Our Team

MacNean House & Restaurant and the Neven Maguire Cookery School employ a team of 50 people to bring you the ultimate dining and cookery school experience.

Please meet some key members of our team:

Blaithin McCabe, Restaurant Manager and Sommelier

blaithinFollowing periods of work in Mitchelin star restaurants Blaithin returned to work here in 2007. During her time here she has helped to initiative passion and professionalism in the Front of House Team with an emphasis on Customer Service and true hospitality. She has undertaken numerous Wine courses to help develop the Wine list for MacNean Restaurant and The Chefs Table.

Aidan Kelly, Assistant Manager

Aidan Kelly has joined MacNean House as Assistant Manager. Aidan has many years of experience in the hospitality industry and his sincerity and genuine friendliness have greatly contributed to his transition from Casual dining to Fine dining. He looks forward to setting and maintaining service standards which meet and exceed guest expectations.

The Reservations Team at MacNean House & Restaurant

Reservations TeamThe wonderful Una, Orlagh and Darren make up our reservations team, ensuring the full ‘MacNean Welcome’ is extended to each guest from initial reservation to final checkout.

Kevin Ashley, Gardener at MacNean House & Restaurant and the Neven Maguire Cookery School

KevinKevin began growing from a very young age in the garden with his dad. This inspired a life-long love of growing and he took over his own allotment at 11 years of age.

Kevin moved to West Cork in the 90’s and worked in Manna – Organics for ten years before moving to Cavan.

At MacNean House & Restaurant Kevin concentrates on vegetables and micro herbs. He enjoys the challenge of growing the micro herbs, ensuring they germinate at the same time for the same size, consistency and quality.

Classes at the Neven Maguire Cookery School feature tours of Neven’s extensive vegetable and herb collections, all looked after by Kevin.