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Upcoming courses for 2015 & 2016

Date City Venue Country
Jun 24th '15 - Jun 27th '15 Salthill, Galway Salthill Hotel, Galway Ireland
Time: 7:00pm. Address: Salthill Hotel, Promenade, W Rockbarton. APPLY ONLINE
Oct 21st '15 - Oct 24th '15 Belfast, Northern Ireland Ramada Encore, Belfast Ireland
Time: 7:00pm. Address: Ramada Encore, 20 Talbot St.. APPLY ONLINE

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Feb 24th '16 - Feb 27th '16 Dublin Ashling Hotel, Dublin Ireland
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: Ages 14+. Box office: 00353749125781. Address: Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street. APPLY ONLINE
Jun 22nd '16 - Jun 25th '16 Salthill, Galway Salthill Hotel, Galway Ireland
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: Ages 14+. Box office: 00353749125781. Address: Salthill Hotel, Promenade, W Rockbarton. APPLY ONLINE
Oct 26th '16 - Jun 29th '16 Belfast Venue to be confirmed soon Ireland
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: Ages 14+. Box office: 00353749125781. APPLY ONLINE

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Mechanics & dynamics.

We work with people who stutter, not simply with their speech behaviours. Our approach is not just about learning physical techniques that deal effectively in the short term with dysfluencies. We identify and teach the mechanics and dynamics of speaking.


Helps tackle fears.

Through techniques of concentration, assertiveness and non-avoidance, the McGuire Programme helps tackle the many fears of speaking experienced by people who stammer.


Speaking becomes fun!

With your hard work, courage and perseverance, and our support, speaking can becomes fun. Like with most of us, you can start realizing your personal and professional potential.


Defeat your stutter!

We go beyond overcoming your stutter, we transform people who stutter into articulate, well spoken people. We don’t just concentrate on the speech, but the person as a whole.

We help people who stutter to become articulate, eloquent speakers.

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Members & Family Testimonials

That heart stopping fear every time I tried to speak is now a thing of the past. I now look forward to speaking at every opportunity. 
I even make speeches in public for fun now, something I would never have dreamed of before. 
But the most rewarding thing for me is the small conversations, such as being able to ask for what I want in a shop or restaurant, no more asking for ham instead of chicken just because I couldn't say the word chicken. 
Due to the McGuire Programme's way of dealing with all aspects of stammering, my stammer no longer controls my life, I am in control and enjoying life.
Leonard O Shea
Primary Coach / McGuire Programme Ireland
I enrolled on my first McGuire Programme course in August 2007 where I was taught a new speaking technique, good eye contact, tools to deal with feared words and a method to advertise myself as a person who is challenged by stammering. The course and the process afterwards is very demanding but worthwhile. Since my first course I have got myself a job as shop manager, joined Toastmasters and achieved my competent communicator award.
Michael Donnelly
Staff Trainer / McGuire Programme Ireland
I joined the McGuire programme and within days it had made a major change to my personnel life and a more profound change to my working life. Using the techniques I had learnt I could make and take phone calls in the busiest of offices. I am not totally free from the fear of stammering but I am the majority of the time, nowadays a preoccupation with stammering is not high on my daily list of concerns.
Niall Lyons
Primary Coach / McGuire Programme Ireland
From a professional viewpoint, since 2005, the improvement in my speech enabled me to obtain an overseas posting in my job. I have gained a more positive outlook on life and done things I would not have thought possible beforehand, such as reading in church and speaking at Toastmasters. More importantly, the progress I have made with my speech enabled me to speak publicly at my son’s recent wedding without any fear. This gave me more pleasure than any other achievement.
Ray Croke
Primary Coach / McGuire Programme Ireland
August 2005 was the beginning of my ‘real’ life when I joined up with the McGuire Programme. To see other people experiencing the same problem I had for 21 long, torturing years was a breakthrough. Fantastic presentations and support from other people who stammer was just jaw dropping to watch and I knew there and then if I put in the work I would be on the same road of eloquent speech as them.
Padraic Hamrogue
Graduate / McGuire Programme Ireland
Joining the program was the first step in my recovery process and the hardest. Once on the programme I had access to unlimited resources such as the phone list and a personal primary coach.
Kevin Honer
Primary Coach / McGuire Programme Ireland
The McGuire Programme has given me a technique and this technique completely controls the way in which I speak. It takes a lot of practice and time to master; but it’s like any new skill I had to put the effort in. I can now face any speaking situation with confidence.
Michael Breen
Primary Coach / McGuire Programme Ireland
"I have seen a huge change since she joined the McGuire programme. She is more confident and she no longer looks for me to help her finish her words or sentences."
Samantha Dowd
Sharon Gavillet’s friend
Now I coach others and it is very satisfying to see people shake off that fear filled cocoon knowing that I have helped them on their journey. You can join us in this journey. You will be surrounded by people who know exactly what you are going through because we too are working to overcome our stammer.
Philip Reilly
Primary Coach / McGuire Programme Ireland
I took the plunge and enrolled on the Galway course in November 2006. This was a truly life-changing moment. In the early days I shook with fear as I stood up but soon realised I had started the process of recovering my speech and took control of the simple things like saying my name. Public speaking on the soapbox and my farewell speech were the first times I had experienced the freedom to speak from my mind and my heart.
Simon Reid
Graduate / McGuire Programme Ireland
"I have to admit that Juliusz came through total metamorphose if it comes to the level of confidence, assertiveness along with total improvement in his speech . . .."
Grazyna Chyla-Kaczmarek
Juliusz's wife
I rang Joe O Donnell and received an information pack, but I held off for a year and a half, until I eventually made up my mind to go on the programme. I did my first course in November 2007 and it was the best decision I ever made in my life. Since joining the McGuire Programme I am a lot more confident as a person as well as a speaker. I would advise anyone who has a stammer to go on the programme. It is not a cure but it gives you the tools and the confidence to deal with your stammer.
Paddy Cleere
Graduate / McGuire Programme Ireland
I have achieved a great many things since that first course in 1998 including becoming a primary coach, course instructor & staff trainer in that order & all these things have instilled a confidence within me. If I was to give advice to anybody starting off on the road to recovery it would be to work hard with the fantastic team that are at your disposal, see it as a process, remember you did not wake up one morning with a stammer, so it makes sense that recovery will take a while & finally enjoy it.
Michael Rohan
Staff Trainer / McGuire Programme Ireland
Since the day I walked through the door of the hotel where the course was taking place I have not looked back. The McGuire Programme has given me a new lease of life. I have spoken in situations that I would never have dreamed of, including a very personal mass reading in front of a full church. Not only has the McGuire Programme given me the tools to control my stammer, but it has also given my confidence by the way the programme promotes from within.
Matthew Heffernan
Primary Coach / McGuire Programme Ireland
"Since our mammy has done the McGuire programme she has more confidence when she speaks especially when she speaks in a group."
Cian & Robbie Gavillet
Sharon Gavillet's sons
The programme has given me the technique to overcome my stammer. But apart from stammering the programme has giving me a number of tools to communicate well in life. Since October 2007 I have become a manager in work which means lots of meetings and presentations which before the programme would have been avoided at all costs. But now with the tools and techniques I can control my stammer and communicate well within this environment.
Rory West
Course Instructor / McGuire Programme Ireland
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