Fourth Féile Na mBláth Cup Win for Kathleen

Kathleen Reidy, Camp, Castleisland with her show topping flower arrangement with which she won the Féile Na mBláth Cup for a fourth time in all.
Kathleen Reidy, Camp, Castleisland with her show topping flower arrangement with which she won the Féile Na mBláth Cup for a fourth time in all.

Castleisland resident, Ballyduff (Co.Kerry) native, Kathleen Reidy’s flower arranging skills have won her many accolades down through the years.

The latest, thought the completion of her entry kept her up all the previous night, came in the weekend’s Féile Na mBláth / Tralee Garden Festival.

60 Entries for Féile Cup

Kathleen piece of pure art from nature had to compete with 60 other pieces but it won the Féile perpetual trophy for 2017 and, for her, the fourth time in all.

“The title was Blossoms in Bloom and we had to use garden flowers and foliage only. We were not allowed to use shop bought flowers for the entry,” said Kathleen.

“I used a piece of wood off a old tree as my stand and a container placed on top with floral foam so as to arrange my first placement.

Garden Fowers and Foliage.

“I then made a long sausage effect with chicken wire and floral foam to make a cascade which flowed from the top of the piece of tree right down to the bottom of the table with a circular effect. All of this including the top arrangement was decorated with garden flowers and foliage.

“I used a variety of foliage and the flowers included different coloured roses lilies and others. Into the middle of the circle I put a garden ornament to enhance the title,” Kathleen concluded.

Prizes in Three Other Categories

Kathleen also won a few other prizes for three more categories to which she submitted entries. But it was the winning of the prestigious Féile na mBláth Cup for a fourth time that brought her the most satisfaction from a great Féile for her.

About Féile Na mBláth

Féile na mBláth is held in Tralee every year in town park during the second weekend in June. The event is packed with the ingredients of a great mid-summer Park Festival.

It features, as regulars: Dog Shows; Face Painting; Balloon Modelling; Bike Week Celebrations; Bouncy Castles; Flower Competitions; Gardening Demonstrations, music, song, Ballroom Dancing and much more.

The festival is a joint-venture between Kerry County Council, Tralee Municipal District and Tralee Chamber Alliance. Kathleen Reidy can be contacted on: 087 26 72 486.

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