Our small, award-winning company is based in Nairn in the Scottish Highlands. Now in its 13th year of business, the company is owned and run by Marie Cruickshank who is Irish from Holywood in County Down. In recognition of her success in business Marie was awarded Highland Business Woman of the Year in 2006.
Marie, who is a Home Economist, also ran an award winning Bed and Breakfast for many years. In addition she was employed as a hotel inspector checking out hotels, bed and breakfasts, castles, country lodges and mansions, and so she has an experienced and very keen eye for high standards and good quality.
Marie is an official Shamrock Agent with Discover Ireland (the Irish Tourist Board), is a member of Inverness Chamber of Commerce, the Irish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, the Scottish Business Association in Singapore, the British Chamber of Commerce in Singapore and she is an honorary member of the Tastevins(Brotherhood of Wine Tasters) of St Etienne de Keintzhiem in Alsace, France and she was the first lady to to join the local Rotary Club of Nairn but had to leave due to lots of work commitments.
Our small dedicated team has over 30 years of combined experience in working in tourism and share Marie's enthusiasm and committment to providing a very personal service to our clients. Unlike larger companies, we believe in getting to know our clients and building up a rapport with them, so we can successfully meet their individual holiday requirements.
We arrange and design very bespoke itineraries to suit each of our clients' time and interests using upmarket and quality accommodations according to the clients' budget and time in Ireland.
Some people come for 4 nights and others may come for a conference and add in a few extra nights to do 7 nights or more.
Some of our clients want to trace family heritage during their tour of Ireland, the home of their ancestors.
We arrange personal itineraries from arrival point to departure point and on any day of the week to suit clients' own needs, interests and vacation dates.
Some of our clients want to tour both Ireland and Scotland, so check out our sister site, www.scotlandmadeeasy.co.uk if you would like a combined trip and we will be delighted to arrange this for you.
Our other sister site is for France as we know France very well and are French speakers. We find that when clients travel so far to come to Europe, they often do a trip to Ireland and Scotland and will include a quick trip to Paris or even stay in a chateau in the Loire Valley.
Our French site is at www.francemadeeasy.com
Marie was very pleased through her company, to support the Children's Welfare League Mardi Gras Ball in Asheville, North Carolina earlier in the year.