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Fidelma Carolan

Thanks to everyone who supported our draw and most of to Esther C MacNamara who created such a stunning painting and inspired the draw.

Raising money for
Refugee Support Europe

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Esther's bio
Esther attended Belfast College of Art (1946 – 1951) where she specialised in 2D designs and ceramics, graduating top student of final year within her discipline.
In addition to getting married and raising a family she established her career in teaching and was Head of Art in her local secondary school
She has studied painting with the Irish School of Landscape Painting and her work has been selected for exhibitions at home and abroad including the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament), Royal Ulster Academy and Arts Society of Ulster.  In addition she was a guest at Wexford Festival (Greenacres) and involved with Artists for Peace, Northern Ireland during the 1970’s.
You can hear a video interview with Esther about her inspiration for the painting and her motivation to help Refugee Support by using the QR code or going to

The painting is oil on canvas and measures 30 inches x 20 inches  (76cm x 50cm) 

Event details

Winners - Congrats

1st prize (painting) Catherine Carson
2nd prize (photo) Elaine Thomas
3rd prize (M&S voucher for £50) 
Maeve MacNamara
4th prize (M&S voucher for £50) Debbie Hoare
5th prize (holistic treatment to value of £40) Bronagh Fitzsimons
6th prize (Voucher for Titanic Centre, £40) Claire McGuigan

The winning tickets were picked out by the artist Esther and live streamed on facebook on Dec 8th.  You can still support Refugee Support directly and follow their work via their webpage 

Thanks again to everyone - yez are fantastic


Event date

07-November-2018 13:00  - 
08-December-2018 15:00

Event type

Raffle / Auction / Ticket Sales etc.

Event is completed


Good luck with your fundraiser Fidelma a very worthy cause x
Donation by Shirley
on 09-12-2018
Donation by John
on 09-12-2018
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Well done Fidelma.
Donation by Sean
on 09-12-2018
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Donation by Brendan Quail
on 08-12-2018
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Donation by Mary Ellen
on 08-12-2018
Donation by John Odoherty
on 08-12-2018
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Donation by Jane Boardman
on 08-12-2018
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Donation by Janet Morgan
on 08-12-2018
Good luck with this worthy cause.
Donation by Sonya McGuckin
on 06-12-2018
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Great cause, lovely idea xxx
Donation by Catherine Couvert
on 05-12-2018
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Donation summary

Online Donations: £2,455.00
Offline Donations: £355.00
Total Raised: £2,810.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,810.00

Donations closed

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