What Clients Are Saying
Community Planning – Ballydribeen, Killarney
In 2022 Ballydribeen Residents Association decided to develop an area development plan. As this is a diverse area with many challenges the residents committee felt it required professional expertise to develop a cohesive, workable plan. Paul and his team brought an organised and professional approach which created a space where all participants were able to have a voice and share their thoughts. The finished plan was well received and has already led to positive progress on the recommendations . Liam Grimes, Chairperson, Ballydribeen Resident’s Association, Killarney.
Green Transition Programme – Listowel Family Resource Centre, Kerry
“Listowel Family Resource Centre had the opportunity to participate in the Green Transition Programme for the past 18 months. It was a fantastic opportunity to assess where we were in terms of our Sustainability and Environmental position throughout the centre. Through the programme we best learned how to move this forward and encouraged us as a team to highlight and improve on areas within the building that can/could make a difference. It was also fabulous to get to meet, work and share ideas with the other Community & Voluntary Organisations involved with the programme and to meet up a few times over the duration (we had a few laughs along the way !! ) Thank You to Paul & Mary for all your support throughout and for guiding us through. We would highly recommend getting involved with the Green Transition Programme“. Yvonne Dillon & Sylvia Hughes Listowel Family Resource Centre.
Community Planning Moyvane, North Kerry
”We are very grateful for the help and guidance received from Mr Paul O’Raw and Dr Brendan O’Keeffe. Their professionalism, patience, kindness and approachable manner made this process a reality and furthermore, a thoroughly enjoyable experience. We look forward to working with Paul and Brendan again in the future”. Kieran Kennelly, Project Coordinator, Moyvane Development Association, 087 411 5116, Email: MDA@outlook.ie
Collaborative Planning Southill
”Paul and his team worked with us and 3 local community organisations to undertake an extensive community consultation process. Paul was a pleasure to work with. He was very professional and methodical as he brought his significant experience and insight to the process. Covid restrictions impacted the initial consultation plans, but Paul showed great adaptability to ensure the process continued in a timely fashion, resulting in a very comprehensive planning report for the local organisations. We would be very happy to work with Paul and his team again.’’ Helen Fitzgerald, Social Programmes Co-ordinator, PAUL Partnership Limerick
My thanks to Paul, Niall and Marie. For the uninitiated like myself you made the process easy and clear, it was a pleasure working with you. Many thanks. Mary Blennerhassett, Chairperson Southill Family Resource Centre.
Staff Development Workshop
”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 …’’ Read more ->
– Childcare Team, Killorglin Family Resource Centre
Preparing a Strategic Development Plan for Asdee, North Kerry
”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
”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.” Read more ->
– Joe Whelan, Chairman Askeaton Community Council, Summer 2020
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– Amanda Slattery, Development Manager, Ballyhoura Development CLG.
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– Committee Effectiveness Training, HSE Mental Health Services, Mullingar
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– Louth Next Chapter Women’s Project, Review and Planning Day
Community Planning Workshops
“…This allowed everyone in the community to have input into what happens in our area. Paul ensured that everyone had a say and as a result good energy and a positive attitude was achieved. The committee was formed and since then we have been successful in working with the Kerry County Council to date.” Read more ->
– Frankie Byrne, Chairperson
Effective Committee Skills training for HSE Community Mental Health Fora.
“Paul was very easy to work with – in fact, he brought a real energy, commitment and enthusiasm to our work and dealt most professionally with any challenges. “ Read more ->
– Dr Timmy Frawley, UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems.
Director’s Responsibilities Training Workshops.
“Paul was a pleasure to work with, he offers great insight and I would recommend him to any group or organisation wishing to develop the skills and attributes of their board.”
– Tony Duggan, Manager Listowel Community Centre
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