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Research, Training & Information

With over 20 years of knowledge and experience across multiple sectors, Red Oaks Technology undertakes research, develops data and information products and develops and delivers training solutions for clients.


We work across multiple sectors including tourism/recreation, industry, public sector and emergency response.


We undertake quantitative and qualitative research, data collection, mapping/GIS, information visualisation and capacity building.


We produce/develop strategies, market/gap analysis, reports, papers, spatial (GIS) data, along with eLearning and face-to-face training content.

Project Examples

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Tourism, Recreation, Leisure

We have worked across Ireland and the UK on tourism and leisure projects with a range of government, business and community groups. From initial market research and surveys to scoping projects and planning for developments, we can do the early work. We can also work with you build content and information for your existing projects. See the case study below for an example of the kind of work we can do.

“I work for a tourism organisation and need some research done on a new opportunity, can you help?”

Yes we can! Let us do the research for you. We can carry out desk and field research, undertake qualitative and quantitative surveys, collect ancillary data and create an overview of the opportunities for you. We can also use spatial analysis to assess the geographical opportunities, looking at potential customers, competitors and other metrics. 


Online and Face-to-face

We have worked with national and international organisations to develop both face-to-face training and simulations, along with scoping and developing elearning training.

“I want offer online training to my clients, can you help?”

Of course we can! We can work with you to scope the project, assess the competition, create the module outlines and then create the actual training. We can advise on the appropriate learning management systems too. We can manage the whole process on an ongoing basis, or create it so that it’s very easy for you to manage. Just tell us what you need!

Data Collection


Are you looking to build new hiking trails or map the opportunities in a new area? Let us be your boots on the ground and take you on a journey to where you need to go. See the case study below for an example of the kind of work we can do.

“I need to identify the best locations for new walking trails”

Are you a group involved in developing trails? Do you need new trail locations mapped or landowners identified? We can do the ground work for you. We develop the spatial information you need, combined with support data. Talk to us about opportunities today. 

Data & Information Sourcing

Finding existing information

Data is all around us, but it can be hard to access, understand, process and visualise. Even free open-source data can be hard to share in any meaningful way.

That’s where we come in. We can access hundreds of datasets on people, places, heritage, biodiversity, history, genealogy, architecture, photography and more. We can find data that you never imagined existed. We open the data treasure trove for you.

About Red Oaks

Red Oaks Technology, founded by Vicki O’Donnell, is a small, agile consultancy. Partnering with a network of experts, we have a broad range of research and development skills, including data and information management, market, academic and geospatial research, content writing and capacity building.

We started with the aim to unlock free open data and to turn it into useable information. We have subsequently won a number of awards and created an award-winning discovery app.

Our idea to unlock thousands of databases with millions of pieces of information and enable the general public to see the information in a more user-friendly way, has led us to where we are today. Today, we work for private clients to unlock data and create useful information and training products for all sorts of sectors. We also work with a number of expert partners across other industries to deliver an end-to-end solution to projects. 

Products – Media, Awards, Testimonials

Awards for products include – Winner ‘START-UP OF THE YEAR’ AT THE WEXFORD BUSINESS AWARDS (2019), SHORTLISTED AT THE ‘BUSINESS AWARDS’ AT THE NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY CONFERENCE (2019), Shortlisted in the Irish ‘Start-up Awards’ (2018), winner at the WIT ‘New Frontiers Showcase’ (2018) Winner TechStars Startup Competition (2018)

thrives on challenges and will always deliver on time and within budget.AM O'Hagan

“Adept at gathering information …very professional … hopefully get to work with her again in the future.” A Gannon

has always delivered to the highest standard and I would have no hesitation in recommendingF Bouvet

provided reliable information and did it clearly, accurately, accessibly, and frequently.E Rasmussen

“Lovely product, easy and interesting to useJ Atkinson

I was interested to see how the tour could enhance a walk …I have to say it was excellent.PT Cork

Next Steps

No project is the same, so get in touch and we can talk through potential options.

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