Read what our clients say about our work.

I just want to say a massive thank you again for all of your hard work and effort to bring the workshops together. It has been a resounding success, and it is a result of your talent and hard work over the last couple of months. Thank you for the time and care you put into organising both days and your continued effort to refine and adapt to make the experience better for everyone. A huge thank you to Helen as well, it was great to have another pair of safe hands to help with everything. 

Martina O’Brien, Invasive Species Engagement Officer National Biodiversity Data Centre


We worked with Barncat Consulting on the development of our three-year Advocacy Plan. Hannah was excellent; she engaged with staff, our board members, personnel from DFI member organisations, and external key stakeholder with an appreciated openness and professionalism. Hannah provided a clear and comprehensive collation and analysis of information. She is very responsive, knowledgeable and has a clarity of thinking that lends itself very well to complex and multi-stakeholder working. I could not recommend her highly enough.  

Emer Begley, Director of Advocacy and Inclusion, Disability Federation of Ireland

Exceptional day- really well facilitated. You were very well informed on the topic which helped hugely.

Many thanks Hannah, some difficult hurdles surmounted today. The movement between groups helped the dynamic of ‘consensus’ enormously. Well done.

Very enjoyable. Effective. Setting ground rules at outset was very useful. Moving between tables very useful. ‘Layered’ approach to a question i.e. asking it again and again with different people in discussion was a very effective way to achieve consensus.

Feedback provided following the PHECC Education Strategy Day

The day was really engaging. The variety of activities meant that the time flew, while also feeling meaningful. There were no activities that felt unsuited to the area. Genuinely enjoyable!

Great facilitation and subject matter knowledge helped us get got to a full formed TOC (and in the process, talk through ongoing unanswered questions. Thank you!

I got a lot out of the day. The sessions were really well organised and highlighted important issues. Hannah was an excellent facilitator. I enjoyed the process.


Feedback from DCU Centre for Climate and Society Theory of Change day

Thank you so much for excellent facilitating. You were so well prepared and had clearly thoroughly researched the work of our office and our national strategy. This led to a very engaging and productive planning session.

Sarah Wood,  Lead for Strategy Implementation, Stakeholder Engagement and Education, HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention

After a long and difficult pandemic, my team in the Department of Foreign Affairs came together for the first time in 26 months. Many colleagues were meeting for the first time in person. Hannah’s excellent facilitation helped us to quickly re-establish an esprit de corps. Her solutions-focused approach helped us identify improvements to our ways of working. And her diligent approach to meeting preparation and documenting follow-up means that I am able to hand over many of the actions and conclusions to my successor, as I move on this summer. I would thoroughly recommend Hannah’s facilitation to anyone seeking to rebuild their teams and foster a sense of shared purpose as we emerge from lockdown ways of working.

Michelle Winthrop, Policy Director, Development Cooperation and Africa Division, Department of Foreign Affairs Ireland

Hannah from Barncat Consulting provided excellent training to staff on group facilitation. Hannah took the time to understand what was needed and so was able to provide the requisite training. Her work was informed by careful identification of the needs, expectations and wishes of each attendee. She was also available for those who had additional queries to contact her directly. It was a pleasure to work with Hannah. She is calm and a good listener and communicator. She is organised, punctual and thorough and has a wealth of experience. She is thoughtful and gives attention to detail. The attendees were delighted with the training, which they found to be practical, extremely beneficial, engaging and enjoyable.

Dr. Frances Hannon,  Senior Researcher,  Policy, Research and Public Affairs, National Disability Authority

Hannah is a great consultant, and in DanChurchAid we have now been lucky to benefit from her expertise and assistance with three different reports. Hannah is professional, effective, and flexible, and she is able to conduct research and data gathering, coordinate with subcontractors, and produce messaging and media friendly texts. It has been a pleasure to work together, and we are happy to recommend her for future assignments.  

Mattias  Söderberg, Chief Advisor, DanChurchAid

We are really pleased with how the workshop went - we could not have done it without you! Your expertise and input in structuring the workshop was incredibly beneficial and made the afternoon hugely productive. The facilitation at the event was super and the scribes were all excellent. 

Dr Paul Bolger, Environmental Research Institute, UCC and lead organiser of the Royal Irish Academy knowledge co-production workshop 

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