The ‘Get Up and Go – for the life you want’ inaugural event is set to take place on October 4th, 2014 in Sligo, Ireland.

This event will bring together people who are living the life they want….. following their dreams and realising their goals …. and inspiring you to do the same.

The intention of the event is to engage, inspire and motivate ….. people to Get Up and Go in life …. Get busy, get active, get out there …

Our keynote speakers are Pat Falvey & Norah Casey and we also have Jerry Cahill, Bill Liao and many more!


We have a superb range of speakers for our inaugural event. See details below.


Pat Falvey- Entrepreneur - Motivational Speaker – Leader – Adventurer

Norah Casey- one of Ireland's leading business women


Bill Liao is an Australian entrepreneur

Jerry Cahill - age 58 with cystic fibrosis
Frikkie van Kraayenburg - enigmatic visionary
Teejay Dowe- An experienced, energetic and enthusiastic motivational speaker and published author

Linda Burke works in the field of health and wellbeing

Tickets to purchase.

This is a 1-day event and we have flexible ticket options, with a small fee for tickets:

Early Bird – 47.50 (Early bird until the 2nd September)

Full price -  €75.00

Student / unemployed / OAP – €47.50

Bring a friend – 2 for €100.00

Group discount – 5-9 persons for €235.00 (47.50 each), 10 persons for €450.00 (€45.00 each)

Those attending also receive:

  • Tea & Coffee and a light lunch
  • Some of the coolest speakers around
  • Networking with get up and go people from around the world ! AND….
  • A  ‘Get Up and Go’ goodie bag worth €100

Get Up and Go will take place in the northwest of Ireland in County Sligo. It is proudly hosted by Get Up and Go Publications Ltd, who produce the Irish Get Up and Go Diary and the Get Up and Go Diary for Teens and young people. The venue for the event is the Clarion Hotel in Sligo.



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Pat Falvey Speaks at sales Conference for JTI at the Ritz Carlton.


JTI has over 25000 employed, 90 different nationalities in 60 countries. The companies has long recognized the links between cultural diversity and success and understand the importance of having teams work together to create success across the entire company.


Through shared knowledge, with constant fresh ideas help make the company to make more effective decisions and better solutions.


Pat was an after dinner speaker at their sales conference and gave a colourful entertaining presentation on his life stories of success and failure and the need to change in a changing world.

The presentation was on being enterprising and open to change in a challenging market place.

Pat Falvey is Irelands leading Business, Inspirational and Motivational speakers. who's presentations have enthralled 100,000's of people throughout the world.

Pat Falvey Speaks at Court of experts - Pat Falvey Corporate SERVICESOn the 30th November 2011 Leading Edge Group hosted a Court of Experts Seminar on "Managing Change" at the Fota Island Resort in Cork.

Pat Falvey was Keynote Speaker at the event.


"Thanks again to Pat for last week - Pat received 99% full satisfaction ratings which is a first!"

Joe Aherne

CEO, Leading Edge Group


Thursday, 24 November 2011 13:18

Enterprise Midwest - Pat Falvey Guest Speaker

Mountaineer and entrepreneur, Pat Falvey, helped the County and City Enterprise Boards launch the ‘Enterprise Mid-West’ initiative which was designed to help small business owners reach their full potential on the 22nd September.

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Speaking at the launch, Eamon Ryan said: “The Enterprise Boards in the Mid-West are collectively staging fourteen different events during the the month of October, which is the largest ever initiative of it’s kind in the region”. It also coincided with the 2011 European Week for SME’s.

The Enterprise focused on Kerry, Limerick, North Tipperary and Clare for the month of October as host counties of ‘Enterprise Mid-West’. Aimed at the small business community and those thinking of setting up a business, highlights of the event included an inspirational talk from Everest mountaineer, Pat Falvey in Co. Clare and the events were all either highly subsidised by Mid-West County and City Enterprise Boards or free of charge.



"Just to say how much I enjoyed your presentation in Woodstock on Wed night. It really hit the nail on the head for the audience. Thank you so much and good luck."

Eamon Ryan

Chief Executive Officer - Limerick City Enterprise Board

"Pat recently delivered a most inspiring presentation to a large group of owner/managers of SME’s in Ennis for Clare County Enterprise Board.  During his 90 minutes, Pat totally captivated his audience while openly sharing the highs and lows of his own life experiences encompassing many emotions that went from success to fear to despair and again turning a corner in his life to experience hope, self-worth, peace, elation and success once again.  I have no doubt those present went away that evening following Pat’s presentation, totally invigorated, with a renewed sense of hope and self belief for both their business and personal lives.  Definitely, the best presentation I’ve experienced – Pat continued success, may you go from strength to strength!"

