Wexford in Bloom Awards Ceremony 2013

A lovely evening was had by all who attended the Wexford in Bloom Awards Ceremony 2013 on Thursday night last 19th September. The Ceremony was hosted by Wexford Credit Union at their premises in Anne Street.  Awards were presented to the Winners of the Wexford in Bloom Competition which this year received over 100 entries! The Wexford in Bloom Committee was delighted with the huge response to the competition.  Over 50 prizes were presented ranging from Special Committee Awards to Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Highly Commended.  The large crowd in attendance was mesmerized by the beautiful screen display showing photographic stills of the winners and all entries in the Competition compiled by Phil & PJ Murphy with photographs supplied by Pamela Dore, Kevin Hurley, Chris Culleton and Phil Murphy all committee members.

The Awards

(Wexford in Bloom Awards)


The Chairperson of Wexford in Bloom Helen Corish-Wylde congratulated all the winners and participants who worked so hard to make Wexford Town and environs a more beautiful place to live in and a unique town for our tourists to visit and enjoy.  She added that their floral displays and environmental projects reflect the positive community spirit that is alive and flourishing in Wexford.  The Deputy Mayor Cllr. Joe Ryan, who is a member of the Wexford in Bloom Committee, also congratulated all who helped to make our town more beautiful and enhance our environment. He also paid tribute to his fellow committee members for their contribution to Wexford Town.


The Judges were – Cliona Connolly, Environmental Officer, Wexford County Council , who judged the Primary Schools. Chris Maddock and Leanne Roche, both from Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, who judged all the other categories in the Competition.   The judges felt it was a privilege and an honour to have had such a wonderful experience visiting so many beautiful places and meeting such inspiring people. They were very impressed by the high standard of all the entries. Their dedication, patience and hard work are greatly appreciated by the Wexford in Bloom Committee.


The Sponsors of Wexford in Bloom are: Wexford Credit Union, Wexford Borough Council, Wexford County Council, Rapid.  Their ongoing support and financial assistance is invaluable to our organisation and is also greatly appreciated.

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(Flowers at Wexford Credit Union)


Our thanks are also extended to Beechdale Nurseries, Clonroche for the beautiful flowers provided for our Wexford in Bloom Projects 2013:

The Flowering of the Main Street – Hanging Baskets and Window Boxes

The Window Box Projects in: The Faythe/Mary Street/ High Street  /Patrick’s Square.


Our many thanks to the Retailers and Residents who supported these projects, to Advance Cleaners for watering our plants where requested,  Hughes Monumentals  & Sons, Redmond Square for the beautifully crafted granite plaques given as prizes, Liz Coughlan for designing and printing our lovely certificates.


The Wexford in Bloom Committee wish to thank everyone who were involved in any way and to the management and staff of Wexford Credit Union for the lovely buffet they provided and served on the night.


Wexford in Bloom intend to have the Photographic Display of all entries on view in Wexford County Library in the very near future.

The Committee(Some of The Wexford in Bloom Committee on the night)


Wexford in Bloom 2013 Award Ceremony

The Wexford in Bloom awards ceremony will take place on Thursday the 19th September 2013 at the Wexford Credit Union Offices at 7pm. All winners will be contacted via e-mail or post to attend. The ceremony is by invitation only as space is limited at the venue. Thank you to everyone who entered this year for making it the most successful year to date.

Flower Arranging Demonstration in Wexford Library 25th July 2013

Helen Battigan, qualified floral arts instructor and award winning floral arts competitor gave a flower arranging demonstration to a packed audience of over 50 people in Wexford Library on Thursday the 25th July. She showed them how to make contemporary arrangements using recyclable materials such as window boxes and flower pots. She encouraged her participants to get crafty with wool and other found objects to decorate and embellish old containers in which to display their arrangements. Helen gave a very informative talk in which she shared knowledge of her love of gardening and plants and entertained the audience with a few yarns along the way. This event was organised by Wexford Public Library Services in association with Wexford in Bloom.Thank you to Nicola McGrath and library staff for all their help and enthusiasm for the event.

Wexford in Bloom Events July 2013

Helen Battigan of the Wexford Flower Club will be hosting a flower arrangement demonstration on Thursday  25th at the Library, Wexford at 10.30am.  The arrangements demonstrated will be suitable for summer occasions.   Helen will also have on display the gold medal the Wexford Flower Club won at this year’s Bloom Event, held in Dublin Whit Weekend for their Window on the World Exhibit.  This event has been organised by Wexford In Bloom’s Helen Corish-Wylde.  The event is free and all are very welcome.

