The Titanic turns up at County Limerick flower show

Aine Fitzgerald

Reporter:

Aine Fitzgerald

A FLOWER arrangement shaped like the Titanic was just one of the entrants that the judges of Kilmallock Flower, Vegetable and Cake Show feasted their eyes on this Wednesday morning.

A FLOWER arrangement shaped like the Titanic was just one of the entrants that the judges of Kilmallock Flower, Vegetable and Cake Show feasted their eyes on this Wednesday morning.

The 52nd annual show was described as the “best one ever” by Margaret Johnson and that was even before the doors of the People’s Hall in the town were opened to the public.

“We have a gorgeous show – the best ever! It’s absolutely lovely to see ladies who have retired from their work and they are back with a bang,” said Ms Johnson of the local flower club which organised the event along with the local ICA.

“I have never seen more interest. I was speaking to the judge, Bernadette Scanlan, who is part of Limerick Flower Club and she said the same is happening in her flower club, the ladies who are retiring are going and joining clubs. People are doing great things, we have a beautiful, creative show.”

One entrant which caught her eye in particular was the arrangement shaped like the ill-fated Titanic.

Going by the responses of the judges, the overall marking for the entry would spell a much happier story.

One of the classes - the decorative class - had a section dedicated to commemorating the Titanic “because this year is the centenary of the ship going down” said Margaret.

“The entry is shaped like a ship. It is the most imaginative display of beauty,” said Margaret.

The show continues this Thursday from 3pm until 9pm.

David Moloney from Clonmel will judge the shrubs and pot plants, Bernadette Scanlan will judge the decorative section while Anne Gabbett will judge the cakes.