Wouldn’t you love a tailormade break away without any of the hassle? Get in touch with me today and let’s talk about your next holiday.
Exploring holiday options online can leave you frustrated and weary. Between the information overload on the internet, and the overwhelm you feel now that Covid has changed how we travel – from hiring a car abroad, to visas, vaccines, safety issues and hidden taxes, it can quickly become overcomplicated and leave you feeling exhausted and hopeless.
As you head into your second summer without a foreign holiday, you want security and reassurance. And yes, you are looking forward to having a nice break – you’ve earned one!
I’m Sinead Lonergan, an award-winning Travel Counsellor based in Westmeath and Offaly. I have walked in your shoes and have travelled the world for over twenty years.
I’ve been the newly engaged fiancée, on the hunt for that perfect honeymoon without the stress. Seeking that perfect get away together for some quality time. As a former wedding planner, I also know how much work you’ve put into your big day and how much your honeymoon means to you.
As a mum and wife, I know the stress of getting out and about, and arranging a family holiday. It’s important to get it right and to make happy memories together.
I understand how busy you get and that desire to jump off the hamster wheel and unwind - to see the world and experience new cultures.
I have also worked with retirees, who have looked forward to their long-awaited holidays, whether it’s safaris, cruises or adventures.
I can’t wait to connect with you and hear all about your holiday hopes and dreams. Getting to know you and what you want from a holiday is one of the best parts of my job. I offer a personalised service and treat each itinerary as if it were my own with my client’s needs at the heart of everything that I do.
With your itinerary booked, you can relax and enjoy your tailormade holiday while I make sure it all runs smoothly.
I promise you will have a stress-free holiday that will recharge you, inspire you and make you feel like YOU again.
I can see you now – relaxing on the plane and ready to take-off on your adventure. Or, stepping onto that cruise ship to see the sights of the world while traveling in luxury. Did I mention that I lived and worked on cruise ships for ten years? I also won the 2018 and 2019 Best Cruise recognition by the Irish Travel Counsellors and I am considered to be a cruise expert.
Don’t take a gamble on planning your holiday - there’s never been a more important time to have someone you know and trust looking after your travel investment.
Travel Counsellors are licensed and bonded with the Commission for Aviation Regulation in Ireland.
And talk to me about our flexible promise itineraries. Enjoy the extra peace of mind as we can amend your travel itineraries up to eight weeks before your trip.
Even if you’re travelling solo, you’re never alone with a Travel Counsellor. You’ll also have use of the myTC travel app - a direct line of contact with me. Together with our 24-hour duty office, we are with you every step of the way.
You deserve the holiday of your dreams so get in touch today
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...
28 April 2021
The other day, I walked past some landscape paintings in my home and felt an urge to admire them. It made me think of my late aunty Lily from Ardee who painted them. We used to call her the family photographer, as she was the only one of us with a camera in the 80s. She was a retired matron, and we shared a bond through our love of beautiful landscapes. While working on a cruise ship for ten years, I would often send her photos from my travels. One of which was Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska, which today remains as...
16 March 2021
The past year, the travel industry has really been hit badly and I for one have had a pretty intense 12 months. Initially, my priority was getting my clients home and pushing departure dates for those due to travel in March in April out by a couple of months. However, as the year moved on and the severity of the pandemic became more apparent, the bookings that were for March/April and all subsequent months, were moved each time there was new travel guidance to follow or to when my clients would feel more comfortable travelling again. As each booking is...
21 July 2019
Alaska is most famous for its miles and miles of untouched wilderness. Several of its famous sites are accessible only by boat or plane. So how do you experience this pristine wilderness with creature comforts??… On a Cruise Ship of course. An Alaska cruise is a trip that everyone should take at least once in their lives. I have been so fortunate to have taken this trip many times. The phenomenal scenery of rugged coastlines, mountains, waterfalls and glaciers will captivate both your interest and imagination & no day or view is the same . This is why I feel...
07 June 2019
Celebrity, the luxury brand of the Royal Caribbean line, launched their newest luxury cruise ship, Celebrity EDGE 6-months ago and it recently departed from Southampton on its inaugural European sailing, following a spectacular 2-day premiere event. The launch of the Celebrity EDGE cruise-ship has been heralded by Celebrity over the past few years as bringing cruising to the next level and I was lucky enough to experience this amazing ship first-hand. It most definitely lived up to the hype and surpassed my expectations! It’s obvious why Celebrity have being touting EDGE as being the “most innovative and industry changing ship at...
