Kate has gained a reputation as an arbiter of style and a notable voice in the event industry. She is regularly called upon to contribute to national newspapers and magazines, for her directional approach to gatherings.




Having been an editor at Ireland’s leading magazine publishing house, IMAGE Publications, for over a decade, love & gatherings director Kate O’Dowd entered the brand and corporate event production scene with a unique perspective.

During her time at IMAGE Magazine she regularly attended the best and most innovative brand-focused events, both in Ireland and internationally; she conceived and hosted both editorially driven and brand sponsored reader events; and she gained a deep understanding of how to communicate a brand’s message, through more than just words.

Since launching love & gatherings, Kate has worked with leading Irish and international brands such as Guinness, Ketel One, Primark, Pandora, Marks & Spencer, Iconic Offices, IKEA, Homesense, Kildare Village and River Island, on everything from venue styling to full event conceptualisation, brand partnerships and event hosting.

Kate is experienced in planning and styling press launches, brand activations, workshops and showroom evenings; intimate client dinners and large corporate bashes.



love & gatherings produces uniquely memorable brand and corporate events that centre on creativity, style and delight. Team up with Kate and let her bring her ethos to your objective.

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Simply brief us on your objectives; love & gatherings will do the rest. Kate will become a member of your team, taking the responsibility of your event off your desk and onto hers, with as much or as little collaboration as you need.

Love & gatherings will create a holistic event concept, budget breakdown and action plan, for full transparency, as we move through the process.

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If you need to keep a close hold on the logistical end of planning your event, but haven’t got time to style it, too (well, you only have two hands), Kate and her gatherings team will create an aesthetic concept that marries seamlessly with your event plan; and then make it all happen, while you do what you do best.

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Kate occupies a unique position as lifestyle journalist, editorial stylist and event curator.

Why not employ this reputation, along with Kate’s personal relationships within Ireland’s media landscape, for a 360° experiential approach. Social media coverage, branded word and visual content, as well as event hosting will become part of your event concept, to increase engagement and drive home your message, via real life connections.

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Have a gander at some of the lauded brand and corporate events love & gatherings has made happen for loyal clients.


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Our service is based on your need. Arrange a phone consultation and Kate will talk you through how love & gatherings can elevate your project.