Meet Our Experts

Marty Whelan

Opera Breaks

After working in insurance Marty Whelan made the break into radio in 1979 on RTÉ's Radio 2, now RTÉ 2fm. In the mid-1980s Whelan began developing his television career, becoming the first male presenter of the hit fashion programme Head 2 Toe. After a stint with Century Radio Marty returned to RTÉ in the mid-1990s presenting shows including GFI: Go For It, Off the Record and Millionaire. More...

Peter Dunne

Wine Holidays

Peter started working for Mitchell & Son in 1970 and became a Director of the company in 1986. He has a wealth of knowledge of the wine and spirit business accrued from his years as a buyer, wine course educator and wine tour leader. More...

Dermot O'Neill

Garden Holidays

Dermot O'Neill is one of Ireland's most popular gardening experts. He has appeared on numerous radio and television programmes for both RTÉ and BBC Northern Ireland and has contributed to regular gardening columns for the RTÉ Guide, Irish Times and Sunday Independent. More...

Kevin Flanagan

Kevin Flanagan is a former ballet dancer. He worked with the legendary Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev for three years, appearing in Nureyev’s world premiere production of Romeo & Juliet and Sleeping Beauty in London and the last appearance of Fonteyn & Nureyev in their signature ballet Marguerite & Armand.  More...

Paolo Tullio

Culinary & Gourmet Holidays

Paolo Tullio is a chef, writer and broadcaster. He's a resident critic on RTE's 'The Restaurant', he writes restaurant reviews for the Irish Independent and he has a weekly food related chat with Sean Moncrieff on Newstalk. More...

Everna Mills-Corcoran

Ballroom Dancing Holidays

Everna Mills-Corcoran started her career at the age of 3 singing and dancing on stage. She trained under the famous May McCarthy for ballet, stage and tap work. She has also trained under Sean Doherty and achieved many awards for her music and shows. More...

Vanessa O'Keefe

Bridge Holidays

Vanessa, along with her parents John & Aileen have been running Bridge Schools in Dublin for over 25 years. They have travelled as Bridge Tutors on numerous Bridge Holidays to mainland Europe and the UK.  More...