Do you know of any prototype/playtesting events? There are various Protospiel events held around the world, and it would be great if something like that was held in Ireland too.
There is a Board Game Designers Ireland group on Facebook, which I am a member of. We meet about once a month in a coffee shop in Dublin to test our games, from basic paper prototypes, all the way up to near completed designs. Here's the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BoardGameDesignersIreland/