Event Production

Event Production is not EXACTLY the same as Event Management but, realistically, a lot of the time, the two do overlap with us being involved in multiple areas to ensure an event is a success. The more we work with a client, the more this line becomes blurred and we become the first name on the team sheet for their events. 

The techy side

Event Production BuildOften, especially within the actual events industry, Event Production tends to refer to the technical side of things like staging, lighting, sound equipment etc. Martin in here tends to focus on the Event Production side of things. He was a light jock back in the day and has been DJing for many moons, still gigging regularly in clubs around the country.

We’re very confident in our Event Production services offering and it’s been well tested too, believe me. Some clients have commented that they ‘get more than they pay for’ when they bring us on board for their events and one of the main reasons for this is they are surprised by our skills and knowledge on the production side of events.

People, people, people

We've worked with most, if not all, the main production companies in the country and we work very well with them. We always say it’s a people business and the relationships we’ve developed with suppliers in the industry make things run even smoother. That works to YOUR benefit, as the client. 

Call us to talk about your event & us helping.

what we've done in Event Production

'Cuckoo pulled out all the stoppers again and we were impressed more than ever with the amazing job you guys did.'

Áine Crotty - Chairperson of CASSD Committee

Fiestaval was an amazing event to be part of. Run & organised by a number of food & restaurant businesses local to Temple Bar, it was a great 2 days of family fun and good food. 

This was us doing something to give back to the industry we love so much and we very much enjoyed doing it. Talking to students and people looking to get into the industry gave us hope for the future. 

'The event was a great success, in no small part thanks to the Cuckoo Team and particularly Elaine. The continuous communication in the run up to the event was invaluable and Cuckoo were always on hand to help with any last minute queries or requests.'

Tara Regan, Programme Manager, National Dairy Council

'Working with the Cuckoo crew is a pleasure, privilege and a masterclass of fine work and not only we plan to do much more with them but we highly recommend Mark and Mags and all their team for any size event you plan.'

Francois Colussi, Pure Magic Events

The Christmas Under the Clock activity on O'Connell Street in the run up to Christmas 2015 was absolutely magical and we are delighted to have been part of it. From the aerial performances to the puppet shows, everything worked as planned and was enjoyed as we'd all hoped. 

'Over the course of the event we benefited from Cuckoo’s professional perspective and will be implementing more improvements in 2016 based on their recommendations. Engaging Cuckoo Events was excellent value for the input they made to improving Cork Science Festival both in 2015 and into its second decade. I have no hesitation in recommending Cuckoo Events, and I hope to work with them again.'

Marcela Whelan-Kelly, Coordinator, Cork Science Festival

The Darkness Into Light events are truly special. The atmosphere at them is something we don't experience at any other events. We were delighted to be asked to help the committee run the one in Malahide Castle. 

'It was obvious from the outset that Cuckoo were engaged and understood the subtleties and special nature of our event, while coping with the large numbers it attracts. They were always willing and able to listen and take our needs on board, and were proactive and flexible in their approach.'

Jason Flynn, Chairperson, Dublin LGBTQ Pride Ltd.

'Cuckoo Events’ experience, professionalism and commitment to ensuring a vibrant and safe event were vital to our festival's success.'

Ernie Brenner, 'Malahide Has It' Festival

"Elaine was a pleasure to deal with from the initial planning stages and most helpful in suggesting ideas for us and working within our budget. 

The team on the day delivered a superb seamless service."

Gillian Duffy, District Society Manager and Events Manager

'The Cuckoo Team were enthusiastic and professional and everything ran so smoothly on the day.'

Claire Walsh, Zendesk

'Cuckoo Events came highly recommended and we found their advice, many years of experience and help invaluable prior to and during the weekend of the Festival.'

Mary T Daly, Louth County Council

The Darkness Into Light events are truly special. The atmosphere at them is something we don't experience at any other events. We were delighted to be asked to help the committee run the one in Malahide Castle. 

This was our latest activation in Wolfe Tone Square. An element of the Polska-Éire Festival, which took place all around the country, it was a two-day free family fun event. It went ver ywell despite the weather's attempts to scupper it on the first day. 

"Cuckoo were excellent right from the start. They provided event management expertise and have been very professional throughout, giving clear advice and guidance on all aspects of planning."

