Fermoy siblings raise funds for Irish Injured Jockeys

Harry and Ruby O'Flynn's beautifully decorated stones quickly sold out, as they raised over €75 for Irish Injured Jockeys. (Picture: Evelyn O'Flynn)

While the national state of lockdown is set to be eased over the summer, a lot of children and families are now facing into their third full month of home schooling.

For Fermoy siblings Harry and Ruby O’Flynn however, being at home gave them the chance to put their art skills to good use, and to raise some money for Irish Injured Jockeys.

In early May, Harry (7) and Ruby (6) accompanied by their mother Evelyn, went to a nearby river and collected over 200 stones from the dried-up riverbed andset about painting them with nail polish which they gathered from friends, family, and neighbours.

The entire art project took them three days to complete, and the results were some beautifully decorated stones, many resembling ladybirds.

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