06 February 2019
It’s a reasonably long flight for a short stay but well worth it! It’s being a few a years since we visited together, but each time we go, you can’t help but falling a little more in love with the atmosphere of the whole place. It’s simply Impossible to be bored in New York. New York is an amazing place to visit during the holiday season. The festive window display tradition dates way back to 1870 according to Macy’s who were the first retailer to start the trend and then all the others followed suit. Personally, my favourite was Saks...
24 September 2018
I was very much impressed with my first ever River Cruise & River Cruising in general. U by Uniworld are looking to capture the younger market with these River Cruises, River Cruises for Millennials. When I first arrived on board the A, I was obsessed with the décor. The design is modern, fun and the lighting is amazing. An Instagram heaven!! River Cruising is a simple way to see multiple cities on one trip, and most ports are situated in the middle of cities, much more conveniently located than airport! The travel itself is also efficient, as sailing often takes place...
20 May 2017
Martinhal in Portugal, a contemporary family resort. Situated in Sagres, Portugal, part of the Algarve which you probably haven’t been to before. It sits almost entirely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, roughly an hour’s drive from Faro Airport. It’s at the edge of a national park and has a rugged open feeling and the sorts of winds and waves that attract surfers and sailors from all around the world - we fitted right in! We described the overall location as being like "the Connemara of Portugal" in that the rugged landscape is largely untouched in terms of development and...
13 October 2016
Iceland - particularly the Blue Lagoon has always been on my bucket list and this October I finally scratched that off! My sister and I took a three day trip to Reykjavik. We were able to have a well-rounded, full trip to Iceland in the span of just three days because the flight was less than two hours from the Dublin. I got to Reykjavik faster than I could have reached Cork. Reykjavik itself is a 45 minute journey from Keflavík Airport. Within the airport you have a facility to change your Euros to Islandic Króna, although card transactions are...
11 April 2016
I did not have to be asked twice when I was invited to the launch and inaugural sailing of Royal Caribbean's 3rd Quantum class ship “Ovation of the Seas” in Southampton earlier this year. Ovation is almost identical to her two sister ships – the Anthem & the Quantum - and the only Royal Caribbean class I had not experienced. So, I was particularly excited to see her. Safe to say, I was not disappointed and I could see first-hand “Where extraordinary happens”. Standing 18 decks tall, Ovation is home to 2090 staterooms, accommodating 4900 guests and crew.Branded the most...
03 September 2015
Taking our first family holiday with a 6 month old was always going to be a different experience. We travelled to the Sands Beach Resort. The resort was a 40 minute transfer from Arrecife Airport and situated in Costa Teguise which is a quieter and more family orientated area than the bustling Puerto del Carmen. It was just what we were looking for from a family holiday. I contacted the hotel prior to arrival to arrange baby equipment which was all handled very efficiently and was confirmed immediately upon check in. We booked a beach front bungalow which proved to be...
01 September 2015
This holiday started in the beautiful B Ocean Hotel on North Beach Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale (soon after renamed Sonesta Fort Lauderdale). We chose this modern multi-story hotel which fronts onto the beach and offers spectacular views of the early morning sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean… a sight we are certainly not used to! We really hit the jackpot with our corner room on the 4th floor – from where you had views north along Fort Lauderdale beach as far as the eye could see, east over the Atlantic for those spectacular sunrises and further south where you can...
01 September 2015
Our first Wedding Anniversary took us to the romantic city of Paris, where else? A 40 minute RERB train ride from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Gare du Nord station where we took a short taxi ride to Hotel Opera Cadet. We could also have got the Metro to within 100 metres of this hotel. This 4 star boutique hotel is located on a quiet pedestrian street and has excellent access to all major attractions. The reception desk was extremely helpful, always acknowledging you as you walked through, and answering any questions you had, offering maps and ideas for...
Sent in by Kevin Troy
Co Offaly, 13 March 2020
Sinead could not have been any more helpful and was always just a click away if I had a question. Would highly recommend anyone booking a holiday to contact Sinead.
