Belfast Telegraph

Bike ace Michael Dunlop reveals ambitious plans for Portstewart bar

By Donna Deeney

Road racing star Michael Dunlop is embarking on a new venture in the hospitality industry.

Along with his business partner Maggie McWilliams, the Ballymoney man is planning the major transformation of Shenanigans in Portstewart.

Work on the venue will begin in the new year and the pair hope to capitalise on golf's Open Championship coming to Royal Portrush next July.

Once completed, the venue will boast two restaurants, five bars, a late-night club and a three-tier beer garden with outdoor bar.

Ms McWilliams has more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry in Ireland and Australia.

She said that they are already planning to expand their portfolio.

Ms McWilliams said: "Portstewart is the heart of the north coast and we want to create a venue which will be unrivalled for exciting new food, creative dining experiences and the best of live entertainment."

The 18-time Isle of Man TT winner added: "We aim to bring the hospitality scene in the north coast to a whole new level with a strong emphasis on amazing food, high service levels and exceptional customer experience.

"Customers can expect to see dramatic changes across the prominent seaside venue and an entirely new nightlife scene."

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