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Ljubljana = Prague + Vienna with a little Venice on the side?

by Pádraic Gilligan, Managing Partner, SoolNua Perfect for Culturally Curious + Social Energisers During the MCI / Ovation years Patrick and I were privileged to work on the annual conference of The Law Society of Ireland which took place each year in late March or April, depending on when Easter fell. We helped to stage… Read more »


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Hotels that do it differently

by Padraic Gilligan, Managing Partner, SoolNua The Sharing Economy The advent of the sharing economy has been game-changing for the hospitality industry with legions of global travellers abandoning what they consider the bland consistency of hotels for the bright “welcome home” of Airbnb. But this denizen of the sharing economy hasn’t been the only game-changer… Read more »


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Favourite Albums of 2014

by Pádraic Gilligan, Managing Partner, SoolNua Too much choice … This blog started in January 2011 and each year since then I’ve indulged myself by posting my own personal “Best of …” albums from the previous year. Accessing good music today is actually much harder than it was in the early 70s when I first… Read more »

Padraic Gilligan

Pádraic Gilligan is currently Managing Partner at SoolNua, a boutique consultancy offering another viewpoint for meetings and events. He holds BA and MA degrees in Italian and English literature from University College Dublin and a post graduate diploma in Marketing from Boston College. Following a 13 year career in education, teaching at second and third levels, he started Delaney Marketing Consultants in 1994 with Patrick Delaney. In 2002 Delaney Marketing acquired Ovation and re-branded as Ovation Group. In June 2007 Ovation was acquired by Swiss based, MCI Group and commenced a robust global expansion programme which saw the establishment of Ovation offices at over 100 global locations...Read more »

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