Paul O’Raw, Dr Hhrisi Balall and Dr Brendan O’Keeffe: Asdee Community Planning

Paul O’Raw And Associates

A team approach is used when working with communities in the preparation of strategic plans. This brings a wider range of skills, expertise and analysis to support the community in developing and clarifying its ideas.

Paul has collaborated with Dr Brendan O’Keeffe and Dr Hrishi Balall when working with Cromane and Asdee Communities in Kerry. Brendan is an independent Social Geographer and Analyst, and Hrishi develops interactive software enabling communities to map out their plans. 

In Ballyhoura Paul collaborated with Niall Heenan, facilitator and trainer, and Dr Shane O’Sullivan, social analyst and lecturer in Limerick Institute of Technology, in the preparation of plans with twelve communities in the East Limerick, North Cork area. 

Paul and Dr Shane O’Sullivan collaborated with the communities of Askeaton and Patrickswell, Co Limerick in preparation of community plans.


Paul O'Raw and associates, Asdee planning meeting

What Clients Are Saying

”Paul is a terrific host. He gets the team working together and thinking not only as individuals but as a group also … He has opened up the dialogue for the team…’’ 

- Childcare Team, Killorglin Family Resource Centre.

What Clients Are Saying

"A huge thank you to Mr Paul O’Raw and Dr Brendan O’Keeffe for their immense contribution, professionalism, patience, and approachable manner, which made this process a thoroughly enjoyable experience (chairman Asdee Community Development Association).’’"

- Preparing a Strategic Development Plan for Asdee, North Kerry

What Clients Are Saying

"At times this was a difficult project and required perseverance and going the extra mile, and Paul always put the shoulder to the wheel to see the plan the through. The plan is now completed and published in the community, and now forms the foundations of a new Community Forum formed in conjunction with semi-states bodies to address local issues.

I would highly recommend Paul O Raw to you as person who has experience and the talents to take similar projects from inception to completion."

- Joe Whelan, Chairman Askeaton Community Council, Summer 2020

What Clients Are Saying

"The facilitation, workshop design and data collected has provided considerable understanding of community need and action focus into the next 5-10 year period. Ballyhoura Development are very satisfied that this will lead to positive change for all the communities involved and commend Paul and his team for their commitment and understanding of the process, challenges and outputs."

- Amanda Slattery,  Development Manager, Ballyhoura Development CLG

What Clients Are Saying

"Excellent and well run workshop. Very concise and user-friendly language. Nice and calm, lots of learning points in a great manner. Very effective, not rushed, made sure everyone was included. Very good interaction with the group."

- Committee Effectiveness Training, HSE Mental Health Services, Mullingar

What Clients Are Saying

"Paul was a pleasure to work with. He brought great clarity and focus to the group. With Paul facilitating we achieved more in one day than we had previously done in two months. I would highly recommend Paul."

- Louth Next Chapter Women’s Project, Review and Planning Day


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