and professional one to one service to all my customers. Every inquiry is treated like it is my own. My flexibility means I can speak with my customers outside of office hours whether that be evenings or weekends.
Since joining Travel Counsellors in February 2015, I have grown my business year on year and built wonderful relationships with my customers. The personal touch and concierge service associated with being a Travel Counsellor is very important to me and I will ensure you receive the best possible travel experience.
Over the past 24 years, I have been afforded fantastic opportunities to travel to many different destinations. For this reason, I will be able to make comprehensive recommendations based on your personal requirements and deliver the best options available to you.
I have covered a multitude of holiday options for customers including honeymoons, families, couples, groups and solo travellers. My extensive experience ranges from planning European holidays, ski trips, city breaks, luxury travel, tailor-made itineraries to Australia and New Zealand, weddings abroad, Canada, USA and Caribbean destinations. But it does not end there… I can organise your attraction tickets, sightseeing tours, wine tours, excursions, and much more before you even depart.
My main area of expertise is cruise. If you are thinking about embarking on a cruise holiday, let me help you choose the perfect itinerary. Whether you are an experienced cruiser or contemplating your first ever cruise, I am available to have an in-depth chat and answer any questions you might have.
The Maldives is my personal favourite destination and is unrivalled if your type of holiday is pure luxury and relaxation with the most amazing beaches you won’t find anywhere else. Some other destinations I have first-hand experience of are Thailand, Caribbean and Mediterranean Cruises, Mexico, Barbados, Orlando including Disneyworld Florida, Miami, many European resorts and cities including Disneyland Paris.
Put your holiday in the hands of the professional and let me take away all the hassle from you, so all you must do is sit back, relax and enjoy.
You will also have the comfort of knowing that you are booking with a fully licensed and bonded company which means your money is protected. Travel Counsellors are licensed and bonded under the Commission for Aviation and Regulation in Ireland.
I sincerely look forward to dealing with you and welcome all customers and inquiries.
Please send me your holiday or travel requirements and I will do my best to help you.
Sent in by Suzanne Rickard
Co Meath, 16 September 2019
We have used Sharon for a few years now and wouldn't book anywhere else now. We know we are certain to have a wonderful holiday as Sharon takes the time to listen to what you want out of a holiday and tailors it to suit your needs.
Sent in by Linda Nelson
Co Louth., 06 September 2019
Sharon is fantastic at planning our family holidays. I have gone with Sharon for the past 4 years and every time she has gone out of her way to make our holidays stress free and takes all the hassle out of planning and booking a holiday. I have already recommended Sharon to several people and they have all said the same thing to me that Sharon is so professional and she's excellent at coming back so promptly with any queries.
Sent in by Mary Cole
Co Meath, 06 September 2019
Sharon is second to none. I have so much confidence in her and she looks after her customers before, during and after their trip.
Sent in by Maria Flood
Co Louth, 06 September 2019
Sharon is amazing at her job, she goes above and beyond every time for her customers. She is so competent, friendly, reliable and helpful... I look forward to booking more holidays with Sharon in the future.
Sent in by Danielle McAree
Co Meath, 06 September 2019
Sharon is brilliant at her job. She is always very helpful and cannot do enough for you. I would highly recommend her and have done on many occasions with my friends and family.
Sent in by Sinead Enright
Co Louth, 12 July 2019
Sharon has been great in organising both holidays I booked with her. I highly recommend her and she is full of enthusiasm. I will definitely use Travel Counsellors again and have told my friends about how easy the booking process is.
Sent in by Aideen O Rourke
Dublin, 29 May 2019
Sharon went above and beyond with her service. I don't think I'll ever deal with anyone else after dealing with Sharon. All I had to do was pack and get to the airport. Looking forward to my trip!
Sent in by Alison OReilly
Dublin, 30 March 2019
Sharon is patient, flexible and available and she makes you feel like she's your personal consultant working solely for you. She has a very customer friendly approach and shows much professionalism in her manner while maintaining very friendly and helpful also. She is quick and to the point and has had huge patience with me as I've changed my mind about flights several times. Highly recommend her.
Sent in by Margaret McCabe
Dublin, 26 March 2019
I found Sharon a pleasure to deal with. Sharon was extremely helpful with booking and adding destinations of my trip to South America later in 2019. I would definitely recommend Sharon to everyone, family and friends.
Sent in by Mary Gallagher
Co Louth, 15 March 2019
Sharon is both professional and very friendly. You contact her and tell her what you would like and within a short time she will email various options. She is exceptional from start to finish in arranging everything and following up when you travel to check if everything is going well.I have recommended Sharon to family and friends. Really looking forward to my next cruise I have already booked her!
Sent in by Craig Rankin
Co Meath, 21 November 2018
We have never had a holiday that was so well organized. The people are amazing. The place is amazing and everyone connected to Travel Counsellors have been superb, so punctual, polite and knowledgeable. It’s been a pleasure to travel with your company from the first day when we booked right up to now.
