Anne McMonagle CMP, Account Manager, International Associations at Convention Centre - Dublin
"I met Finola 3 months before the start of the Special Olympics World Summer Games which were held in Ireland in 2003.
I had been asked to assist Finola in the planning and delivery of an evening of racing at Leopardstown which included catering and entertainment for thousands, as well as the programme of horse racing, all of which took place in the country’s principal race track. I found Finola to be creative and imaginative, very professional in her approach, highly personable and meticulous in her planning and delivery. It was a pleasure working with her."
Alastair Bell, Founder, Bell Integration - United Kingdom | Singapore | India (Hyderabad)
"We have worked with Finola to organise client incentives and corporate outings. Our requirements are varied and each time Finola has managed to come up with a novel approach to a traditional idea, from a vineyard trip or a large golf trip and presentation dinner for twenty-plus people, to organising a corporate presentation in a great setting.
Finola has an ability to organise effortlessly, and with a huge amount of natural charm, anything we have ever requested. I would have no hesitation in recommending her for anything in the event managed space as there are numerous ways Finola could be utilised from meeting and greeting clients, to dealing with locals using her knowledge, enabling a stress-free day to focus on our customers and not on the event."
Rafael Trujillo, Director General, Hotel Dome**** Madrid - Spain | Tourism Consultant & Advisor
"Finola is probably one of the best Event Planner and Public Relations that I've ever met in La Costa Del Sol (Spain). She is really professional and proactive woman who knows everything before happens ..... all the events I had the pleasure to organise with her were perfect by two sides: Guests & Venues. Do not hesitate to contact her if you want your event to be PERFECT!"
Yvonne le Quement, Marketing, Real Estate, Linklaters Global Law Firm - Munich, Germany
"Charming to work with ……. Finola and I worked together at the Irish Youth Foundation, a grant-making charity, where she was responsible for the fundraising programme and I was the Operations Manager. Finola had just come from a consular role with an embassy, I found her to have the right attitude for the work at hand, quickly fitting in with our team and embracing a very busy and varied workload.
Her networking skills, impressive ability to juggle and organise multiple fundraising events and public relations tasks, her gentle care of grant recipients, looking after contributing celebrities and trustees, corporate sponsors and high net worth individuals, journalists and press – all of this she did with aplomb. She made a dramatic difference to the funds raised for the Irish Youth Foundation and regularly secured front-page coverage of our events in national and regional papers, ensuring interest in the Foundation’s work."