Setanta Landscapes & Tree Care was started by Gerard Kelly in 2000.  Setanta has the team and expertise to complete any work in your garden, from tree thinning or removal, stump grinding, planting, patios, new lawns or regular maintenance.

Our Tree Care and Landscapes team is led by Neil Motherway, a tree surgeon specialist with 20+ years experience, supported by Mirka Kelly a fully qualified Arborist and Landscape Architect. Neil or Mirka can advise you on any tree care or Landscaping subject.

All our staff are trained to the highest standards operating to the highest health, safety and quality of work standards.


Gerard J. Kelly  Managing Director

Gerard J. Kelly
Managing Director

Gerard J. Kelly

Managing Director

Gerard was an International Marketing Executive before his love of Horticulture led him to change career paths and establish Setanta Landscapes in 2000.

In the intervening 14 years Setanta has successfully grown to become the pre-eminent Tree Care and Landscaping company in Dublin having completed over 20,000 jobs, large and small.

This has been achieved by a focus on hiring the best staff and ensuring they are trained and resourced to the highest standards.

In 2011, Setanta Tree Care became the first Irish company to achieve certification from the Arboricultural Association in the UK, a testament to the quality of Setanta Tree Care work. Gerard’s philosophy has been to develop the business based on the core values of Quick to Respond, High Quality Work, Trust & Competitive Pricing.

Mirka Kelly  Landscape Architect & Arboricultural Consultant

Mirka Kelly
Landscape Architect & Arboricultural Consultant

Mirka Kelly

Landscape Architect & Arboricultural Consultant

Mirka is a qualified Landscape Architect and has worked with one of the leading Landscape Architecture practices in Ireland before joining Setanta in 2007.

Mirka has a very strong interest in plants and a consuming passion in tree conservation. She has a Masters in Science in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry from the University of Lancashire and is one of the leading experts in Arboriculture in Ireland.

Neil Motherway  Head of Tree Care

Neil Motherway
Head of Tree Care

Neil Motherway

Head of Tree Care

Neil has a National Diploma in Arboriculture and a Masters Degree in Psychology.

Has over 20 years experience working in all aspects of tree care in Ireland, U.K and Europe. Neil led Setanta Tree Care’s drive to implement leading International safety/quality systems which resulted in Setanta been awarded the prestigious “Arboricultural Association Approved Contractors Status”, the first Irish company to ever be granted this quality license.

His knowledge, experience and frank prognosis of tree works is unmatched in Ireland and enjoyed by our customers.

Piotr Szpilka  Head of Landscaping

Piotr Szpilka
Head of Landscaping

Piotr Szpilka

Head of Landscaping

Piotr graduated from construction studies and has vast nursery, plant and estate management experience.

Piotr is with Setanta Landscapes for over 8 years and manages both Hard and Soft landscape projects.

Will measure twice and cut once and will leave excellence for his customers to enjoy.

Ariane Menut  Head of Landscape Maintenence

Ariane Menut
Head of Landscape Maintenence

Ariiane Menut

Head of Landscape Maintenance

Ariane heads up our Garden Maintenance Division.

Ariane has a Diploma in Horticulture from the Royal Horticulture Society.

She has excellent plant knowledge and has worked with Setanta for over 8 years. Is hard working, reliable, punctual and dedicated to her customers.

Jacek Szpilka  Tree Care Crew Leader

Jacek Szpilka
Tree Care Crew Leader

Jacek Szpilka

Tree Care Crew Leader

Jacek is a Tree Surgery Crew Leader. He has all necessary International Tree Surgery Training/Tickets gained in the U.K. He has over 5 years experience with Setanta Tree Care and works to a very high standard.

His leadership translated into a highly motivated team delivering customer satisfaction, day in and day out.