Let me introduce myself. I was born in Riga, Latvia, a country with strong Baltic winds and rich heritage. I had the privilege of attending a gymnasium that emphasised languages, including Latin. However, I must admit that I would not remember a word of it now!

At the age of 13, I moved to Ireland, where I experienced a complete culture and accent shock. Despite having an impressive command of the English language, I felt that my skills were rendered useless due to the strong accents and unusual phrases. But I was determined to succeed.

After finishing secondary school in Co. Kildare, I attended the Technological University of Dublin, where I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism Marketing. I have always been passionate about tourism and travel, and my original dream was to become an exotic travel agent and explore the world. However, I landed a job in an incoming DMC, which quickly became my first love and passion for many years.

Eventually, I wanted to try something different and briefly worked in sales and marketing for a luxury hotel chain in Ireland. Unfortunately, I quickly realised that the job was not for me. However, I don’t regret taking the job, as this is where I met my husband, and we went on to have two beautiful children.

After leaving the hotel industry, I returned to working in the DMC industry, eventually establishing my own company with my values and work ethics. I believed that by being true to myself, I could build value and get customers. Surprisingly, this approach worked, and since then, Tiernan Travel has been thriving and growing every year.

At Tiernan Travel, we believe in providing a unique and personalised travel experience for each and every one of our clients. So, whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or a family vacation, we’ll make sure that your trip is unforgettable!


To make travel a joyful experience, one must have a cluster of resources at hand. We have an abundance of talented people who can pull all our assets together to create for you the perfect luxury vacation.

Kristine Bileskalne