General Information

Magherabuoy House is the perfect solution for all your accommodation, conferncing, banquetting and dining needs in attractive premises just outside the seaside town of Portrush. The Hotel offers 55 ensuite bedrooms, including accommodation to suit families and people with disabilities and mobility difficulties. The Hotel boasts numerous on-site dining options, including the Hotel Bistro, Restaurant as well as Leona’s Tea Room & Bakery.

Magherabuoy House Hotel is situated on the fabulous North Antrim Coast, just a few miles from the Giant’s Causeway and with views over Donegal, the Skerries and the Atlantic Ocean. Set on an elevated site on the southern outskirts of Portrush, the property incorporates a beautifully restored period mansion built in 1860 and has been extended to provide a quality modern hotel with extensive function, meeting and conference facilities.

The Team


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Trevor – Manager

I am responsible for the overall operation of the Hotel. I look forward to hearing feedback relating to your visit.


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Yvonne – Deputy Manager

My role includes administration and general business and operations management.


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Michelle – Reception Manager

I oversee the operation of Reception and Reservations. I look forward to welcoming you to Magherabuoy House.


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Bridget – Banqueting Manager

I look after events from weddings to birthdays, formals and conferences, and everything in between.


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Peter – Head Chef

I am in charge of our kitchen and work as a ‘hands on’ Head Chef, leading a small but committed team.


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Jan – Head of Housekeeping

My team and I provide all housekeeping and cleaning services throughout the Hotel.


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William – Duty Manager

I make sure our guests have a first class experience through all aspects of their visit to Magherabuoy.


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Murinda – Food Service Supervisor

I manage food service operations, ensuring the highest possible standards are enjoyed by our diners.


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Bar Service Supervisor

I supervise bar operations with the aim of ensuring guests enjoy a professional bar service.

Our History

The original Magherabuoy House was built by a Liverpudlian doctor following the design of Sir Charles Lanyon – at that time Ireland’s leading architect. Lanyon also designed Queen’s University, Crumlin Road Gaol, Portrush town Hall and many other churches and notable public buildings across the north of the island.

During the years 1934-47 Magherabuoy House was the home of Sir Richard Dawson Bates, Minister for Home Affairs at the old Northern Ireland government at Stormont. Bates was a close ally of Lord Craigavon and a controversial figure in his own right, but he would often use Magherabuoy House to entertain foreign dignitaries.

If you’d like to find out more about the history of the area, Magherabuoy House and our Hotel, please click here.


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Corporate Information

Magherabuoy House Hotel is owned and operated by a company called Hillgrove Hotel Limited.
VA Griffin, T Clarke, Y McClean, B McIlroy and N Reed are directors of Hillgrove Hotel Limited.
The Company Registration Number is NI 18204
The VAT number is 432 5710 73

Press Contact Details
All press and media enquiries to Trevor Clarke.
T. 028 7082 6641 M. 07780 954 701
E. t.clarke@magherabuoy.co.uk