2024 Club Events and Demonstrations

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.February 2024


Dungarvan Flower and Garden Club

When Wednesday 7th February @ 8pm

Where The Park Hotel, Dungarvan

Description    "Using Nature Indoors to find calm" with Louise Ryan of Sunfleck, Dungarvan. Non members welcome. Contact 087-7982056 for further information.


Doddervale Flower Club

When Friday 9 February 2024 at 8pm

Where Templeogue College, Templeville RD, Dublin 6w

Description Demonstration by Sharon O'Sullivan. All welcome. Visitors €10. Competition Novice 'Simple Spring', ABC 'Earth's Embroidery' A tapestry exhibit.


Limerick Flower & Garden Club

When Tuesday 13th February 2024 at 8p.m.

Where Casrletroy Park Hotel, Dublin Road, Limerick

Description Floral Art Demonstration  by Harumi Langford. All Welcome.Visitors €10 


Navan Floral Art Club

When Wednesday 14th February 2024 at 8p.m.

Where The Ardboyne Hotel, Navan, Co. Meath

Description Floral Art Demonstration  by Christine Foley, A.O.I.F A. Demonstrator & Teacher. All Welcome.


Maynooth Flower and Garden Club

When Tuesday 20th February 2024 at 7.30pm

Where New Post Primary School, Maynooth, Co. Kildare W23 X6X8 

Description Demonstration  by Brenda Joyce. Club Nights 3rd Tuesday Monthly. Non-Members Welcome. 


Cork Flower Club

When           Tuesday February 20th at 7.30pm

Where          Douglas GAA  Club, Douglas West, Cork.

Description  Demonstration with Nora Gallagher  AOIFA  Titled "Naturalist Spring"  Competitions, Spring into Life, Horticulture 5 hellebores floating in a bowl of water, 3 stems of variegated foliage. All welcome, Visitors €10.


Ennis Flower and Garden Club

When Tuesday February, 20th doors open at 7.30pm demonstration commences 8.15pm sharp 

Where Treacys West County Hotel Ennis,

Description A demonstration by Bertranda Delaney. All are welcome. 10 euro non members, all are welcome. Demonstrators arrangements raffled on the night. Contact ennisflowerandgardenclub@gmail.com, 0857743398 


Sutton Floral Art

When Wednesday 28th February at 8pm

Where Marine Hotel, Sutton Cross, Dublin

Description Demonstration by Janet Maddock . Competition “Boxed in” An exhibit 76cm 


March 2024


North Dublin Flower Club 

When Tuesday 5th March at 8pm

Where Cara Hall, Raheny, Dublin 5 D05 WY64    

Description Demonstration by Adrienne Thompson.  Spring Competition : “Earth awakes with bulbs galore” All welcome. Visitors €10.


Dungarvan Flower and Garden Club

When     Wednesday 6th March @ 8pm

Whern The Park Hotel, Dungarvan

Description     Easter Flower arranging demonstrationSandra Jackson of Conna Flower Club. Non members welcome. Contact 087-7982056 for further information.


Doddervale Flower Club

When Friday 8 March 2024 at 8pm

Where Templeogue College, Templeville RD, Dublin 6w

Description Demonstration by Thérese O'Reilly.  All welcome. Visitors €10. Competition Novice 'Natures Jewels', ABC 'Bijou' A Petite, Masterclass 'Fragility'

 

Co. Wexford Garden and Flower Club

When Wednesday 13th March 2024 at 8pm

Where Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

Description Easter Gala Demonstration by Ali Deitrich AOIFA. Demonstrator's exhibits will be raffled on the night. Competition title 'Easter Echoes'. All welcome. Entry €15


Macroom Flower and Garden Club

When Thursday 14th March at 8pm

Where Coolcower House, Macroom    

Description Gardening talk and presentation 'Grounded in the Garden', Guest speaker T.J. Maher  Patthana Garden Co. Wicklow. All welcome. Visitors €10. New Members welcome. Contact 087- 9821708.


Galway Flower and Garden Club

When             Tuesday March 19th 2024. Doors open 7.30pm. Talk commences at 8pm

Where           The Clybaun Hotel, Knocknacarra, Galway  

Description   Garden talk by TJ Maher, Gardener, Artist &  Author.  Admission : non-members €15. includes a door prize and light refreshments. 


Ennis Flower and Garden Club

When Tuesday 19th March 2024. Doors open at 7.30pm Demonstration commences at 8.15pm sharp.at 8pm

Where Treacy's West County Hotel, Ennis

Description Demonstration by Malcolm Kitt Cork. Demonstrator's exhibits will be raffled on the night. All welcome. Visitors €10. Contact ennisflowerandgardenclub@gmail.com


Maynooth Flower and Garden Club

When Tuesday 19th March 2024 at 7.30pm

Where New Post Primary School, Maynooth, Co. Kildare W23 X6X8 

Description A Teaching Demonstration By Elizabeth Murray. Club Nights 3rd Tuesday Monthly. Non-Members Welcome. 


