Susie Doyle, together with husband Alec, has been the dedicated and hands-on owner of Mary Barry's Seafood Bar and Restaurant for more than twenty years. In this time Susie has nurtured and developed Mary Barry's into the thriving and welcoming establishment that it has become.
The core principals of Mary Barry's are borne out of Susie's upbringing in Carne, Co. Wexford. Susie's father Ray, and mother Ronnie, had businesses in food and hospitality; two of Susie's three great passions in life, the third being Susie and Alec's three children.
It is that ingrained attention to detail that provides consistently high quality food and service day after day, year after year, making Mary Barry's a really special experience for visitors.
HIGHLY ACCLAIMED HEAD CHEF NICKY CULLEN
Legendary head chef Nicky Cullen has had a lifetime of experience in owning and running restaurants and kitchens. Several years ago, when Nicky took up the post of Head Chef, the path to culinary excellence was laid for Mary Barry's. Together Nicky and Susie have built a team of dozens of passionate people, eager to be part of something special.
In spite of the inhouse talent, the Mary Barry's experience has never strayed far from its roots. Nicky Cullen has stayed loyal to the fishermen of Kilmore Quay, his lifelong neighbours and friends. In his youth Nicky had travelled the world working as a chef in the Merchant Navy, so the fruits of the sea were always dear to his heart .
To this day, the freshest of locally caught seafood remains at the core of Mary Barry's offering. With a thorough understanding of which species are in season at any particular time, Nicky has built a menu to rival the finest seafood restaurant anywhere in Ireland or Britain, while never losing sight of the importance of giving value for money and a casually enjoyable dining experience.
meet Some of our Team
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Front of House
Front of House
Ann Marie Lacey
Susie, Alec & Family
Mother and Inspiration
The Late Ray Doyle
Father and Guardian Angel