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The AOIFA National Flower Festival 19th-21st June 2015
The National Flower Festival “In Praise & Thanksgiving” took place on the 19th-21st June 2015 in Ennis and was a tremendous success thanks to all our wonderful AOIFA members. The Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul & St. Columba’s Church were beautifully enhanced with over 100 creative & artistic floral exhibits by our very talented AOIFA members. Large crowds came from far and near to support the event and to enjoy the Ennis hospitality. The concert “Ceiliuradh na hInse” on Saturday evening, which was run in conjunction with the Festival, was one of the highlights for many visitors. There were many genres of music, song and dance performed by very accomplished artists. Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to everyone who generously gave of their time, talents and expertise and assured the success of the Festival.
A DVD of the Festival will be available for the Social Weekend in October, however in the meantime there are some photographs of the Festival up on the ‘Ennis Parish Gallery’ which were taken by the Cathedral photographer (See: www.ennisparish.com/gallery)
Congratulations to Solus Nua members Yvonne O Neill, Candy Holten, Maria Carey, Christine Hughes, Marie Dodrill and Isobel Morris for achieving a Silver Gilt Award for their fabulous exhibit titled “Music and Dance”, at Bloom in June.
Congratulations to Marie Dodrill who also won two Gold Medals and Best in Show. Congratulations to all our competition winners and all who participated and showcased the wonderful talent within our Association. Many thanks to the Bloom Committee, AOIFA teachers, demonstrators and stewards who worked so hard on behalf of the Association of Irish Floral Artists, in planning, organising and running this event.
AOIFA National Competitions & Social Weekend
AOIFA National Competitions & Social Weekend ‘Nature to Charm & Delight’ will take place on 16th-18th October 2015 at the Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. It promises to be a fun filled weekend, a time to make memories, enjoy treasured friendships, fun and laughter while appreciating the creative and artistic skills of our competitors. Booking for this weekend is only available through the AOIFA treasurer Marie Bowe Phone: 087-9918041 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to your company and enjoying friendship through flowers.