I am a friendly, warm & sociable person.
I come from a large family, from a small fishing village in Donegal on the west coast of Ireland. I am a former Irish national champion in sport - representing my country internationally during my 20's. I trained as a meteorologist at university in England. I later moved into the arena of marketing & organization of large scale events. By the age of 30 (3 years ago), I left the fast-paced corporate sector to pursue a career in food. I now own an internationally recognized, award-winning restaurant in Ireland, with plans to expand in 2015.
When staying in a new place, I like to immerse myself in the local culture. The local food, drinks, traditions & national heritage are all of interest to me. I find learning about other cultures intriguing. I like travelling to places with an interesting history. When on holidays, I prefer to find activities that are far removed from the usual tourist trails. What the local people recommend always turns out to be a more memorable experience!
I usually travel with my partner Peter. My friends would describe me as witty, relaxed, respectful & conscientious, with a perpetually positive outlook on life.