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AOIFA 2022 Competitions

Kilkenny Flower Club is delighted to announce the success of the club at the competitions in Galway.
Title: ‘Inspiration Greatness’
Eva Holmes is the Flower Artist of the year. Well done Eva, well deserved indeed.
Eva is the President of Kilkenny Flower Club.
The title of her competition was: ‘Artistic Rendezvous”
Eva’s interpretation was “Form, Fibre, Flowers”
A stunning arrangement.
Helen Leahy and Eileen McGrath represented the club in the Inter club competition.
Title: ‘Delightfull diversity’
Their interpretation was “World of Colour”
Their arrangement was very colourful and achieved Highly Commended. Well done Helen and Eileen.

 

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Flower Festival – Naas, 2022

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Work Night – 9th June, 2022

Members of the Flower Club had a most enjoyable evening on Thursday.

It was a Work Night, people came with prepared containers – inspired by Eva last month.

Almost all the arrangements were assembled without using floral foam. Hessian covered containers, fabric covered cans, woven basket, wool, tape even an unusual Swedish object was used.

Everybody had a fun night.

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Coffee morning/Plant Sale 2022

Kilkenny Flower Club committee are delighted to announce that the Coffee Morning & Plant Sale today at Dunmore Community Centre was a terrific success. The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland will be very happy to receive the proceeds of the day.

The rain held off, in fact it was a lovely day.

We would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to all who made the day such a success.

Thank you for supplying plants: ‘Gardiner’s World SOS”, “Flower Power”, ‘Country Life’, Castlecomer, Ursula Brennan.

Thank you to the people who publizised the event, parish newsletters, papers, CRKC (Caomh), KCLR, people who put up posters etc.

Thanks to everyone who supplied plants and cakes and bought many more.

We are grateful to everyone who prepared the hall, served teas, washed up.

A special thanks to Eddie Holohan for traffic control and general help all around. The Community Centre at Dunmore was the perfect venue.

Thanks to Niamh, Eimear and Alice who worked tirelessly all day.

Thank you to all our friends for their contributions.

The motto of the club is: ‘Friendship through Flowers’ and indeed that was the case today.

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The National Flower Festival 2019 in Cobh, Co. Cork

Eva, Helen, Helen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maura, Maura, Elizabeth, Mary

 

Eva, Helen, Helen

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Twin Trees Heywood Art & Culture Festival

Flower arrangements are by members of Kilkenny Flower Club and Durrow & Cullohill Flower & Garden Club.

 

Heywood Garden – Mary Delehanty and Elizabeth Holohan

Helen Dooley and Helen Leahy

 

Lutyen’s benches and Great Dixer – Eva Holmes

Josephine Fitzhenry

Maura Hickey and Amy O’Donnell

Amy O’Donnell and Maura Hickey

Maura Hanrahan

Lambay Island – Pauline Dunne

 

 

 

 

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Imposed Event, May 2019

The Imposed Night was a great success, many members took part and found it most enjoyable.

There was an excellent entry in the Novice Class.

A big thank you to Theresa Collins for her judging and most useful critique.

 

Before:

Senior

Advanced

Intermediate

Novice

Each bucket contains materials for two entrants.

People at work:

 

 

After:

Senior:

Senior:
1st – Olive O’Shea

2nd – Maura Donnelly

Advanced:

Advanced:
1st – Mae Doyle

2nd – Joan Pollock

3rd – Marian O’Neill

V.H.C. – Jackie de Róiste

H.C. – Jacinta Culliton

C. – Amy O’Donnell

Intermediate:

Intermediate:
1st – Helen Leahy

2nd – Eileen McGrath

3rd – Maura Hickey

V.H.C. – Mary Delehanty

H.C.

Novice:

Novice:
1st – Marie Kennedy

2nd – Deirdre Dowling

3rd – Pauline Dunne

V.H.C. – Fiona Lavelle

H.C. – Margaret Hickey

C. – Mary Neary

 

 

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A.O.I.F.A.- National Flower Competitions in Kinsale, April, 2019

Inter- Club Competition – ‘Gateway to………..’

Kilkenny Flower Club was represented by Mary Delehanty & Eileen McGrath.

‘Gateway to Monet’s Legacy’ – a beautiful arrangement.

They received ‘Very Highly Commended’ which was a terrific result.

Mary & Eileen

‘Seasonal Inspiration’ – Class 1
Helen Leahy
Very Highly Commended

‘Seasonal Inspiration’
Helen Leahy
Very Highly Commended

‘Timeless Treasures’
Class 5
Maura Hickey

‘Timeless Treasures’
Class 5
Maura Hickey

For more photos from the competitions go to: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1NCdhNP6OHXkigVmPVjVPjEXZOS-L5zpg

or go to AOIFA.

https://sites.google.com/site/aoifaireland/home

Browse the site.

 

 

 

 

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‘Music in Song and Nature’ – Conna, Co. Cork. Oct. 2018

This is the entry in Conna, Co. Cork for the competition entitled “Music in Song and Nature”

Mary Delehanty and Eileen McGrath represented Kilkenny Flower Club.

The good news is that they qualified for the national competitions which will be held in Kinsale in April 2019.

Congratulations.

The Garden Song by John Denver – inch by inch, row by row…

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Kilmurry Nurseries

(Don’t forget to click on photo to enlarge, press ‘Back’ to get back to the rest of the photos)

After a lovely lunch in Marlfield House we proceeded to Kilmurry Nursery

Marlfield Peacock

Marlfield Peacock

 

http://www.kilmurrynursery.com

Paul gave us a tour of the garden, then we were happy to buy lots of plants as souvenirs of our 2016 Garden Outing.

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Eleanor goin' fishing

Eleanor goin’ fishing

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