Michael JF Wright, CEO
Michael JF Wright is a member of the Wrights of Howth family, which operates a thriving national and international fish and seafood business. In his youth Michael worked closely with his father on all aspects of the family business. Independently, Michael has established himself over the past twenty years as a highly successful entrepreneur in the hospitality sector.
In the 1980’s Michael left his hometown of Dublin and worked in various bars in New York learning the hospitality trade and gathering ideas. Fast-forward to 1995, Wright returned to Ireland with new found knowledge and opened Wrights Bloody Stream in Howth. He took a derelict train station and transformed it into one of the most stylish and successful bars in the country.
In 1998 Michael acquired a lonely roadside bar in the idyllic Strawberry Beds near Chaplizod on the River Liffey, and using his expertise he transformed it into the bustling Gastro Pub, Wrights Anglers Rest. Despite its relatively remote location The Anglers Rest this boutique pub is not only a highly sought after wedding venue, it has enjoyed a bustling local and tourist trade over the past number of years.
Since then Michael has gone on to develop a number of other pubs and late night venues. His disciplined approach and strong work ethic, which he inherited from his parents, has attributed to his ongoing success and the growth and development of the Michael JF Wright Hospitality Group. Michael’s philosophy in life is – “Dream it, believe it, achieve it.”