Upcoming Gala Demonstrations, Events and Shows
Floral Artist of the Year & Interclub Competitions
*Please download forms before attempting to add your details*
Space allowed is not included on forms due to both venues having differently sized tables. The measurement will be given on application for whichever venue you choose for your exhibit.
APPLICATION FORMS BELOW - Deadline July 30th
Open to all members of AOIFA
Cork Summer Virtual Show 2021
Click here for schedule & instructions on how to enter.
Online Entries will open from Monday 17th May 2021 to Friday 11th June 2021.
Online Entries Only – www.corksummershow.com
A photo of your design is required to enter and should be attached along with your form - please do not submit forms before including a photograph of your entry.
Tips for photographing floral art can be found here courtesy of to Chrissie Harten, NAFAS
AOIFA National Flower Festival 2022
The AOIFA National Flower Festival “Another time Another place” will be held in the Church of Our Lady and St David, St David’s Church and Naas Presbyterian Church, Main St, Naas, from 2nd - 4th July 2022.
Proceeds from the Festival will go towards the designated AOIFA Charity for 2021-2023 - The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. We would welcome your support.
When your Club is planning an outing for 2022 you might consider coming to the Festival in Naas and enjoy Kildare hospitality. The usual stalls and refreshments will be provided.
We look forward to welcoming you to Naas.
Thanking you in anticipation.
Christine Hughes and the AOIFA Executive
Cork Summer Virtual Show 2020 Results
As Chairperson of AOIFA, the Association of Irish Floral Artists, I wish to commend and congratulate The Munster Agricultural Society for staging this virtual show.
It was indeed a courageous and worthy thing to do in these restricted and precarious times of Covid-19.
It definitely proves the old adage - “It is better to light a candle that to curse the dark. It has afforded our Floral Artists and Gardeners the opportunity to be productive and creative and to develop their interests and talents.
A well- deserved thank you to Gerard Murphy, Director of The Munster Agricultural Society, who spear headed this virtual show. Thanks goes to his Team and especially to Barbara, in the office, for the work they have done.
Thank you to our AOIFA members: Those who participated in the show and delighted us with their entries
Nicola Desmond, Chairperson of the Floral Art and Horticulture Committee, who liaised with the office on behalf of AOIFA
Bridie Terry who judged the Horticultural Classes
Una Fleming, AOIFA Judge, who judged the Floral Art classes with me.
It has indeed been a very exciting venture.
Thanks and compliments to all.
Comhghairdeas libh go léir!
FLORAL ART RESULTS
1st – Gold
2nd – Silver Gilt
4th - Bronze
5th - Commended
BEST IN SHOW: Ann Clifford, Dundrum, Dublin
CLASS – 130 NATURE’S PICK
1st No. 1 – Mary Kiely, Kinsale
2nd No. 4 – Fiona Maguire, Timoleague
3rd No. 7 – Lorraine Dwyer, Belgooly
4th No. 5 – Mary Halligan, Cobh
5th No. 3 – Siobhan Clancy, Fermoy
5th No. 6 – Mary Marshall, Meadstown
CLASS- 131 INSPIRED BY THE UNUSUAL
1st No. 15 - Ann Clifford, Dundrum, Dublin
2nd No. 17 – Melanie Harris, Inniscarra
3rd No. 1 – Beverly Buttimer, Clonakilty
3rd No. 3 – Therese O Reilly, Naas, Co Kildare
4th No. 4 – Nora Lawton, Kinsale
4th No. 8 – Malcolm Kitt, Cobh
4th No. 19 - Eileen O Brien, Kinsale
5th No. 6 – Anna Flanagan, Tramore
5th No. 11 - Margaret Mulchinock, Mallow
CLASS – 132 HAPPY TOGETHER
1st No. 6 – Christine Hughes, Blessington
2nd No. 7 – Rose Hickey, Conna
3rd No. 1 – Helen O Brien, Shanagarry North
4th No. 10 – Betty Daunt, Ballyduff
5th No. 3 – Beverly Buttimer, Clonakilty
5th No. 8 – Teresa Kenefick, Ballymacoda
CLASS – 133 IN TOUCH WITH NATURE
1st No. 6 – Geraldine McCarthy, Doneraile
2nd No. 3 – Anna Flanagan, Tramore
2rd No. 16 – Helen Moorehouse, Enniscorthy
3rd No. 13 – Rita Mulcahy, Ballinhassig
4th No. 10 – Bridget Morley, Oughterard
4th No. 20 – Helen O Brien, Shanagarry North
4th No. 23 - George Madden Newtonabbey
5th No. 2 – Siobhan McInerney, Doneraile
5th No. 5 – Beverly Buttimer, Clonakilty
5th No. 8 – Margaret, Mulchinock, Mallow
5th No. 9 – Nora Gallagher, Macroom
5th No. 12 - Phjillippa Crocker, Whakatane, New Zealand
Class 140 - A Hybrid Tea Rose
1st Rose Hickey
2nd Bernard Murphy
3rd Evelyn McDonald
Class 141 - A Floribunda Rose
1st Deirdre Keane
2nd Joan Vaughan
3rd Bernard Murphy
Class 142 - A Flowering Shrub
1st Carmel O’Driscoll
2nd Malcolm Kitt
3rd Mary Halligan
Class 143 - A Hosta
1st Nuala Lavelle
2nd Ger Crowley
3rd Frankie Leahy
Class 144 - A Variegated Shrub
1st Paul Eaton
2nd Mary Halligan
3rd Carmel O’Driscoll
Class 145 - 2 Stems Perennial Garden Flowers-different varieties
1st Anna Kiernan
2nd Carmel O’Driscoll
3rd Paul Eaton
Class 146 - Indoor Flowering Plant – pot not to exceed 23cm
1st Eileen Keane
2nd Rose Hickey
Class 147 - A Cactus – pot not to exceed 15cm
1st Leeann Minihan
2nd Bridget Morley
Class 148 - Window Box not to exceed 75cm in length
1st Jennifer Corkery
2nd Paul Eaton
3rd Mary Cotter
Class 149 - 3 Stems of Ivy – different varieties
1st Rose Hickey
2nd Doris Kingston
3rd Leeann Minihan
Class 150 - Indoor Foliage Plant – pot not to exceed 23cm
1st Jennifer Corkery
2nd Nora Lawton
3rd Christy Desmond