All the best

Lucy Reidy - Asst. Chief Executive - Clare County Enterprise Board


See attached brochure of the event below.

At a recent function held in Dublin,  Pat Falvey and team mates  Dr Clare O Leary, Mike Murphy as well as Basil Geoghegan were made Ambassadors of Goodwill to Nepal by H.E. the Ambassador of Nepal to the UK & Ireland Dr. Suresh Chandra Chalise.

The honor had been bestowed on them by the Nepalese Government through the Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Mr. Khadga Bahadur Bishwakarma.

The honour of awarding them “Ambassador Of Goodwill” has been recognized  by the government for their work as luminaries in the development, promotion and marketing of tourism to Nepal and in appreciation for the promotion of positive feelings about Nepal’s natural and cultural treasures and of promoting Nepal’s image throughout the world.

Pat Falvey as one of the keynote speakers reflected on his love of Nepal, it’s people, culture and traditions, and how that anyone who visited this amazing country will be for ever affected by their experience which would have them return again and again to the land where the mountain reach for the Sky. He also reflected on his four Mount Everest experiences and gave a gripping account of what if feels like and means to climb to the highest point on planet earth.

Also in attendence was the newly elected Dublin City Lord Mayor Andrew Montague. The other distinguished guests where Joanna Tuffy TD, Fingal County Council Mayor Mr.Gerry McGuire, H.E. the Ambassador of India to Ireland Mr.P.S.Raghavan, Cllr. Emer Costello and Cllr. Eamon Tuffy.

Dr. Suresh Chandra Chalise Ambassador of Nepal gave the key note speech. He spoke about Nepal as one of the exotic tourist destinations in the world that incorporates rich cultural heritage, Himalayas, paradise adventure and wildlife safari.

H.E. Dr. Suresh Chandra Chalise honored the Mt. Everest Summiteers by presenting them with a certificate of "Good will Ambassador" on behalf of the Government of Nepal.

Mr. Ganga Ram Kandel, the General Secretary of NIS welcomed the guests and Mr. Deepesh Man Shakya, President of NIS delivered a vote of thanks to all the participants of the event.Ms. Emma Lynch hosted the ceremony while Mr. Prashant Kunwar presented "Sights and Sounds of Nepal", a video clip that captures different aspects of Nepal Tourism.

The award was one of its kind and the first ever organized by the Embassy of Nepal and Nepalese diaspora in Ireland. The guests were served with a delicious Nepalese dinner after the presentations.

Trips to Nepal please contact us



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Recession or pre-boom, depends on your attitude.


We are now living in tough times and we need to be positive to succeed, if we are not we will fail in achieving our goals.

I believe for people to move forward we have to accept the challenges that now face us. Yes, things are tough and for some this has been one of the hardest times in their lives. But unless we change from the doom and gloom that has beset our country, our people will not emerge from the gloom.

Too many people have a negative outlook to life and unless we can refocus to see the light at the end of the tunnel, we face a disastrous outcome.

Let’s look to the future with a positive attitude and make opportunities. Let’s change our negative thoughts to the positive ones. We are where we are on planet earth and the most important attribute to a successful future is to accept our current situation. If need be, we should take our current situation to the worst case scenario and rebuild from that point. This is what I had to do in 1986 when I went broke and lost everything. My home was in the process of been repossessed; my companies faced liquidation and my personal life was in ruin. From the ashes of all of this and a change of attitude I fought back to live to fight another day. Opportunities arose from the height of a world depression. I then chose to see opportunity from my demise and the position I found myself in. I chose to see my glass as half full instead of half empty.

Like now I believe we are no longer in a recession, we are in a pre-boom period (how long we remain there I’m not sure). The future looks bright and by having a positive attitude we will prevail. As my grandmother drummed into me as a child “If you think you can you will, If you think you can’t you won’t.”

We are living in very challenging times, we would be fools to think otherwise. Economies are shifting their focus, businesses are reconfiguring and all of us have to be open to the challenge of change. This uncertainty dominates most people’s thoughts and for most they fear failure and the unknown.

But we have to be positive, more so then ever now it is the time to stand up and be counted as individuals and to be self lead. To succeed we need to change the country’s attitude, as Obama said “is feidir linn”. Yes we can. We need to be motivated to self leadership, team leadership, community leadership, company leadership and political leadership and to believe we will succeed.

For this month I will leave you with a verse that was given to me by my mother when I despaired most in my own life, when I could not see the light at the end of the tunnel. It was in 1986 and I had lost everything. My self esteem, my confidence and self belief were at an all time low. I rebuilt my life from the ashes to go on and succeed in making all my dreams a reality. I have used the philosophy behind the verse of the following poem. I learnt that to fail is a journey to succeed if we learn from mistakes and never give up.

