Meet Our Experts

Frances MacDonald

Garden Holidays

Frances MacDonald is our Garden Tours Manager.  She trained in the National Botanic Gardens and has worked in gardening for over 35 years.  She and her husband, Iain, whom she met while working in Kew Garden, live in The Bay Garden in Camolin, Co. Wexford and open their garden to the public during the summer months.   More...

Iain MacDonald

Garden Holidays

Iain MacDonald has been guiding tours for the past 12 years with a particular interest in French gardens.  He has previously worked in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew before moving to Co. Wexford in 1981, where with his wife, Frances, our garden tours manager, he established a design and landscaping business which he still runs.  More...

Marty Whelan

Opera Breaks

After working in insurance Marty Whelan made the break into radio in 1979 on RTÉ's Radio 2, now RTÉ 2fm. In the mid-1980s Whelan began developing his television career, becoming the first male presenter of the hit fashion programme Head 2 Toe. After a stint with Century Radio Marty returned to RTÉ in the mid-1990s presenting shows including GFI: Go For It, Off the Record and Millionaire. More...