Cork Flower Club

When             Tuesday March 19th 2024 at 7.30pm

Where            Douglas GAA, Douglas West, Cork 

Description   Demonstration with Ali Dietrich A.O.I.F.A  Titled" Spring has Sprung",  Members Daffodil Show,, Horticulture 3 stems Camelia distinct or mixed. All welcome, Visitors €10


Sutton Floral Art

When Wednesday 27th March at 8pm

Where Marine Hotel, Sutton Cross, Dublin

Description Demonstration by Lorraine O’Brien. Competition “Spring Tapestry”  An exhibit 76cm  


April 2024


North Dublin Flower Club 

When Tuesday 2nd April at 8pm

Where Cara Hall, Raheny, Dublin 5  D05 WY64    

Description Work Night, Leaf Manipulation


Macroom Flower and Garden Club

When Thursday 4th April at 8pm

Where Coolcower House, Macroom    

Description Demonstration by Malcolm Kitt AOIFA. Club Competitions “Spring Landscape” An exhibit 76cm. Contact: Macroomflowerandgardenclub@gmail.com 087-9821708 


Navan Floral Art Club

When Wednesday 10th April 2024 at 8p.m.

Where The Ardboyne Hotel, Navan, Co. Meath

Description Floral Art Demonstration  by Brenda Joyce, A.O.I.F A. Judge, Demonstrator & Teacher. All Welcome.


Doddervale Flower Club

When Friday 12 April 2024 at 8pm

Where Templeogue College, Templeville RD, Dublin 6w

Description Garden Talk by Marie Staunton.Bring and Buy a Plant/Container. Horticulture Competition 'A Few of my favourite garden Flowers'. All welcome. Visitors €10.


Cork Flower Club

When              Tuesday 16th April 2024 at 7.30pm 

Where             Douglas GAA Club, Douglas West, Cork.


Sutton Floral Art

When Wednesday 24th April at 8pm

Where Marine Hotel, Sutton Cross, Dublin

Description Demonstration by Margaret Quinn. Competition “Touch of Rhythm” An exhibit 76cm 


May 2024


North Dublin Flower Club 

When Tuesday 7th May at 8pm

Where Cara Hall, Raheny, Dublin 5 D05 WY64 

Description Demonstration by Candy Holten. Summer Competition : “We will meet in the Garden” All welcome. Visitors €10.


Navan Floral Art Club

When Wednesday 8th May 2024 at 8p.m.

Where The Ardboyne Hotel, Navan, Co. Meath

Description Floral Art Demonstration  by Adrienne Thompson, A.O.I.F A. Demonstrator. All Welcome.


Doddervale Flower ClubWe will meet in the garden

When Friday 10 May 2024 at 8pm

Where Templeogue College, Templeville RD, Dublin 6w

Description Demonstration by Lorraine O'Brien. Competition 'Darkness into Light', all classes. All welcome. Visitors €10


Cork Flower Club

When               Tuesday May 21st at 7.30pm

Where             Douglas GAA CLub, Douglas West, Cork.  

Description     Demonstration with Elizabeth Murray AOIFA  

                         Competitions,  " Blowing in the Wind"  Horticulture 3 Hostas distinct or mixed, 5 small treasures from your garden

All welcome Visitors €10


Sutton Floral Art

When Wednesday 29th May at 8pm

Where Marine Hotel, Sutton Cross, Dublin

Description Demonstration by Therese O’Reilly . Competition “Small but Mighty” A petite exhibit 25cm width, 25cm depth, 37 cm height. 


June 2024


Cork Flower Club

When                 Tuesday June 18th at 7.30pm

Where                Douglas GAA Club,, Douglas West, Cork.

Description        Demonstration with Jane O’Dwyer A.O.I.F.A. 

                           Competitions "Smelling of Roses”  Horticulture 3 stems of roses distinct or mixed, 3 stems Floribunda, 3 stems Hybrid Tea. All welcome, Visitors €10.


July 2024



Summer Outings


Tuam Flower & Garden Club 

Saturday 8 July


August 2024


Sutton Floral Art

When Wednesday 28th August at 8pm

Where Marine Hotel, Sutton Cross, Dublin

Description Demonstration by Christine Hughes. Competition “Vertical Thoughts” An exhibit 76cm . 


September 2024


North Dublin Flower Club 

When Tuesday 3rd September at 8pm

Where Cara Hall, Raheny, Dublin 5 D05 WY64    

Description Teaching Demonstration by Brenda Joyce. ” All welcome. Visitors €10.


