Saturday, 27 November 2010 23:31
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The launch of Awareness Cards with helpline telephone numbers, was held at the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork on November 17th.

Pat Falvey Patron of Suicide Aware, who was a guest speaker at the event, thanked all of those who give their time and effort in support of this cause.

Pat spoke about the need of us as a community coming together to help others and how suicide and depression are now one of our greatest health problems, one that has, for far to long, been brushed under the carpet. Yet there is not one person in the country that does not know someone who is suffering from depression or someone who has taken their lives over the past fifteen years.

This event was attended by many sports and high profile Irish people giving their support for a progressive program of fundraising to help fight a plague of raising depression and suicide in Ireland.

Munster Rugby endorsement:

The evening was also the launch of the Munster Rugby nomination of Cork Cancer Aware as one of their three charities for next year. The Munster Rugby team was represented by Garret Fitzgerald and Irish player Mick O Driscoll who applauded the work done by the organisation in showing initiative in the importance of having people trained to help those in need of advice and assistance in this area.

(CSR Plan) Garret and Mick spoke about how Munster Rugby were honoured to have selected Suicide Aware as one of their three nominated charities for 2011-2012, as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility Plan.


Crime Correspondent/Author: Paul Williams, the highly successful crime writer and author was the guest speaker and formally launched the initiative. He took a really hard stand on the influence of drugs on the ever increasing problem and of the crime lords here in Ireland that have zero consideration for the damage they cause in their persuit of making money out of the misery of others. He branded them as 'scumbags of our society' and that they should be caught and the keys thrown away for the misery and violence they bring to Ireland. Drugs are a major contributor to depression and suicide and Paul as guest speaker, gave a great insight to the life of the drug lords and their violent ways.

Host for the night was radio presenter and PR consultant Mick Mulcathy.  Other speakers on the night were Ian Delahunty who spoke of personal experience of the tragedy of families when a loved one commits suicide. He spoke emotionally about how his father took his own life and the effects it had on him and the family.

The night was brought to a close by founding member Pat Beahan thanking everyone for their support and help.

Further information on fundraising events and Suicide Aware's mission and vision can be found on or contact Pat Beahan on 087 9454202.


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Friday, 19 November 2010 00:00

Pat Falvey speaking at a recent conference in Ireland. Please contact us for more details or to request further information regarding your event.

Thursday, 28 October 2010 16:32
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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 venture capitalists, angel investors and the top companies in Ireland.

Mary Horan Chief Executive of the DCU Ryan Academy spoke about the fact that she hoped that this was just the first of Invest Ireland's many forums and thanked the American investors for showing such great interest in investing in Ireland and it's future.

The event was a hugely successful for both investors and the 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 will always be one of the major places for investment by investors 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.


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Thursday, 28 October 2010 13:52
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Pat Falvey 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 of Ireland who are members of the Entrepreneurial & Social Society.


His lecture on "Succeeding in a Recession" was based on his acclaimed presentation on Leadership and the 'Attributes of Success'.


"The Psychology Of Success" focuses 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 vision and the benefit of a positive attitude in a changing environment. He spoke about the creation of new opportunities for those that seek them, in particular young blood with dreams. He spoke on the negativity besetting those that see no future and suggested that we look at the good the recession will bring.  He said that we should look at our present status in time as a period of 'pre-boom time' and how to find ourselves.  There are many opportunities for young enthusiastic entrepreneurs that believe!  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 your dreams and always have a 'go-for-it attitude.'


 "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 as you are Pat." ~ David Murray


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Tuesday, 21 September 2010 17:15

At Pat Falvey Army Boot Camp we have put a number of teams through this rigorous weekend training program specially designed to help in the areas of communication, focus, attention to details, planning and following through on objectives set.

Bear Island: This weekend our island boot camp was help on Bear Island and Highfield Rugby Club went through their paces on last weekend 17 to 19 September.

Outside the comfort zone:

They were met by the instructors at 19:00 hrs on Friday night. No sooner had they disembarked they were made to run 4km with bag in hand to the camp. There they were given their bed in the tent. First on the agenda was night navigation around the island. They returned to a welcomed cup of soup and sandwich. The team went through the briefing for the weekend. Then retired to try and sleep for the night.

Up at 05.00, given a map and coordinates they had to search out their food for breakfast. Some were lucky, others were not, but everyone shared what they had found. After all were fed it was down to business. Each was given 25kg packs and made run the 5km run to the first tower. When they got there they thought they had finished but this was not to be, they had to run to the other tower as well. Next evaluation was the water confidence training instruction. This was to build up there confidence in tough and hostile environment. After this was the assault course, stretcher run, and finished up with some close quarter combat.

Dinner was bush craft style with rabbit, pigeon, and deer on the menu. All had to be skinned, butchered and cooked by the team. After dinner they did more navigation and finished with some field play. Lights out at 24.00 were they tired.

