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Vicky Phelan portrait to go on display in Waterford for International Women's Day

A portrait of Vicky Phelan will be on public display at the Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms in Waterford City on March 8th, International Women's Day.

It's come about through the combined efforts of Waterford Chamber, WIT, Waterford Chamber Skillnet and the Local Enterprise Office.

The event is a fundraiser for Vicky's chosen charities, the Solas Centre and The Shona Project.

The Triptych Portrait of Vicky Phelan will be on public display at the Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms from 4pm to 6pm and it will also  be the final event in the venue which will close its doors permanently thereafter.

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Lynda Lawton, Waterford Chamber says:

This is a phenomenal opportunity to view this magnificent piece of art, to pause and reflect and all the while, raise money for two charities that are so important to Vicky.

End of an era for the Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms

The entire contents of The Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms will be up for sale with a percentage of the proceeds going towards Vicky's chosen charities

Speaking about the event and marking the end of an era, Sarah Jane Cleary, owner of the Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms said: “All good things come to an end but what better way to say goodbye than to honour a powerful woman on International Women’s Day. To be able to facilitate fundraising for the Solas Centre and the Shona Project, on behalf of Vicky Phelan, is a great honour."

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Everyone is welcome to come along and you can donate on the day or also online here. 

Following the public viewing, the organisations involved will host a business event with Network Waterford from 6.30pm at The Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms, where guests will have the opportunity to meet with Vicky’s lifelong friend David Brennan who purchased the portrait at auction.

They'll also have the opportunity to hear from artist Vincent Devine on the heartfelt story behind the creation of this masterpiece. You can register for that here. 

About Vicky Phelan

The County Kilkenny native, who has been battling cancer for a number of years, brought the CervicalCheck scandal to light in 2018 when she settled a High Court action over a misread smear test.

Vicky has since tirelessly campaigned for women's health rights. More here. 

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