Homeless at Christmas

painting of bonfire in alleyway by Eoin Mac Lochlainn
“Fireplace”, oil on canvas and wire mesh, 2014


Yes, well I’m glad that they’re talking about it now, but it’s just too tragic that it took the death of Jonathan Corrie, a 43-year-old man from Kilkenny for “the powers that be” to start doing something about the problem of homelessness in Ireland. He died in a doorway, just 50 yards from the Dáil (the Irish Parliament). May he rest in peace.

The painting above will feature in the Winter groupshow ‘Reflections’ which opens on Thursday 11th December in the Olivier Cornet Gallery, Cavendish Row, Parnell Square.


Now, the homeless charity Stepping Stone have used my painting on their Christmas Card and they’re asking people to donate money to help them with their work. Here’s a copy of the card and you can click on the link below to donate. Please give as much as you can.

Thank you.


painting by Eoin Mac Lochlainn for Stepping stone charity e-card

Donate to Stepping Stone at:








  1. This is so sad. The plight of homeless people is present in this poignant painting where the glow and warmth of a fire recreates the hearth of home with its associations of comfort and safety. Good luck with the show and I hope it has an impact with those in a position to change things for the better.


  2. Thanks for the link Eoin and raising awareness of the issue of homelessness. Our E card will be going up on the website today so we will be asking people to make a donation and to use our ecard to send to their friends and family.

    Sent from my iPhone



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