Up Sunday morning at 08.00 for 8km run with 25kg sandbags to White Cross. There they took part in a debriefing and self evaluation on the weekend. After this there were then ran back down to camp to a surprise full Irish Breakfast. The camp finished with a march back to the ferry at 12.00.

“It was agreed by all that if they fail in their goal they would be back and it would be tougher”

Objectives for the weekend were, Improve Communication, Discipline, Fitness, Teamwork, Self belief.

Terry Healy Boot Camp faciliator/ Instructor.

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Tuesday, 21 September 2010 16:23

Today in the Cork Examiner -  The team claims they have reached their Everest after been swept from their goal on many occasions in rescent years!  Just as they were about to reach their summit beaten by the Green and Gold avalanche of their neighbours Kerry. (insert smile here) 

In reaching their summit today they contribute one of the elements to their success was their miliarty boot camp training in Bear Island last Easter on the 2nd of April.

The squad’s training camp in Bere Island off West Cork earlier this year – details of which were revealed in his All-Ireland diary in yesterday’s Irish Examiner by John Hayes – has been identified as a pivotal moment in their season.

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This contributed to their belief of never giving up until the final whistle and that getting to the top was like eating an elephant that it was to take each stage of the game like eating the elephant and that was to take each stage bite by bite and to never give up until they had the elephant eaten.

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Monday, 20 September 2010 15:10

“The Hope Counts Fashion Show takes place at the Crowne Plaza in Blanchardstown on September 23rd – featuring WeightWatchers Goal Members as models, in recognition of Teena Gate's 10-stone-weight loss during her preparations for the expedition to Everest later this month.  Doors open at 7.00pm and the show starts at 7.30pm.  Tickets are priced €15 & €30 for VIP passes!  They’re available throught WeightWatchers in Dublin 15, and point of sale at Total Fitness Gym in Castleknock and BaseCamp adventure store in Middle Abbey Street, in Dublin city centre.  The Hope Counts Fashion Show is part of the Hope Challenge to raise funds for a new girls’ school for street children in Calcutta.


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Monday, 13 September 2010 20:56
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157,000 viewers tuned in to TV3’s Midweek programme to watch adventurer and explorer Pat Falvey and Teena Gates, Head of News at Dublin’s 98FM discuss the forthcoming Hope Challenge 2010 when Pat leads a group of celebrities to Everest Base Camp, and maybe beyond. The program was hosted by Collette Fitzpatrick.

Teena joins Jenny Kavanagh who plays Cleo in Fair City, RTE TV Presenter Rob Ross, Extreme Artist Philip Graye, actor George McMahon and a support team, to battle it out against the elements and walk to the highest frontiers of the planet.

The added challenge of Island Peak beckons for some members of the team who make it beyond Base Camp and the ever present risk of altitude sickness to tackle an ice-wall and a difficult ridge climb.

TV3 viewers were astounded to hear that perhaps the most unlikely member of the team, Teena, had lost 10 stone in the past year as part of a battle back to fitness and tough preparations for the challenge ahead. The radio journalist got a similar reaction when she returned to her desk at 98FM, with the top Dublin station inundated with phone calls and texts from listeners offering support and donations for the challenge. The team head off on September 30th and they are passionately appealing for support for their campaign to raise funds for the Hope Foundation and street children in Calcutta. You can follow the team’s progress and make a donation on the Hope Foundation website

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Thursday, 09 September 2010 14:09
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Pat Falvey was the key note speaker at the International Congress of Telecommunication Purchasers of Airtime Worldwide, at the beautiful luxury 5 Star Castlemartyr Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort in Ireland.

Managers and representatives of twenty two multi-national companies were in attendance from thirty three countries. The theme of the meeting was "working together as a global team".  The aim is to develop shared solutions to solve the global problems currently facing this competitive industry and to give better value to their customers, to create better opportunities for partnerships Eircom has and will develop worldwide. 

Pat focused his entertaining, colourful, inspirational presentation on:

1: How to tackle major milestones in the current economic environment

2: The challenge of change in global businesses.

3: The importance of developing a team mentality which benefits the company and employees .

4: That we can live locally, but influence globally.

Pat used his Operation Everest on Leadership and Change to present what was very well received by the international audience.

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Friday, 03 September 2010 23:03
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Pat Falvey was the key note speaker at the Dell Summit Sales Conference and awards presentations at the Killiney Fitzpatrick Castle hotel in Ireland this week.  In a pre-summit dinner presentation, over 280 delegates worldwide gathered for a two day conference in the beautiful surrounding of this majestic hotel and grounds.


Pat gave his sixty minute Operation Everest motivational presentation to enforce the companies strategies and their conferences goals of 'heading to the top' through team focus and vision with people taking pride in achieving their objectives as one of the most progressive leaders in the industry.


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