Out With is our online series that delves into the Outdoor lives of some of the country’s best known media and marketing professionals. This month, we hear from Rothco’s Director of Marketing, Jill Byrne.
1. Favourite thing to do outdoors
Eat! Nothing tastes as nice as it does outdoors.
2. Favourite place to shop – Shopping Centre/City Centre
I live very close to Dundrum Town Centre, so I spend more time there than I should. However, I still love to wander around Dublin city – the atmosphere is something you just don’t get in a shopping centre.
3. Favourite location for a weekend walk
Either Marlay Park on a Saturday or the People’s Park on a Sunday. These times coincide with when Coco Markets are on – my kids are obsessed with the Patatas Bravas from the Tapas stand.
4. Favourite pub for a cosy drink
Grogans on South William Street or when I’m in work, McGettigans in Smithfield, who do the most amazing toasted sandwiches and homemade soup in all of Ireland.
5. Favourite park to visit
I recently visited Richmond Park in London for the first time and was blown away by all of the deer! It’s an amazing space. Back home it has to be Marlay Park, which luckily is right on my doorstep.
6. Your Hidden Gem
Dough Bros. in Galway is a recent discovery and their pizzas are something to behold. They had a pop up in Dublin recently and I can confirm that they travel well. Please open up in Dublin Dough Bros!
7. Favourite roadtrip to take
I went to a friends wedding in Ravello on the Amalfi Coast in Italy many years ago and still remember being both terrified and in awe of the scenery on the winding road up to Ravello.
8. Favourite OOH site/location
For me, powerful creative makes a site impactful. It’s what we do with it that matters.
9. Favourite sports venue
I’m no Sport Billy but anytime I’m in or around the Aviva in Dublin, I am blown away by it’s architectural design and impact.
10. Favourite Irish beach
The tiny beach at Sandycove in Dublin has given me some lovely childhood memories.
11. Favourite location for some inspiration
I love Bullock Harbour in Dalkey for some quiet time.
12. Favourite mode of transport
Since I’ve discovered podcasts, I’ve started to enjoy driving again. Traffic no longer gets the better of me.
13. All-time favourite OOH campaign
Having worked on the Coca-Cola account for many years, I still look out for clever campaigns that deliver on that timeless brief of ‘refreshment in a poster’. This campaign won at Cannes Lions this year and nails that brief perfectly.