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Mary Foyle

Based in Cork

This year, I celebrate 42 years in the Travel business and 14 as a Personal Travel Counsellor. Over the years I have availed of wonderful travel opportunities which have helped me put together amazing, special itineraries for my clients.

I specialise in bespoke holidays for those coming up to or...

This year, I celebrate 42 years in the Travel business and 14 as a Personal Travel Counsellor. Over the years I have availed of wonderful travel opportunities which have helped me put together amazing, special itineraries for my clients.

I specialise in bespoke holidays for those coming up to or recently retired. I think the new acronym for this group is ‘SKI’ - ‘Spending the Kids Inheritance’! Everyone nowadays has their ‘bucket list’ and once the kids have finished College and left home, it is time to start putting a few ticks on it.

Many of you, like me, will probably have children living in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Isn’t that a great excuse to travel? I have been to all three places visiting my children and have put together fantastic itineraries for myself and my husband and would be only too delighted to help you ‘kill two birds with one stone’ and plan a fabulous holiday and visit your kids at the same time.

Of course, you don’t have to have children living in these far-flung destinations in order to travel. Fabulous bucket list holidays include Vietnam combined with Cambodia, Alaska cruise combined with either a self-drive or train ride through the Canadian Rockies or a South America tour taking in several countries if you wish. Just contact me for a chat and we can get the ball rolling.

Honeymoons and special anniversary holidays continue to be a large part of my business and when booking that ‘special’ holiday, you do not want to leave anything to chance. Travel Counsellors are licensed and bonded here in Ireland by the Commission for Aviation Regulation and so your money is completely safe. Furthermore, my years of experience are an invaluable asset and the fact that all my business comes from referrals is testament to the high level of customer satisfaction I receive. I take great pride in matching the right holiday with the right person.

So, if you are planning that special, once in a lifetime holiday, why not give me a call. As I work from home, I am not restricted to the 9-5 working day and can chat in the evenings when you have more time to talk. If you would prefer a face to face meeting, that can also be arranged, and I would be happy to meet you in the evenings or at weekends at a place suitable to you and together we can plan your special holiday.

Travel – tailor made for you, with care.

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Customer Story 1

As a family planning a significant holiday we found Mary's advice, speed of reply and assistance with our ever-changing requests an absolute dream to deal with. We simply didn’t have the time or patience to review all the online options, booking times, transfers etc., and Mary guided us through this effortlessly. We would highly recommend her services.

Glenn McCarthy, Cork
Customer Story 2

Mary is always professional. She is friendly & available to answer any questions. It is always a pleasure planning a trip with Mary’s help. I trust her judgement completely.

Sheila Devitt, Cork
Customer Story 3

I have over the years recommended Mary Foyle to so many of my friends and family. She is the ultimate professional who always has time for any query or customer. A pleasure to deal with and her organisation of any trip I have undertaken has been just amazing.

Caroline Callanan, Cork
Customer Story 4

Mary was a pleasure to deal with. She made booking our honeymoon totally stress free, listened to what we wanted and gave us plenty of options to choose from. Mary was very quick at getting back to us and excellent at communication. We would highly recommend Mary for booking any holiday through and definitely plan on using her services in the future. Thanks again for everything Mary! Clare & Tadhg.

Clare Carroll, Meath
Customer Story 5

Highly professional service. Everything explained simply and thoroughly. Installed the myTC app as advised-full itinerary etc available to view. No stress involved when making plans for trip. Contacting Mary was a smart move. Personal requests seen after, and advice given on all matters related to travel. Mary has done the hard work and I am feeling reassured and content..I highly recommend Mary Foyle as your Travel Counsellor.

