Our offices at 24 Arran Quay

If Real Nation did offices – they would all look like our landmark right in heart of Dublin City Centre. Situated in Smithfield, overlooking the Liffey, our renovated former bank has been designed to match our old-world charm and our creative personality.

Drop us a line at:

info@realnation.ie

Give us a call:

+353 (1) 522 4800

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Managing
Director

  • Aidine O’Reilly, M.Ed
    Aidine O’Reilly, M.Ed
    Managing Director

Contact Events:

info@realnation.ie

Give us a call:

+353 (1) 522 4800

Education
Department

  • Ruth Connolly
    Ruth Connolly
    Head of Education

Contact Education:

info@realnation.ie

Give us a call:

+353 (1) 522 4800

Events &
Experiential

  • Luke Calvert
    Luke Calvert
    Client Engagement Director

Contact Experiential:

info@realnation.ie

Give us a call:

+353 (1) 522 4800

Design
Department

  • Tad Morari
    Tad Morari
    Head of Design

Contact Design:

designer@realnation.ie

Give us a call:

+353 (1) 522 4800

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Aidine O’Reilly, M.Ed
Managing Director

Former teacher Aidine O’Reilly (B.A., H.Dip, M.Ed – Masters in Education) founded the company in 2000 on the back of her ‘Masters in Education’ creation, which became ‘The Coca-Cola Form and Fusion Awards’. This programme grew to include 12,000 participants & 13,000 audience, responsible for and recognition in the Government White Paper as the reason for the 22% increase in students choosing Art & Design as a Career between 2000 & 2008. Under Aidine’s direction, Real Nation has evolved to become an award-winning specialist Behavioural Change agency currently employing 50 staff across four departments Education / Experiential / Events / Design.

Aidine’s primary role is twofold: Strategy and quality control on educational programmes and as the Artistic Director of all our Events. Aidine’s knowledge of the educational landscape is unparalleled and under her guidance, the Real Nation educational team has grown to include 30 staff (9 of whom are former teachers), Educational Resource Manager, Head of Education and Educational Strategist and a wider Teaching Panel. This dept is responsible for managing educational projects and events in the areas of; Health / Environment/ Business & Technology/ The Arts, and has reached over 7.8million teachers and students in the past 17 years. As a former ‘Art & Design’ teacher, Aidine also gets to work creatively with the event team to visualise each event at its aesthetic optimum. The look and feel of all our events are very important to us and our clients, so we strive to embed the wow factor on each event regardless of budget.

Ruth Connolly
Head of Education

In her role as Head of Education within Real Nation, Ruth manages a growing team of 30 staff in the project management of 27 schools programmes and events, ensuring the educational integrity and operational success of all programmes with the Department.

Ruth has seen continued development in her roles with Real Nation and has an influence on all educational programmes implemented and managed by Real Nation. Ruth has previously worked with Volunteer Ireland, on the European General Assembly of Volunteering, their national volunteering awards campaign and coordinating the national volunteer programme for Failte Ireland’s ‘The Gathering’ campaign in 2013.

Luke Calvert
Client Engagement Director

Luke Calvert joined the Real Nation team in the spring of 2017 as a Client Engagement Director. His background is in the Financial Services Industry working on enhancing internal relationships and partnerships within Blue-chip companies in the City of London. A successful Business owner in his right, he set up a successful insurance brokerage in 2015, of which he remains a Non-Exec Director.

Luke’s role in Real Nation is to ensure client satisfaction on all our projects, to assess and maintain standards across all our work and to maximise our offering for our clients. He is currently working on our portfolio of Heineken Clients (Heineken, Heineken Light, Desperados, Orchard Thieves, Murphy’s, Coors Light and many more) as well as using his keen eye for detail to put a shine on our tender submissions.

Tad Morari
Head of Design

Coming from the exotic lands of South America, Tad hopes to bring a little of his Brazilian latin-design-love to Real Nation and all its clients. With a background and a degree in Marketing and Advertising, Tad worked his way up as a self-taught designer in newspapers, ad agencies, IT and web development companies for more than 12 years. His role in Real Nation is to ensure that all that comes out of his big screen is up to the best design industry standards and is here to facilitate a smooth experience for every client.

Despite having a shy and reserved personality, Tad is also an actor and an aspiring filmmaker. So, if you ever see a big flock of silver hair around a film set, bring him a coffee and say ‘Hi’.