Marie-Thérèse studied Entrepreneurship and Irish at DCU, married chef, Ruairí De Blacam and together they created the dream! You can too!

Marie-Thérèse de Blacam and her husband set up the Inis Meáin Restaurant & Suites on the Aran Islands. They established a unique hospitality setting, which has received extensive critical acclaim in the international press.

Marie-Thérèse studied Entrepreneurship and Irish at DCU, and this helped her gain the skills and confidence she needed to set up her own business. She married chef, Ruairí De Blacam and together they created the dream. 

Her motto is, “be active and take up any opportunity of interest that comes your way.” 

Right now, Marie enjoys, “the job satisfaction I get from giving people pleasure and the control I have over my own life (to an extent) in working for myself.” 

The biggest lesson she has learnt in her career to date is to, “be prepared, front load work so that you have the capability to deal with the unexpected – which will happen!”

Marie believes in living life to the full and making sure she enjoys the journey. Shealways seems to be on call to respond to challenges and to uphold The world is now finding out about this unique, culinary and cultural experience; aluxury retreat in the heart of the Aran Islands

Marie-Thérèse features in Career Coach – a step-by-step guide to help your teen find their life’s purpose by Dearbhla Kelly, published by Gill and Co and available in all leading bookshops and on Amazon.

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