Maeve Kelly (born 1930) is an Irish writer.
Kelly was born in Ennis, County Clare and raised in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland. She settled in Limerick and studied nursing at St. Andrew's Hospital in London. She has written novels, short stories and poems, often dealing with women's struggle for equal rights. She received a Hennessy Lit. Award in 1972. In 1978, she founded Adapt, a Limerick shelter for battered wives.