The manager of the Coach and Horses, in Ashbourne
Three things I like: Music, sport and socialising
Three things I don’t like: Arrogance, celebrity TV programmes and footballers’ wages
Up’ard/ Down’ard: Up’ard
Born and bred: I was born and bred in Westport, in County Mayo, on the West Coast of Ireland. I moved to England three years ago and woekd in London. Then I moved to the Lake District and ran a pub there before moving to Ashbourne.
Family matters: I have an eight-year-old son, Alfie, who lives with his mother in Milan.
Work: I’ve managed the Coach and Horses since it was revamped and reopened in August and I now live above it. I make sure our staff drive for really good service and we have a passion for cask ales, wines and cocktails and food and creating and environment that everyone can enjoy.
I love working in Ashbourne, I really like the town and I’ve been made to feel very welcome. The sense of good-will around here is incredible.
I am best at: Problem solving.
My ideal holiday: Would be spent in Pavia, just outside Milan, with my son.
Favourite food: Boiled bacon and cabbage. It’s a real Irish dish. I once put it on a menu in a pub in the Lake District and we didn’t sell one.
Proudest moment: When I won Guinness’s best bartender in Ireland in 2007.
Inspired by: I’m a big fan of a fella called Robin Lee Graham who sailed around the world in a small boat in the 1960s.
If you ruled the world: It’s a cliche, but I’d eradicate all the needless poverty and cut down in the crazy sort of spending that goes on things.
Epitaph: I’ve always liked Spike Milligan’s: “I told you I was sick”.