Kathy Harrigan

East Berlin, Pennsylvania Travel Agent

An independent agent with Nexion, LLC in Irving, TX, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Ireland Travel Specialist

My first trip to Ireland was to take my husband to see Bruce Springsteen in Dublin. I fell in love with the country and people. I knew then that I wanted to share this wonderful country with others. 

Since that time I have been back to Ireland many times. I have had the experience of traveling to the Republic and Northern Ireland both as an individual and as a group leader. 

I have earned the title of Ireland Destination Specialist from The Travel Institute and have earned Gold Specialist Certification from Tourism Ireland. 

There are a number of reputable suppliers I work with both in the USA and in Ireland.  I have made some close contacts in Ireland over the years that I would love to share with you.

Thru the years I have designed a variety of custom trips, including:

  •  Garden Tours
  •  Heritage Tours
  •  Sporting Events – Navy vs Notre Dame, UCF vs Penn State
  •  Golf Tours
  •  Honeymoons
  •  Family Tours
  •  Individual Self-Drive Tours

I generally go to Ireland once or twice a year so I can keep on top of hotels and attractions that are offered. 

When designing your dream tour, I listen to what your interests are and include them in your tour.  Even pre-designed coach tours can be individualized; I will help you find the one that best fits you.

My best trip to Ireland was with my daughter’s family.  The grandchildren were 6 and 9 when we took them for their first visit.  From the private hawk walk and getting to hold the bird on our gloves, to climbing rocks on the Burren, to our castle stay... it was a holiday we will all hold dear to our hearts. The kids still say it’s the best vacation ever!

In addition to Ireland, I specialize in travel to:

  • New York City, NY (another place I fell in love with many years ago)
  • Great Britain 
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Gettysburg, PA
  • Honeymoons
  • Carribean & Mexico
  • Disney products
  • River Cruises
  • Group travel

I have experience booking groups to England, Scotland, Germany, Italy, and other European destinations.  I am quite familiar with Disney World, Destination Weddings, and all-inclusive resorts as well.

I would love to help you or your group plan your perfect holiday and be your travel advocate.

Sláinte!

Client Testimonial

Rainbow on Dingle Peninsula
Rainbow on Dingle Peninsula

"Kathy Harrigan of Harrigan Holidays saved my first vacation to Ireland, which was my first trip abroad.  She went above and beyond the call of duty to fix what another agency messed up.  I was so impressed with her knowledge, insight, and caring that I used her for our second trip also.  

I don't feel that I could get any better service anywhere else.  She took the time to get to know not only me, but my sister's (travel partners) also.  Her suggestions were based on our dream of the perfect tour, not someone else's."

- Darshan

 

My Reviews

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

I not only gained a travel agent, she is now a dear friend.

Reviewed By Chrystal - Breaux Bridge, La | Traveled to
She helped me with my first big trip to New York. After she finalized my trip all I had to do was pack jump on a plane and enjoy. Not only do I go to her with all of my travel needs but we now stay in touch and I consider her a dear friend. I couldn't recommend any one else to take care of my travel needs. She does such a wonderful job!!
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Always helpful

Reviewed By Joan - Carlisle PA | Traveled to
Kathy is very knowledgeable about traveling to Ireland. She has helped plan several trips with me. I tell her what sites we want to visit and she makes it happen. We have always had wonderful trips!
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6 of 13 people found this review helpful

A Dream come True - Ireland Honeymoon!

