Del­gany Daf­fodil Show a blaze of colour yet again

Bray People - - NEWS -

IN TRUE Wordsworth fash­ion, the Old School­house in Del­gany had a very colourful dis­play of daf­fodils, when the lo­cal hor­ti­cul­tural so­ci­ety held its Daf­fodil Show there.

There was a sur­prise for Chair­per­son John Markham and his wife Mary with the doyenne of the Com­mit­tee, Betty Lowe, speak­ing of their joint con­tri­bu­tion to the so­ci­ety over the past 40 years and con­grat­u­lat­ing them on their 50th wed­ding an­niver­sary which had oc­curred ear­lier in the week. A pre­sen­ta­tion of two rose bushes, Golden Wed­ding, was made to them.

Par­tic­i­pants ex­hib­ited col­lec­tions of 12 dif­fer­ent va­ri­eties of daf­fodils, with the Del­gany Guild Cup go­ing to Trevor Steven­son of Brides Glen.

The Dempsey Vase went to Ian Ersk­ine of Stil­lor­gan for his Large Cup Daf­fodil, Honey­bourne which he said was ‘ among the finest daf­fodils I ever grew’.

Other win­ners in­cluded Ellen O’Neill of Black­lion who was awarded a Pow­er­scourt Gar­dens fam­ily voucher, as well as James Kilkenny of Bray, Hilda Alexan­der from Bray, Mol­ley McAree also from Bray, Tr­ish Walsh from Burn­aby Heights and Niall Coveney from Grey­stones.

The first awards in the Open Daf­fodil Classes were shared be­tween Trevor, Ian, Michael Ward, Killiney and Ruth Handy Grey­stones. Coun­cil­lor Kathleen Kelle­her pre­sented the awards and said that the Del­gany Show, which she al­ways en­joys, meant that spring and a new sea­son were un­der way.

Chair­per­son John Markham, paid trib­ute to all the ex­hibitors who put on such a fine dis­play and con­grat­u­lated Mary Wall, Show Sec­re­tary, for her usual ca­pa­ble ad­min­is­tra­tion of the event.

Lailli de Buitléar with daugh­ter Aoife Kir­wan ad­mir­ing the Myra Stokes Salver best ex­hibit at Del­gany and District Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety Daf­fodill Show at the Old School House Del­gany

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