Gerard Byrne donates Five of His Paintings in aid of Peter McVerry Trust


“It is unimaginable to me how a person or family feels not having a roof over their heads and denied the safety and protection a home brings. It is a basic human right. I am proud to be able to support Peter McVerry Trust with their productive and essential work.”

Gerard Byrne


On Saturday 9th March 2019 Peter McVerry Trust hosted The March Ball at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Gerard had created a piece exclusively for this event, a monochromatic architectural charcoal drawing of the Shelbourne Hotel. Thank you to all the generous bidders. We are thrilled that it SOLD on the night for €5,000. Gerard also proudly donated a second item for the auction in a form of a Gerard Byrne Studio GIFT VOUCHER worth €2,000.

The Gerard Byrne Studio is delighted to have raised €6,700 on the night between the two lots.



Following on from this event and to keep the momentum, Gerard will host an evening at The Gerard Byrne Studio on Friday 22nd March 2019. The contemporary studio/gallery space, with Gerard's recent paintings on display will create a perfect setting for a private Art Auction. For this occasion Gerard has donated four paintings, three will be auctioned and one will be raffled on the night. Again, 100% of the art auction proceeds going directly to the Trust.
We are delighted to announce that K&M EVANS Art Supplies are supporting our event and have kindly donated a GIFT VOUCHER worth €500 to be raffled.






You can bid for any of the three auction paintings or buy a raffle ticket online from the 13th March.
Raffle tickets for the GIFT VOUCHER (lot #4) are priced at €10 each.
Raffle tickets for the PAINTING (lot #5) are priced at €25 each.

To register simply text Homeless followed by your first name and last name to 0861803764. You will receive a text containing a link for your personalised account which you can then manage on your phone. If you need any assistance with your bid please contact us. The on-line bids will be taken into the live auction on the night and the bidding will start at the highest on-line bid.

Raffle tickets are also available in the gallery.

We're privileged to have Martina Noonan, co-owner of Adams Blackrock – Fine Art and Interiors Auctioneers & Valuers, to conduct the Auction.



Friday 22nd March 2019
7pm Art Auction Grand Finale

6-9pm Champagne Reception

15 Chelmsford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin6



“Peter McVerry Trust is delighted to receive the support of such a talented artist as Gerard Byrne and we are very grateful for his very generous donation to our fundraising event in the Shelbourne Hotel on March 9th and for hosting an Art Auction in his fine art gallery in Ranelagh on March 22nd. These events will help raise vital funds to provide solutions to people impacted by our deepening homeless crisis.”

Pat Doyle, CEO Peter McVerry Trust



“It is anticipated the auction and raffle combined will realise at least €20,000. Help us achieve our goal and do your part in supporting the Peter McVerry Trust.”

The Gerard Byrne Studio Team

Feeling helpless in supporting those affected by homelessness in Ireland, well here’s an opportunity to show your support!


March 11, 2019