Reviewed By Charity May - Cleveland, OH | Traveled to
Kathy was the perfect answer to our many questions as we sought to plan a honeymoon in Ireland. She was exceptionally thorough in thinking through every single detail, from car insurance to lodging to the best walking tours in southern Ireland. Kathy made sure we had fun while finalizing our trip. And her expertise on the country was golden! We stayed at five different cities in southern Ireland - the accommodations and locations she set at the perfect pace, weaving in our interests of countryside, church history, and city life. There were no hiccups in any of our travel arrangements, thanks to Kathy's excellent work! What a memorable trip this was and only because we were able to fully trust Kathy to design a trip that fit us so well. Also, we were simply blessed by her sincere heart and trustworthiness shown when working with her. We wholeheartedly recommend Kathy for future trips!
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3 of 7 people found this review helpful

Great time in Northern Ireland

Reviewed By Pat - Pennsylvania | Traveled to
Our Northern Ireland trip went off perfectly. Harrigan Holidays does a really good job of booking hotels and planning interesting tours. Kathy went out of her way to assist 6 of us to arrive a few days early and go out on our own. She helped us make car rental and hotel arrangements. We would definitely recommend her agency to friends. We have also taken a bus trip to NYC which was well planned.
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6 of 13 people found this review helpful

She saved the trip

Reviewed By Darshan - St. Cloud, MN | Traveled to
Kathy Harrigan of Harrigan Holidays saved my first vacation to Ireland, which was my first trip abroad. She went above and beyond the call of duty to fix what another agency messed up. I was so impressed with her knowledge, insight,and caring that I used her for our second trip also. I don't feel that I could get any better service anywhere else. She took the time to get to know not only me, but my sisters (travel partners) also. Her suggestions were based on our dream of the perfect tour not someone else's. Respectfully, Darshan Nohner
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7 of 15 people found this review helpful

Highly recommend!

Reviewed By Stephanie - Mechanicsburg, PA | Traveled to
Always a pleasure working with Kathy to help with my travel needs. She's very knowledgeable, helpful and goes the extra mile for you.
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5 of 12 people found this review helpful

She handled everything for us so we could simply enjoy our vacation!

Reviewed By mpg66 - Folkston, GA | Traveled to
When I first decided to take a girls weekend in NYC, I did not know where to start. Luckily, a travel website referred me to Kathy Harrigan. She was so professional, so helpful, that not only the trip, but the planning was a breeze. I will definitely use Karthy again and I will refer her to all of my friends!
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5 of 13 people found this review helpful

Incredible Fun

Reviewed By Jules - East Berlin, PA | Traveled to
We asked Kathy to plan a surprise family vacation to celebrate our daughter's 30th birthday. She had to arrange six travelers flying from two different states. We wanted to arrive around the same time to our final destination. She arranged all the flights and an all-inclusive resort with three rooms. We had a fabulous time and our daughter didn't know where she was going until we revealed the destination to her.
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3 of 10 people found this review helpful

Ireland Adventure

Reviewed By Nancy - Orlando Florida | Traveled to
My three sisters and I finally made the decision to visit Ireland. After speaking with a few other agents , I found Kathy... She was able to arrange a magical trip for us... From our airline flights to hotels and rental cars, all fell smoothly into place.. I can never thank her enough for all of the work she did for us. We wanted to set up a self driving trip and Kathy rose to the occasion and arranged all of our accommodations. My sisters and I would definitely use Kathy's services again. Thank you Kathy for an amazing experience.. My sisters and I have fell in love with Ireland??
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4 of 12 people found this review helpful

NYC

Reviewed By Sandy - Manor, GA | Traveled to
Kathy made our trip to NYC the absolute best!! We had only to specify what we wished to do while in the city, and she made all of the arrangements for us.....no hassle, no fuss, no nothing except a wonderful NYC experience.....thanks to Harrigan Holidays!
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5 of 14 people found this review helpful

Exceptional travel agent

Reviewed By The Drakes - East Berlin, PA | Traveled to
We have used Kathy Harrigan's service to plan our winter vacations to Mexico and Punta Cana for approximately 8 years. Her knowledge and customer service are the best. She researches and helps us find the best resorts and will offer her opinion on whether the resort would meet our needs. We have recommended her services to many friends and co-workers and everyone has the same comment, "Kathy is an exceptional travel agent!"
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An Excellent Scandinavian Adventure

