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Meet the GoHop Team

For genuine, first-hand knowledge of countless holiday destinations spanning every continent,
talk to our GoHop.ie team today.

Jennifer Kearney Senior Travel Consultant
Jennifer Kearney

Jennifer is a self-confessed travel addict and her 16 year career in the travel industry has taken her all over the world, including to most of Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, Cuba, Kenya, Dubai, and even Antarctica!

Our "lady of luxury" - Jennifer has an extensive knowledge of the most fabulous 5 star hotels in Asia, and she also is a regular visitor to the US cities of Philadelphia and Chicago for their endless shopping and sightseeing.

She has skydived in Australia, kayaked with whales in Maui, paraglided in New Zealand, and she loves planning exotic holidays and honeymoons to the Far East including Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Mauritius and beyond.

Favourite Destination(s):
Japan & Antarctica

Lisa Coady Senior Travel Consultant
Lisa Coady

Lisa was bitten by the travel bug at an early age and has over 12 years of experience working in the travel industry.

She lists some of her favourite destinations as Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Mexico, and has also cruised the sparkling turquoise seas and visited the smaller islands whilst on a Caribbean Cruise. It’s not all island life, however, and Lisa has also been lucky enough to visit some amazing places including Dubai, Thailand, Australia as well as Turkey, Spain and Portugal.

She loves planning honeymoons and holidays to unique destinations such as South Africa and the Caribbean as well as helping customers find the perfect summer holiday or weekend getaway within Europe.

Favourite Destination(s):
South Africa & Jamaica

Jodie Geoghegan Senior Travel Consultant
Jodie Geoghegan

Jodie has worked in the travel industry since 1999 and has travelled to Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and South America.

She has been fortunate enough to travel around the Caribbean islands to include Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Antigua, St Lucia, St Kitts and St Martins and has cruised from New York, Florida and also from Barcelona to visit ports around Europe.

Her favourite holiday destination would have to be Italy with endless charming resorts, allowing you to stroll through cobbled streets, enjoying long stretches of sandy beaches and endless breathtaking scenery. Whether it's a city break to Rome, or a romantic honeymoon to Sorrento, Jodie knows the best spots and can plan an amazing itinerary.

Favourite Destination(s):
Italy & Caribbean

Orla Tooher Senior Travel Consultant
Orla Tooher

Orla has been working in the travel industry for over 12 years and loves planning amazing adventures to some of the world's most beautiful destinations.

She's lived in Australia and Canada, and her travels have taken her to New Zealand, Peru, Morocco, Thailand, and all around the USA. An avid cyclist who loves the outdoors, Orla has completed the Camino in Spain, followed the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and spent two nights deep in the Amazon Rainforest.

Orla loves getting to know her customers and offering expert advice on USA fly drive holidays, sunny summer holidays, and honeymoons in beautiful Bali just to name a few.

Favourite Destination(s):
Orlando & Peru

Joanne McCabe Senior Travel Consultant

Joanne has been working in the travel industry for over 10 years, in which time she’s made it her mission to visit a range of exotic destinations.

Her favourite travel experience to date has been a visit to the breath-taking Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania and she loves helping people plan their next adventure, whether it be in Tanzania or Thailand!

An expert on all things long haul, Joanne loves helping our customers create their perfect tailor-made itineraries, and next on her own list is a trip to South Africa to take in the sights of Cape Town and the Garden Route.

Favourite Destination(s):

Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Northern India, Sri Lanka, Maldives

Celine Rooney Senior Travel Consultant
Celine Rooney

Celine has been working in the travel industry for over 16 years, She has lived in Canada and travelled to some amazing countries over the years including Australia, the Caribbean, South Africa and Dubai.

Now with a young family, her travel experiences have somewhat changed. Kruger National Park has now become Disneyland and St Lucia has become camping in France!

Celine is our resident "Cruise Queen" and is an expert at planning amazing cruises around the world for her customers. She also loves tailor-making fabulous honeymoons all over the USA and Canada, as well as being a ski aficionado and theme park addict.

Favourite Destination(s):
Washington, New York & Orlando

Michael Harrington Destination Expert
Michael Harrington

Michael is our "Mr South America," and manages GoHop.ie’s sister company Nuevo Mundo. Having lived in Spain for two years, he speaks fluent Spanish and has a love of Latin culture. He’s worked in travel for 13 years, and in that time he’s zip-lined in the Chilean Andes, hang-glided over Rio De Janeiro and stayed with indigenous peoples of both the Amazon Rainforest and Panama.

Michael is very well-travelled in South and Central America, so your holidays are always in safe hands.

Favourite Destination(s):
Colombia & Chile

Sinéad McGrane Senior Travel Consultant
Sinead McGrane
Sinéad is our Italy and Lapland expert with an encyclopedic knowledge of all of the best spots in Italy as well as having a direct line to Santa's workshop.
 
Sinead has worked in travel for 16 years and knows the resorts of Italy and Europe inside-out, having travelled the continent numerous times. She was married in Cancun, which could be why she loves it so much. Although she loves beaches and sun holidays, her favourite family holiday to date was a magical trip to Lapland to visit Santa Claus!

Favourite Destination(s):
Cancun & Sorrento in Italy

Dave GreenCuba Travel Manager
Dave Green

As Manager of our Cuba Travel brand, Dave has worked in the travel industry for over 30 years and has been to Cuba numerous times, citing the climate and friendly locals as his favourite things about this unique destination (he swears it wasn't the rum and cigars!).

He is our go-to guy on anything to do with Cuba, and sometimes we like to quiz him on the Dominican Republic too. Dave is a big fan of the Caribbean and holidays involving lots of cycling.

Favourite Destination(s):
Cuba



 

 

Ben RedmondLeisure Travel Manager

Ben is our Leisure Travel Manager, and team leader and has been working in travel since 2000. In that time, he's travelled all over the USA, Mexico, Cuba, Thailand, Singapore, Dubai, Australia, and to countless European cities. He’s camped in the Australian outback and Californian desert, and tasted some seriously strange eats while travelling, including crocodile meat.

Ben loves seeing new places, but would never live abroad as he believes the best thing about travelling is coming home.

Favourite Destination(s):
California & Cuba


 

 

Rachel Tracey Customer Support & Administration Manager
Rachel Tracey
Rachel is our Customer Support & Administration Manager and has worked in the travel industry since 2010. She has a passion for exceptional customer care and loves getting to know our customers and learning from their feedback. Her other passions include organisation, color coding and efficiency - making her the ideal person to head up our administration department!
 
She has travelled extensively throughout Europe and further afield, and her favourite travel experience to date has to be flying over the Grand Canyon in a private helicopter and landing in the valley for a champagne breakfast!

Favourite Destination(s):
Las Vegas & Málaga



 

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