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Dairine McGarrity

Based in South Dublin

I believe that when booking your holiday, your whole experience should be as enjoyable and exciting as possible. I am extremely passionate about my chosen profession and I pride myself on the personal service and attention to detail that I offer all of my customers.

This year I celebrate my...

I believe that when booking your holiday, your whole experience should be as enjoyable and exciting as possible. I am extremely passionate about my chosen profession and I pride myself on the personal service and attention to detail that I offer all of my customers.

This year I celebrate my 10th year as a personal Travel Counsellor and after 20 years in travel, I never get tired of building the perfect holiday experience for each and every person.

I specialise in bespoke, tailor-made holidays be it for a honeymoon, an anniversary holiday, retirement or once in a life time trip, I would be delighted to hear from you. Whatever you’re looking for - a sizzling sun holiday, a wonderful weekend break, a romantic honeymoon, a captivating cruise or a round the world trip of a lifetime I will be delighted to help.

I have travelled extensively to many destinations with some of my favourites being Dubai, Mauritius, Mexico, Hawaii, Barbados, New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Thailand. Last year I was lucky enough to return to South Africa for the second time and spend an incredible five days with some colleagues exploring Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Nowadays, most of my travelling is with my husband and two small children so more family focused holidays are a top priority for me and I am very familiar with family friendly holidays. I have plenty of tips and I would be delighted to share my knowledge and experience.

Being part of Travel Counsellors means I have cutting edge technology at my fingertips, a global presence in seven different markets, a 24/7 Duty Office providing real-time travel advice and information but most importantly, I offer a one to one professional and personalised service to both leisure and corporate clients. I am available to talk or meet at a time that suits you.

“Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport”

I look forward to hearing from you.

Get in touch with me

Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so please get in touch with me with any of the methods below: -


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­0­87 7864897­


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Customer Story 1

Dairine was a great help, will definitely use her again to help organise future holidays.

D OBrien, Dundalk
Customer Story 2

I have been lucky enough to use Dairine McGarrity a number of times over the past ten years and hope to continue using her services for many more years to come. She is very precise and is great at finding the best flights, hotels and car hire etc. Thank you again Dairine!

L Collins, Dublin
Customer Story 3

Booking our family holiday with Dairine was so easy. She made the whole process so simple and was always to hand with any questions we had. We will definitely always be booking our holidays through Dairine at Travel Counsellors.

C Murray, Cork
Customer Story 4

No idea how you manage to be so responsive! Thanks!!

H Simons, USA
Customer Story 5

Dairine went over and above to source the best holiday for us at the best price. Others might have got frustrated and given up but Dairine was patient and so informative from start to finish.

R Brooksbank Pearcy, Wicklow
Customer Story 6

Super speedy service. Thank you.

M Stanley, Dublin
Customer Story 7

Extremely helpful and personal service.

S Gray, Dublin 18
Customer Story 8

Dairine is the ultimate professional - very responsive and efficient.

E Priess, Dublin
Customer Story 9

Dairine went out of her way on a Sunday to help get my booking sorted.

D Brennan, Dublin
Customer Story 10

Dairine was very pleasant to deal with and very helpful in her suggestions and recommendations for places to travel. The trip she organised for us is exactly what we were looking for and we are delighted with her service.

D Igoe, Dublin
Customer Story 11

I would really recommend Dairine as a Travel Counsellor. From the moment I first spoke to her I knew she would plan the best honeymoon ever for us. She really listened to our needs and budget and gave us a variety of amazing options. Dairine planned the most amazing honeymoon ever for us and we were just thrilled with our trip. Her helpful hints and planning were spot on. Her forward thinking and attention to detail were greatly appreciated and we could not recommend her highly enough to anyone planning a trip abroad. Thanks so much Dairine, we have already recommended you to so many of our friends and family!

Yvonne Noronha, Dublin
Customer Story 12

As always a great service delivered, no problem is too difficult to resolve, all done in a timely manner and pleasant demeanour!

Mark Lynch, Dublin
Customer Story 1

You go the * Extra mile * and your very professional and pleasing.

Valerie Hastings, Dublin
Customer Story 2

When I've a holiday in my mind Dairine is my go to girl! Always gives me exactly what I'm looking for. She's patient, fast and effective! I've had some amazingly wonderful adventures with zero hassle thanks to a lot of Dairine's advice on booking!

Aoife Mcbride, Drimnagh
Customer Story 3

Excellent service from first contact through to making our choice and finally the actual suitability and quality of the accommodation and general service.

Vàl Quinn, Diblin
Customer Story 4

My now wife and I were trying to book a honeymoon leading up to the wedding and given the places we wanted to go, it was proving a little difficult to attempt to get all the travel and hotels etc in line for the best value, especially with all the other wedding arrangements going on. We were recommended Travel Counsellors through a friend of my wifes and after looking at the website and seeing Dairine was the closest and also specialised in honeymoons, we decided to give her a call. The booking was seemless and very straight forward. Dairine was extremely helpful, listened to what we wanted (as we had a couple of special requests) and it took a lot of hassle out of trying to do it ourselves. Although I didn't end up doing a full comparison, I'm pretty sure we wouldn't have paid less either doing it ourselves! We had a great three week honeymoon with no problems getting to and from places and the accommodation was first class! Many thanks to Dairine again for helping organise a once in a lifetime holiday!

Robin Leary, Dublin
Customer Story 5

Great selection of destination, great service and great price. I will not use anywhere else again.

Stephen Halpenny, Dublin
Customer Story 6

Another great, hassle free holiday booking experience with Dairine! Thanks again. The Murray Family.

Simon Murray, Dublin
Customer Story 7

My family have used Dairine on many occasions over the last number of years to plan and organise our travel abroad and for our holidays. She always helps us by providing a number of options to ensure we get exactly what we want and at the right cost. We have found her to be a very pleasant to deal with, with excellent communication skills and is very knowledgable in all aspects of travel and holiday planning and organisation. We would highly recommend Dairine to anyone seeking a truly professional travel consultant.

Martin McGovern, Dublin
Customer Story 8

I have always found Dairine to be excellent in helping me resolve my travel issues. She is very helpful and efficient, factors that are becoming less common.

Chris Reilly, Dublin
Customer Story 9

My daughter Lee introduced me to Dairine a few years ago. Lee had used Dairine for several trips including her honeymoon which was extremely well handled. I have found Dairine to be very knowlegable, very efficent, a good communicator and very pleasant to deal with and I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone.

Peter & Carol Kutner, Dublin
Customer Story 10

Dairine McGarrity always has given me excellent help and advice with the holidays I have planned through her company. She is extremely efficient and I have recommended her to several friends and other family members.

Sarah Tilson, Kilternan, Co Dublin
Customer Story 11

Very professional prompt friendly service from Dairine for our honeymoon.We were both very satisfied.

Simon Kelly, Dublin
Customer Story 12

Dairine was very helpful and friendly from my initial enquiries. She responded to all my calls and emails very quickly and was able to achieve the best possible deal for our group. Any problems I may have had were resolved. I would definitely consider using the company again if we do not encounter any problems on our ski trip next February.

Jacqui Caffrey, Belfast

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My Blogs

The Maldives - Total Paradise!

Dairine's blog, 28/12/2018

For a long time, the Maldives has been on my bucket list and I am one happy girl to say I got there to experience the pure beauty of this destination.

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