Sent in by Michael Hand
Meath, 07 September 2018
Sharon was absolutely incredible ... arranged the perfect honeymoon for us and went above and beyond the call of duty when we had some issues with our flights on the way back! Always there with help and advice straight away no matter what the time of day. We have already converted some of our family to Travel Counsellors ... who have already booked their honeymoon and other holidays though you. We can 100% say we will be booking ALL of our holidays with Sharon in the future . Thank you so much !!!
Sent in by Simone Delaney
Dublin., 07 September 2018
My experience with Sharon from Travel Counsellors was absolutely excellent. Exceeding all of my expectations. Sharon went above & beyond with what was a very complicated & frequently changing trip. This service took all of the stress out of plannning a trip & was professional, friendly, flexible, & personalised. I can not praise Sharon highly enough & have already recommeded this service to lots of people I will never book a holiday again without using this service.
Sent in by Deirdre Hennessy
Co Dublin, 06 July 2018
This is my fourth time to book with Sharon - she is extremely professional and helpful and we have never been disappointed! I would recommend her services to anybody without hesitation.
Sent in by Joann ONeill
Co Louth, 25 June 2018
I couldn’t recommend Sharon enough. Always responded straight away. Got us a super deal. Cannot wait now to head on holidays but to know Sharon is only a call away if we need anything makes a massive difference. The best I have ever dealt with by far.
Sent in by Sarah Donnelly
Co. Louth, 25 June 2018
Sharon made it so easy and hassle free. I wanted to book a trip to Vegas the week before I went and she sorted it all. I had to do absolutely nothing which is really what a holiday should start off like. From having the tickets delivered to my door to the luggage tags fully completed for all flights. Also Sharon ensured I got an absolutely stunning view and a fabulous experience. She kept in touch to ensure I had no problems. Really fabulous experience from booking to arriving home. I wouldn't book any future trips anywhere else. It's great to have a person you can trust who is out to make sure you have a great experience. Highly recommend. Thanks again Sharon.
Sent in by Symoné Tiernan
Co Louth, 14 June 2018
Fantastic service from Sharon. Very helpful and patient!! Cannot thank her enough for helping me book my dream holiday!!! Thanks again Sharon!
Sent in by David Kavanagh
Co Louth, 01 June 2018
For what I would consider to be a very minor trip, the effort Sharon went to, to secure the best options for me, was exemplary and I will certainly be recommending her services to people.
Sent in by Rachel Hegarty
Co Cork, 29 January 2018
Sharon was a pleasure to deal with and looked at lots of different options for us until we found one that suited our needs. She has been more than happy to help with any questions and has made it one of the easiest holidays to book. I would highly recommend her and will definitely book with her again.
Sent in by Christine Kennedy
Co Louth, 24 January 2018
Nothing was a bother for Sharon. No matter how many questions I had she was so nice and helpful. Made me feel special. I will definitely book through Sharon again for my Winter holiday.
Sent in by Deirdre Murphy
Meath, 07 October 2017
Sharon is excellent. She was recommended to me by a friend and I am delighted with the service. Sharon has the patience of a saint! She answered my many questions and gave me all the quotes I asked for quickly and efficiently. She has made this whole process stress free! Sharon knows her stuff and I would highly recommend her!
Sent in by Shane Dillon
Dundalk, 29 September 2017
Couldn't fault Sharon on anything. Very informative and helpful especially on issue with return flights being delayed and we missed our trip home. Many Thanks again for putting together a wonderful honeymoon for us.
Sent in by Enda Murphy
Cobh Co Cork, 29 September 2017
Excellent service always there for us night and day. Keep up the hard work
Sent in by Siobhan Courtney
Co Dublin, 29 September 2017
If I knew how easy Sharon made everything I would have used her years ago. Never again will I spend hourrs on the computer looking for a holiday or wasting Saturday mornings sitting in a travel agent. She not only sourced the cruise we wanted she also found us our dream holiday to Iceland. Can't wait to tell her where we would like to go next.
Sent in by Emily Kirwan
Co Tipperary, 04 May 2017
We found Sharon to be extremely helpful and courteous. She was able to answer all of our queries and had the required knowledge to tell us about the different resorts that we were interested in having been there herself. Nothing was any trouble to her and she was more than happy to spend time going through different options with us. She was available at any time that we contacted her and proved herself to be reliable - always ringing when she said she would. Her service was prompt and everything was explained clearly. I would have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Sharon and have in fact already done so!
Sent in by Una Hanan
Co Meath., 07 March 2017
I have to say that every experience I've had working with Sharon has just been fab. She is so pleasant and kind. Always willing to help and takes the hassle out of planning and putting any trip together. I would really recommend working with Sharon and I will continue to work with her for this and any future trips. Sharon is a fabulous person and makes travelling as easy as it should be. Thanks so much.
Sent in by Stephen Farrell
Co Louth, 06 February 2017
As always, Sharon made the booking of the flights seamless. The e-mails back and forward because of me changing things around never seemed to be an issue with her. I will be using Sharon again for other holidays and flights.
Sent in by Jennifer Smith
Co Louth, 06 February 2017
Sharon was amazing. She listened to exactly what we wanted and found us the perfect honeymoon. She was so friendly and supportive and readily available whenever we needed her. Would highly recommend Sharon and can honestly say you will not be disappointed.
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