Joan Coppinger, Cork
Customer Story 6

I couldn’t recommend using Mary Foyle and Travel Counsellors any higher. I have booked two separate bucket list trips through Mary - one to South America and more recently to climb Kilimanjaro in September of this year which finished off with a safari in the Serengeti. We’d looked at planning the trip ourselves but with everyone working it was difficult to find the time and to organise everyone’s flights from different cities etc. Mary made it all so simple and bang on the budget we’d hoped for. The app made payment simple for everyone also. 10/10

Patrick Silke, Cork
Customer Story 7

Mary, Peter and I want to thank you so much for organising our wonderful holiday and every minute of it was so enjoyable. Your dedication, listening skills, organisation, open to suggestions, help when wanting to change things and prompt replies, gave us great security and a memorable holiday of a lifetime. Thank you.

Margaret Dewhurst,
Customer Story 8

With my husband we booked our first cruise with Mary. She was professional, efficient and planned our trip perfectly to make it a very memorable holiday. She was always on the other side of the phone to answer any queries for us. Mary was also on the phone to me on a Sunday night when our flights were cancelled and I couldn't get any information at the airport. I would recommend Mary to assist in holiday planning that will be tailor made for you.

Joan Dinneen, Macroom, Co. Cork.
Customer Story 9

Mary I will always be grateful to my sister's friend Ger for recommending you to me. You are always a pleasure to deal with. So pleasant, helpful, extremely efficient. I actually feel safe when I travel through you. As I know should anything go wrong (which has actually happened as you may remember) you are only a phone call away. I can feel/see you "talking with a smile". Continued success Mary and I wouldn't have any hesitation in recommending you.

Marie Jolly, Carrigaline, Co. Cork
Customer Story 10

Mary was recommended to me by a friend who had previously booked holidays with her, and I’m delighted that she was! Mary was so helpful in planning our recent 2 week trip to Sri Lanka. She made the trip completely hassle free. Six of us travelled together and Mary listened to our requests and budgets and took them into consideration. We stayed in some lovely hotels around the country. We had an extremely modern van and very knowledgeable driver. It was great piece of mind having the stress of organising a holiday completely taken out of our hands. As mentioned we were a group of 6, but I could see why couples or smaller groups would also use Mary's services. This was our first time travelling with Mary's services, and certainly not our last! I have no hesitation in recommending her expertise to anybody.

Denise Moynihan , Cork
Customer Story 11

Mary literally "came to the rescue" when another trip we had booked through another company fell apart at the last minute. In three days Mary had come up with a range of itineraries and we ended up with the most perfect, luxurious holiday in Phuket, Thailand a few days later. For hassle free travelling in beautiful places, with a personal touch (e.g. travel documents arriving in the post in a handy document wallet), I couldn't recommend Mary more highly.

Emma Scanlon, Dublin 8
Customer Story 12

We like to book our special holidays with Mary, she is such a professional! Mary has vast experience and always comes up with great suggestions if one is not too sure what they want. She has endless patients when one keeps changing their mind. We have never been disappointed with anything Mary has booked for us and we are really looking forward to our latest adventure to South Africa... will let you know how it goes. Thank you Mary for all your help and hard work.

Anne Travers, Cork
Customer Story 1

Mary has organised several holidays for a group of 4 of us on a number of occasions. We have always received exceptional service from Mary and will continue to book our holidays through her in the future. It is of huge comfort to us that Mary is always available to us should we need her services while on holiday. We all would recommend booking with her very highly.

Anne O'Neill, Dublin Ireland
Customer Story 2

Thank you for all your help and patience in organising our Asia trip. An absolute professional in dealing with the four of us, getting everybody’s wish list on the trip organised and at the same time keeping everyone happy. It was only as we expected because the recommendation of your ability to organise given to me by my sister Kathleen was second to none.

Oliver Kennelly, Ennis Co.Clare
Customer Story 3

For the past 6 years I have booked my long haul trips with Mary Foyle of Travel Counsellors. My trips consisted of Australia (Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin Melbourne & Sydney) and also Thailand, Malaysia & Laos. I have found Mary to be extremely efficient and professional and offers very competitive value for the services rendered. I have never had any hitch whatsoever and it has been of great reassurance to know that she is there if I ever needed her help. Any tours she recommended and organised for me were excellent and really enjoyable.

