General Manager of Adare Heritage Centre, Maeve Martin-Kelly, has announced she is to retire as General Manager of Adare Heritage Centre. Maeve was appointed to her position in 1994 when Limerick City and County Council situated the tourism attraction in Adare.

Adare’s businesswoman said, “Adare is a magical place and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time promoting and managing the Adare Heritage Centre, working alongside staff, tenants, and the wonderful loyal customers that became firm friends to me and the team over the years. I wish to sincerely acknowledge them all and to thank Limerick City and Council for their vision to locate a tourism facility base in Adare to showcase the wonderful village and its numerous amenities.”

Board Chairman, Ned Gleeson said “Maeve has been a central figure in keeping the Heritage Centre at the heart of life in Adare and her leadership throughout the years has ensured that it has survived in turbulent and challenging times.”

In 2003 Maeve partnered Adare Heritage Trust with the Office of Public Works to operate the guided tours of the Adare Desmond Castle. This hugely successful tourist attraction has grown in numbers from 2,000 visitors to 25,000 and is a ‘must see’ for all when exploring Adare.

Now that the world is somewhat recovered post pandemic Maeve is looking forward to doing some travelling with her husband Tommy before deciding what the next chapter will bring.

Wishing you a Very Happy Retirement Maeve and I wish to thank you for your unstinting support of the Adare Village Website and for your professional approach in marketing Adare.

Slán is beannacht,


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