Michael JF Wright, CEO
About Michael Wright
The MJFW Hospitality Group is headed up by Michael Wright who has 35 years’ experience in the hospitality business. Michael is a member of the Wrights of Howth family which operates a thriving national and international fish and seafood business. He is also a director of Wrights of Howth; Wrights of Wrights of Howth, is an award-winning global brand known for its famous smoked salmon.
In his youth, he worked closely with his father on all aspects of the family business. Independently, he has established himself over the past thirty-five years as a successful entrepreneur in the hospitality sector.
In the 1980’s he left his hometown of Dublin and worked in various bars in New York learning the hospitality trade and gathering ideas. Fast forward to 1995, he returned to Ireland and opened Wrights Bloody Stream in Howth. He took a derelict train station and transformed it into one of the most successful seafood bars in the country. In 1998, he acquired a lonely roadside bar in the idyllic Strawberry Beds near Chapelizod and using his expertise transformed it into the bustling Gastropub, Wrights Anglers Rest. Despite its relatively remote location, The Anglers Rest is not only a highly sought-after wedding venue, it also enjoys bustling local and tourist trade from lunchtime till late at night.
Since then he has gone on to develop a number of other pubs, late-night venues, and food halls, including the globally award-winning Marqette Foodhall in Dublin Airport.
Michael has always had a passion for hospitality and the promotion of it through local and international channels. He founded Howth Tourism in 2005 which is now funded and supported by Fingal County Council and other tourism bodies.
His disciplined approach and strong work ethic have attributed to his ongoing success and the growth and development of the MJFW Hospitality Group. Michael’s philosophy in life is ‘Dream it, Believe it, Achieve it.’