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About IPPA National Portrait Week

The Irish Professional Photographers' Association (IPPA) represents photographers who are registered, qualified and insured professionals throughout Ireland.

National Portrait Week is their charitable initiative and it takes place in April every year.

Since it first launched in 2006, IPPA National Portrait Week has raised almost €550,000 for its chosen charities.

Each year, the IPPA members all over Ireland donate their time, skills and materials for the benefit of Irish charities.

National Portrait Week 2015

The beneficiary of IPPA National Portrait Week 2015 is LauraLynn.

Ireland's Children's Hospice provides end-of-life and respite care for children with life-limiting conditions, and support to their families. Sadly LauraLynn is still the only children's hospice in Ireland. It costs €2.9m each year to run LauraLynn and they receive no funding for their hospice services.

LauraLynn has seen huge developments in their services in the last year, from family and sibling camps to bereavement support groups. Their biggest project, LauraLynn@HOME, launched in June 2014, bringing children's hospice care into the comfort of the family home.

With an additional €800k needed to fund the first year of this pilot program, the support of IPPA's National Portrait Week will be invaluable, with 100% of the proceeds - not just profits - of National Portrait Week 2015 going to benefit LauraLynn, as all costs are met by the participating members and by our generous sponsors, Canon.

How It Works

For a €25 donation to LauraLynn you receive the gift of an individual portrait mini-session and a desk-size portrait with a participating member of the Irish Professional Photographers' Association.


Events in your area can be found by using the search box on this website, or you can sign up to receive email notifications of events in your area.

Note: Many events have advance booking requirements and some have age limits. Please check with your participating IPPA member.

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