The NATIONAL FLOWER FESTIVAL takes place in Cobh this weekend.
“Splendour in Flowers and Stone”
St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh
Saturday 28th September 11am – 5pm
Sunday 29th September 1pm – 4.30pm
(Carillon Recital at 5pm)
Stalls including Crafts, Floral Accessories, Home Produce, Jewellery, Photography, Plants and Raffle Tickets will be located in Great Island Community Centre daily.
Concert featuring Amanda Neri and the RTAI Cork Choir takes place in the Cathedral on Saturday 28th at 8pm.
Programme includes contemporary songs, and songs from the Musicals and Opera.
Tickets €15, available in the Cathedral Bookshop and in the Parish Centre on the night.
(Amanda Neri, Ireland’s Bella Voce, is a multi – award winning classical singer, who has performed in Germany, Shanghai, Finland, Prague, Italy, India and the USA. She has shared the stage with many leading soloists including Placido Domingo and Colm Wilkinson. She performed at the Lusitania 100 Commemorative Ceremony in Cobh.)
They are providing a very full and interesting schedule over the weekend. The festival, at which Mr Adrian Gebruers, cathedral organist and carillonneur, will play the recently restored Telford organ, will be opened by Senator Joan Freeman, founder of Pieta House. A concert featuring Amanda Neri, supported by the Cork RTAI choir will be held in the Cathedral on Sat. 28th at 8pm. (Tickets available in the Parish Centre opposite the Cathedral on the night.)
Pieta House is the designated AOIFA Charity for 2018-2020. The AOIFA Flower Festival (27-29 September 2019 in St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, Co. Cork) along with Flower Clubs all around the country are currently fundraising for Pieta House. Please support our Flower Festival and fundraising Gala Demonstrations in your area. More info here
The Association of Irish Floral Artists is the official organisation of floral artists in Ireland. Its objectives are to bring together floral art and gardening clubs for cultural and educational purposes and to encourage the formation of new clubs.
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