Gavin Kelly

Armoury Café Manager

As a native of Glencree, Gavin has a deep rooted connection with the Glencree Centre. His grandfather moved to the area to take up the role of Caretaker for St. Kevin’s Reformatory. As a young boy Gavin was present, and played a contributing role, at the opening ceremony of the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in 1974. Gavins career in the restaurant and catering industry spans 25 years from his days managing the Bad Ass Café and involvement in the restaurant scene of Temple Bar, through his years at the helm of Donnybrook Fair, Greystones, and later as Café Manager of the Arboretum Café. Needless to say, coming back home to manage the Armoury Café is dear to his heart.