Delgany Daffodil Show a blaze of colour yet again

Published 09/04/2014 | 05:22

Larry, Patrick and Protima Mooney
Larry, Patrick and Protima Mooney

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.

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