We had a fundraiser for the scholarship on Tuesday, in The Poor Relation, Cork.
It was another really wonderful and special night for all involved. These occasions are a great chance for us to enjoy the creative community around Eoin, and to remember him together.
We have a youtube playlist of performances from the night in chronological order. We had performances from Elaine Malone, Eimear and Michael, Caoimhe Ní Chuilleagáin, Chinese Elevator Music, UCC Quarryman, Ó Bhéal, Annie Bloch, Katie O Neil & Nikki Burke, Sound Addiction and Cassidy Club - who by the way have a new single dropping in the next few weeks, wohoo!.
We also had a pretty impressive raffle (if we say so ourselves), with prizes donated from Radisson Blu Little Island, Vibes & Scribes, The Elm Tree, Kevin Hegarty Solicitors and Aherne's Centra Carrigtwohill. We also sold some of Eoin's books and some beautiful card featuring his quotes designed by Martha Hegarty, all kindly printed by Carrig Print.
We raised over €1300 for the scholarship, that along with unexpected donations from The Otto Clinic and Maha Ireland means that this week alone we have raised more than enough for an extra year of the Eoin Murray Memorial Scholarship, allowing a deserving student the chance to spend a summer focusing on their art and producing poetry to enrich the cultural life of Cork and beyond.
We are as always so overwhelmed by people's generosity with their time, money and talent. It is heartening to see something positive come out of what was and still is such a tragedy.