Tomaí Ó Conghaile, Project Lead

"The Ball was fantastic. Everyone was genuinely impressed. It couldn’t have gone / looked better than the way it did! The compliments were flowing in and all the rest of the committee were delighted with Elaine and her approach and helpfulness and behind the scenes work."

Sean P O'Sullivan, CASSD

"We required an event management company who were versatile, willing to try something new and had a very strong emphasis on organisation and safety. I'd happily recommend Cuckoo. They help make it all happen, while ensuring everything is done the right way."

Mark Jacobs, Co-Founder & CFO, Youth Nation

"Time and time again the Cuckoo Events team prove their value for us down in UL, and it's easy to justify the additional spend for the added value they bring to the table."

Keith Quinlan, Promotions & Events Manager, UL Students’ Union

''The team in Cuckoo managed our Summer in Dublin activity over 5 weekends in the city centre. There was an additional benefit of social media interaction facilitated by Cuckoo posting pictures live from the events. We look forward to working with them on similar activity again in the future."

Clyde Carroll, Director of Marketing & Communications, DublinTown

"We decided to work with Cuckoo on this event because their proposal best matched our objectives. The event was a great success and was well managed."

Clyde Carroll, Director of Marketing & Communications, DublinTown

"We had a great time - thanks so much. And thank you for the picture frame at the end of the day. Everyone (children and adults), let me know how much fun they had and how delicious the food was."

Jennie King, Office Manager, Etsy

"Cuckoo were always on hand with advice and dealt with everything in a calm manner - no problem could phase these guys! Most importantly the guys at Cuckoo are an absolute pleasure to deal with. I would have no hesitation recommending them!"

Kate O'Reilly, National Campaigns Officer

We worked with Trish and the committee to make sure the 'Malahide Has It' Festival was a success. We were tasked with sourcing professional suppliers and saving the committee money. Job done. 

'The whole team went above and beyond what we asked and we would highly recommend them and look forward to working with them again.'

Mick Glynn, Festival Director, Bray Summerfest

'I’m pretty sure they’d make ANY mad ideas we came up with happen. I couldn’t fault the guys in Cuckoo. They’re good to deal with.'

John Ennis, General Manager, Grafton Lounge

The Darkness Into Light events are truly special. The atmosphere at them is something we don't experience at any other events. We were delighted to be asked to help the committee run the one in Malahide Castle. 

"We tasked Cuckoo with the organisation and management of the production elements of the event in Malahide. It was all organised without any headaches or dramas."

Paul Barnes, Fingal County Council Events

We turned this around for us at very short notice to the delight of the client. As a result we're now doing more work for them. 

"We were delighted to work with Mark and his colleagues in Cuckoo. I look forward to working with them again soon!"

Lucy Grant, SULU Events

"Having the team from Cuckoo involved in the event was great. They just got stuck in and did whatever needed doing to make the event work. I definitely plan on having them involved again next year."

Event Organiser, Private Halloween Charity Event

"I would like to thank all the guys in Cuckoo Events for helping to ensure that our first ever Colour Splash Walk / Run was a huge success. Martin, Mark & Marian. . . ensured that on the day over 400 children had a great day."

Billy Quane, St. Brigid's GAA Club

"With Cuckoo you get more than you pay for. I will most definitely be looking to involve them in Sea Sessions again next year."

Ray O’Donoghue, Promoter, Sea Sessions

"As always, all tasks were delivered to the highest standard and with the dedication and professionalism that we expect from your staff. We very much look forward to working with you again in the future."

Fiona O'Reilly, Fingal County Council Events

"The feedback on the 2ManyDJs show, both from the act and people at the show, was great and some of that credit is definitely due to Cuckoo."

Keith Quinlan, Promotions & Events Manager, UL Students’ Union

"UberFest was a great success. Cuckoo were there early til late every day making sure everything was good. They’re a dedicated bunch."

Paul Barnes, Fingal County Council Events

"The team at Cuckoo Events were invaluable to us in running ECC 2013 in Dublin. With over 1200 people to move and look after on a daily basis, I really don't think we could have gotten better event organisers than Cuckoo. They came very well recommended and we genuinely could not have run the event without them."

Gary Foran, ECC Dublin 2013

Thoughts from Cuckoo HQ