Paddy gave him the nickname "Moose" because
of his 6ft 5in, 230lb frame, and the two have been close
friends ever since. Putting his experience in the moving
industry to work, Mike started Irish Brogue Moving Company
in January 1990 along with his longtime friend Alan
Kelly from Dublin. In 1996, John McNaboe moved to Marco
from New York and began working for Irish Brogue Movers
and also bartended at Septembers night club with Mike
Over the next two years the two became close friends
and eventually in 1998 they opened Paddy Murphy's Irish
Pub on 5th Avenue in Downtown Naples.
Mike is married to the lovely Mary Jo from Roundstone, Connemara Co. Galway. He has
three children, Michael, Sean, and Shannon.