MacNean House & Restaurant and the Neven Maguire Cookery School employ a team of 60 people to bring you the ultimate dining and cookery school experience.

Please meet some key members of our team:

Carmel McGirr

Carmel Mc Girr

Head Chef

Carmel started her career and training under Neven Maguire himself. From the beginning, Neven recognised her talent as he chose her to cook with him when he represented Ireland in the prestigious Bocouse D’Or World Cuisine Contest in 2001. Since returning to MacNean Restaurant in 2010 Carmel has shared Neven’s passion and enthusiasm for food. Carmel works closely with Neven, the kitchen team and our local suppliers to create a unique dining experience. She has been on various stages in Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Restaurant Patrick Guidbaud, Ox and Pied a Terre which have assisted her in creating her own unique style and flair in our menus.

The Reservations Team at MacNean House & Restaurant

The Reservations Team at MacNean House & Restaurant

Our Reservation team of Darren, Claire and Sharon look forward to assisting you with your reservation and welcoming you to MacNean House & Restaurant.
Kevin Ashley Gardner

Kevin Ashley

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

Kevin 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.