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Imelda McCarthy

Based in Midleton

My name is Imelda, your Personal Travel Counsellor. I live in Midleton, East Cork.

My roles over 29 years in travel have included Sales and Customer Service and I pride myself on providing a professional, unbiased and confidential service. I am passionate about travel and I love to create bespoke itineraries,...

My name is Imelda, your Personal Travel Counsellor. I live in Midleton, East Cork.

My roles over 29 years in travel have included Sales and Customer Service and I pride myself on providing a professional, unbiased and confidential service. I am passionate about travel and I love to create bespoke itineraries, whether it’s a honeymoon, a family holiday or that once-in-a-lifetime trip. I can assist with flights, city breaks, sun holidays, skiing, camping and cruises. I am there for you from your initial inquiry, throughout your holiday, right until you have printed those holiday snaps.

I have been lucky enough to visit many destinations over the years including Australia, USA, Mexico, Peru, Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Bali, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Tanzania, South Africa, Turkey and many destinations in Europe, including France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Czech Republic, Cyprus and Greece.

South East Asia is a personal favourite of mine. I have travelled extensively in this area and worked as a destination specialist for this region for 14 years. I would be happy to share my first-hand knowledge of this unique and exciting part of the world. Whether it is to spend a night on a traditional Vietnamese junk boat on Halong Bay, see the sun rise over Angkor Wat Cambodia, get up close to elephants in Thailand, or participate in an alms giving ceremony at dawn in Luang Prabang Laos, I can help make that trip extra special for you.

Being a Travel Counsellor allows me access to award winning technology and a direct connection to thousands of suppliers, enabling me to offer holidays at very competitive prices. Working with all the major airlines, tour operators, cruise & car hire companies, I can offer you an excellent range of choice that can’t be matched in a travel agency or online.

Travel Counsellors is licensed and bonded in Ireland giving you that peace of mind knowing that you are financially protected.

As I work from home, I am available outside normal office hours, at a time that suits you, including evenings and weekends. Please feel free to give me a call as I am more than happy to help you choose the perfect holiday destination.

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Customer Story 1

Excellent support provided by Imelda from beginning to end. We are a family of 5 that required a bit of sun, a bit of golf, a bit of luxury and of course we wanted good value too! Imelda delivered on everything. We had our best family holiday ever. Delighted to recommend Imelda for any holiday - she was so helpful and thorough and nothing was too much trouble.

Ellen Ryan, Dublin
Customer Story 2

Imelda was just fantastic. She was very patient with all our questions and all updates and changes were made successfully. We will be using Imelda again as will my son when he arranges his honeymoon this year. Many thanks Imelda.

B Walsh, Midleton
Customer Story 3

Thanks Imelda for your helping advise, the hotel was just what I had in mind for this special occasion!

Maria Santamaria Jefferson, Midleton
Customer Story 4

I will never book my holiday with anyone else. Best service from a lovely lovely lady.

M Sweeney, Kildare
Customer Story 5

Really pleasant and easy experience booking our honeymoon with Imelda, nothing is hassle.

Patrick Coughlan, Mitchelstown
Customer Story 6

I always recommend Imelda to friends, she is fantastic to deal with and has so much experience.

Aideen Donnellan, Midleton
Customer Story 7

Imelda has been extremely helpful when we were planning our honeymoon. Especially with the pandemic as we had to cancel our original trip to Thailand. We decided to book Dubai for a week instead and Imelda helped us out with no hassle. Great communication and a joy to deal with.

Mike Dennehy, Kenmare
Customer Story 8

Imelda is as helpful, friendly and professional as ever. Imelda has been arranging our travel for many years and she always goes the extra mile to ensure everything goes according to plan.

Robert Kerr, Cork
Customer Story 9

Imelda was so helpful and nothing was a problem, and she will make contact with me nearer to my departure date, so I feel all the bookings are done correctly and any paperwork will be fine when I need it, Many thanks Imelda,

Marie Duggan, Cork
Customer Story 10

Imelda is always incredibly helpful when it comes to assessing options for our family holidays. She is very responsive and provides all necessary information to allow us to make the best decisions. All holidays Imelda has arranged for us have been wonderful.

C OSullivan, Cork
Customer Story 11

Absolutely outstanding service. Could not recommend highly enough. Imelda is an excellent contact.

C ONeill, Midleton
Customer Story 12

Excellent service.

R Morrison, Cork
Customer Story 1

Excellent personal service with a prompt response to all queries

S Gillen, Cork
Customer Story 2

Great advice, great service! I would advise my friends and family to use Travel Counsellors

A Lane, Cork
Customer Story 3

Imelda is always so helpful whenever I book a holiday and is always a pleasure to deal with. She always takes the time to answer all of my questions and nothing is ever a problem. I will always recommend Travel Counsellors to anyone I know. Thank you for making booking my next trip so easy.

