Founder / Managing Director
Shane Crilly founder of Base Wood Fired Pizza is originally from Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. He studied law in Dublin and went on to train as a Solicitor in London. Shane embarked on a journey to the birthplace of pizza, Naples in Sothern Italy where he learned the art of making a real pizza alongside local Italian cooks. He returned to Dublin and set out to improve the standard of pizza in Dublin and to create a pizza that is to inspire healthier choices by offering people real food. He founded Base in 2008 and opened the first store in Terenure that year and to date has 6 stores.
In 2013 Stephen Cooney and Brian O’Malley directors of the Loyola Group invested in the business and joined the Base management team to assist with the expansion of the company.The Loyola group include The Bath Pub, The Old Spot, The Leopardstown inn, The Landmark, The Jar and The Cheeky Pup in Quinta Do Lago.