Sent in by John Walker
Co Kildare , 10 March 2020
I couldn't recommend Sinead enough. She made the whole process of planning our honeymoon completely stress free!! Always on hand to answer any question no matter how big or small. Definitely would recommend her to friends and family.
Sent in by E Black
Co Kildare , 03 March 2020
Just back from an amazing trip to Dubai as a family of 4 ( kids aged 8 and 6) which was all arranged by Sinead alleviating all the hassle and making it a totally stress free journey - Sinead presented us with 3 options for 6 nights stay in Dubai, we chose the Anantara Hotel on the Palm Dubai which was amazing and I have no doubt that my kids will be talking about it for a long time. I would have no hesitation recommending Sinead to book your next Trip, actually just let her as her professionalism, warmth, knowledge and personal touch really give you that reassurance that you are in safe hands. Now where to next ??? Thank you Sinead x
Sent in by Barbara Scott
Co Dublin , 24 February 2020
Sinead Lonergan is an exceptional Travel Counseller and an asset to Travel Counsellors, Ireland. She has gone out of her way to ensure that all aspects of our booking is made easy. Can’t recommend her enough Thank you Sinead
Sent in by Denise Maher
Co Laois, 14 February 2020
Sinead was an absolute pleasure to deal with. She is so efficient and knowledgeable.
Sent in by Elaine Collum
Co Leitrim, 14 February 2020
Sinead was very helpful finding us the cruise we wanted in short notice with limited dates to work with, nothing was too much trouble for her. Would highly recommend
Sent in by Brian ONeill
Co Meath , 14 February 2020
Sinead was recommended to me by a few of her previous customers. Sinead has been brilliant every step of the way, organising a lot of moving parts and dealing with multiple queries. I'll definitely be recommending Sinead in future as will the rest of the people in our group.
Sent in by Laura Marry
Co Meath, 28 January 2020
Sinéad was very helpful from the very start. When we contacted her, we had an idea of what we wanted but we were finding it hard to pin it down. Sinéad really helped to clarify our thinking and sparked lots of conversations for us as a couple to think about before finding the right honeymoon for us. She was very patient and offered great advice. We feel very safe and secure having Sinéad overseeing our honeymoon plans and know that we can trust her and her advice. We would have no problem recommending Sinéad to our friends and family. The card she sent us after booking was also a lovely personal touch. We look forward to being in further contact with Sinéad over the next few months in relation to the honeymoon we have booked with her. Thank you Sinéad!
Sent in by Angela Farrelly
Co Westmeath , 28 January 2020
Sinead has been very informative and helpful in planning our trips.
Sent in by Niamh Kenny
Carlow, 22 January 2020
Sinead was amazing. We spoke on the phone on what we'd like for our honeymoon with our 2 kids and she advised us where and what suited us as a family. And within a couple of hours she had our honeymoon sorted and booked for us. She's a special lady and fantastic at her job. We can't wait to head off on our special holiday this year.
Sent in by Lisa Fitzgerald
Lucanm Co Dublin, 16 January 2020
10/10 A+ service, Sinead was there on hand for my 20 million emails. She was very knowledgeable and gave great advice. As I am a first timer when it comes to cruising she had no problem guiding me even through silly things. I would 100% use her services again. Its been a pleasure and I cannot wait for my Honeymoon!
Sent in by Patricia Lenihan
Co Westmeath, 16 January 2020
Sinead just makes the whole process so stress free and you know once the holiday is booked you can sit back and relax and look forward to it, knowing that all had been arranged by an expert
Sent in by Lorraine Healy
Co Westmmeath, 16 January 2020
I got a recommendation from another lady who told me about Sinead and she said you just have to try her, she is brilliant. From the very minute I contacted Sinead it was like a load off my shoulders. Got exactly what we wanted and no hassle whatsoever. Can't wait for it to come around.
Sent in by Janet Weafer
Dunboyne, Co Meath , 14 August 2019
I wish I had discovered Sinead years ago!!
Sent in by Burke Family
Clonmellon, Co Meath , 12 August 2019
Fantastic service from the word go. We were made feel at ease when booking our cruise with Sinead. We would highly recommend Sinead to anyone booking a trip
Sent in by A Mooney
Mullingar , 12 August 2019
Sinead was very helpful when booking our holiday. She responded to all our emails quickly and was very good with other forms off contact (Phone call and WhatsApp) I can't wait to experience the trip she has planned for us in February!
