The Last Word with Conor Quinn, director of Maccae
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THIS ROLE?
DESCRIBE A TYPICAL DAY?
At the minute, we are forward planning for the Christmas period, alongside finalising our plans for the refit of Aether & Echo. We have some big plans for the development of the building and this is the first phase. Keep your eyes peeled…
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
My first job was in the hospitality industry, Milk Nightclub in Tomb Street had just opened its doors and my bar backing career had begun. I loved my time there and learnt a lot.
FAVOURITE TV SHOW: Breaking Bad was hard to beat.
FAVOURITE BAND: Do like a bit of Kasabian
LAST BOOK READ: Shoe Dog,
a book about the creator of NIKE, and its rise from intrepid start up to becoming one of the world’s most iconic brands.
FAVOURITE CELEBRITY: Big boxing fan, so I would probably have to say at the minute Jorge Linares. Some great local talent rising in Belfast, Ryan Burnett’s definitely one to follow.
FAVOURITE FOOD: You can’t beat a big bowl of carbs, so I would have to say Italian.
FAVOURITE RESTAURANT: Noble in Holywood is fantastic. Big up to Saul and the guys, they really nailed it. LAST HOTEL YOU STAYED AT: Galgorm Resort & Spa. Probably my favourite hotel.
LAST BAR/NIGHTCLUB YOU VISITED: Liquor xxx on the Dublin Road.
FAVOURITE PLACE IN WORLD: I’ve visited lots of great places, but I did love NYC. Always a great buzz about and some great bars.
INDOOR CONCERT OR FESTIVAL: Concert
LAST HOLIDAY: We had a family wedding in Cascais in Portugal.
FAVOURITE HOT DRINK: Coffee without a doubt
FAVOURITE SOFT DRINK: San Pellegrino Orange
BEER OR CIDER: Beer
WHITE OR RED WINE: White WHISKEY OR BRANDY: Whiskey GIN OR VODKA: Vodka COCKTAILS OR BUBBLY: Cocktails
WHAT FOUR PEOPLE WOULD YOU INVITE TO A DINNER PARTY?
Mike Tyson, Kevin Bridges, Noel Gallagher and George Best. Not much dinner to be had by the sounds of it.
ONE ITEM YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT?
WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE OF YOUR LIFE?
I’ll probably decide if someone ever makes a movie.
WHAT IS YOUR IDEAL JOB?
My current role.
“Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.” Kevin Kruse
INSPIRATION IN YOUR LIFE?
My wife and kids.
THE MOST IMPORTANT LIFE LESSON YOU’VE LEARNT?
Work hard for the things you want in life.
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