Bloom Festival in Dublin
A parish excursion to the Bloom Festival in the Phoenix Park in Dublin took place on Thursday May 31st. The group of 35 parishioners spent an enjoyable 4 hours visiting the Show Gardens, enjoying cookery demonstrations and sampling Irish produce in the Food Village, and visiting the Floral Marquee with its floral displays and many plant stands. This was followed by a short visit to the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin before returning to Belfast. Thank you to organiser, Robert Pimley, who throughout the trip provided an excellent commentary with great humour.