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A number of the biggest names in Irish art are among participants in this year’s Claregalway Educate Together art auction on April 18th in the Westwood House Hotel, Dangan, Galway.
John Behan, Joe Boske, Bob Quinn, Ger Sweeney, Marja Van Kampen, Michael Viney, David Archer, Laura Brennan, Roisin Coyle, Tom Mathews and more will be among over 50 acclaimed artists contributing to the event.

Other acclaimed artists participating include Aideen Barry, Christine Bowen, Rosemary Carr, Lynda Cookson, Sean Cotter, Clare Cryan, Lidia De Lange, Dagmar Drabent, Pauline Garavan, Denise Hogan, Joan Hogan, Margaret Irwin, Jim Kavanagh, Charlotte Kelly, Harriet Leander, Philip Linday, Dolores Lyne, Sara Susan McNeill, Sarah Mitchell, Vivien Murray, Janet Vinnell, Joan Webb, Kenneth Webb and Annie West.

The proceeds will be shared between the artists and Claregalway Educate Together National School, with no additional fees and no hidden costs for the buyer! Pre-auction bids can be taken and artwork is available to preview at along with information about the school.

CENTNS is one of three Educate Together schools in Galway, and was established in 2005. It has received permanent recognition from the Department of Education, but is still housed in temporary accommodation.  It is part of the fastest growing sector in Irish education, providing multi-demoninational schooling to a number of nationalities.

Since September 2005, it has doubled its numbers and pupils can participate in a Students’ Council and Green Committee.

The art auction is central to vital and continuing fundraising efforts, aimed at providing the school with a permanent home.

Signed copies of Lynda Cookson’s new book ‘Tea ‘n Turps’ will be available for sale on the day.  All purchasers of the book will enter a separate draw for a painting by Lynda Cookson and a portion of the book price will also go towards school funds.

Viewing will take place from 12 noon on Sunday, April 18, in the Westwood Hotel, with sale starting at 2.30pm – online viewing of a selection of art works is already available at