As a passionate Sligo native, family man and restauranteur, Anthony’s true love is showcasing local and seasonal produce in an artistic environment.
Anthony is ” THE NORTH WEST’S ULTIMATE FOODIE” and in March 2019 was awarded “LOCAL FOOD HERO” for Sligo & Connaught.
In 2019 Anthony was also awarded a Business ALL STAR award and recognised as a thought leader in the food industry here in Ireland. Since then he has recently in 2021 taken on the exciting new role of Chairman of Sligo Tourism.
He dedicates his time tirelessly to being a champion of Sligo and the Wild Atlantic way, working closely with Failte Ireland to power the local food and tourism revolution in the Northwest.
Having previously held the position of chairman, Anthony is now also on the board of the Sligo Food Trail, which has been energetically and effectively putting the dynamic food culture of the beautiful city of Sligo on the culinary map of Ireland. He is also past President of the Restaurant Association of Ireland.
Anthony is a restaurateur, in his benchmark Eala Bhan fine dining restaurant (recently awarded best seafood venue), as well as his newest addition, Hooked, winner of many awards and recognitions also, the latest being included in the top 100 restaurants in Ireland and winning “ Best Casual Dining” in Connaught.
Anthony would like to continue to inspire others and dedicate time to communicating, globally, the wonderful culture and produce that we have here in the Wild Atlantic Way.
Sligo is a wonderful foodie destination and by working closely with fellow businesses Anthony aims to drive more tourism to the county.
Anthony’s passion for promoting and safeguarding the food industry in the Wild Atlantic Way is further fulfilled through his latest venture ‘Taste of Sligo Food Tours’ a foodie tour of Sligo’s finest food and beverage venues with a tasting variety to suit many demographics. Visitors are also given an insight into the background of the local businesses involved.
Tours are customised for corporate groups, tourists and special occasions offering 2 hours 30 minutes of culinary delight.