Limerick Flower and Garden Club celebrates half century

Owen Hickey

Reporter:

Owen Hickey

HALF a century is a significant period for any organisation to be running and one Limerick club can now proudly say they are 50 years and counting.

HALF a century is a significant period for any organisation to be running and one Limerick club can now proudly say they are 50 years and counting.

The Limerick Flower And Garden Club celebrated their 50th anniversary last month with a reception and celebration dinner at the Strand Hotel.

The club was one of the first of its kind in the country, and the celebration was graced by honorary members of the club, the President of the Association of Irish Floral Artists (AOIFA), along with the President of the Thomond Flower and Garden Club.

Chairperson of Limerick Flower and Garden Club Patsy Quinn thanked all the representatives of the club down through the years and is confident of a bright future.

“This club, founded in 1961, has become an integral part of Limerick life, providing a social outlet for both ladies and gentlemen with a love of all things floral.

“Their enthusiasm to share it with others a legacy provided by our club’s founding members to whom this club owes an enormous debt of gratitude.

“Looking around me, and knowing what I know about the people who make this club what it is, we need have no fear about the future of our club,” she said.

As with any club, progression and development is essential; something Ms Quinn feels Limerick Flower and Garden Club has done very successfully.

“Our club has grown and spans several generations. We have established relations with other clubs and associations and our members have represented us in competitions at national and international level. After half a century, we find ourselves here.

“The world has changed much since 1961 and of course our club and the floral art that we practise have changed too.”

Membership for the club is €40 per annum.

The club meets in the Greenhills Hotel on the second Tuesday of each month. In January, July and August the club closes for holidays.

For any further information contact Patsy Quinn at 061 355208.