the gangsters, profiles


NOEL “the don” KEANE

founder of the Tralee culinary gangsters, a group of chefs and front of house guys and gals that produce and serve your food, your dining experience , is our career

head chef restaurant Eabha joans listowel

I have been in kitchens for 24 years now, both here in Ireland and abroad working with some great chefs in my time. I kind of stumbled in to the job as I didn’t set out to be a chef but to me it was of the best jobs anybody can have. I mentor and have mentored many young chefs, and enjoy seen them progress in their career.


I have enjoyed many highlights in my career, from the many awards and credits, but for me its about the people, the ones I work beside and those who join us for dinner, I have meet some wonderful people, especially in my time in darcys restaurant because it is my home town.

I enjoy cooking with local food, I don’t think there is anything better than the food we produce here, I also love the wild food that grows here, and often forageĀ for them. whether it is berries , wild garlic, or leek and of course wild mushroom and herbs .


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