Wednesday, 26 March 2014 15:33

The Summit Nominated for 2 IFTA's

It is with great pride that we congradulate all of the crew involved in the production of "The Summit"

We have been delighted to have been involved as  Co-production company with Image Now films and Nick Ryan.

The two Nominations for the IFTA's are.

1- GEORGE MORRISON FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

 

The nominees are.

Broken Song - Zucca Films

Here Was Cuba - Crossing the Line Films

Natan - Screenworks

The Summit - Image Now Films / Pat Falvey Production

The Summit
The Summit tells the story of the 2008 expedition to the famed K2, one of the Earth's most dangerous mountains. On August 1st, 24 climbers from several international expeditions converged on High Camp of K2. Forty eight hours later, eleven had either been killed or simply vanished making it the deadliest day in mountaineering history.

 

 

2- ORIGINAL SCORE FILM/TV DRAMA

Liam Bates - Earthbound

Patrick Cassidy - Calvary

David Holmes - The Fall

Nick Seymour - The Summit


Nick Seymour -  Brief Bio

 

The Summit

Nick Seymour is a musician, painter and record producer. His Dublin-based Exchequer Studio has produced many contemporary Irish songsters, bands and film soundtracks. In 2006 Nick teamed up with Irish filmmaker Nick Ryan to produce several short film scores over the following years, including A Lonely Sky, The German, and documentary feature The Summit.

 

 

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NEPAL DAY  come and enjoy a free day out and experience the sights sounds and smells of a great country.


“Celebrating diversity in the Landscape, Culture, Food and Art of Nepal”
Pat Falvey talks on Operation Everest at 2.30pm  other speakers Dawson Stelfox and Cian O'Brolchain.
Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park
Sunday 29th September 2013
12pm – 5pm


Nepalese Community and friends of Nepal in Ireland are hosting a ‘Nepal Day’ in
celebration of diversity in the landscape, culture, food and art of Nepal.  The Nepalese
community in Ireland will take this opportunity to celebrate their rich cultural heritage
and invite the general public along to share this event with them. 

As the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Nepal holds a special place for those seeking a
spiritual experience.  It also enjoys a diversity of landscape ranging from the towering
heights of Mount Everest to the sub-tropical Chitwan National Park where tigers and
elephants roam, with the intensely urban experience of the Kathmandu valley in
between.

The programme for Nepal Day will provide a showcase of Nepalese Culture through
music and dancing, Nepalese food, Handcrafts and traditional face painting for children. 
There will also be a photographic exhibition (27th – 29TH September) and talks by
mountaineers who have reached the summit of Mount Everest. 

The event is kindly supported by the Embassy of Nepal, Nepal Tourism Board and the
Office of Public Works, Ireland.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
www.nepalireland.org
www.facebook.com/nepalireland

Contact Details:
Mr. Deepesh Man Shakya
Nepal Day Co-ordinator
President – Nepal Ireland Society
Phone: 0871954380
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Organizers:
Nepal Ireland Society
NRN-Ireland
Cork Nepalese Community
Nepalese Community, Limerick
Nepalese Cultural Group, Ireland

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 17:15

Everest Base Camp October 2012 Report

Team Everest Base camp on route from Dublin airport. Everyone is excited. The journey to Nepal has begun. Follow the team below as we send updates on Facebook and web site www.patfalvey.com as we here from the team below. Enjoy the beauty, the culture, the colour, the landscape and how the team feel as they trek through the Himalaya. Share journey with your friends.

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If you are interested in trekking, full details here trek to Everest Base Camp please see our Itineray and options.

October 2012 Group as follows:

Joe and Concepta Lillis; from Quilty. Mick Howe, Milltown Malbay. Mike Corry and Davy Fitz, Six mile Bridge. Locky o Loughlin and Darran Ward. Ennis. Emer McCarthy, Wicklow. Pat kelly; Doonbeg. Pat McGrath ; Quin. Jeff mcInerney ; Newmarket on Fergus. Caroline Langrell and Brian Kavanagh; Gorey. William Shortall; Cashel. Liz Ruth: Wexford. Helen O Donnell; Carrig On Suir. Helene Philion and Jean Maltais: Quebec, Canada.