Sent in by Emma O Dwyer
Dublin , 12 August 2019
I had the pleasure of planning a recent trip to Bali with Sinead. I was travelling solo for the first time and I booked my flights, accommodation and G Adventures trip with her. I was continually impressed with her attention to detail and her knowledge of Bali. Sinead booked me on a direct flight to Bali from Dublin that I would have not found on my own. She gave me so many options for accommodation and the hotels I booked were fantastic. It was also really helpful that she could also take over the G Adventures trip too as I was travelling solo it was great to have a point of contact at all times. I had a dream holiday, which completely exceeded all my expectations thanks to Sinead – her advice was invaluable and the service she offers is second to none. Every step of the holiday from the initial planning to the very last day was incredibly easy and tailored to exactly what I was looking for. Sinead is a wonderful person and a pleasure deal with. I would highly recommended Sinead to anyone and especially to someone who is looking to travel solo as she is with you every step of the way.
Sent in by Cathy Reilly
Dunboyne , 12 August 2019
I have just booked my sixth holiday with Sinead and I think that alone says a lot about this fantastic lady. The service she provides and her vast knowledge is outstanding. I feel when I talk to her a sense of professionalism that is rarely found nowadays. She makes the journey from conception of your holiday to the adventure itself, exciting and special. I value her opinion and she has never steered me wrong. Her advise is always spot on for me and my taste. Contacting Sinead is always exciting as she will always have some new suggestion or information on new locations. Its all the little touches and her attention to detail that make her special !
Sent in by John Paul
Co. Offaly , 21 June 2019
Sinead is very prefessional and friendly. She has ample knowledge and gives great advice to suit her clients. Each holiday she booked for us was tailored to suit our needs. She is always ready to help with any query or problem should it arise, day or night. I would highly recommend Sinead to anyone.
Sent in by Tanya Staunton
Co Cavan , 07 June 2019
So pleasant and friendly. Always goes out of her way to answer questions. Would definitely recommend Sinead to everyone looking to book an amazing holiday thanks again Sinead.
Sent in by Lisa Kennedy
Moate, Co Westmeath , 07 June 2019
Sinead was lovely to deal with. Always available to answer any questions and gave great advice on destinations, hotels etc. Would highly recommend Sinead to family and friends!
Sent in by Agnes Darcy
Co Offaly , 07 June 2019
Sinead is so helpful. She is very clear with everything and I couldn't recommend her enough. Many thanks Sinead!
Sent in by Sally Maloney
Slane, Co Meath . , 30 May 2019
Sinead was a pleasure to work with. Very professional & returned emails & texts very quickly! Organised our tailor-made honeymoon, including flights, transfers, internal flights & hotels. I would highly recommend Sinead. Looking forward to the honeymoon now!!!
Sent in by Deirdre Quinn
Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, 29 May 2019
Sinead was so incredibly helpful when I contacted her to enquire about cruises. She is extremely professional and so easy to chat to. Sinead helped me choose a Cruise package which was perfect for my family and I and I am very thankful to her for making my booking such an easy process..
Sent in by Aoibhin Carney
Co. Dublin, 22 May 2019
Sinead was amazing! She listened to my requests and planned the perfect trip. I’m thrilled!
Sent in by Anne Maguire
Wesmeath , 10 May 2019
Sinead was informative, friendly and offered a personal service which was very impressive.
Sent in by Kennedy Family
Dunboyne, Co Meath , 10 May 2019
The small personal touches never fail to impress!
Sent in by Shane Caher
Co Mayo, 10 May 2019
Sinead has been very knowledgeable and responsive, and gave good advice while listening carefully to my requirements. A truly value-add service!
Sent in by Paul Murray
Mullingar, Co Westmeath , 10 May 2019
Sinead was very helpful with all aspects of the booking, she was available to take calls at the weekend and evening time during the week. I know we will be in good hands during our trip away.
Sent in by Mary Timoney
Co Meath , 26 April 2019
Fantastic friendly service. Everything sorted with just a phone call and great attention to detail.
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