Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Martin Skelly

Director

I started in the travel business in a Dublin city centre travel agency in 1976 and I joined Navan Travel on January 2nd 1977.

The travel industry has been very kind to me for the past 40 years.

I have been lucky enough to water ski in the Caribbean, join game safaris in South Africa, go wine tasting in Italy, savour the fascinating delights of the Golden Triangle in India, Sail up Milford Sound in New Zealand and see Sydney Opera House and the famous Harbour Bridge from a helicopter. Throw in lunch at the CN Tower revolving restaurant in Toronto, sample the best of Spanish food on the Camino or early season skiing in Austria and you start to get a picture of why I have loved my life in travel. I have met the real Santa in Lapland and taught my sons how to body board on the French Atlantic coast. I did all this as part of my job!!! Well nearly.

My job is to help our customers turn a few week’s holidays into a lifetime of memories.

In the Irish travel industry and particularly in Travalue I am surrounded by consummate professionals who share this vision.

I was honoured to be elected President of the Irish Travel Agents Association in 2014 and proud to represent the Irish travel industry here and abroad.

Katrina McMullan

Manager

I have worked in the travel industry for over 19 years.  I trained in travel which led me to becoming a courier onsite for a camping tour operator in France before starting in Travalue in 1998.  I have a passion for travel and I have travelled extensively throughout Australia, Asia and the USA.  I have Cruised the Med and the Caribbean, visited Croatia, Egypt, Morocco and many European Resorts as well as most of the major European cities and I have skied in Austria & France.  In all the places I have travelled I would have to say that Melbourne is my favourite destination.  I lived and worked in Melbourne and I loved the culture, friendliness and the climate!  I also spent an amazing 3 weeks touring India a few years ago.  The sights and smells have to be experienced to be believed.

Most recently I love city breaks in Europe as they offer great value for money allowing you to enjoy the sights, culture and food in 2 or 3 nights.  There are so many excursions that can be added like Cheese and Wine Tasting or City Bike Tours to give city breaks a bit of a twist!

I love to offer clients holidays that they can get the most out of their time away.  I find tailormaking holidays and multi centre holidays allow customers to achieve this.

With all my experience in travel and through a love for the industry and hard work I have been a recipient of the Best ITAA Leisure Travel Professional 2012 and the Best ITAA Overall Travel Professional 2013. 

Contact me if you would like me to tailor your next holiday to suit you 

Michelle McDonagh

Senior Travel Consultant

I have worked in the Travel Industry for over 20 years.  I have worked for Travalue for 17 years.  In that time I have visited many places all over the world including Orlando, New York, Toronto and Disneyland Paris.  I have cruised the Med and the Caribbean, and in more recent years I have been on various camping holidays in France and Italy.  I have been in nearly all areas of Spain and most of the major cities in Europe along with skiing destinations Austria and Andorra.

At the moment France is my favourite holiday destination because of the fantastic range of campsites on offer to suit every family.  Once our kids are happy on holidays we are happy!

I think that Cruising is another great option.  The ships on offer nowadays are amazing with great food, entertainment and activities on board.  It allows you to see many destinations in the one holiday!

If you would like help in planning your next holiday please contact me, and I will be happy to assist you.  

Sharon Sheridan

Senior Travel Consultant

I have worked in the Travel Industry for over 14 years.  I trained in travel and started working in Travalue from college.  I have travelled to Mauritius, Mexico, Florida, Dubai, all the Canary Islands, Morocco, Cyprus, Israel, Disneyland Paris, mainland Spain and most European cities.  My favourite destination out of them all would have to be Florida because it is truly magical!  Somewhere everyone must visit at least once!

For the last number of years my family and I have gone on camping holidays as they offer exactly what we are looking for and cater for all the family’s needs.  We have been in numerous campsites in France and Italy over the years.  I can advise you on the best campsites to suit your family circumstances whether you are travelling with an infant right up to teenagers and everything in between!   

Contact me if you would like advice on planning your next holiday 

Olivia Flanagan

Senior Travel Consultant

I have worked in the Travel Industry for 10 years.  I have visited Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Fiji, Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, Orlando, Egypt, Paris, Rhodes, Turkey.  My favourite place to visit would have to be USA it is filled with countless things to do and see.  There is something for everyone from the bustling cities steeped in history, the national parks and the white sandy beaches.  I am passionate about travel and I love to share my travel tips and recommendations with my customers.  My goal is to ensure that my customers have an enjoyable holiday that is hassle free filled with fun and laughter and at the best value!                

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me to arrange your next holiday.  

Kristyna Cesalova

Junior Travel Consultant

I have graduated from International Tourism and Leisure Management and trained in the Tourism & Hospitality sector for over 3 years. Originally from the Czech Republic, my passion for travelling and exploring new places has brought me to Ireland. Despite my young age, I have lived and studied/worked in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, India, Malaysia and Cyprus. I have visited most European countries in addition to Thailand, Cambodia, Bali, Japan and Egypt. I have also skied in Austria and Italy.

Out of all the places I have travelled, India is definitely my favourite destination. From chaotic streets in New Delhi to the enchanting beauty of The Taj Mahal, from sweltering heat of Jaipur to the peaceful Himalayan village of Dharamshala - India has won my heart! I would be happy to give you my tips on how to travel on a budget as well as how to get the most out of your trip.

Please get in touch if you would like me to assist you in arranging your next holiday.

Jill Mikalauskiene

Junior Travel Consultant

I graduated from Hospitality & Tourism Management in Denmark and received my BA in Travel & Tourism in Norway.  I have been working as a travel consultant since 2014. Constantly seeking new challenges I have recently moved to Ireland and fell in love with the country!  Originally from Lithuania, I have travelled around Europe catching the most amazing sights of nature that Portugal, Germany, Poland, The Baltic’s, Denmark, Sweden and Norway have to offer.

What fascinates me the most is wild and unspoilt nature. This is why I fell in love with Northern Norway.  I lived there for a year exploring the surroundings. From camping under the Northern Lights dancing in the sky, hiking up the mountains, sailing in the fjords surrounded by the scenery of gorgeous mountains, rivers and waterfalls to whale watching and so much more.  I would love to share my travel tips with you!

Get in touch and I will arrange your next holiday.

Helen McCormack

Accounts Manager

I have worked in the Travel Industry over 7 years.  I trained in travel and gained employment in Travalue through work placement from college.  Further training and I find myself working in Accounts in Travalue but that doesn’t stop me from indulging in my love of travel!  Over the years I have visited many destinations namely Australia, Langkawi, New York, London, Barcelona, Crete, Zakynthos, Sorrento, Lanzarote, Majorca, Salou, Disneyland Paris and I have skied in Austria.  My favourite destination would have to have been Carins in Australia.  It is like a little oasis with a gorgeous tropical climate and everyday brings a new adventure with so many amazing activities to take part in or sights to see.

Having a family now I find camping is a great option.  It’s safe and secure and ticks all the boxes for my family’s needs.

I get all the best travel advice from my colleagues so why shouldn’t you!