Geoffrey Hayes, Cork
Customer Story 4

Great service as always from Mary Foyle at Travel Counsellors. Service is so good that I recommend Mary Foyle to all my friends and family. Mary is not related to me & I can assure you she gives a first class service.

Sally O'Driscoll, Dublin
Customer Story 5

Thank you for arranging my recent trip to Bali . Caroline and I had given you an outline of what we were looking for and you turned our trip into a "WOW" in 3 different locations in Bali. Each location had a different theme and couldn't have been better for us. All of our travel arrangements, by air, land and sea worked seamlessly allowing us to enjoy every moment of our trip. Thanks again Mary.

Kevin O'Keeffe, Cork
Customer Story 6

Over a number of years and following a recommendation from a colleague, we have been using Mary Foyle as our Travel Counsellor. Mary now has a really good insight into what our preferences and requirements are and uses that knowledge to tailor holidays/trips for us. Mary delivers every time! We will certainly be using her services in the future.

Anne O'Neill, Dublin
Customer Story 7

As a group of girlfriends planning to organise a 'birthday' holiday trip, Mary was personally recommended as someone we should work with. Mary has a wealth of experience in the travel industry and so we trusted her judgement and handed everything over to her. She has handled a variety of requests from us including an unexpected change of date and negotiated some fantastic deals for us so we didn't have to do a single thing - only pay the money of course!! I would have no hesitation in recommending Mary to you too.

Anne Hegarty, Cork
Customer Story 8

Paddy and myself asked you to organise our holiday in Australia this year. It was a great decision on our part. We had such a wonderful time from start to finish. The flights, the hotels, car hire and transfers were all in place for us and it made our holiday stress free and allowed us to enjoy our time there without the hassle of bookings, phone calls and looking for available Wi-Fi. Thank you Mary for choosing lovely hotels for us to stay in but in particular we really appreciated your time, care and attention to detail while dealing with us. We would highly recommend you to anybody undertaking a holiday big or small.

Catherine O Neill, Bishopstown Cork
Customer Story 9

I have been using the services of Mary Foyle Travel Counsellor for the past 6 years and I can safely say that I would not change. From the outset Mary comes up with great recommendations to suit my travel needs and from there the booking process could not be more simpler. Mary has consistently ensured that our holiday and travel plans have been top quality. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Mary to my friends, family and contacts.

Dan Cronin, Cork
Customer Story 10

My husband & I have been using Mary's services in Travel Counsellors for many years and they have never failed to impress us. Mary has an incredible wealth of information on all aspects of travel and her valued 'tips' have made our travelling to far-flung and exotic places very pleasant and added to our enjoyment. Our most recent trip to Dubai excelled. Her recommendations regarding hotel and travel were just wonderful. We highly recommend Mary Foyle and assure that once you indicate to her what your wishes and budgets are, that she will arrange a super holiday. I can't wait for my next trip!

Patricia Carey, Cork
Customer Story 11

Mary has been so helpful from our very first conversation. She has organised all aspects of our holiday taking away any worries around doing it ourselves, leaving us to look forward to our holidays.

Blaithin Quinlan, Dublin
Customer Story 12

Mary sourced our long-haul flights so we could attend a wedding in Australia. We got dates that suited us, easy stopovers and great value. Mary gave us great advice on accommodation and other activities in the area. The details provided with our itinerary made our trip very easy and more relaxing.

Adrian Butson, Cork

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My Blogs

New Zealand continued.....

Mary's blog, 27/11/2019

Over the past few years, I have noticed a marked increase in the number of people asking me to design holidays for them to New Zealand. This magnificent country is high on everybody’s bucket list but generally speaking, when people approach me, they are thinking of the South Island – mountains, lakes, fjords, glaciers, adventure sports – so much to do and the scenery is incredible. On my recent holiday to visit my two daughters, I decided to spend a little time in the North Island to see how it compared with the more renowned South Island.

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