Tangney Tours Staff

Our Team

Meet the Tangney Tours Team

Tangney Tours Team

Tangney Tours Staff

We are a team and we work hard together to ensure that your pilgrimage is the best experience possible. Based in Kent, just south east of London, we are dedicated to ensuring that we provide you with exactly what you need. Whether it is an individual pilgrimage to Lourdes, or a parish pilgrimage to the Holy Land, our team is available with first hand information and the knowledge that you require.

Here you can read a little more about us, or pick up the phone to get in touch.

John Tangney

Company Chairman

John Tangney

For the last 50 years my main aim in life has been to enjoy my family and work balance.

My work has been incredibly important, and with the support of my friends, family and staff I am lucky to be able still enjoy what we do today.

Outside of the office, I enjoy travel, a great social life, and the odd glass of fine wine.

Nicholas Tangney

Managing Director

Nicholas Tangney - Company DIrector

Working with my father since I was born, I am now responsible for the day to day running of the business.

Joining officially full time in 2003, I have overseen a number of changes within the business during the last 20 years, moreover I enjoy being in the office and visiting places with pilgrims throughout the year.

During my spare time, I love playing football with my young family, cycling and ferrying the boys from A to B on the weekends!

Gill Didino

Groups Manager for the Holy Land, Italy, Fatima & more!

Gill Didino

Having worked with Tangney Tours for over 20 years, I very much enjoy the challenge of researching destinations and shrines around the world.

I live in a small Kentish village and am very much involved with the local community, including undertaking the role of churchwarden at our local village church.

My hobbies include gardening, walking and practicing my Italian with the hotels we use in Italy.

Clare Barkaway

Groups assistant to the Holy Land, Italy & Fatima

Clare Barkaway - Staff shot

Having worked for Tangney Tours for over ten years, I enjoy our office environment, and as well as arranging tailor made trips for our Pilgrims, I also enjoy City breaks myself!

 

I am a keen walker at the weekends, play padel tennis, enjoy socialising and looking after two teenagers!

Georgia Kitchener

Groups and Individuals Coordinator

Georgia Kitchener

I joined Tangney Tours in 2024 after graduating University with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Psychology. I have always had a passion for travel, and I am thrilled to start a career in something I am so enthusiastic about.

During my spare time I enjoy walking my dog, socialising with friends and family and travelling to new and exciting places. I am a bit of an adrenaline junkie, my best travel memory was skydiving in Brisbane, Australia.

Noreen Joyce

Lourdes Groups Manager

Noreen Joyce working for Tangney Tours

I’ve worked for Tangney Tours for over 10 years and have thoroughly enjoyed my experience so far.

My role comprises mainly of co-ordinating groups and Diocesan Pilgrimages to Lourdes. I embrace the challenges of finding solutions for travel and accommodation for my groups! It is so rewarding when I get to see them enjoying their pilgrimages.

I’m a keen DIY’r, absolutely love gardening and spending as much time as I can outdoors.

Teresa Dines

Groups and Individuals Coordinator

Teresa Headshot

I joined Tangney Tours in 2024. I have been in the tourism industry for over 5 years and was once the President for The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA Malaysia Taylor’s Student Chapter). I am very passionate about the industry and have developed a big interest in the Cultural and Pilgrimage Tourism.

I am a sport and art enthusiast, I enjoy playing golf during my spare time and enjoy discovering new cultures and heritages. When traveling to different countries, I find it interesting to adapt to the local cultures.

Penny McKittrick

Accounts Manager

Penny Mckittrick

I have been with Tangney Tours for nine years.

Living locally gives me the chance to walk to the office and most days I bring my dog Molly. Molly has also become a firm member of the team and enjoys the attention from everyone!

My hobbies are listening to music, going to concerts, long walks in the Kent country side and often exploring London with my daughter.

Lisa Dodd

Lourdes Manager

Lisa Dodd

I have been with Tangney Tours for over two decades. Living in Lourdes for most of that time, I bring local knowledge and a wealth of experience to the team.

A passion for music and dance plus embracing the French culture and beautiful Pyrenees mountains and a couple of small children at home means I have no problem filling my spare time!

Linda Doran

Lourdes Representative

Linda Doran Representative

I have lived in Lourdes for many years and work for Tangney Tours a number of years.

Originally from Ireland, I have now integrated with the local community in Lourdes and enjoy the fantastic town of Lourdes and the surrounding areas. I spend my spare time walking and enjoying the local scenery. I am lucky enough to wake each morning and have a view of the Shrine of Lourdes from my house.

I look forward to seeing you in Lourdes.