A public relations company with a creative flair and a passion for excellence bringing big ideas to big audiences within budget across traditional and new media platforms.


PR1 is a full service, results-driven professional communications consultancy with a creative flair and a passion for excellence. Objectives are clearly defined, campaigns are skillfully executed and results are completely transparent. We utilise the power of third party endorsement and an unrivalled contacts list.


PR1 specialises in both consumer and corporate public relations with expertise in the areas of events, health & beauty, travel, property, FMCG, events and business to business communications. PR1 is particularly noted for unique photo call opportunities and well-written polished media releases.


Vision and creativity with a commitment to excellent results and best practice using both traditional and new, innovative methods of communication. We are an extension of your business, presenting a positive public image to the media.


Fresh thinking, creative minds, integrity, attention to detail, a personal approach, and a highly professional style are core values that lead to consistent excellent results.


Helen O’Dwyer – MII (Dip), BA(Hons)BS, MPRII

Helen completed her academic studies on a high note with a National Irish Marketing Award for excellence presented by the Minister for Enterprise and Development. Since then, she has gained valuable experience both in Ireland and Europe with companies such as McCann Erickson Advertising Worldwide and Richmond Marketing in Dublin. In 2003, she set up and built PR1 to be a successful Public Relations Consultancy. Helen has recently started guest lecturing in Event Management, Marketing and PR and in 2012 was formally appointed to the board of directors of the Irish Franchise Association.
We work with a list of people who, at any time, can bring their particular expertise to your business.

Their cost is only for the time you need them and not because they are part of a larger fixed overhead.

  • Eamonn Connell – Web / Graphic Designer – www.more.ie
  • Consumer Research
  • Up to date Statistics
  • Celebrities worldwide
  • Models
  • Celebrity photographers
  • Press photographers
  • Graphic designers
  • Web designers
  • Printers
  • Media buyers
  • Event Management
  • Stylists
  • Sponsorship Agency
  • Direct Selling
  • Direct Marketing
  • Freelance journalists



  • Publicity & media relations
  • Creative photo-calls
  • Press releases, feature articles, media kits, advertorials
  • Special events, functions
  • Comprehensive media list with over 25,000 media contacts
  • Comprehensive VIP database
  • Corporate identity and public image consultancy
  • Media buying
  • Crisis management
  • Company literature / newsletters/ education leaflets
  • Sponsorship
  • Competitions
  • Exhibitions
  • Product placement
  • Third party endorsement
  • Sampling
  • Speech writing
  • Corporate entertainment
  • Celebrity appearances
  • Social Networking





Fab night at the UX Awards last night! Top honours for both Cannonball & Solus 🥂🥇💃 ... See MoreSee Less

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Our sponsorship slots are filling up fast for the National Q Mark Awards 2019 on September 27th 2019. … What does it say about your brand when you are not just entering Quality & Excellence Awards but PRESENTING ONE! See info below and PM us or contact Helen O Dwyer directly if you would like more information.

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We have some exciting news for RETRO Cannonball coming up on July 12th and 13th. We made some adjustments based on valued feedback and were able to reduce the cost substantially to €575 per person. The event will still take place as planned on July 12th and 13th and we will still take in all of the breath-taking drives from Kinsale up through Healy Pass, Kenmare, Molls Gap, Inch Beach, Dingle, Slea Head, Conor Pass, Tralee and finish at Bunratty Castle on July 13th but we will only do ONE overnight on the Friday night. This means we can reduce the cost substantially back down to €575 per person sharing – that’s €1,150 for 1 car and 2 people sharing. We will also keep an allocation of rooms at Bunratty if anyone wants to stay an extra night. Cars already registered include a wide variety of classics including Ferrari Testarossa, Ford Capri, Sierra Cosworth, Porsche 911 SC, Mini Cooper, Mercedes SL Convertible, MGB and many more. This promises to be a truly unique event and there has been big interest in it. Cannonball with a Classic twist! Check out cannonball.ie/event/retro-road-trip/ to register and for full details ..

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  • "Helen has been a great addition to our team and is always ready to pitch in.  She is budget conscious and very creative but also very easy to work with.  We were actually amazed at the amount of media coverage we received"

    Andy O Reilly
    Andy O ReillyMalahide Christmas Kingdom
  • "Helen has been looking after our PR for nearly 10 years and we have a fantastic relationship.  She understands our business and our communication needs and the quality of her press releases and features is excellent."

    Collette Brennan
    Collette Brennane-Travel
  • “PR1 has been our PR consultancy since 2006 and has been highly proactive within the association bringing vision, creativity and a strong work ethic. Helen brings solutions not problems and provides a highly professional service with a diverse skill set which takes her far beyond her core business. We elected Helen to the Board of Directors in 2012 and she makes a valuable contribution to the association.”

    Tom Shanahan
    Tom ShanahanExecutive Director - Irish Franchise Association
  • “PR1 always provide expertly written press releases and innovative press kits. They are always imaginative and creative in everything they do and make that important impact in a a very competitive market place.  They are 100% reliable and are a pleasure to deal with”

    TRIONA MC CARTHY Beauty Editor, Sunday Independent


Contact Helen

Our Location

PR1 Marketing & Communications
Glengarra House,
Ballyfore, Edenderry,
Co Offaly.
T: +353 (0) 46 9731622
E: info@pr1.ie