Profile Summary – Yvonne Byrne

Yvonne Byrne has 20 years experience in rural development and has been involved in European funding programmes in both England and Ireland. Since establishing her own business in 2010 she has completed assignments in a broad range of sectors including: Rural Development, Environment, Community and Tourism.

Yvonne has an established track record with a wide range of Development Agencies, Local Authorities, State Bodies, Academic Institutions, small businesses and community groups. This has involved feasibility studies, funding applications, research, training, strategic plans and facilitating seminars with multi-agency partners.


  • BA Honours degree in Geography
  • MSc in Natural Resource Management
  • PhD in Rural Development and Wind Energy

Professional Bodies

  • Member of the Institute of Management Consultants & Advisers

Areas of Professional Competencies

  • Research and Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Business Plans
  • Report Writing
  • Group Facilitation
  • Strategy Formulation
  • Training and Mentoring
  • National / EU Grants and Funding Programmes
  • Project Development and Implementation

Client Sectors

  • Tourism
  • Rural Development
  • Community Development
  • Renewable Energy
  • Third level sector
  • Development Agencies


  • Rural Development Consultant.