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Quirky Bird remains at the heart of Moira Village
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Quirky Bird remains at the heart of Moira Village

January 10, 2019

Moira-based Tea Room Quirky Bird is now under new ownership with Stephen Coulter expressing his delight at preserving and further developing it as part of the local community.

The Quirky Bird has been a firm favourite in the village for a number of years and Vice-Chairman of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Development Committee, Alderman Allan Ewart, MBE, recently met Stephen to congratulate him on his latest venture.

Stephen commented:  “I am proud and honoured to take ownership of the Quirky Bird.  Having spent the last 15 years managing restaurants, four and a half years of which was spent as an owner of my own Subway franchise, I am excited to be taking on a new challenge in such a vibrant area. I look forward to working closely alongside the Council to further develop the Quirky Bird’s position at the heart of the community of Moira.” 


Alderman Ewart said: “I wish Stephen well with the Quirky Bird and I am pleased to learn that he plans to build on the success of the business and that it will remain very much at the centre of the local community.  It is a busy hub frequently used by locals and visitors to the area and has certainly added charm to the village. I would also like to wish the previous owner Diane Bird, who established the tearooms, the very best for the future.  The Council will be shortly announce a new suite of Business Support Programmes for all SMEs and we will work with Stephen and the team in finding the right support to match their future plans.”

The Quirky Bird is located in Meeting Street, Moira and specialises in delicious home cooked food, home-made scones and tray bakes and a wide variety of teas and coffee.   It is open Monday to Friday from 8am for breakfast and until 8pm on a Wednesday and Thursday evening.

The Council’s Business Solutions Team is keen to work with local businesses supporting every stage of their growth.  For further information please contact the Business Solutions Team on 028 92 509 7383.