Pat Falvey Group Leader Reports below, newest 1st

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fitness

Jumping for joy. All the team are more relaxed today and had their morning workout which is the highest group fitness class in the world at 14652 feet under the instruction of Darren Ward of Fitness Solutions Ennis County Clare. It was a tough work out with only 60% oxygen. Then they had to do a 7 hour walk. To sign up for Darren's new altitude Fitness class.Www.fitnesssolutions.ie and for a trip of a life time www.patfalvey.com

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Thursday 25th October 2012

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Success 100% to Everest Base Camp 2012

It was a great attempt by all the team. It was hard, lots of the team suffered but all persisted and achieved a dream of going to Everest, following in the footsteps of those early adventures in a landscape where the mountains reach to the shy in every direction you look. Where the sherpa culture is evident at every turn. We are now descending for celebrations and should be in Kathmandu on the 30th October the long walk out now begins. Well done to all the team. People not tagged on Facebook which also reached base camp. The Quebec connection Jon Maltais, then from Clare Davy Fitz who caught a sliotar hit by Cork's own Pat Falvey. Also from Clare pat Kelly as well as Helen o Donnell from Tipperary. If you know other friends of theirs please share.

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Sunday 21st October 2012

Picture: The Buddhist Monks at Tengboche Monastery are an intriguing spectacle as they go about their daily routines.

The trek to Base camp continues as we live amongst the Sherpa people and learn about their culture.

All of the team went to the monastery for afternoon prayers. For all including me it was a spiritual experience that move all of us. The chanting, the drums and horns sent a vibration out throughout the valley. The team were very tired after a strenuous push from Namche Bazar as we weaved our way along the track to our new high point of 3860 meters as we walked along spectacular landscape where the mountains reached to the shy. Everest summit ahead and many more of the highest mountains in the world surrounding us. To the indigenous people who live beneath these it is obvious that the ground and the mountain we are traversing is the abode of their gods.

Some of the team are feeling the effects of the altitude but all are coping well and the experience is overwhelming all of the team as we follow in the footsteps of those early adventures.

Route Description: Easy trekking with a descent then rising through steep forested pathways to Tengboche. A short trek down to Deboche again in forested area.

Also on trek outside names below not on face book. Davy Fitz, Helen O Donnell, Pat Kelly, and Jean Maltais.

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Saturday 20th October 2012

Days three and four - Namche Bazaar (3440m):

We are now three days in and we are having an It is acclimatization rest day in Namche. Yesterday was a hard push for the team and some were suffering from altitude related problems but the rest day has sorted all of that and all the team are feeling great today. Tomorrow we move up to Tengboche and all the team can't wait to start moving again. Namche is no more than a village, this is Sherpa capital and trading post between Tibet and Nepal has two museums, several internet cafes, and two pizza houses and three cafes (locally known as bakeries), so there is much to keep us occupied during our stay here.

Report: Pat Falvey

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Kathmandu to Lukla flight. Classified. Exciting. Wednesday 17th

We are now boarding one of the worlds most interesting and fearful flights. We will make our way through the foothills in a small 20 seater Donnier aircraft. at times you feel the wings are going to touch the mountains at either side, some of the passes are only hundreds of feet below you and the you make a fast turn to the right for Lukla to a runway that goes uphill. It is frightening but thrilling. we are now at the start of the trek. I have done this flight about 40 times and like all of the team I have always been fearful. But the journey is worth doing.

All of the team safely landed in Lukla. From there they will trek to Phakding - then Namche Bazaar (3500m) Thursday.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 13:55

The Summit K2 Film Trailer & Update

The deadliest day on the worlds most dangerous mountain. Premiering at the London Film Festival. Trailer for the feature documentary below.

The Summit was produced by Image Now Films and Pat Falvey  Productions, in association with Passion Pictures, Diamond Docs and Fantastic Films. It is also funded by Irish Film Board, RTE, BAI and BBC Storyville.

