Meet The Team

Our team at Travel Department are experienced holiday specialists, who are extremely passionate about what they do.

As a company we recruit great guides and holiday planners who are specially trained to our exceptionally high standards. Our team is meticulous and works hard to perfect every detail. We’re constantly checking the quality of everything we offer, from hotels to airports, cruise ports to excursion destinations.

We also recognise that service is everything so we encourage customer feedback; it’s the way we continually develop and improve what we offer you.

People repeatedly travel with us because they know they’ll see and experience the best of the world and have plenty of fun along the way.

Bob Haugh

CEO

Bob Haugh founded Travel Department in 1996, soon after leaving school and realising there was very little on offer for the holiday maker in Ireland other than package holidays. More...

Brendan Breen

Managing Director

Brendan Breen, our Managing Director, experienced his first real taste of travel on a summer J1 working holiday visa to New York nearly 20 years ago!  More...

Matthew Tarrant

Sales Manager

Originally working as a Fine Furniture Maker, Matt was bitten by the travel bug and left his native Australia in 2000. When he returned in 2002, he worked for the global travel company, Flight Centre, managing three of their stores. More...

Josanne Lima

Inventory Manager

I am from Salvador, Brazil and have worked for Travel Department for the last 5 years. One of my favourite destinations would have to be Madeira. More...

Fergal O'Brien

Marketing Director

Fergal has over 13 years’ experience working in the media, marketing and technology industries in hotspots like London, New York and Sydney and holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town and NYU Stern. More...

Damien Meehan

Finance Director

Damien, aged 36, has over 10 years’ experience in Finance. Damien graduated with a degree in Accounting & Finance from DCU and qualified as  a chartered accountant in 2002 More...

Gillian O'Keefe

Operations Manager

I have travelled extensively with Travel Department however one of my favourite places would have to be Lake Como in Italy. More...

Peter Murphy

Group Coordinator

I am from Lucan, Co. Dublin and I have worked for Travel Department since 2007. My favourite destination would have to be Spain and in particular - Madrid. More...

Ailish Berkeley

Sales Executive

Ailish is an important member of our sales and visa team. She joined Travel Department two years ago fresh from the Liberties College where she studied Travel and Tourism. More...

Joanne Coll

Sales Executive

Joanne joined Travel Department in April 2014; she has a wealth of experience working as a honeymoon specialist and can offer an expert insight into destinations such as Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Mauritius, Dubai, Canada and Australia.  More...

Daniel Irwin

Have been working for Travel Department since December 2014. I am a recent graduate from DIT graduating a month before starting in TD with a BSc in Tourism Marketing.  More...

Irene McCaffrey

Sales Executive

Irene has worked in our Sales Team since September 2013. She loves to travel and has worked within the Travel & Tourism industry in the UK, France, The Netherlands and Australia. More...

Vicki McGrath

Sales Executive

Vicki McGrath from our Sales Team has had the travel bug since a young age. She spent five summers working in Spain and a couple of winters working in a ski resort in Andorra before joining the Sales Team at Travel Department. More...