Keith Barry was one of our highlight events of last year. Keith really lifted the teams spirits and everyone was talking about the tricks he did for weeks on end. The finale in particular was super cool and so unexpected! Many thanks to you and your team too for your patience throughout and for organising such a great event, it was exactly what we needed.
Apple Christmas Virtual Event – Keith Barry 2020
Sile was brilliant! From the second she arrived on screen for the first rehearsal we knew she was going to absolutely nail the job, so professional and warm. she was a perfect anchor and ultra professional. We couldn’t be happier with how the event went, Sile managed to walk the tight line of managing the seriousness of the awards with an easy-going, warm and friendly nature, what a pro.
Published Accounts Awards, November 2020
We worked with Mario Rosenstock as host for the first Virtual Energia AIL Awards. To help make the awards interesting to viewers we needed a host that was going to bring a bit of comedy to the awards while also having a good knowledge and interest in rugby, which made Mario the ideal person for the role. Being a virtual awards we required Mario to video record an introduction, impersonations and one-liner lead in’s and send across in advance as well as promoting across his social channels. Mario went above and beyond on his outcomes and was a pleasure to deal with.
Mario Rosenstock @ Virtual Energia AIL Awards, May 2020
It was a great event and Sinead Ryan did a great job with her Mcing duties! She was obviously well rehearsed and had her home work done on all the speakers at the event. A true professional.
Julie Kennedy Fogerty, Tipperary LEO Enterprise Week, March 2020
Gino & The Singing Waiters were brilliant. Our visitors loved them. They were a bit reserved as they hadn’t seen anything like it before but they really enjoyed them. They enjoyed both the singing and the comedy side to the gig. Many thanks again for all your help!
Rachel Byrne, CMS Distribution Event, February 2020
Everything went really well with Alison Comyn. She was a great MC on the day – I was particularly impressed with her chairing of the panel discussion at the end of the speaker presentations. I hope that we can work with her again on future events.
Maev Martin, Checkout Conference, February 2020
Marty Whelan was only magic yesterday, he was brilliant. What I love about him, he gave everyone no matter how young or old, his time very freely. He always makes our event stand out to all the audience, so thank you so much
Patricia Donnellan, ILCU Art Competition, February 2020
The VIPs & Mark Wilde went down a treat! Thank you so much for all over your help with the booking – all made very straightforward.
Sharon Morrissey, Musgrave Region of the Year Awards, February 2020
All went really well on Thursday evening and as usual Oliver Callan was brilliant. We have a Scottish couple who attend the Dinner every year and they just love Oliver. In fact one of them always says that even thought they don’t know some of the people that Oliver is impersonating, they thoroughly enjoy him and he makes them laugh so much.
SIMI Annual Dinner, February 2020
Mario Rosenstock was fantastic last Thursday! He clearly put an awful lot of effort into his preparation and this was reflected by how much the audience enjoyed the performance. The team found the whole experience brilliant! His sketches were hilarious! Everybody in attendance always knew how good he was on the radio but all felt that seeing him in real life was even better! After a heavy day of presentations, Mario was just what the audience needed.
Mario Rosenstock @ Musgraves Awards, February 2020
Sean did a great job! Our Xmas Lunch was fab and plenty of comments about the lovely singer – at times -he had us waving our serviettes and had us all singing along. All in all, he added to the wonderful atmosphere.
Sean Boland, Air France Xmas party, December 2019
DJ Colin had the dance floor going absolutely mental. I was worried the floor would collapse at one stage. He played all the 90’s stuff from our younger days. I got so many texts over the past few days from people saying they have never danced so much at a wedding.
DJ Colin, Wedding, October 2019
We had a great day! It was a huge success and the feedback has been great. Brendan was brilliant and an absolute pleasure. Everyone really enjoyed him and his talk. We really appreciated that he stayed around for the lunch break after. It was a real bonus to have a chance to chat and he was very friendly to everyone.
Brendan Courtney @ Cobh Age Friendly Event, October 2019
I have to say, the Dean Martin Tribute totally exceeded my expectations, he is such a gentleman and was brilliant as Dean. He made such a fuss of my Mam, who was loving it and he had a captive audience throughout both young and old. When he sang Moon River you could hear a pin drop in the house followed by dancing until the end of his set. Great night was had by all so thank you for your recommendation which made my Mams 80th memorable!
