Adrian McKenna

social care professional in Bray, Ireland

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Adrian McKenna (Ado) is a 51 year old native of Bray Co Wicklow, Ireland.

He is married to Nuala and they have one son Dave who is a Sub Lieutenant in the Irish Navy and married to Grace.

Ado is a frontline social care professional; he has worked for many years with young people and adults in residential care, detention services, mental health services and post-adoption services. He currently works with a large Dublin-based charity as a Deputy Manager with homeless services.

He is a Member of the Social Care Workers registration board at , The Irish Association of Social Care Workers, Bray Community Addiction Team, Social Justice Ireland and is a Servant Leader Trained professional.

He regularly gives talks to young people and adults/parent groups in schools and colleges and can adapt to suit the curriculum that is being worked to. He works one to one with parents and helps them problem solve their parenting and relationship issues.

He has presented at the conference Social Care and Social Policy in Ireland: Seeking Social Justice in the Era of Austerity and Beyond in DIT 2015 and The Social Care Ireland Conference 2016 entitled “Balancing Care: Recognition and Regulation in the Era of professionalisation”. He has been in involved in curriculum review panels in ITB and DIT and he most recently represented front-line professionals on the 5 year curriculum review in Cork IT.

He regularly guest lectures in ITB and DIT on the Management, Interculturalism and Supervision modules.

If you need support or advice on any of the above please contact Ado.


M: 00353 872750705

T: @Ado_mack


  • Work
    • Crosscare
  • Education
    • Degree in Applied Social Care
    • Diploma in Disability Studies