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My Irish Cousin was founded in 2016 by Malachy Quinn. What started out as a one-man operation is quickly growing into a team of Irish Cousins.

Malachy Quinn is a native Dubliner and started his career in the Irish financial sector. This is where he quickly uncovered his entrepreneurial streak. This led him to the UK to take up an opportunity to develop an international construction equipment business. This business took him all over the world for 20 years.

With travelling so much, Malachy soon learned to recognise and appreciate excellent standards of service. In particular, the difference a genuine welcome makes. More recently, Malachy has held a number of leadership roles on boards of management. He has also become increasingly involved in the hospitality industry and is also an Airbnb Superhost.

Malachy has identified the need for an all-in-one service which combines being personal tour guide, concierge, driver and minder. He saw an opening for offering more flexible, bespoke and personalised tours around Ireland. Recalling his own first trip to the UK in the 1980s to visit an older Irish cousin he remembers vividly the feeling of being welcomed warmly and being shown around by someone genuine, local and friendly.  

My Irish Cousin is about offering that same obliging, friendly, patient and willing service. It’s about going the extra mile to ensure our customers have a unique, memorable and enjoyable experience. Malachy Quinn and his team are ready to help!

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