Mary O’Brien (Cobh), Cork RTAI, is national chairperson of AOIFA (Association of Irish Floral Artists). During her tenure as chairperson she is staging a Flower Festival in St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh from 27th to 29th September. The festival entitled “Splendour in Flowers and Stone” will feature exhibits both decorative and interpretative in nature by flower arrangers from all over Ireland.
The festival will be open to the public on Saturday 28th Sept from 11am to 5pm and on Sunday from 1pm to 4.30pm. The festival will open with a preview at which Mr. Adrian Gebruers, cathedral organist and carillonneur, will play the recently restored Telford organ.
A concert featuring Amanda Neri, supported by the Cork RTAI choir under conductor Dr. Mary O’Brien, will be held in the Cathedral on Sat. 28th at 8pm. (Tickets available in the Parish Centre opposite the cathedral on the night.)
The proceeds of the festival will go to Pieta House.
This amazing spectacle of flowers is not to be missed.