Doddervale Flower Club

When Friday 13 September at 8pm

Where Templeogue College, Templeville RD, Dublin 6w

Description Demonstration by Candy Holten. Competition:  Novice 'Golden Days', AB&C and Masterclass 'Diversity'. All welcome. Visitors €10


Cork Flower Club

When.                Tuesday September 17th at 7.30pm

Where                Douglas GAA Club, Douglas West, Cork.

Description       Demonstration with Ann Hester A.O.I.F.A. titled "Golden Memories". Competitions "Rustic Charm”  Horticulture  3 Dahlias distinct or mixed.,3 Stems Autumn foliage 

   Distinct or Mixed. All Welcome, Visitors €10


Sutton Floral Art

When Wednesday 25th September at 8pm

Where Marine Hotel, Sutton Cross, Dublin

Description Demonstration By Roisin Graham and Marie Laird. Competition “Glorious Garden” An Exhibit featuring Garden plant material. 76cm 


October 2024


North Dublin Flower Club

When Tuesday 1st October at 8pm

Where Cara Hall, Raheny, Dublin 5 D05 WY64 

Description Demonstration by Janice Maddock. Autumn Competition ' Seasonal Beauty' an exhibit featuring foliage and fruit. All Welcome. Visitors €10.


Doddervale Flower Club

When Friday 11 October at 8pm

Where Templeogue College, Templeville RD, Dublin 6w

Description AGM followed by a Mini Demonstration by Brenda Joyce. Bring and Buy a Plant/Container


Cork Flower Club

When                Tuesday October 15th at 7.30pm

Where               Douglas GAA Club, Douglas West, Cork.

Description      Work Night with Breda Keohane  A.O.I.F.A. Teacher. Competitions  “Seasons of Mist” Horticulture  3 stems  of Berries /Fruits ,3 seed heads. All welcome, Visitors €10


Sutton Floral Art

When Wednesday 30th October at 8pm

Where Marine Hotel, Sutton Cross, Dublin

Description A Demonstration by Harumi Langford. Competition “Halloween Bonfire” An exhibit 76cm 


November 2024


North Dublin Flower Club

When Tuesday 5th November at 8pm

Where Cara Hall, Raheny, Dublin 5 D05 WY64 

Description 'Christmas around the House' Members create their favourite floral designs - Door Wreaths, Table centerpieces etc. All designs raffled in support of AOIFA Charity 


Doddervale Flower Club

When Friday 8 November at 8pm

Where Venue to be confirmed

Description Gala Demonstration by John Paul Deehan NIGFAS. Competition:Novice and ABC 'Believe in Magic', Masterclass 'Jazzed up and Jolly'  Artificial Plant Material allowed in all classes. Visitors welcome.


Cork Flower Club

When                Tuesday November 12th at 8pm

Where               Douglas GAA Club, Douglas West , Cork

Description      Gala Christmas Demonstration With Cherie Nummy NIGFAS Teacher, Demonstrator & Judge. More information to follow


Sutton Floral Art

When Wednesday 30th October at 8pm

Where Marine Hotel, Sutton Cross, Dublin

Description November 27th Gala Demonstration by Christopher White 


December 2024


North Dublin Flower Club

When Tuesday 3rd December at 8pm

Where Cara Hall, Raheny, Dublin 5 D05 WY64 

Description Demonstration by Christopher White. Christmas Competition 'The Enchantment of Christmas' All Welcome Entrance €15 to include Festive Supper.


Cork Flower Club

When                 Tuesday December 17th 7.30pm

Where                Douglas GAA Club, Douglas West, Cork

Description       Work night with Club Members. Competitions “A Christmas Song “Horticulture.3 stems of holly, 3 stems of seasonal foliage Distinct or Mixed. All welcome , Visitors €10

 

January 2025


Cork Flower Club

When                    TuesdayJanuary 21st, 2025 7.30pm

Where                   Douglas GAA Club, Douglas West, Cork.

Description          Club AGM.Competitions “In the deep Mid-Winter”.All Classes. “A Winter Landscape Design". Horticulture An indoor pot plant of your choice,,3 Stems of Conifer                                Distinct or Mixed.



2024 AOIFA Events 


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Thursday 21st March 2024

AOIFA AGM, 

Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise, 

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Sunday 3rd March and Sunday 7th April 2024 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Viewing for The National Flower Festival, Taney Church and Holy Cross Church, Dundrum, Dublin

Friday 28th June to Sunday 30th June 2024

The National Flower Festival, Taney Church and Holy Cross Church, Dundrum, Dublin

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Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th October 2024

Social Weekend and National Competitions,

Talbot Hotel, Wexford.


WAFA News

The Australian Floral Art Association will host WAFA from 1st July 2024 to 30th June 2027.
The WAFA seminar will be held in 2025 and the WAFA world Show in 2027.

Official site for information: www.wafa-australia.org