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Join us for an evening of open and honest conversation where attendees will get to experience a journey of resilience and how to overcome intrusive thoughts that many of us face.
Rory’s Stories and Ray Goggins will deep dive into topics like the fear of failing, setting yourself goals, living with a positive mindset, and so much more. Moderated by journalist and broadcaster, Mike Sheridan, the evening will help to open up the dialogue on conquering your inner demons.
Comedian Rory and former Special Forces operator Ray first met on RTE’s Special Forces Ultimate Hell Week where Ray put Rory through his paces both mentally and physically, all in the name of charity, of course. Since then, they’ve recognised the need for more open conversations about wellbeing and the internal struggles a lot of people face on a daily basis. Although serious topics, they will bring humour, some great stories and that feel good factor to the evening as well. Their aim is to ensure that everyone enjoys themselves but most importantly, walks away feeling confident and inspired.
Over the years Rory has shared his own journey on mental health and has seen it resonate with so many people. Ray understands the toll that certain internal hardships can take on people, and in turn, has the ability to encourage them to keep on pushing through it. And so, they’ve come together to share their experiences and skills with a live audience in the hope that these open conversations will help and inspire others.
Rory is a stand up comedian and bestselling author, also known by his online and social media personality, Rory’s Stories which has accumulated over 1.1 million followers. Over the last number of years, Rory has become a true advocate for mental health in Ireland, sharing his own personal journey with depression and gambling in a bid to help others. He’s a firm believer in people taking charge of their own destiny and making things happen for themselves.
Ray served in the Irish Army for 26 years, including 17 years in the Army Ranger wing as a Special Forces operator. More recently, he became known for his appearance as the Chief Instructor on RTE’s Special Forces Ultimate Hell Week and as the bestselling author of his debut book; Ranger 22. Ray is also the director of training and leadership company, Coreskill Training where he’s passionate about helping and encouraging people to become the very best version of themselves.