L Carroll, Cork
Customer Story 4

Imelda has been so helpful through these difficult times. She is always on the end of the phone. She has been so reassuring throughout! Very pleasant lady indeed 10/10

K Desmond, Cork
Customer Story 5

I can't say enough good things about Imelda! The last 16 months has been horrible for everyone and after cancelling cruise after cruise due to Covid she was always on hand to help us. Her knowledge of the travel industry is second to none. I've spoken about her with friends and family and if I ever have to book anything again Imelda will be my first port of call. Highly highly recommend.

Steve Meaney, Cork
Customer Story 6

Imelda is always responsive, enthusiastic and engaging. She has a deep knowledge of America as a travel destination and made us feel like no question was too trivial. She is highly experienced in the travel industry as evidenced by the support she gave us to deal with the uncertainty around travel during the Covid 19 crisis. I will most definitely recommend Imelda to family and friends.

Ellen Ryan, Dublin
Customer Story 7

Imelda was an absolute pleasure to deal with incredibly responsive and couldn't do enough to help me with my trip to Cape Town. I would recommend (and have already) Imelda to many friends and family. Many thanks Leo

Leo OL, Cork
Customer Story 8

Imelda organised a trip to Australia for us over Christmas and the New Year – myself, my wife and daughter – to visit our son in Adelaide. We booked our trip to include a visit to Singapore on the way out and a week in Sydney before we returned. Imelda was ultra-professional in organising the trip – all her recommendation for hotels/accommodation were excellent. Any queries we had before our departure were answered speedily and professionally. We had a fantastic time. I would not hesitate in recommending Imelda to other potential customers.

Mark G, Dublin
Customer Story 9

Imelda - thanks for all your work on securing us our holiday for 2020. You worked with us through the various choices, being patient while we changed our minds and made sure we ultimately made decisions in time to secure the best value. Your knowledge of the options available has been invaluable in helping us have a wonderful holiday for the last 2 years and I know it will be the same in 2020. Thanks!

Clare McNally, Co Tyrone
Customer Story 10

Imelda did an extraordinary job. The trip itinerary she created for us catered to all travellers needs. I've never used Travel Counsellors before this as I've been always organising trips myself. It's the first time I did this time and definitely won't be the last. Thank you again Imelda for your work, attention to details and responsiveness, whenever any change needed to be implemented.

Marianna Safuler, Cork
Customer Story 11

We really enjoyed working with Imelda when planning our dream honeymoon. Nothing was too much trouble when we wanted to look at a few different options. Imelda was available for calls in the evenings when we were both available and she always came back with what we asked for and more. Imelda also worked to our budget and would always have suggestions on what we could chop and change if needed. She speaks from experience and had already stayed in the places that we will be staying I and could describe her experiences in detail which got us even more excited. We know that Imelda is available directly at any time when we are on our honeymoon if we need anything. I would highly recommend Imelda, she has a lovely way about her and she is not pushy and doesn't get frustrated if you change your mind, something I have experienced with other travel agents. She works very hard to ensure she is giving you the best service and value for money and most importantly to help you plan out your dream trip while focusing on the things that were important to us. Thanks Imelda!

Kerri Gleeson, Cork
Customer Story 12

From the moment I met Imelda I knew we were in great hands. She gave us time to time about our options and wasn't pushy as I found with other travel agents. Imelda was by far the best in terms of price, what we were looking for and of course to deal with. The app is also very handy and made making payments easy. I could pay off our honeymoon at our own pace. I gave Imelda a rough idea of what we were hoping for our honeymoon and she came back with lots of choices and options to give us our perfect honeymoon. We had the trip of a lifetime which was down to Imelda. The hotels were exceptional in terms of class, location and staff.! I would highly recommend giving Imelda a call. She is easy and pleasant to deal with. I had lots of activities I wanted to do and she included it all in, nothing was a problem. We even got a welcome home card when we returned home. It was a nice touch to think that we were still a priority. Imelda genuinely wants you the have the best honeymoon/holiday possible!

Abby Ho, Bandon

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My Blogs

Camping in Carnac Revisited

Imelda's blog, 17/04/2022

My family and I travelled to Carnac during Easter holidays back in 2018. This year we decided to go back, with a new campsite and a new list of things we wanted to do again and things we never got to see before!

We sailed across from Ringaskiddy to Roscoff on Brittany Ferries. We arrived on Easter Sunday morning and started into the 2 hour drive to Carnac. When arriving in Carnac we made an extra stop to the local market. The market is on every Sunday and offers a range of food options from numerous cuisines, as well as other...

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