Dean Martin Tribute, June 2019
Abbasalutely were the biggest hit! It absolutely made my Mum’s 70th Birthday the best night and our family have been raving about them. Everyone was up dancing the night away which is just what we wanted. I could not have asked for more and John in particular was extraordinary. From client liaison, set up, AV checks, performance, talent and DJ they were so professional and went above and beyond with everything. I’m forever grateful and cannot recommend or rate them highly enough. They were ABBAsolutely fabulous.
ABBAsalutely, 80th Birthday, May 2019
Please pass on my huge thanks to Blush, as usual they were amazing, the dance floor was heaving and never emptied. They are absolutely brilliant and such a pleasure to work with.
Blush, Make-A-Wish Ball, May 2019
It went very well with Oliver Callan. He was great to deal with and was excellent on the night with everybody in the audience enjoying his act. Thank you for all your assistance in helping to put this together.
Fingal County Council, 25th Anniversary Dinner, April 2019
Sinead Ryan was ideal for last evening. It all went fantastic. We are delighted.
Sisk & The Designer Group Brand Launch, April 2019
Andrew Maxwell went down really well, he had the whole room’s attention which can be a task after a lot of wine and prosecco consumption! We were delighted, thanks for all your help.
Andrew Maxwell, Chartered Accountants Lunch, April 2019
Marian Keys’ honesty, openness and humour made it such a special event.
A&L Goodbody Women’s Day Event, March 2019
The VIPs went down a treat and had the dance floor full for the night!! One other thing to point out was how professional & organised they were. We didn’t need to worry about set up or timings, they were ready and waiting without having to run anything by them. Feedback on the event has been excellent and the band played a big part in the success.
Musgrave’s Region of the Year Awards, February 2019
I just wanted to extend a big thank you to Bryan Dobson for the brilliant job he did at the Eurozone Summit yesterday. We fully achieved the objectives of highlighting the opportunities in the Eurozone and generating an interest across Irish business. This was due in no small part to Bryan’s excellent facilitation right throughout the event. He hit exactly the right tone.
Eurozone Summit, February 2019
Lorraine Keane did an absolutely amazing job on Saturday night and we cannot thank her enough!
Haiti Ball, January 2019
Brent Pope was excellent and went down very well with our audience. He was highly entertaining and very funny! We would definitely use him again at some future event.
IWEA Autumn Conference, October 2018
Anton Savage did a great job keeping everything moving on time and delivering the event with professionalism, and light hearted aplomb.
ICCA Industry Awards, October 2018
We were very happy with Sean Boland’s performance on Saturday night. Everyone was up dancing for as long as he was singing and we’ve had lots and lots of great feedback about him. Please let him know that he was very well appreciated.
Wedding, October 2018
Everything went really well, thanks. Anton Savage really livened up the session and the panel discussion was great, he had really insightful questions…
Trinity School of Medicine Showcase, September 2018
Maurice Culligan & Buena Vista were really great and suited the night incredibly. It was a great night overall and all guests were very impressed.
Trade Evening, Druids Glen Hotel, June 2018
Just to let you know everything worked out perfectly. Ukebox were great and we had a great afternoon and we even danced all around the garden!
Garden Party, August 2018
We really enjoyed Brent Pope’s talk today! It was very inspiring and thought provoking and we’ve some received great feedback. His talk went down really well with the audience who were very engaged and wanted to ask more questions.
Irish Life Event, September 2018
Sonya Lennon was a consummate professional, for whom no ask was too great. While originally booked to host the event, due to unforeseen circumstances with one of our guest speakers who had to withdraw at short notice, Sonya happily stood into the role of both MC and speaker and delivered on both superbly on the day. She brought huge energy to TWIG’s networking event, captivated the audience with her own professional and personal story.
TWIG Lunch, June 2018
Everything was simply fantastic. Shay Byrne is a gem and a perfect gentleman. His preparation was top class.
Grocery Management Awards, June 2018
Sile Seoige was amazing! Her presence, wit and charisma captured the entire room! She was gracious in posing with the attendees for pics and so down to earth. Extremely approachable.
Irish Fitness Industry Awards, June 2018
Ukebox were fantastic! Very impressed with them and great feedback from clients.
Summer BBQ, Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport, June 2018
Mario Spanish Guitarist was brilliant, so unintrusive. It really added to the atmosphere at the meal. Johnnie be Goode went above and beyond for us, they are a great band and we were delighted!!
Wedding, August 2018
Everything was absolutely fantastic. The Hit Machine did a great job, the crowd – both the North Americans and the locals – were all in awe.
