About

Speire

Spéire is a company that delivers a range of high-quality services in the areas of website development, graphic design and media.

// Why are we called “Speire”

We get asked this alot!

There are many facets to the meaning of Spéire. The ethos behind Spéire is an admiration of the Irish way of doing business. We believe Ireland is a great place to do business particularly with the benefit of building close relationships with customers and suppliers alike. We believe that relationships are the most important element of conducting business.

Spéire is a multifaceted combination of two Irish words and an Irish phrase. “Spéir” is the Irish word for sky and “Eire” means Ireland in our native tongue. Spéire is also part of the phrase “Bun na Spéire” which has a literal translation of beneath the sky, which would be most commonly known as horizon or sky line.

Spéire believes the sky is the limit in relation to what can be achieved. We celebrate innovation and in particular, the level of creativity among many businesses nationwide.

// Our Team

There is a great deal of talent, dedication and passion behind what we do. We work in close collaboration with our clientele. We are results driven and take great pride in working hard for our clients.

Stephen Wilson Downey

CEO

Stephen developed a huge passion for business at a very young age, this was through his active involvement in his family business since he was 5 years old. Stephen has worked in the Rubicon Centre for two years, here he assisted with supporting the growth and development of 50+ businesses.

Skills:
Marketing Strategy
Digital/Social Media Strategy
Website Management
Content Development
Search Engine Optimisation
E-Commerce Strategy
Business Strategy
Business Planning
Business Development
Market Research/Analysis

Stephen holds a BBs in Culinary Arts, a BBs (Hons) in Hospitality Management and a first-class honours MSc in Marketing Practice. From his experience, Stephen has developed a wealth of skills and expertise in the area of business from his active involvement in the ecosystem in CIT through securing a Scholarship in the area of entrepreneurship.

David Lyons

Creative Director

Dave has years of experience working a professional graphic designer with extensive experience across a wide array of digital and print platforms.

Through a friendly, open-minded approach; he has quickly established a reputation among clients for producing high-quality content, in a reliable fashion.

His design portfolio includes production of trademarked brand identities, large format wall graphics and 300+ page catalogues.

Dave’s main focus is website design with a focus on UX (user experience) design. Dave's approach is centred on human interaction with products and services for maximum impact. This is through the combination of graphic design, business, marketing, psychology and coding. Dave’s focus is the strategic aims of the website and maximising its potential.

Dave also has a diverse photography portfolio that includes product(s), food, weddings and events. As a videographer and animator; Dave has also created music videos, corporate highlight and product explainer videos.

Dave holds a BA in Economics & Computer Science, a Higher Diploma in Leadership Development and an MSc in Marketing Practice.

Cian Fahy

Director of Web Development

Cian places a high value on partnership in design and development in his proven actions with a diverse range of clients. This partnership process is based on co-engagement with clients at all stages of business and web development. In the area of web development, Cian is regarded as a thorough, professional and dedicated to delivering a high-quality service.

Skills:
E-Commerce Platform Development
Cyber Security
Website Responsiveness
Quality Assurance Testing
Custom Multi – Platform Development
App Development
Social Media Platform Development
Code Based Search Engine Optimisation
Database Management

Cian has worked in the area of Web Development for 10 years. Cian is qualified in the area of Software Development and possesses advanced knowledge; when it comes to best practice in quality delivery, professional services and customer satisfaction. Cian is regarded as one of the most talented web developers in Cork.

// Our Skills

At Spéire, we provide a wide range of services; ranging from website design, graphic design and print, to more technical services such as hosting, website maintenance and security.

// What Clients Say

We maintain a close relationship with our clients; and it is the centre of our ethos. Our relationship with our clients has helped us to grow and make us what we are today.

We used Speire to develop a logo for our Urban October initiative. They provided a great service, creating a very innovative logo which received very favourable comment from the general public. I would have no hesitation in using their services again.

PAUL MCGUIRK(CITY CENTRE CO-ORDINATOR, CORK CITY COUNCIL)

Stephen assisted us with our digital marketing and engagement with students. Stephen has increased the traffic to our website by over 100% and our student referrals are up. Stephen also produced us with a very in-depth strategy on how we could improve our digital operations. I would definitely recommend his expertise.

PAUL HEALY(GENERAL MANAGER RUBICON CENTRE)

We have worked with Spéire on numerous design projects and find they understand the brief and deliver an excellent product on time and without fuss. There is no underestimating the importance of graphic design in business today and luckily Spéire are passionate about the work they do.

NOREEN GANNON(OWNER GALLAGHER’S GASTROPUB)

We at Fachtna O’Driscoll Solicitors asked Speire to carry out a complete redesign and upgrading of our website. The result was a modern, vibrant and professional looking site of which the whole office is proud. The Speire team were prompt professional, knowledgeable and helpful throughout. We couldn’t have asked for more. Great business to work with.

CIAN MORIARTY(SOLICITOR - FACHTNA O’DRISCOLL SOLICITOR)

// Trusted By

We are very fortunate to work with great clients across a wide variety of industries. We love meeting new people and staying in close contact with our existing customers.

// Contact us

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