The Limerick Boat Club art auction kicks off February 25 to help fix Storm Darwin’s damage of 2014
The Limerick Boat Club art auction fundraiser underway to help them reach their goal
Another fund-raising event is happening in aid of The Limerick Boat Club as part of its on-going #raisetheroof fundraiser. This time around, however, the fundraiser is an art showcase and auction of artwork donated by many local Limerick artists such as John Shinnors, Brian MacMahon, Hillary Cunningham, Jim Furlong, Thomas O’Maoldonaigh, Clare Hartigan, AnnMarie Bourke, to name but a few, Over 60 pieces of art being auctioned by John Shaw of Shaw Auctioneers.
After the terrible Storm Darwin back in 2014, fundraising for Limerick Boat Club, which has been a part of Limerick since its founding in 1870, has been essential. Due to the storm, they lost their roof and the Limerick Boat Club fundraiser has been striving to put a new roof on their beloved building ever since.
For the past four years the Club members have hosted multiple fundraising events and continued to take on new members of all levels, in order to keep the Club afloat and the members happy, without a roof though, it has been quite challenging. The lack of roofing has caused a number of problems that the Club is actively trying to fix, from a lack of showers and changing areas to a difficulty in properly storing their equipment.
February and March have been planned to be filled with events hosted by Limerick Boat Club fundraiser, including this Art auction, as well as a sponsored row, because what do a rowing club do better than row? They also have rowing camps organised throughout the year, suitable for all ages from 13 years to 63 years and levels, from beginner to advanced.
The Limerick Boat Club art auction shall take place Sunday, February 25 at Jerry Flannery’s, 20 Catherine Street, Limerick. It will kick off with the art viewing at 2:30 pm, followed by the auction at 3:30 pm. Commission bids and phone bids are also welcome.
While they have a three to four-year plan to achieve their target, Ms. Fitch told the Limerick post that she is eager to have the roof rebuilt so as to allow “the continuation of our 148 year tradition in rowing,” as well as allowing us to “enjoy the city’s greatest natural resource from our city centre rowing facility.”
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