50th Birthday Party, Clontarf Castle, April 2018
Everything went superb with Barry Murphy – he was absolutely hilarious and was a pleasure to deal with – he had the audience in stitches and the video clips went down a treat so delighted overall!
Maxol Conference, April 2018
I’m delighted to say our Awards ceremony was a great success with an amazing amount of positive feedback still coming into the office and I can assure you that Oliver Callan played a key role in creating that success. Being a native, he had the audience eating out of the palm of his hands and injected the right amount of humour and political satire throughout the evening – a true professional and a really nice person too.
Age Friendly Recognition & Achievement Awards, April 2018
Linda Martin was Fantastic! She was great fun and kept things moving. An absolute professional and pleasure she brought a lot to the evening, really wouldn’t have been the same without her.
Zion Does Strictly, April 2018
Sean Boland was just fantastic, the atmosphere in the room was electric he was a fabulous addition to our day!
Wedding Tulfarris, April 2018
Maurice Culligan & Buena Vista were really great and suited the night incredibly. It was a great night overall and all guests were very impressed.
Trade Evening Druids Glen Hotel, June 2018
Barry Murphy was simply outstanding – absolutely the star turn. His improvisation during the auction was hilarious – and helped make the few extra bob!
Sports Forum, March 2018
From start to finish Oliver Callan did an excellent job. The evening was a major success and he entertained all in attendance in a very professional manner. Everyone enjoyed him.
SIMI Annual Dinner, February 2018
Everything went great and as always Sean Boland was fab!
ITOA Dinner, January 2018
I just wanted to say thank you so much for booking Colm O’Regan for us! So many people mentioned how much they enjoyed him! So we are delighted he was able to perform at the party!
GroupM Christmas Party, December 2017
Hector was fantastic. He did a great job and everyone in the room really enjoyed him. He was fantastic at the auction and really got the funds up for us this year.
Marymount ball, December 2017
Everything went really well – they two guys from Voci were brilliant and were the perfect fit for the evening. Thanks for arranging!
FundAssist Christmas Party, December 2017
Ger Gilroy was a treat to work with. Very professional and really understood the brief. The attendees were delighted with Ger’s approach to the show and all enjoyed it immensely, especially his interview with Brent Pope and interaction with the crowd. I hope to work with Carol & associates again in the future!
Heineken Skills Olympics Event, November 2017
We have received such positive feedback on the event which we are very happy with. Chanelle Lady McCoy and Fionnuala Meehan were excellent and very engaging. Thank you again for providing us with two great speakers!
Bank of Ireland Women in Business Lunch, November 2017
It was a wonderful night and George Jones was legend to say the least. We had a few curve balls and no better man to be able to smooth things over!
Cara Group Travel event, November 2017
Everything went great with House Party, the dance floor was packed!
Xilinx Ireland Christmas Party, December 2017
It was a fabulous night and Sean Boland was brilliant! Many thanks we will be back in touch in the future for sure….
Mater Hospital Service Achievement Awards, October 2017
Sonya Lennon was fantastic and gave so much of herself to the event. Her ability to interact with the panellists was exceptional and overall feedback was excellent.
Carlow Co Co NWED event, October 2017
Today’s event with Terry Prone went down very well with staff. She is very natural, practical and her sense of humour lends to her gravitas. Overall, it was a good event and I am glad we chose Terry as our first speaker at these events!
Bearing Point Event, October 2017
Mario Rosenstock was just fantastic! He had certainly done his homework and everyone that I spoke to afterwards commented how impressive (and funnier!) it had been because it had been personalised to the audience. He’s such a great entertainer. Many thanks for all your help with our booking – he certainly lifted the whole event for us.
DBFL Consulting Engineers Event, October 2017
I was delighted with both Shay Byrne and Pat Spillane, they were both very good and I was impressed with their expertise and professionalism I would have no hesitation in recommending them both in the future. Many thanks for arranging everything, thoroughly professional as usual!
CECA Annual Dinner, September 2017
I just want to say thank you so much. Sean Boland was definitely the highlight of the night for everyone. We will definitely be recommending Sean to our friends.
Aviation Services Ireland event, September 2017
Anton Savage was absolutely brilliant! We had many comments from the committee and guests saying how professional and great Anton was as an MC and he really gave the event some energy and ensured all flowed as it needed to.
National Bread Week, September 2017
We had the most fabulous day and Sean Boland was fantastic – everyone really enjoyed the reception and were full of compliments…
Wedding, September 2017
As always – you and the guys never let me down. Anton Savage & The Camembert Quartet were just brilliant together – and the fun they portrayed was brilliant on the night.
