Neven Maguire

Saturday 24th August @ 2.15 pm

MacNean House & Restaurant
The Neven Maguire  Cookery School
Ambassador with The Association of Teachers of Home Economics in Ireland
RTE1 Neven’s Irish Food Trails

Neven Maguire is Head Chef/Owner of MacNean House & Restaurant in Blacklion, Co. Cavan. Neven began cooking aged 12 years in the kitchen of the restaurant which was then run by his parents, Joe and Vera Maguire. Neven took over MacNean House & Restaurant in 2001 and runs it with his wife, Amelda. It is now one of Ireland’s top restaurants and luxury guest houses, consistently winning awards for its food, wine offer, service and overall dining experience. The restaurant is joined in its success by Neven’s more recent venture – The Neven Maguire Cookery School, where Neven hosts classes for adults and children across a range of themes. At the core of Neven’s philosophy is a dedication to using only the freshest, finest ingredients. This is evident in all his work and in his restaurant and cookery school. Before taking over MacNean House & Restaurant Neven trained and tutored in professional cooking, and worked at some of the world’s top restaurants including Arzac, San Sebastian, Spain (3 Michelin Stars) and Restaurant Léa Linster, Luxembourg (2 Michelin Stars). One of Ireland’s most talented and innovative chefs, Neven has been named ‘Best Chef in Ireland’ at numerous awards and is recognised for his dedication to promoting Irish food across the world. Neven was also named Best Food and Drink Blog in Ireland ( and one of his most recent books – ‘Neven Maguire’s Complete Family Cookbook’ – won ‘Cookbook of the Year’ at the prestigious Food & Wine Awards 2017. His TV series, ‘Neven’s Irish Food Trails’, sponsored by Bord Bia, is currently being broadcast on RTÉ 1 and sees Neven visit top food producers and Chef’s across Ireland. He has also just completed filming of his new TV series which will be broadcast in late 2018. Neven is a brand ambassador with the Dunnes Stores ‘Simply Better’ food collection. He has recently been appointed as an Ambassador with The Association of Teachers of Home Economics in Ireland. This coincides with the release of his latest cookery book ‘Neven’s Home Ecomonics’, set to be released later this year, 2018.

MacNean House & Restaurant and the Neven Maguire Cookery School, Blacklion, County Cavan / 071 985 3022

neven food

neven foodneven food

A Taste of Donegal Food Festival | Phone: 074 97 23387 | Email:

© 2022 A Taste of Donegal Food Festival