Get to know Terry McCoy, the owner and your host at The Redbank guest house located in the beautiful town of Skerries in north county Dublin, just 20 minutes from Dublin Airport….
Terry, tell us about the location of your guest house:
Our location in one of Irelands prettiest villages Skerries, with its tree lined streets and harbour where the family of seals provide a free show at high tide.
The harbour is one of the principal ports for landing Dublin Bay Prawns which feature on our menu each evening.
What is the history of your guest house?
The Mc Coy family founded the Redbank Restaurant in 1983 taking over an old Bank Building. The vault is now a well-stocked wine cellar where we keep our liquid assets! Not many Restaurants take over banks but this one has happily thrived and added 18 ensuite guest bedrooms in 2003.
Terry, tell us about your career background:
I chose cheffing as a profession while at boarding school. Food had to be better than what was produced in the school kitchens, so in the summer holidays I worked in the hotel kitchen of the Haven Hotel in Dunmore East (circa 1959) and I was hooked! Over the years I got International experience by working in Germany, France and the USA as well as representing Ireland at various competitions.
Why should someone stay at the Redbank guest house?
Our location and our food are two of the best reasons to visit! The farmers and fishermen of Fingal provide the inspiration for our menus. The Co. Fingal motto in Gaelic is “flourishe is tallambh is meara” richness of land and sea. If you are tired after a day shopping, golfing or exploring the nearby Boyne Valley, there is no better place than the Redbank to relax your comfortable room, before enjoying an excellent meal in our restaurant, which is fully licensed.