Reviewed By Tip - Boiling Springs, PA | Traveled to
Kathy assured our trip to Oslo and Copenhagen was especially memorable, owing in great part to her advice, planning, and arrangements. She helped make preparing for the trip fun, providing wonderful options for air travel, lodging, and tours. Her coordination was flawless and final arrangements were made and in-hand in a timely manner. She made the trip worry-free. Accommodations in Oslo and Copenhagen were centrally located, comfortable, and with fantastic Scandinavian breakfasts. The sightseeing tours were perfect and gave us access to all the major sights and attractions. Air travel was excellent and Kathy's colorful luggage tags made baggage claim a breeze! I have wonderful, lasting memories of this trip to Scandinavia thanks in no small part to Kathy. I recommend her services without any reservation.
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4 of 13 people found this review helpful

Planned the perfect trip!

Reviewed By Derek - Dillsburg, PA | Traveled to
Kathy took the ideas we had for our Hawaii vacation and found the best value and experiences for an experience that will last a lifetime. She constantly watched our flights to make sure seeing was optimal for our family and found resorts that the children raved about. We will be using her again for all of our family vacations!
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3 of 11 people found this review helpful

Ireland is amazing with Kathy Harrigan!

Reviewed By Kathy - Pennsylvania | Traveled to
We loved our trip to Ireland so much we went back! Both times with Harrigan Holidays! Kathy knows every inch of the country. The hotels were excellent! We saw saw many gorgeous places, and had so much fun! (Craic they call it in Ireland!) She has so many travel connections with people there, it seems everybody knows her! Her attention to detail and knowledge of the places we visited made the trip a relaxing, easy venture. Don't pass up a trip to the Emerald Isle with Harrigan Holidays!
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1 of 8 people found this review helpful

She clued in the clueless

Reviewed By Kate - Buffalo, NY | Traveled to
My sisters and I have wanted to go to Ireland for a long time. When we finally decided it was now or never, we didn't have a clue how to start. We all looked at packages, flights, hotels etc. The more we planned the more confusing it became until my sister Nancy found Kathy. She arranged everything and found us great deals. Her advice was on the money. It was the best vacation I ever had and I would use Kathy again in a heartbeat.
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4 of 14 people found this review helpful

Verry knowledgable, kind, and helpful.

Reviewed By Sam - Memphis, TN | Traveled to
We were looking for a week-long Caribbean vacation within our budget, and she was able to help us along every step of the way! We changed our minds on more than one occasion and she took it all in stride. She told us what to expect when traveling and even suggested some very interesting things to do while we were down there. A++
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One of our best trips EVER!

Reviewed By TennJenn - Atlanta, GA | Traveled to
We were a group of 10, coming from 5 different places, arriving at 3 different times in Dublin for the Boston College vs. Georgia Tech game. Kathy made it all work flawlessly. Five of us spent a week touring the beautiful Irish countryside, with a wonderful driver named John that "got us" and made the first few days stress-free and oh so memorable. Then Kathy arranged for us to meet up with 5 other family members in Dublin for the rest of our stay. From the hotels she chose to arranging game tickets to all the various means of transport for 10 days, it all went off without a single hitch. Everyone got what they wanted, whether it was seeing a specific sight, eating wonderful meals, or getting an authentic taste of Ireland and the warm and wonderful Irish people. We have been fortunate enough to travel quite a bit, and usually I research and plan everything myself but Kathy made it all so easy and was right on the money! She even got us much better fares than we could get ourselves out of Atlanta! I truly could not have done it myself. She was always prompt with her answers to my (very many) questions, and all 10 of us appreciate the planning and attention to detail that Kathy put into our trip. It's a memory all 10 of us will cherish a lifetime!
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2 of 13 people found this review helpful

Especially useful if you're planning a custom trip

Reviewed By George - Mechanicsburg, PA | Traveled to
So many tour operators go to the same places and do the same things. Kathy's specialty is putting together a custom itinerary that can focus on niche interests or targeted types of sites, and especially interesting stops that aren't always part of "mainstream" tours. She's particularly versed on Ireland, which is where I took two different groups -- once on a northern loop and once on a southern loop. Both of those went smoothly with a nice mix of attractions and an excellent tour manager.
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