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Meet the Team

At Portobello Institute we share a common commitment to quality, a structured approach to learning and a focus on industry links as well as care for the individual learners.

Our academic team along with programme managers and teaching staff are the heart of the college who inspire and support our students on a daily basis and throughout their educational journey with us.  To ensure full relevant support for every learner we have a programme manager in place for every department. All with significant experience within their sector we are delighted to show just some of our dedicated team. 

Kathleen Kinane

Travel Tutor




Kathleen began her Travel career in Cork Institute of Technology where she studied Travel Agency skills. Her first travel job was with USIT, specialising in student travel and Visas. From USIT, Kathleen moved to Club Travel for 11 years, where she gained experience in all areas of Leisure Travel including group travel and long-haul holidays/ honeymoons.


She then moved to Corporate Travel and currently work with Global Travel Management Company, FCM Travel Solutions. Kathleen is very experienced in the use of Central Reservation Systems used by Travel agencies, including Galileo, Amadeus and Sabre , and is passionate about the Travel Industry, having spent her career working in various travel agency roles and having completed a vast amount of travel.



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