• Start: 21st November 2023
    End: 21st November 2023
  • Start: 9:30am
    End: 11:00am
  • 8135-024 Almancil,

Conversation with a leader - Eoin O'Malley

Start Date:

9:30am, 21st November 2023

End Date:

11:00am, 21st November 2023


The Cheeky Pup, Quinta shopping,, 8135-024 Almancil,


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The IPBN Algarve Committee was pleased to invite all our members at The Cheeky Pup on Tuesday, November 21st from 9h30 to 11h for a new IPBN Conversation with a Leader eventEoin O'Malley, Director of IPBN member the Loyola Group. 

Perhaps best-known for his stardom in the Leinster Rugby arena, Eoin O'Malley raised the bar in Portugal's hospitality industry in 2022 with his new venue, the Bold Octopus proving a huge hit with locals and the D4 set alike. According to Evoke.ie, Eoin is part of The Loyola Group along with his business partner and brother, Brian. Add group director Stephen Cooney to the mix and the trio are the toast of the coast, earning a reputation as serious pub players not just in Portugal but also back home.

Previous to that, Evoke.ie reported that, the Loyola Group "acquired their first pub in Portugal, The Cheeky Pup, back in 2015. Other pubs in their Algarve portfolio include Tony's Pub and Botanico."

In this fascinating conversation with IPBN member Mark McSorley, Hotel and Residences General Manager at Quinta do Lago, we learnt about Eoin's sporting career and what he has taken from it to go into business. His transition from a successful Rugby career to a successful business career in hospitality with his Loyola Group. 

This was a great opportunity to listen to two experts in hospitality from Ireland who are doing business in the Algarve.

You can listen again to the conversation on the IPBN Podcast series by clicking here. 

The event was open to members and non-members and was free of charge.

Booking Closed

**Anyone purchasing IPBN Member Tickets must have valid IPBN Membership on the day of the event. If you would like to purchase IPBN membership please go to https://www.ireland-portugal.com/join/. To check your membership status please contact arnold.delville@ireland-portugal.com.