Press Up leases Brittas pub

Paddy McKillen Jnr and his business partner Matt Ryan’s ,Press Up Hospitality Group has entered into a new long-term lease for the landmark McDaniels pub at Brittas Bay in Co Wicklow.hile the doors of the pub itself have yet to open for business due to Covid-19 restrictions, the pair are taking full advantage of the venue

While the pub remains closed due to Covid restrictoions, Press Up is using the extensive car park by populating it with food trucks from Press Up Eats’ range of brands. Wowburger, Rice Chinese, Coo Coo Indian, Double 8 Dumplings and Long Horn Creamery, and DIME Coffee, have all set up shop at McDaniels with a view to capturing the market for food and drink among beachgoers all year round.

News of the Press Up Hospitality Group’s latest move comes less than one week after The Irish Times reported on the purchase by McKillen and Ryan’s Oakmount of the clifftop lands and access route to the nearby Magheramore Beach.

While the sale of the 21-acre site between Blainroe and Brittas Bay by its previous owners had raised fears in relation to the question of future public access to Magheramore, it is understood that Mr McKillen and his business partner Matt Ryan are adamant that this will not be an issue.