What's On

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

**Floral Artist of the Year**

**Interclub Competition Heats**


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


SAFU Virtual Show 2020

SOUTH AFRICAN FLOWER UNION’S FACEBOOK PAGE VIRTUAL FLOWER SHOW "A Focus on Interpretation" See schedule here

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!

Mary O’Brien

FLORAL ART RESULTS

AWARDS

1st – Gold

2nd – Silver Gilt

3rd- Silver

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


HORTICULTURE RESULTS

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