PAINTINGS donated by Bray singer Sinead O'Connor have generated €26,000 for charity.
Sinead donated a portrait of herself as a child, and another piece which appeared on her latest album, for auction at Whyte's Important Irish Art auction at the RDS.
The portrait of Sinead as a young girl by artist Thomas Ryan shows the singer, aged between seven and 10 years of age.
It sold for over €7,000 at the auction last night while ' Upon Small Shoulders' by County Wicklow artist Neil Condron fetched €19,500.
Proceeds from the sales will go to the 'Penny Dinners' charity. Sinead donated the works due to 'families unable to feed their children.'
Sinead bought the painting ' Upon Small Shoulders' for €10,000 from the artist. She used it on the cover of the album 'How About I Be Me (And You Be You.)
The second painting, Portrait of Sinéad O'Connor, shows the singer aged eight in 1974 and is by artist Thomas Ryan, a former president of the Royal Hibernian Academy.
O'Connor said it was commissioned by her parents 'at a time when it was fashionable for families to get portraits made of their children.'