Research and Information Management Agency
Helping you Discover More about Places and People
We do the research so you can Discover More
We are your personal research agency. We work with you on your projects, articles, books, apps or websites. We do the research to help you discover more about people and places.
Do you need content developed? We can deliver that too. We can write your content and develop stories for your audience.
We have decades of research expertise with a global outlook and local knowledge, let us do the research so you can Discover More.
Going the Last Mile
Are you based abroad? If so, we take you to the places that you can’t reach online. Being based in Ireland, we can easily travel to locations to learn about a place for you. We are your boots on the ground, taking you the last mile.
Opening the Data Treasure Trove
Data is all around us, but it can be hard to access, understand, process and visualise. Even free open-source data can be hard to share in any meaningful way. That’s where we come in. We can access hundreds of datasets on people, places, heritage, biodiversity, history, genealogy, architecture, photography and more. We can find data that you never imagined existed. We open the data treasure trove for you.
Information & Products
We can combine data with on-the-ground research and deliver information in multiple formats for you, including stories, infographics, photography, maps, websites, apps, whatever you need for your work or hobby. We guarantee 100% confidentiality, the information we collect for you is your information, not ours.
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Boots on the Ground
Research and Products
We have worked across Ireland and the UK on tourism and leisure projects with a range of government, business and community groups. From initial market research and surveys to scoping projects and planning for developments, we can do the early work. We can also work with you build content and information for your existing projects. See the case study below for an example of the kind of work we can do.
“I work for a tourism organisation and need some research done on a new opportunity, can you help?”
Yes we can! Let us do the research for you. We can carry out desk and field research, undertake qualitative and quantitative surveys, collect ancillary data and create an overview of the opportunities for you. We can also use spatial analysis to assess the geographical opportunities, looking at potential customers, competitors and other metrics.
With access to vast amounts of data, we can create lots of information products for you on your local area over time. We have sources of both text and imagery that we can access to build up a picture of history and heritage in a place that is relevant to you. See the case study below for an example of the kind of work we can do.
“I live abroad and am looking to find out about where my ancestors came from”
Let us do the research for you. Tell us what you know and we will hit the road to gather the information that’s not available online. We can chat to the locals and visit the homesteads, the graveyards, churches and schools where your ancestors would have walked. We can take photos and video especially for you. You can feel the ground beneath your feet and walk in our shoes. Every project is different so chat to us about your requirements.
Quantitative and Qualitative Research
From customer and market research to identifying development funding and opportunities, we can do the work for you. Whether you are a start-up or looking for a new market, we will discover the information to help you on your journey. See the case study below for an example of the kind of work we can do.
“I need to develop a business plan and need market research undertaken, can you help?”
Yes we can. Let us do the research for you. We have carried out multiple market research projects looking at all sorts of business activities. If you need facts and figures for your business plan or grant application, we can supply these to you. We can even help you with your business plan so that you are ready to take the next steps.
Digital and paper
We develop content and stories and turn them into all sorts of information products from paper products (brochures, flyers, magazines) to digital products (websites, web-apps, mailing lists, newsletters). We can scope out what your audience needs with you and then develop it for you. See the case study below for an example of the kind of work we can do.
“I want to make a website and other promotional products for my business but I am not sure how to do it, can you help?”
Of course we can help! We can advise you on what you need for your website, the content, the technology and how to host the site. We can create social channels for you and link them all up to your website. We can also create the website content and any additional promotional products, such as maps, that you may need. We can manage the whole process on an ongoing basis, or create it so that it’s very easy for you to manage. Just tell us what you need!
Boots on the Ground
Are you based abroad and looking to source information on Ireland? Let us be your boots on the ground and take you on a journey to where you need to go. See the case study below for an example of the kind of work we can do.
“I am moving to Ireland but I am not sure where to live! I don’t have time to do any research.”
Are you moving to Ireland for work, for a change, for your retirement? Let us do the heavy lifting for you. We can scout out locations for you, check out houses, schools, services, recreation amenities. We can talk to locals and to community groups to give you the feeling for an area. You let us know what is important to you and we will find you the perfect location.
About Wilder Wander
Wilder Wander, founded in 2018, is a small, flexible research, information and product development agency. Partnering with a network of experts, we have a broad range of research and development skills, including market, academic and geospatial research, content writing, grant applications, web/app design and graphic design.
We started Wilder Wander with the aim to unlock free data, that was hard to access, and to turn it into useable information. We have subsequently won a number of awards and created an award-winning discovery app.
Our idea to unlock thousands of databases with millions of pieces of information and enable the general public to see the information in a more user-friendly way, has led us to where we are today. We do the work to help you discover more about people and places.
Having worked as a data scientist in University College Cork, Ireland and then for the United Nations in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, I understood the issues that people have with accessing key ‘open’ data.
On returning to work in Ireland I could see that there was also so much wonderful data available, but it was hard to find and even harder to visualise for the general public. That is why the company was founded. Today, we work for private clients to unlock data and create useful information and products for all sorts of projects. We also work with a number of expert partners across other industries to deliver an end-to-end solution to projects.
(Vicki O’Donnell CEO)
Media, Awards, Clients, Testimonials
Winner ‘START-UP OF THE YEAR’ AT THE WEXFORD BUSINESS AWARDS (2019), SHORTLISTED AT THE ‘BUSINESS AWARDS’ AT THE NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY CONFERENCE (2019), Shortlisted in the Irish ‘Start-up Awards’ (2018), winner at the WIT ‘New Frontiers Showcase’ (2018) Winner TechStars Startup Competition (2018)
Information and Product Testimonials
“Lovely product, easy and interesting to use“
“ I was interested to see how the tour could enhance a walk …I have to say it was excellent.“
“Incredible info & insights; everything from geology to bears, mining bees and vikings.“
Consultancy and Service Testimonials
“thrives on challenges and will always deliver on time and within budget.“
“has always delivered to the highest standard and I would have no hesitation in recommending“
“provided reliable information and did it clearly, accurately, accessibly, and frequently.“
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M11 Business Campus, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland. Y25 A8H2