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Ian Walsh

Based in Athy

Welcome to my webpage, if you have some time, please read on to find out some more about me. I've been working in the travel world for over 19 years and 13 years as a Personal Travel Counsellor providing a specialist travel concierge service. Travel has always been a part...

Welcome to my webpage, if you have some time, please read on to find out some more about me. I've been working in the travel world for over 19 years and 13 years as a Personal Travel Counsellor providing a specialist travel concierge service. Travel has always been a part of my life since I was 14 years old after I took my first foreign holiday to Spain on my own to visit some Spanish friends! This is when I got the travel bug and wanted to see the world.

I've been creating dream holidays for almost 2 decades and it is my absolute passion! Imagine settling in to an over water villa in the Maldives with views over the sparkling Indian Ocean or a stunning luxury suite in St Lucia with views out over dazzling blue Caribbean Sea! Or a family getaway where the kids play freely with their new found friends while you relax and put your feet up knowing everything has been arranged perfectly. These are the experiences I can create for you, so you can experience your own happy memories that will last a life time.

As your Travel Counsellor, I offer a personalised service for all types of travel both leisure and corporate. I am committed to offering the highest levels of customer service and am available to you throughout the day, in the evenings, as well as weekends. I am here to work with you to help you arrange your perfect trip down to the finest detail.

Let me take the hassle out of researching and booking your holiday. After we chat on the phone where I learn about your expectations and what you would like from your holiday, I can take that worry off your shoulders by offering you a friendly, professional and personalised service and by combining all my experience, give you the best value and choice for your money.

With my wealth of travel experience, I can provide first hand advice all types of holidays. I'm an expert on honeymoons to all the best and most exclusive destinations e.g. Mauritius, Seychelles, Dubai and in the Caribbean St Lucia, Aruba, Barbados and can advise on practically every European city break and beach resort.

Having travelled extensively throughout Europe and around the world to destinations such as Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Canada, USA, Caribbean, the Middle East and lots more. I would be very happy to use my vast experience and knowledge to make all your travel dreams come true.

For a friendly chat to discuss your next adventure, please don't hesitate to call anytime!

Best wishes


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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Customer Story 1

Professional, very knowledgeable & experienced. We changed our minds very late in the booking & nothing was a hassle for Ian. Felt like he had our best interests at heart. Definitely deal with him again.

Nicola Tougher, Dublin
Customer Story 2

Ian was lovely to deal with, we had lots of chats and laughs while trying to tie down our honeymoon plans. He found lovely accommodation for us in each location on our trip and quickly came back on my numerous queries, altering the itinerary further with a few changes following our request. He never pushed for us to go with any aspect and often offered to change things again to reduce the price further. Would highly recommend based on our experience so far and look forward to dealing with Ian further closer to our honeymoon departure date!

Suzanne McCole, Dublin
Customer Story 3

Excellent, professional and friendly service. Would highly recommend and I will 100% be booking with Ian for all my future travel plans.

Lesley Anne Reid, Dublin
Customer Story 4

Very informative and helpful - 5 Stars.

Aoife Ryan, Wexford
Customer Story 5

As this is my very first solo trip and cruise for that matter, Ian was very helpful and knowledgeable. He was so quick and forthcoming with the information regarding requirements, putting me at ease with my choice to travel solo. I would highly recommend Travel Counsellor Ian to anyone looking to book any type of holiday. I feel excited and relaxed with my choice now thanks to Ian, 10/10 from me.

Deirdre McKenna, Kildare
Customer Story 6

Delighted that we found Travel Counsellor Ian Walsh . He is an excellent listener with extensive knowledge of city breaks, cruises and everything in between. Partner this with incredible patience and you know you’ve got the perfect guy for all your holiday needs.

Maebh Walsh, Louth
Customer Story 7

Ian is a super help, especially when you are organising a holiday for a number of people with different requests!

Linda Farrell, Meath
Customer Story 8

As always Ian does everything he can to get us the holiday we want. He has never let us down in all the years we have booked with Travel Counsellors. I can honestly say I wouldn't hesitate in recommending lan to all my friends and family and have done so for many years. Looking forward to our upcoming trip in 2 weeks time.

Agnes Green, Dublin
Customer Story 9

What's not to like, incredible service and the personal touch.

Roderick O'Connor, Laois
Customer Story 10

Ian is always so helpful, always at the end of the phone to answer questions and has such a great knowledge of destinations. Would highly recommend!

Bernadette Byrne, Kildare
Customer Story 11

Always a pleasure to deal with Ian.

Patrick Fitzsimons, Dublin
Customer Story 12

So easy to work with, very quick to respond and organises everything, making travel what it is supposed to be - enjoyable.

Avis Marie Mullen, Dublin
Customer Story 1

Ian is great to deal with, always has amazing places to choose from and brilliant customer service.

Karl Rogers, Galway
Customer Story 2

I would highly recommend Ian when booking a holiday. So helpful and professional.

Niamh Redmond, Dublin
Customer Story 3

Always a pleasure booking my holidays with Ian. Nothing is ever too much trouble. Every holiday booked to date has been fantastic. His wealth of knowledge is incredible. We look forward to booking all our holidays with Ian in the future.

Kim McGlone, Meath
Customer Story 4

Ian was great and really helpful, he helped us plan our perfect honeymoon. I would highly recommend and will definitely use his services for any future travels.

Elaine Kinnear, Kildare
Customer Story 5

Ian listened to what I wanted and took his time to find me my ideal holiday. He had a lot of patience as I wasn't sure what I wanted to begin with. I am so excited and looking forward to our family getaway in a fabulous destination. Ian couldn't have done anymore for me. I would highly recommend him and this is why I come back myself.

Leona Mooney, Dublin
Customer Story 6

Fantastic service, from my query to booking was flawless and the app is absolutely amazing, such a professional experience.

Karen Dowling, Dublin
Customer Story 7

Highly Recommend!!

Sandra McGlone, Laois
Customer Story 8

Extremely helpful and friendly service from Ian. Would highly recommend.

Grainne Fitzgerald, Kildare
Customer Story 9

I have already been raving about our experience with Ian to my family and friends. I was so impressed with him - will definitely be using Ian again. We have already passed on his details to our wedding planner as we believe everyone should have the Ian experience when booking their honeymoon.

Marese Feeney, Dublin
Customer Story 10

Very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Very good experience.

Ronan Canning, Dublin
Customer Story 11

I have been dealing with Ian Walsh for almost 10 years now and he is and will always be my go to person for short or long holidays.

Janice McGillivray, Meath
Customer Story 12

Ian has been great to work with and took all the stress out of arranging my family holiday. The holiday started with Ian...great offers and a great service!! Thanks Ian!

Claire Brown, Meath

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My Blogs

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