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Five Minutes With Bobby Kerr

This piece is from issue one of Go Wild Magazine and we were delighted to get an insight from the one and only Bobby Kerr

Bobby-Kerr-kilkee-go-wild-magazine-wild-atlantic-way-irelandIrish entrepreneur and businessman BOBBY KERR is chairman of Insomnia Coffee, Ireland’s largest coffee house chain. He presents ‘Down to Business’, a Saturday business breakfast show on Newstalk and was a founding ‘Dragon’ on RTE’s Dragons’ Den. Bobby is also one of the owners of BANG Restaurant which has carved out a reputation as one of the finest restaurants in Dublin City. He has a variety of business interests in food and hospitality, technology, manufacturing and retail. Bobby is also a popular public speaker and business mentor.

Favourite Wild Atlantic Way destination?
Kilkee in West Clare – the birthplace of my grandparents and father. It’s a wonderful seaside resort, where nothing ever changes from year to year.

Five best things about Kilkee?
Swimming in the Pollock Holes, Newfoundout and Burn’s Cove. Sunsets over the Diamond Rocks. Pubs such as Scott’s Bar and The Greyhound Bar.
Meeting the same faces every year. Spectacular cliff walks.


What do you do when you visit?
Swim at Burn’s Cove or Newfie (at high tide). Fish for lobster and mackerel. Early evening pints in the Greyhound. Early morning runs in the Diamond Rocks. Meeting all my extended family.

When was your last visit?
Last August. The weather was fantastic and we had a great BBQ in my mother’s house to celebrate my birthday.

Why Kilkee?
Kilkee represents all that is great about rural Ireland. It’s a beautiful place; life is uncomplicated and there is lots to do, both during the day and in the evening. It is also a place of special childhood memories for me.

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