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Better Than Socks Christmas Auction & Dinner

On the 23rd of November 2018, we will be running our BIGGEST event to date – bringing back our Better Than Socks Xmas Auction & Dinner to the beautiful Smock Alley venue in Dublin. See what lots we have already below.

Or for pics and lot descriptions, please go to the micro-site we created especially for the event.

There will be a 150 person dinner (83 places gone already), with incredible food from top chefs. There will also be cocktails (from Fede Riezzo & Catch Events), wine and beers ales from Larkin’s Family Brewery. Oh and the all important Auction of the gifts money can’t buy, or just down right slick Xmas presents. Anything that’s Better Than Socks!

If you would like to get involved, to donate something for our Prize / Lot List, or to volunteer at our most adventurous event to date, please contact Andy at andy@scoopfoundation.com


  • Highlight lots in so far:

    • 3 Michelin Star Chef Halaigh Whelan-McManus (previously head chef at world famous restaurant Maeemo in Oslo ) will cook a meal in your own home
    • Coaching session with Leinster out-half / kicker Ross Byrne
    • Train to be an actor at the Gaeity School of Acting. (Includes a Meet & Greet with Game of Thrones’ Ser Davos himself – the celebrated actor Liam Cunningham!)
    • A website worth €10,000 for you or your company
    • Signed Leinster Jersey plus tickets to see Leinster vs Munster
    • Styling session with Xposé’s stylist Judy Gilroy, plus vouchers
    • Artwork commissioned by highly sought after artist DUDA
    • A walk on part on Fair City
    • Personal shopping experience at Brown Thomas
    • Wake-boarding lesson / session for 2 with Irish Champion David O’Caoimh
    • Create your own knife at a blacksmithing course with award winning sculptors Calnan & Anhoj
    • Singer-songwriter Miriam Donohue will play a gig in your home, at your wedding etc
    • Learn to DJ / mix tunes with top producer Doug Cooney at a 3 week Ableton course
    • Family or children’s portrait with photographer Giita Hammond
    • Bespoke Liadain Aiken Knitwear plus hour’s consultation with Liadain
    • Original artwork from Debbie Chapman
    • 2 x VIP Passes to Comic Con plus 2 x Qwertee T-shirts
    • Framed photograph from Aidan Kelly’s latest Dublin project
    • Framed print from Hang Tough Framing
    • Styling Session with Lorna Weightman, includes a €250 voucher from PrettyLittleThing
    • Fine Art Nude or Concept photo shoot with photographer Juliana Scodeler
    • One on one make up Masterclass with leading make up artist Lyndsey Cavanagh, plus make up / brushes hamper from Madison
    • Cocktail Creation Masterclass for 10 people by Federico Riezzo from Catch Events
    • 2 x tickets to any show in the 3 Arena in 2019
    • Piano Lessons
    • Tour of the Dublin Vinyl Factory (with lunch) for 2
    • Get a tattoo with Dublin Ink
    • Framed print by photographer Ste Murray
    • Piano lessons
    • Butler’s Chocolate Giant Platinum Selection
    • Family passes to Westport House Pirate Adventure Park
    • Family pass to Hell & Back
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Friday Nov 23rd

Smock Alley