Tuesday 17 January 2017

Readers can help to design Bloom 1916 commemorative garden

Published 12/03/2016 | 02:30

Award-winning garden designer Fiann Ó Nualláin at the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham yesterday. Photo: Frank McGrath
Award-winning garden designer Fiann Ó Nualláin at the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham yesterday. Photo: Frank McGrath

A specially designed garden will be created by a Bloom gold medal-winning gardener to commemorate the events of 1916.

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It will be designed in conjunction with Irish Independent readers, who are being asked to help design the 1916 Commemoration Garden at Bloom in June.

The garden will then be brought to life by the renowned garden designer Fiann Ó Nualláin.

"It is about trying to find a real life story about a family's history or their participation in 1916. We all know about the signatories and the high-profile people involved, but there were real people affected by this," said Mr Ó Nualláin. "Ordinary people with ordinary lives were caught up in the events of Easter week."

Mr Ó Nualláin will work with the winner of a competition being run by the Irish Independent in conjunction with Bord Bia.

Participants are being asked to give their reflections, memories, stories, poems or items that could be translated into the 1916 Commemoration Garden.

The closing date is April 1, 2016 and an entry form can be found on page 9 of today's 'Weekend' magazine.

Irish Independent

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