The Authentic Ireland Team is comprised of a group of travel experts that are here to design a personalized and ease-free travel experience for you. When submitting a quote, you are given a travel agent that has a particular set of knowledge or skills that caters to your interests. With our unique travel themes and packages, as well as exemplary customer service from our team, you’re guaranteed to be impressed. Just read Authentic Ireland reviews to get a sense of our happy client base. With our team, you are sure to have a unique, enticing tour planned, giving you the experience of the authentic Ireland.
Con is our outdoorsy long-distance hiker guy. He does stuff like the Cotswold Way and Hadrian’s Wall Path in England, the Wicklow Way in Ireland and the Cairngorms in Scotland. Fresh back from the Saint Cuthbert’s Way, Scottish Borders to Holy Island, he’s off to the Orkneys next. But rest assured, he knows all about 5 star luxury too!
Maggie has been part of the Authentic Ireland team for nearly five years. The love of British pop music has made Maggie identify as an Anglophile since she was in her teens. Maggie has a soft-spot in her heart for the Turbo Coaster at Brighton Pier in the UK as well as her experience horseback riding through Connemara in Ireland. And don’t forget to ask her about the time she caught a glimpse of Nessie at Loch Ness in Scotland!
Lonna finds planning to be one of her favorite things here at Authentic Ireland, whether it be her creative drive or the rewarding feeling she gets putting together a great itinerary for a client. Lonna will always strive to create the perfect vacation for you both in terms of itinerary and budget! She constantly researches new locations, beautiful lodgings and sightseeing options, so her clients have as many opportunities as they wish while on vacation.
Catherine grew up in Ireland and has lived in Northern California since 1990. When Catherine is not making dreams come true for her clients, she loves spending time with her husband riding her motorcycle along the Northern California coastline, which brings back memories of the roads in Connemara, Donegal and Killarney. Her dream is to ride the “Wild Atlantic Way” on the west coast of Ireland. Catherine is our Motorcycle Travel Expert!
Lauren resides in the wine region of Sonoma County in California, and has always had a great passion for traveling. Whether it be US cities or two of her favorite European cities Paris and Amsterdam, she is very helpful in assuring clients with any travel needs they may have. With a certificate in Hospitality Management, she specializes in all accommodations ranging from B&B’s to luxury resorts. Her keen attention to detail and constant growth of Irish knowledge will leave you satisfied knowing that you are in the right hands!
Rebekah is our Regional Sales Manager here at Authentic Ireland. Located in North Carolina, Rebekah covers many different parts of the U.S. to work directly with alumni groups, travel agencies, corporations and more.
Robin is from County Wicklow and currently lives in Dublin. His favorite location to visit in Ireland is Baltimore in County Cork. Robin has spent the last two years travelling throughout Ireland and the UK experiencing all of the activities, accommodations and sightseeing that we provide for clients, and he will therefore be able to provide you with the perfect custom itinerary. He is also a passionate musician and has a keen interest in Traditional Irish music.
After multiple vacations to Ireland, Shannon moved to Dublin to discover all that Ireland has to offer and joined our Authentic Ireland team in Dublin in 2014. Shannon is now a Canadian Agent in our Vancouver office and her favorite places include the colorful harbour towns of Kinsale and Dingle, and the wild coastal roads of Connemara in County Galway. Shannon’s broad range of knowledge and attention to detail are key to creating your dream vacation to Ireland and the UK!
Emma is from the Garden of Ireland, also known as County Wicklow. She has lived and studied in Dublin city for a number of years and has a love for the city and all its quirky charms! Emma is an avid traveler and can help you plan a fantastic city stay in both Ireland and the UK. some of her favorite destinations include Edinburgh, Dublin, Belfast and London. Creating custom combination tours of both city and countryside are Emma’s specialty and you’re sure to get the most out of your vacation with her knowledge and planning!
Kati is part of our Dublin office and has a strong love for the west of Ireland. Being an expert in Galway and all it has to offer, Kati also takes pride in discovering all the hidden gems Ireland has to offer. In her free time she enjoys traveling along the famous Wild Atlantic Way, and her favorite places to visit are the wild Connemara and the beautiful Mayo Islands in Ireland.
Leslie’s marketing career began at the dawn of the millennium in the entertainment industry and has evolved over the years to include eCommerce and now Tourism. Leslie is thrilled to be a part of the Authentic Ireland team and is favorably biased towards London, Tollymore Forest Park, Clare County and cats.
Liz has worked in the Irish Tourism Industry for the past 20 years in Reservations Management and is our Supplier Contract Manager. Liz is a keen traveler with a special interest in Italy and also likes to spend time volunteering for specific charities.
Michaela is our Executive Finance Manager working in our US office. Originally from Ireland, she shares the love for the country as if she still lives there.
Aisling has over 10 years’ experience planning custom travel to Ireland. As a native of County Clare, she has traveled extensively around Ireland, and experienced everything from 5-Star luxury castles to cozy B&Bs. She has firsthand knowledge of Ireland’s most well-known highlights, as well as more remote, less-travelled areas. Aisling is exceptionally passionate about her homeland, and very eager to share the best of Ireland with you. She is on-hand to listen to your specific interests and wishes, to assist you plan a most memorable trip, tailor-made just for you.
Allegra is the Vice President of Authentic Ireland based in our US Office. She has more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience in the tourism sector and has called both Ireland and the US her home.
Having more than 25 years experience in the Travel & Tourism Industry, John was a founding Director of Irish Welcome Tours in 1989. Prior to that he was Managing Director of Best Western Hotels Ireland and now is also Managing Director of Premier Guesthouses of Ireland. He is also a keen golfer and recommend Ireland as a top golfing destination.