Directed and produced by Nick Ryan.

It has been chosen to screen as part of the official competition for a London Film Festival Grierson Award for Best Documentary.

" I like to send a personal thanks to all the team in the production of this film. Also to all who particapated in being part of this amazing story and for the support given by all of the families, climbers in the making of this film Documantary of The Summit" Pat Falvey

 

Thursday, 04 October 2012 17:19

The Summit K2 Film Trailer & Update

The deadliest day on the worlds most dangerous mountain. Premiering at the London Film Festival. Trailer for the feature documentary below.

The Summit was produced by Image Now Films and Pat Falvey  Productions, in association with Passion Pictures, Diamond Docs and Fantastic Films. It is also funded by Irish Film Board, RTE, BAI and BBC Storyville.

Directed and produced by Nick Ryan.

It has been chosen to screen as part of the official competition for a London Film Festival Grierson Award for Best Documentary.

" I like to send a personal thanks to all the team in the production of this film. Also to all who particapated in being part of this amazing story and for the support given by all of the families, climbers in the making of this film Documantary of The Summit" Pat Falvey

 

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Monday, 03 September 2012 11:13

Kilimanjaro September Group updates

100%Team Summit kilimanjaro: This is just a fast message to all Family and friends of the team.

At 08:00 Kilimanjaro time all team members reached the summit. As usual it was a hard climb and some team members suffered more then others at Altitude. All however pushed through and made a dream a reality. We did one of the worlds highest Flash mob and sang some songs on the summit.

Everyone is now back at high camp at Barraffu for an hours rest before packing up to descend another 1600 meter. No one is looking forward to the descent. Some of the team are very tired.

Great news Pat and big HURRAY to the rest of the gang, well done and enjoy the elation this evening!! from all at the office

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High camp Barraffu and all the team ready for summit attempt tonight. Sept 7th - 13:00

It's snowing, cold and cloudy on arrival at high camp. We are going to have some lunch before doing an acclimatizing trek to rise another 150 meters before we descent to high cam for early dinner at 17:00 before we retire for a few hours rest to rise at 23:00 for our summit attempt . Tonight and tomorrow is going to hardest day ever for nearly all the team. We rise at 23:00 and get ready to climb at 24:00 . Then it will take between 7 and 9 hours to reach the summit then a three hours descent to our high camp and after an hours rest we descend for another four hours to Mweka camp site. We will be up to 17 hours on the go. Cross fingers for all the team tonight.
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Barranco wall, after all the apprehension this morning every one in the team really enjoyed the climb. A highlight for most. All safe and now making our way to our next camp site at Karangu 4000 meters. Tomorrow we make our way to high camp.

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When we arrived at camp last night the mist was in and no one got a chance to see our obstacle of the 200 meter high Barranco wall.

This morning the team woke to the view ahead of the climb today and it always amazes the comments when people see it.

Karen "we have to climb that, are you serious"

Ronan " I thought it was going to be vertical, I'm relieved"

Gary: I'm staying here with the bags.

James: can't wait, it will be a step closed to the summit.

Mark; big hi to Julie and Luke. It a great climb looking forward to today.

Maura: can't wait to get over today, the summit is within reach.

Greg: looking forward to the climb today and getting closer to the summit.

Lil: O my what a challenge

Paul: I can't wait to scramble up that, it's exciting.

Trevor; A walk in the park!! Big hi and kiss to Anusia and lauryn xxx !!!!!! I'm shitting it !!

Eric: no problem, it's great to just be here.

Pat G. Holy shit!! Everything is great.

All in very positive form and having great fun .

 

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Shira camp September 5th 13000 feet To 15200 feet Lava Towers.

All the team suffering from a little sleep depravation due to altitude, cold, snoring and stomach wind which increases at altitude. All getting use to the camping and getting lots of rest once in camp. The good news is that all the team are doing well. The pace is great and being set by Greg who is being paced by Alfred.