Don’t Quit

When thing’s go wrong as they sometimes will.

When the road your trudging seems all uphill.

When funds are low and debts are high.

And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.

When care is pressing you down a bit.

Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.


Life is queer with its twist and turns.

As everyone of us sometimes learns.

And many a failure turns about.

When they might have won if they stuck it out:

Don’t give up though the pace seems slow-

You may succeed with another blow.


Success is failure turned inside out-

The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,

And you never can tell how close you are.

It may be near when it seems so far:

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit.

It’s when time go tough that you must not Quit.


There have been many occasions I know in my own life where I would have failed if I had given up but I persisted even though I thought at times I had failed.

So be positive, stay focused, rely on self-leadership and be the best that you can be and you will succeed.

With that in mind I just want to wish you all the best in this “pre-boom period”. We now have more budding young entrepreneurs in the making then at any time in our past.

Pat Falvey

Entrepreneur – Speaker – Adventurer

Pat Falvey is Ireland’s leading business, inspirational and motivational speakers and presenters.

Let us help you in your organization to inspire your company, team’s and individuals to look to the future in a positive way. Through our presentations and courses.


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Friday, 19 November 2010 14:39

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Pat Falvey was a guest speaker at the recent Invest Ireland Forum which was hosted by DCU Ryan Academy and Arizona State University.  His presentation was on the spirit of adventure, entrepreneurship and success in a challenging changing world. It was colourful, entertaining and brought home the attributes needed to succeed in a changing world.

The forum was a joint collaboration bringing together of Venture Capitalist,  Angle Investors and the top companies in Ireland.

Mary Horan Chief Executive of the DCU Ryan Academy spoke about the fact that she would hope that this was just the first of Invest Ireland forum and thanked in particular the American Investors for showing such great interest in investing in Ireland.

The event was hugely successful for both investors and participating companies.


After the event Pat said "Ireland is still alive with amazing ideas with top class mangers and entrepreneurs that will ensure our country as one of the major places for investment by investors from throughout the world."


Later that day, Pat flew off to Nepal to lead a group of Irish celebrities raise money for the street children of Calcutta for the Irish HOPE Foundation.

Pat Falvey, who has just returned from his well publicized expedition to the Himalaya with a group of Irish Celebrities who were each given a task to push themselves Beyond their Endurance to achieve a task that most would have said would be impossible to achieve. Pat flew into Cork City to  presented a lecture to an enthusiastic group of over a 100 entrepreneurial students at Cork University in Ireland who are members of E&S.

His lecture on succeeding in a recession  was based on his acclaimed presentation on Leadership and the attributes of success. "The Phycology Of Success" which focus on the ability for those with aspirations to succeed as a entrepreneur in a challenging and changing world.

His presentation focused on self belief, having a vision the ability of positive attitude in a changing environment. He spoke about the creation of new opportunities for those that seek them in particular youn g blood with dreams. He spoke on the negativity besetting those that see no future and suggested we look at the good the recession will bring and that we should look at our present status in time as a period of pre-boom period we now find ourselves in that there at many opportunities for young enthusiastic entrepreneurs that believe also his message to the young audience was not to see failure as an end game but to see mistakes as a opportunity to learn.

His parting advice was to be confident no matter what life throws at you and  don't give up on ones dreams and to have a go-for-it attitude.

Thanks from UCC E&S

On behalf of the committee of the Entrepreneurial and Social Society in University College Cork, please accept my most sincere thanks. We thoroughly enjoyed your visit to University College Cork and it was a pleasure listening to your presentation which was as colourful, intriguing, interesting, motivating and captivating. David Murray



Thursday, 09 September 2010 14:09

Eircom Telecommunication International Congress

Pat Falvey was key note speaker at the international congress of telecommunication purchasers of airtime worldwide  at the beautiful luxury 5 Star Castlemartyr hotel, spa and golf resort in Ireland.

Managers and representatives of 22  multi national companies  were in attendance from 33 countries. The theme of the meeting  was  "working together as a global team to develop shared solutions to solve the global problems presently facing this competitive industry to give better value for their consumers and customers and to create better opportunities for the partnerships  developed with Eircom  throughout the world.

Pat focused his entertaining, colourful, inspirational presentation on,

1: How to tackle major milestones in the present environment,:

2: The challenge of change in global international businesses.

3: The importance of developing the team in working together to benefit everyone.

4: That we can live locally but influence globally.

Pat used his  Operation Everest on leadership and change to present what was a very well received by the international audience.

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