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Everybody has a story.

Tenx9 was started by Paul Doran and Pádraig Ó Tuama in the Autumn of 2011. Initially starting in the front room at the Black Box in Belfast, Tenx9 gathered a monthly group of 40 people for true stories.

Now Tenx9 has expanded to 15 cities, has a workplace, charitable, broadcasting and festival outreach. We love stories and love how stories bring people together.

Tenx9 is a company limited by guarantee — with charitable status — registered in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The company’s three directors (Pádraig Ó Tuama, Leighann McConville and Chris O’Donohue) are all unpaid directors working. All profits are put in to paying workers and furthering the work of Tenx9 in both paid and pro-bono projects.

If you are interested in our policies and insurance details, please feel free to contact us and we will provide information.

Paul Doran

Paul Doran

co-founder and host of Tenx9

Paul Doran is a Journalist of more than 25 years - including 23 years at the BBC in departments from television news, television programmes, radio, politics & digital. With over two decades experience in sourcing and editing stories, he has worked with countless individuals and groups in presenting their story in a compelling way. Now working in public storytelling events, Paul’s journalistic skills are honed in a way that support individuals across all backgrounds to tell their story in a clear, moving and compelling way. 


Pádraig Ó Tuama

co-founder and host of Tenx9

Pádraig Ó Tuama is a poet, writer and broadcaster. With over 20 years experience in conflict resolution, he uses poetry, theology and conflict analysis in his public speaking. With a wide profile in publishing, speaking and broadcasting networks in Ireland, the UK, the USA and Australia, he uses story and group facilitation methodologies to deepen engagement and learning.