Getting to Know Ceire Quinn, The Woman Running The Show At P.J.O’Brien’s Irish Pub in Melbourne
Position – Venue Manager at P.J.O’Brien’s Irish Pub (Melbourne)
Favourite Drink – Bushmills 16yo
What She Love’s Most About P.J.O’Brien’s? “P.J.O’Brien’s offers a strong sense of family and community. Charismatic in its own right – one drink can often lead to a few more…”
Ceire Quinn’s P.J’s journey started 11 ½ years ago as a bartender in Sydney.
Fast forward to 2019, she’s moved states with Red Rock Venues and found herself as Venue Manager of the P.J.O’Brien’s Melbourne location; after striving for career growth and a whole set of new challenges.
Getting to the title of Venue Manager is no easy task, over the years Ceire’s sported many hats – Bartender, Duty Manager, Function’s Manager and Assistant Venue Manager.
Throughout these roles, and amongst the two separate locations; Ceire was able to find one constant – The P.J’s focus will always be Irish Hospitality, classic pub food, and warm friendly service.
This focus on being hospitable, providing strong customer service, and doing whatever you can to make guests have a memorable and special experience, is what she believes guests love most about P.J’s and is also what makes the venue perfect for guest functions.
It’s no secret that hospitality isn’t the easiest area to work in and just like any other venue working in such a fast-paced environment can have its challenges.
Ceire believes two of the most difficult things about her career are:
- Time can disappear on you, you need to organise events at least 6-8 months ahead of schedule and use every opportunity to plan in advance.
- Every day can be different you never know what is around the corner. You have to be able to stay positive and be proactive no matter what.
However, Ceire’s life isn’t all P.J’s all the time.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, anything that has to do with the outdoors, and getting to know her new home, Melbourne.
Although originally from County Antrim Ireland, Ceire considers herself a Sydney girl at heart, when asked the hard-hitting question of Sydney or Melbourne; this venue manager is wishing for a bit of both World’s – Sydney’s weather and Melbourne’s culture.
Ceire Quinn has become a staple member of the P.J.O’Brien’s family over the past decade and as her and her crew continue to serve hundreds of guests every week, the team at RRV has no worries because we know that this venue is in the most capable of hands.