Wednesday 21 March 2018

'Flavours of Fingal' a huge success

John Manning

THE Mayor of Fingal has pronounced this year's Flavours of Fingal County Show an 'overwhelming success' and congratulated the council on it's role in putting the event together.

Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Mags Murray (FF) congratulated all involved in putting the event together and called it an 'overwhelming success'.

This was the third year of the event and the best attended weekend to date. It is estimated that 30,000 visitors attended this year's show over the two days.

The Show is a collaboration between Fingal County Council, Fingal Farmers and Fingal Tourism and was developed to increase public awareness about the horticultural and agricultural businesses in the North County of Fingal and Dublin.

The Flavours of Fingal Show was sponsored this year by Keelings, Country Crest, Dublin Airport Authority, Bank of Ireland, Keogh's Crisps and FBD.

A large number of exhibitors and concessions participated in the event and the Council-supported Bloom Gold Medal garden 'Facing South' was recreated in the walled garden of Newbridge House.

According to the council: 'The event would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of staff from across a number of council departments, including the Economic Development Services; the Corporate Affairs Department and, in particular, the Events Office; the Parks & Heritage Properties Division; the Operations Department, the Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department, the Community, Culture & Sports Department, Fingal Libraries and the Communications Office.

'In addition many staff members volunteered as 'ambassadors' for the weekend as did a number of volunteers through Volunteer Fingal and all did a great job helping the visitors around the site.

'Volunteers from the farming and equestrian sectors also participated in the show. The emergency services, Emergency Management Unit Volunteers (EEMU) and Civil Defence were present on the site for the two days and the GardaÍ made a huge contribution to the well-run traffic management over the weekend.

'The Exit Survey results indicate that the visitors really enjoyed the event and 99.5% of visitors said they would visit again if the event is held next year.'

Fingal Independent