Today it a lot colder with treating clouds sweeping in from the valley below and even though the sun is up there is a biting wind. All the team are geared up with warm wind gear and gloves. It's amazing how fast the weather can change up here. Today will be a hard altitude day as we rise to 4650 meters to lava towers which will test our ability to acclimatize. It's going to be a long day as we ascent to 4650 m before a long descent to our camp at Barranco wall at 3950 m for the night. We rise high and sleep low. Today's walk took all of 8 and a half hours including beaks. All the team are feeling good.

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Tuesday 4th September - Trek day 2 : Machame to Shira camp

Rain Forrest 3rd sept and moorland 4th sept.. this has been one of the finest days I have been in the rain Forrest since I started climbing Kilimanjaro in 1994. Not a cloud in the sky and for the 1st time in 28 ascents I have had the perfect day in the Forrest. Ronan and Mark are excited at the idea of sleeping in a tent as they have never in his 35 years stayed in one.We had a beautiful night with full moon a start studded night and woke to the signing of birds from the Rain Forrest and moore land.

Wake up call 06:30 with James and Amadeus woke all the team to serve tea in the tent. Most of the team got a good night sleep and are ready for the day ahead. We are now at 3000 meters 10000 feet all the team are good with a few slight headaches. Today we push to 3950 meters to Shira camp where the altitude will start to click in. Beautiful morning, weather good and sun is up. Can you believe we are down to t-shirts, sweating, a full moon still in the sky, no clouds and sun high in the sky. All smiles and positive as we make our way across the moore land traverse to our camp site. Keep posted.

We have 22 trips for next year to Kilimanjaro. For further information contact office or Travel webpage. Also trekking and expeditions to all major climbing regions of the world.

 

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Monday 3rd September 2012 - Trek day 1

Kilimanjaro start for our September group. A great day with good weather.

It a fantastic morning with little cloud and the team have their first sight of the full scale of the mountain as we leave Moshi to go through the banana coffee plantation. The are in awe of the height of it from here. It's the first time in a while that we have got it this clear on our approach. Lots of the team are in d
isbelief that in a few days that we will be standing on the summit of which they now see. It an amazing sight pushing skyward from the Africian plains below. Glistening like a polished diamond our team approach the mountain in anticipation of the days ahead. Hopefully we will have a nice day in the rain Forrest. The trek to the top of Africa begin.


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Saturday 1st September 2012

MOSHI

Kilimanjaro international airport.

All the team for our September climb have arrive safely, excited but tired. I have just met them with my driver Hamis for the hour long journey to our Secure hotel in Moshi. This months team are below.
The energy of the team feels great. All bags have arrived, always a major relief for myself and all the team.

1 Paul Maher
2 James Brodrick 3 Lil rogan
4 Trevor Deady
5 Mark O Connell
6 Eric O Leary
7 Pat O Gorman
8 Mary Stilvern
9 Gary McGullagh
10 Karen Roche
11 Greg Butler
12 Ronan Guilfoyle

Follow the team over the coming week on Facebook and news on www.patfalvey.com for another exciting adventure as we climb to the summit of kilimanjaro.


Saturday 1st September 2012

MOSHI

Africa Kilimanjaro September: I'm excited Greg Butler has arrive and the rest of the September team is arriving tonight for the Kilimanjaro Climb. is arriving tonight. They are now on route from Amsterdam. All going well we will be leaving for the mountain on Monday. The weather is stable today and great views of it from our hotel in Moshi. This will be my third time climbing the mountain in the last few weeks. It is one of my favourites and I never get tired of working with my teams that come out here to fulfill for them a life long ambition.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012 11:48

Kilimanjaro June 2012 Update

Summit push

12 midnight all the team left Barrafu and made a slow but steady pace. It took 8 hours to summit we had an amazing team of my African guides. Fredrick my head guide as well as his two sons Godiliven and Emanuel as well as Gasper, Alfred, Oktavian,and Livingston. All highly motivated to have all of the team to the summit. The unsung hero's of the mountain. We had 100% success.

For all the team it was they said the hardest thing they have ever undertaken. We are all down safely angd making our way to Moshi and looking forward to a big party tomorrow night with all of the team. Congratulations to Kathy, Carmel, Phil, Joe, Jim, James, aisling, John, Sean, Louise, Laura, Tony and Colette.  We will post some pictures and video once back to civilization.

