eTownz have been heavily involved in research that relates to local development and sustainability for many years, we offer


We have an excellent understanding of the mechanics of local development, how to motivate, manage, and enable communities.

Digital Support:

We provide a range of digital support services including website development, project systems set up and maintenance, 

Data Capture Analysis

We help identify and interpret relevant data to help achieve project goals



eTownz has 10 years of experience in a variety of research topics linked through the concept of community action. Our expertise in digital technologies and community development provides a novel and impactful partner for relevant projects

Web Development

We create engaging websites and communication plans for research projects

Data Visualisation

We help identify and capture data to help understand diverse topics and create visualisation which allows them to be understood

Knowledge Library

We specialise in developing online knowledge libraries

Custom Dashboards & Automation

We also assist in the development of custom research dashboards and process automation tools


Dr Maura Farrell

Community rejuvenation, development and sustainability are increasingly key issues of concern within both a community and policy context, not only from an Irish perspective, but also on an international basis. Having carried out extensive work within the context of community and rural development, the issues that lie ahead are not, should communities initiate change for survival, but how do they go about doing this? eTownz are developing a holistic online platform that will allow communities, not only to explore the advantage and disadvantages of their community, but also to provide a clear direction of progression into the future. eTownz is both innovative and novel, has an identifiable market within Ireland and beyond and can assist in bringing local, small or large communities into an age where the internet can play a key role in igniting community development and sustainability.

Ann Phelan

Ultimately, it is all about local people, local business and local community. The eTownz programme epitomizes what my brief as Minister for Rural Economic Development is all about, in providing the essential tools necessary for communities to improve upon and drive their own local economies, allowing them to participate in their own rejuvenation. I know firsthand that there are a lot of communities out there ready and willing to fight back, they have great potential and it is important that resources are targeted to those areas. eTownz can play a pivotal role in this regard. I wish eTownz the very best for the future, their platform and suite of community development solutions have promise to become key tools in the rejuvenation of towns across the country.

Maura Adshead

“I would like to give my recommendation to Pat Kennedy and all the team at eConcepts / eTownz. I have worked with them on different web development, design and data-related projects and I found them to be extremely knowledgeable of digital services and how to bring together many aspects of a project to deliver a seamless end solution. We are currently actively working with them on two projects and look forward to working with them in the future on various projects. UL is a forward-thinking university and it’s so important that the research methodologies and findings are distributed in a coherent and suitable manner to the target audience and eConcepts / eTownz use all their experience in this area to great effect.”

Edina Ocsko

“My name is Edina Ocsko and I am the Founding Director of E40 Group. E40 combines the skills and experience of dynamic professionals with many years experience and a shared philosophy in how to facilitate European networking and exchange. We have been actively collaborating with eTownz on developing digital tools and databases for the EU-wide Smart Village Network and more recently on an EU-funded project on promoting smart rural areas across Europe. We got to know Pat as a professional and highly creative person with innovative ideas on supporting local community development through digital technologies. Pat and his team always bring great energy to our work and we look forward to our continued cooperation.”

Hugh O'Reilly

“The Wheel has worked with eConcepts/eTownz for the past number of years on website projects such as National Rural Network, Spark Change, and a variety of research projects in the community development sector. eTownz provides a unique style of services that combines a deep understanding of the community development sector and digital processes automation tools. The team provides extremely valuable services to our organisation and I highly recommend a similar eTownz. 

Prof. Sinead McGilloway

“My name is Prof. Sinead McGilloway and I’m the head of the Centre for Mental Health and Community Research, Maynooth University. We have hired eConcepts/eTownz on a number of projects over the years to help with:

  • Website development projects

  • Development of the digitalised knowledge library for research projects

  • Preparation of animated videos to explain research projects

We find their diverse skills and attention to detail very important to our organisation and we look forward to working together in the future.”