Barry Group Gold Standard Awards, September 2017
Everything went amazingly with Marty Whelan. He is a gentleman and it was a pleasure having him involved.
Opening “Menagerie” exhibition by artist Paul James, June 2017
I have booked the Buena Vista on several occasions and have never been disappointed. They offer something a little different and unique. They are professionals who arrive on time and have never let me down. The musical vibe is upbeat and fun and they are talented musicians. Thanks Carol & Associates for another unique offering for my clients.
Lorna, Head of Events at BACKUP, 2017
Both acts were fantastic, the Harpist works extremely well and everyone was blown away with the Celtic Drummers. They brought up two colleagues who were having birthdays and got them to play!
AETNA Dinner, July 2017
Johnnie Be Goode went down a treat! Everyone was very impressed & the floor was full all night. It was a pleasure dealing with you & the band were very accommodating on the night.
Bon Secours Retirement Party, July 2017
DejaBoo were amazing. They certainly added full on entertainment for our guests and we had a full dance floor on the night!
TLM Mid-Summer Ball, June 2017
All went great – Lucy Kennedy is a dream to work with!
Brennan’s Bread Stage, Woman’s World, June 2017
Marty Whelan was excellent, we couldn’t have asked for a better MC on the night. He really kept the event moving and was so witty and energetic, he had the room in stitches and was so accommodating and down to earth! Thanks again for everything!
Laois Business Awards, April 2017
Oliver Callan was superb. He was a complete professional and had the 900 strong crowd in the palm of his hands for the duration. He outdid himself!
IAA Gala Ball, April 2017
The Swing Cats were outstanding and had the place hopping – they were totally brilliant!
IAA Gala Ball, April 2017
Brent Pope really talks from the heart and it was a fantastic way of wrapping up our Wellness Week. We received excellent feedback from a number employees following Brent’s talk.
Intel Wellness Week Event, March 2017
Jim Quinn played at the drinks reception and created a wonderful atmosphere, Sean Boland sang throughout the meal and wooed all the ladies, he was brilliant, and Jack Wise had everyone in hysterics laughing, top class entertainment!
Clontarf Rugby Club Ladies Charity Lunch, March 2017
Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh was brilliant. He arrived early and had certainly done his homework on the awards and what to say. He spent a long time speaking and taking pics with all the guests and really seemed to enjoy it. He was a great asset on the day.
Community Games Awards, March 2017
We were so pleased with Philip Boucher-Hayes’ calm and measured engagement with speakers & delegates, his management of timings, & how he worked with the panels to include everyone and bring the sessions together…
ACEI conference, March 2017
Mario Rosenstock completely energised the room & customised his show so well. The audience had a superb evening. It was a wonderful show!
Centra Conference, February 2017
Síle Seoige helped our retailers shine, put them at ease & relayed key messages we wished to communicate. She was a pleasure to work with.
Centra Conference, February 2017
Marty Whelan was absolutely brilliant, we had such a diverse audience & he gave them all his time he really made everyone’s day!
ILCU Art Competition, February 2017
Alan Shortt was superb! He was a great asset and brilliant with the audience. Not to mention a lovely guy and multi-skilled!
Operation Walk Ireland Fundraiser, February 2017
Gino the Singing Waiter was brilliantly entertaining, wonderful voice and great comic interactions that had everyone both laughing and singing by the end. So many thanks for recommending him.
Friends First Christmas Party, December 2016
Our Christmas Party was great. Blush are just such a fantastic band and really get people up dancing and having a good time…
Kuehne + Nagel Christmas Party, December 2016
Mario & Friends were excellent. They went down very well with the guests and they played for a great length of time.
MCD Dinner, December 2016
Marty Whelan was brilliant, he made the night, it was great to have someone as professional as Marty as our host for the evening. The feedback has all been really positive…
South Dublin Chamber Business Awards, November 2016
Everything went really well with Des Cahill. He knew a lot of people in the room which worked great for inside jokes, this went down really well!
Irish Golf Awards, November 2016
Sharon Ní Bheoláin did a wonderful job in particular at short notice, but she was very warm and engaging and lots of people commented on her and how she managed the night!
An Cosan Winter Ball, November 2016
Enda Ferriter the Pianist was fantastic thank you so much! He even kept my 8 month old entertained 🙂
Wedding, November 2016
The forum went fantastic. Miriam O’Callaghan really was wonderful. She did a superb job at chairing the forum and kept everyone really interested and engaged in the forum.