Day 6 kili - All team Summit !!
Short sms received at 11.30am Irish time from Pat:
"All team reached the summit 14 Irish and 7 Tanzanian guides, full blog later"
The team should be arriving back down to Barrafu camp around 1pm Irish time for rest and replenish water / food. Fantastic success again for another team on Kilimanjaro. Well done Pat!!

Day 5 kili - pre summit at Barrafu.
Today we rose from Karanga To Barrafu camp site. All the team were in great form and all of the altitude problems of the previous few days are under control. Laura, john, Kathy and James have recovered from there problems of altitude and overheating which cause them some problems. Colette is having some small problems with her back but provide we can keep the weight down she has a great chance.  The atmosphere at breakfast was positive and all now confident of being healthy enough fora good attempt on the summit. I believe we will all reach it if we can keep the team focused and confident. It took up four hours to get to Barrafu which is at 4700 meters. We left at 09:00 and arrived at 13;00. The pace was pole - pole, slowly - slowly. We will have some lunch here before going for acclimatizing trek for an hour after lunch. Dinner will be at 17:00 tonight and the team will try and get a few hours sleep before our ascent at midnight.

Stay posted and I'll update either later tonight or tomorrow early to let you know how all the team gets on. This is it the summit looms overhead and by this time tomorrow we will be on our way down. Cross fingers for Kathy, Carmel, Phil, Joe, Jim, James, Aisling, John, Sean, Louise, Laura, Tony and Colette.
If I summit this will be number 26 for me. I'm really looking forward to the August and September trips also with two more great teams.
Talk again soon. Pat

Weather: The temperature dropped to - 4 degrees over night last night and by 8 am had risen to 1 degree, by the time we climbed the wall the sun was baking down and temperatures rose to 24 degrees and Kathy and Laura suffered from heat exhaustion but once all had lunch all are now acclimatized and now the talk is all positive.The next 48 hours are going to be hard for all the team as we make our way to the Barrafu camp site tomorrow where we rest for a few hours and then leave for the summit.
Cross fingers that all the team will remain healthy and acclimatized. It's still a long way to the summit....


Day 3: 26th June. Early rise 6:30 some of the team have had a restless night while some have complained of slight headaches but all are in good and positive form. Even though apprehensive about going up another 850 meters today before descending. We headed in an easterly direction from camp site to gain the ridge to connect to the upper path under the imposing face of kili to traverse over the mountain. We made our way to lava towers to a height of 4650 meters . The altitude was affecting most of the team today and that is to be expected. We rested for a hour at lava towers to give everyone time to acclimatize while there a few of the team scrambled up on the tower before descending to high camp. It was a long day leaving camp at 08;30 and arriving at Barranco camp Six o clock. It's been a long day for all the team. All now at camp relaxing and recovering from a hard day and looking forward to tomorrow.

The Mountain Lodge says: Great news Pat !! - The team will enjoy a different and interesting day tomorrow as they ascend the Barranco wall for 2-3hrs offering dramatic views of the valley and campsite below. Its a nice break from the meandering pathways and you get to use your hands as you scramble up. Then to Karanga Camp where hopfully they get some clear weather underneath the mighty Kibo. Pat confirms tonight they are getting mixed visibility, cloudy in afternoons, and dry overall today.


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Day 2: 25th June. After an early rise of 06:30 we had breakfast and made our way from from our damp campsite at Machame at 3000 meters at the top of the rain Forrest into a new climatical change of scenery today into the moorland and alpine meadow. This was a hard four hour push to our lunch break through a steel incline through spectacular landscape. All the team were feeling good but a little tired. We were hoping for sights of the upper reaches on route but mother nature cloaked the summit from us. Even through disappointed all the team were over the moon as none were yet suffering any effect of altitude, mainly due to the pace and drinking water. After lunch we  traversed the upper reaches of the moorland and alpine region to arrived tires but excited to have now risen to 3850 meters and all feeling great. We arrive in camp at 15:00 for a well deserved rest before dinner. Tomorrow we head into the lunar landscape as we try to acclimatize to 4650 meters. This will be a hard day and a test of the altitude for the team.