Judging Wexford in Bloom Competition

This year’s entry to our Wexford in Bloom competition was free which resulted in an increase of 300% compared to last year.  A number of entries were received from outside the ring road area of the competition.  Unfortunately there are no plans at present to extend the area of the competition.
Due to the wonderful response to the competition judging will now take place from 5pm to 9pm on Monday the 15th July to Friday the 19th July inclusive and 9am to 12 noon Saturday the 20th July.
Judges this year are Mr. Chris Maddock, Bachelor of Science in Horticulture & Former Head Gardener and Horticulturist @ Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Wexford and Leanne Roche Bachelor of Science and Honours Degree in Horticulture and currently a PHD Student @ Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Wexford with our own PRO Phil Murphy photographing the event.  Prizes will be awarded in September at our Wexford in Bloom Awards Ceremony at Wexford Credit Union premises, Anne Street, time and date to be confirmed.  The committee and sponsors alike are delighted with the response and the interest shown this year bodes well for the future of the competition. The Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped in any way in launching the competition and of course a huge thank you to our main sponsors Wexford Credit Union, Wexford Borough Council, Wexford County Council for their continued encouragement and support.  The impact the competition has on the town is evident in the beautiful floral displays around town and beyond.  Wexford Town is most definitely in Bloom.   So enjoy.

Wexford in Bloom 2013 Competition Now Closed

The Wexford in bloom 2013 competition is now closed to entries. Judging will take place from Monday 15th to Friday 19th of July, between 5pm and 9pm & Saturday 20th of July 9am to 12pm. Thanks to all who entered and the winners will be announced shortly.

Wexford in Bloom 2013 All Baskets and Boxes are Delivered

Public planting and delivery of over 200 hanging baskets and 185 window boxes to retailers’ premises and local areas in our town has now been completed. So keep an eye out for these fantastic floral displays around the town.

Wexford in Bloom Competition Launched

The Wexford in Bloom 2013 Competition was launched on Thursday June 6th at The Bullring, Wexford. The committee are delighted to announce that there is no entry fee this year. The idea behind the Wexford in Bloom competition was to enhance the town image and to attract more visitors to the town in conjunction with the Tidy Towns Committee who wish to retain the bronze medal won by Wexford Town last year and possibly hope for silver this year. Each year the committee contact all the retailers in Wexford Town and invite them to take part by ordering hanging baskets or window boxes and with the help and support of Wexford County Council & Wexford Borough Council, and Wexford Credit Union and the participation of the Wexford in Bloom Committee the town of Wexford is transformed and is enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. At the moment the committee are very busy with the help of Wexford Borough Council delivering the hanging baskets and window boxes purchased on Wexford Main Street and targeted side streets. Residents groups have also been involved this year and with the help of Rapid, Wexford County Council and Wexford Borough Council there has been an increase in the sale of window boxes which now adorn the houses of The Faythe, Mary Street, High Street and St Patrick’s Square. Wexford in bloom are also helping Wexford Borough Council in organizing the planting of the public flower beds and the containers around Wexford town. All plants are sourced for Wexford in Bloom by Olga and Joe from Beechdale Nurseries, Clonroche, and we would like to thank them for all their help and advice.


Wexford in Bloom would like to encourage people from town and as far as the ring road areas to enter the competition. Categories include domestic gardens back or front, courtyards, B&B’s Guest Houses, Hotels, small and large shop fronts, Housing Estates, Small & Large Community Projects, School Grounds & Gardens. Application forms are available from Wexford Credit Union, Wexford Borough Council, Wexford Town Library, Hassetts Pharmacy, North Main Street. You can also apply online at wexfordinbloom.com or download an entry form from the website. Closing date for entries is the 5th July 2013. Judging will take place from Monday the 15th July to Friday the 19th July inclusive but all schools will be judged in June for access purposes. Judges this year are Mr Chris Maddock from Teagasc, Wexford and Cliona Connolly, Environmental Officer, Wexford County Council. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors Wexford Credit Union, Wexford Borough Council and Wexford County Council in our endeavour and hope everyone will enjoy the floral displays throughout the town.