Dara O’Shea and Louise O’Brien have more than 30 years’ event management experience between them, managing international, national and local events in Cork city, including many memorial events for families and organisations.
From personal experience, they understand how difficult it is to plan such an important occasion for a loved one at a time of extreme sadness and loss. Dara and Louise understand how even the smallest detail can play an important role in a funeral or memorial event. They have the expertise to work with each client or family to design and deliver a funeral or memorial event that best honours, and indeed celebrates, their loved one ensuring every detail and task is seen to and that everything runs smoothly over the course of the funeral days.
Having designed, developed and delivered posthumous graduation experiences to honour many university students who passed away before their studies had been completed, Dara and Louise are keenly aware how their combination of professional expertise and personal skills in delivering a well-crafted, meaningful ceremony can sensitively impact the grieving experience.
Louise has a Bachelor’s degree in Music and a Masters in Arts and Heritage Management, while Dara has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing with the Marketing Institute of Ireland and a qualification in Business Studies. Both are undertaking education in working with bereaved people and continue to pursue their specialist training in this area.