No – she hasn’t been touching too much of her own product.
A Co Donegal businesswoman is about to give up a steady job and launch her very own pop-up-pub business!
Caitriona Mulhern has worked for drinks brand Heineken for the past 12 years.
But Caitriona, who is from Ballybofey but now lives in Milford, has spotted an opportunity which she hopes will help her establish her very own successful business.
Along with her partner Paul, she has set up popuppub.com.
Caitriona says bluntly “I have been on the road since I was 18 years old and I now want to be there for my kids and step out of the rat race. Paul and I spotted an opportunity and went for it.”
The couple registered the domain name popuppub.com and plan to launch around St Patricks weekend.
They set up a Facebook page a week ago just to test reaction and they have been totally amazed by the reaction to it.
The couple will cater for everything from after wedding parties, birthdays and even pubs looking to rent Pop Up Pub for festivals.
“We know we have a lot of work to do to perfect our customers experience but it is our intention to provide a first class product.
“We provide the unit (which at 10mx8m has a standing capacity of approx 80). The flooring, lighting, bar, optics, taps and furniture for 20.
“Customers can then add to the package by including extra seating refrigeration, extra marquee, lighting, a DJ, dance floor etc.
“We will also begin catering for children’s parties with a ‘party hut’ where houses are spared mess and kids have their very own party venue in their back garden. We can arrange arts and crafts, cinema, disco etc depending on requirements.”
Once up and running www.partyondonegal.com and www.popuppub.com intend to bring a new and exciting dimension to celebrating at home.
And having just turned 40 this weekend, Caitriona’s intention is to fully enjoy the freedom being her own boss will bring.
“My partner Paul who also works in the drinks industry will be invaluable to this new business …well somebody needs to drive the van and blow it up,” laughed Caitriona.