For two weeks in November 2016, Inniscara Art and Framing of Rathcoole was home to a photography exhibition that donated 100% of its proceeds to CMRF Crumlin.
It was a feat of pure compassion and selflessness. The photography was captured by local Kildare artist Michael Linehan, encompassing beautiful landscapes and wildlife portraits.
The images were mounted and framed by the owner of the Inniscara Art and Framing business, Niamh Harney, free of charge. A total of over 50 photographs were displayed in the exhibition which kicked off with a launch party, complete with rapt audiences and delicious hors d’oeuvres.
Guests milled about and took in the scenery so often seen by them, as locals of Kildare, but so often overlooked. And with the knowledge that all proceeds were going to help little miracles happen for the patients at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin it was hard not to partake and purchase.
The event even had a guest of honour, birdwatcher Eric Dempsey, to officiate the exhibition and open it to the public.
In the end, an incredible €8,700 was raised for CMRF Crumlin, with further funds on the way from Microsoft Ireland who agreed to support the cause also. Special thanks to Linehan and Harney for their selfless sharing of art for the sole purpose of making the children of Ireland a little happier and a whole lot healthier.