During the weekend of the 19 September St Colman’s Cathedral in Cobh was transformed into a floral spectacle with the festival of flowers in aid of the refurbishment of the church’s Telfort Organ.
Flower displays created by talented florists from Cobh Flower Club represented history, memories and dreams.
Last Tuesday (28 October) the flower club presented a cheque for €18,000 to Bishop William Crean, to help towards the €500,000 restoration bill.
Bishop Crean told the club “I didn’t know who mentioned it first about a festival of flowers. I had never encountered such a huge blossoming of colour and creativity before. Each display was unique. I am delighted I said yes. ”
Organist Adrian Grebruers KSG told the gathering “notes are missing, air is escaping, it just can’t go on like this for much more. The main reason I am here is to add my thanks for the flower festival, you are giving us a big cheque, but there is such more needed. It was tremendous PR for the fundraising, it has opened up other avenues, one from a person who attended the flower festival.”
Cobh flower club president Mary Frahill on presenting the cheque to Bishop Crean said “It was a dream during my tenure we would hold a flower festival. It went beyond our wildest dreams its success.”