National Tourism Conference, November 2016
Just a quick mail to let you know how delighted and impressed we were with Johnnie be Goode on our big day. They were absolutely brilliant from start to finish and everyone loved the music choices they played throughout the night. They had people on the dance floor all night long and were great at interacting with our guests. We couldn’t recommend them highly enough. Gary & Jennifer Gallagher
Wedding, October 2016
Daithi O’Se was a huge success for us, the feedback was brilliant and he was an absolutely gentleman to deal with.
TotalHealth Gala Ball & Awards, October 2016
The Singing Waiters were really good. Thank you! They went down a treat with the audience. Even Minister Micheal Martin was taken in by them and initially said …’They should give that fella a job’ when Eugene Ginty started to sing!
Cork University Hospital Gala Ball, October 2016
I just wanted to say that the Irish dancers last night were absolutely fabulous. They were so good,everybody loved them. We would recommend them to anyone any day. Thank you very much and please let them know that they were amazing.
Wedding, September 2016
Just a brief note to pass on to Gary from Ultrasound and to Sean Boland, to put it simply, they made our wedding, only fab, a credit to themselves and your company.
Wedding, June 2016
Blush were absolutely amazing – no one left that dance floor while they were playing, fantastic!
Make A Wish Ball, May 2016
Oliver Callan went down a dream at our conference. His research & preparation were evident & his delivery & impersonations were so funny & so very very good the place was in hysterics laughing. Oliver was a fantastic choice of comedian.
Aviva Conference, March 2016
Bobby Kerr was great at the conference, very engaged with everything and everyone, and really kept the whole event flowing.
ACEI Conference, April 2016
We LOVE Marty Whelan! I can’t tell you the value he brought to the event in terms of atmosphere, fun, and really making the winners feel like high achievers!
IITD Awards, February 2016
Please pass on my sincere thanks to the band, Blush. Everyone had a good night as was evident from the increased numbers on the dance floors than in any other year!
IICM Christmas Party, December 2015
Oliver Callan was brilliant! The show went down superbly and even more so because it was a surprise. One of our members of staff was annoyed that Enda Kenny was speaking at our awards…until she realised it wasn’t actually Enda! Thanks again.
Haven Pharmacy Awards, November 2015
The Rhythm Masters and Shane Black were great, really suitable for the event. Thank you!
Vodafone Event, December 2015
Oliver Callan gave our party a real ‘wow factor’. The feedback today has been tremendous – people are still laughing!
IFAC Accountants, December 2015
Risteárd Cooper was great and went down a treat. Everyone genuinely enjoyed it and the room was in stitches!
Nissan Ireland, September 2015
Everything went great with Brian Cody, he was a very popular guest and spoke very well!
Construction Industry Federation
Camembert Quartet were great at the Ploughing Championships. Its not easy to have people dancing in the aisles at 9.20am…but they did!
We were absolutely delighted with Gráinne Seoige. She met our brief perfectly and was so lovely and kind to the finalists and winners – a real pro!
Nursing Homes Ireland, November 2014
Anton Savage is a ‘pro’ – a gentleman to his fingertips and the ‘best there is’ in my opinion!!
Barrys Group 60th Anniversary, 2015
Thank you so much for organising Abbaesque. They went down a storm and were brilliant! Everyone is still talking about how much fun they had!
Donal Skehan, Wedding 2015
Johnnie be Goode were fantastic at my 50th with such an eclectic mix of music! They had everyone up dancing all night including myself!
Castle Golf Club, 2015
Shane Black was a great hit! Everyone really enjoyed the day…
Family Fun Day at The Radisson, 2015
The Camembert Quartet were the icing on the cake. Their attention to detail on the night was super and they really brought the night to life!
Barrys Group 60th Anniversary, 2015
Fergus Nolan, the pianist was great. He kept the party going until the wee hours of the morning, and really he enjoyed it himself too!!! The tunes were brilliant. Thanks again. We had a great weekend!
Oliver Callan was fantastic and we had a great reaction to him during and after the Shine Ball. He added great value to the event both in ticket sales and profile, so thank you for recommending him.
The Shine Centre, February 2015
Just a note to say Johnnie Be Goode were brilliant. 5 star! Everyone really enjoyed them and they had the dance-floor going the whole night! Fabulous!
St James Hospital, June 2015
Alan Shortt was a huge success and an excellent MC as well as an excellent Michael Noonan!
Corporate.ie, October 2014
The party was fantastic. Thanks for your help and guidance, very much appreciated as always!