rainforest240Day 1: 24th June. All up for breakfast and the team were in great form excited at the adventure ahead. Then a 45 minute drive to the gate to sign in. Sorted all our porters and guides a total of 39 in total. Porters, cooks, helpers as well as our summit guides. All of whom have worked for me over the last 15 years. We then started our trek through the rain forest which was overcast with our enlarged caravan. After 5 and a half hours we were now wet and sweaty after the journey while we settled in for the first night. The day was warm and humid with temperature reaching 28 degrees with humidity of 86%,  however the night temp dropped to 2 degrees. All the team had a hard but interesting day and settled down to their first nights camping on the mountain. All the team were feeling tired but in good form.

TEAM DETAILS
Louise, Laura, Sean and John Quirke 
Jim, James and Aisling Ronayne 
Joe and Phil Byrne 
Colette and Tony Doonan 
Carmel Hughes
Kathy Killgallon

Team leader: Pat Falvey
Our head local mountain leader: Freddy Tarimo

Local administration office: Nadir
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For more info on our 2013-2014 trips to Climb Kilimanjaro and dates for training days contact us or visit our Travel Section. We also have 2013-2014 trips to Everest Base Camp, Island Peak, Aconcagua, Morocco.
''Life is full of mountains to climb and obstacles that seem insurmountable at first sight. The best way to tackle these challenges is together!
We are lucky to have Pat Falvey ready to take on Corrán Tuathail with us in order to raise funds for Suicide Aware.
At 1039m/ 3414ft it’s Ireland's highest peak. This event is happening on 20 May and there are only 50 places available.
Our aim is for every person who partakes to raise €200 in sponsorship.
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''Life is full of mountains to climb and obstacles that seem insurmountable at first sight. The best way to tackle these challenges is together!
We are lucky to have Pat Falvey ready to take on Corrán Tuathail with us in order to raise funds for Suicide Aware.
At 1039m/ 3414ft it’s Ireland's highest peak. This event is happening on 20 May and there are only 50 places available.
Our aim is for every person who partakes to raise €200 in sponsorship.
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or see our events blog for more details''

undefinedPat Falvey motivates and inspires young Irish students to seeing a bright future.

240 Students enthralled by Pat Falvey’s presentation.

As part of our companies educational charter, Pat takes time out to inspire and motivate young students to have dreams and goals and to have a go-for-it positive attitude. To see the future as a pre-boom period and to see the glass as half full, to see and seek opportunities as we live in a global village and the world is our oyster.

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Syl Merrins

Coordinator

Kildare Sports Partnership

Kildare Sports Partnership worked with Árd Scoil Rath Íomhagáin Secondary School, Rathangan, Co. Kildare on a project, over a fourPaul Murphy, Pat Falvey, Sly Merrins month period, to promote sport and physical activity in the school and as a culmination to the project we decided to invite Pat Falvey to do a motivational talk to the pre-leaving cert students. Pat's presentation was a fitting climax to a great project. I have listened to many motivational speakers over the years but Pat Falvey's presentation and delivery was the best I have ever experienced. The students were uplifted by his presentation and I have no doubt all audiences no matter what age would be similarly impressed.

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Paul Murphy

Principal

Ardscoil Rath Iomghain, County Kildare

On behalf of the students and staff of Ardscoil Rath Iomghain I would like to say a huge thank you for your talks today. The students were very impressed not only with the content of your presentation but also your quality of delivery. The talk was informative, very educational and extremely entertaining and you have fitted more into 54 years of life than the majority can only dream of doing in a life time. We spend a lot of time talking to students about setting goal’s, having dreams and conquering their own Everest be it family, sporting , academic or life in general and it was great to meet an Irish legend who has been there and done it all.

Thank you for the inspiration

Paul Murphy

Principal

Ardscoil Rath Iomghain

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“ Our youth are our future and we need them to believe that they will make a difference

 

 

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