Offaly Girls Crowned Brightest At Bloom

Sisters Sofia Diadiajeva (10) and Diana Diadiajeva (6) from Edenderry in Co Offaly scooped the overall prize for ‘Solus Brighest at Bloom’ this week in the blazing sunshine at Bloom by Bord Bia in Phoenix Park.  Solus Brightest at Bloom was a nod to Ladies Day but is all-inclusive.  It was open to ladies, gentlemen, children, people of all abilities and sunny dispositions of all ages.  It was not about fashion but more about luminosity, brightness and light.  The final was held at Bord Bia’s Bloom on Bank Holiday Monday June 4th at 2pm when the yellow carpet was rolled out at Enable Ireland’s Beyond Boundaries Garden in association with Solus light bulbs.  The prize for the girls was a helicopter ride over the beautiful Cooley Peninsula followed by a VIP lunch.  Finalists received tickets to Bloom and a hamper of goodies from Solus at the final.

Offaly Girls Crowned Brightest At Bloom

Sisters Sofia Diadiajeva (10) and Diana Diadiajeva (6) from Edenderry in Co Offaly scooped the overall prize for ‘Solus Brighest at Bloom’ this week in the blazing sunshine at Bloom by Bord Bia in Phoenix Park

Offaly also took centre stage at Bloom this year with some exceptionally talented performers from Midlands Drama School and Eden School of Music.  Special guest performers illuminated Bloom each day with music, dance and performing arts. From harp to hip hop, violins to vocals and contemporary dance to poetry recitals, Solus put a spotlight on young talent this year.  Performers from Edenderry included Kelli Farrell (18) on Violin from Eden School of Music.  Representing Midlands Drama School were Holly Bhattacharya (11) with a dramatic contemporary dance, Abigale Murphy (11) with a sensational performance from the hit show Annie and Megan Murrin (13) with her captivating rendition of ‘Pure Imagination’,  Rebecca Martin (14) from Carbury wowed visitors to Bloom on Friday with her beautiful voice and Isabelle Lyons (11) had everyone in awe with an energetic Hip Hop Dance.  The troupe from Midlands Drama School performed throughout the weekend to rapturous applause and highlights included meeting President Higgins, An Taoiseach, RTE Supergarden cast and crew and a whole host of dignitaries and stars attending the RTE live show and Garden Party.

Enable Ireland’s ‘Beyond Boundaries’ Garden in association with Solus Light Bulbs was designed by Belfast-based designer, Linda McKeown and inspired by a mission to maximise independence, choice and inclusion for the 5,500 children and adults with disabilities using Enable Ireland services across Ireland.  It features smooth, flowing pathways, a ‘living wall’ and raised beds allowing for easy access for gardeners whether they are standing or sitting, young or older. Glass wind chimes combined with lush, scented planting helps to create an inclusive sensory experience enjoyable to all.

Bord Bia’s Bloom, Ireland’s largest gardening, food and family festival, took place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin from Thursday 31st May – Monday 4th June. Bord Bia’s annual showcase of the best of Ireland’s horticulture and food industry once again featured a range of impressive show gardens, food, music, fashion, lively debate and family entertainment.

Solus is an Irish owned company that has been established for over eighty years and now supports 63 jobs in Ireland.  Solus is committed to providing a complete range of energy saving lighting products for all applications possible. See www.solus.ie

About Enable Ireland

Founded in 1948, Enable Ireland provides services to over 5,200 children and adults with disabilities from 40 locations in 14 counties. Services for children and their families cover all aspects of a child’s physical, educational, and social development from early infancy through adolescence. They offer a range of services to adults with disabilities which include day care training, personal development, supported and independent living, and social and leisure activities.
Further information on: www.enableireland.ie

Enable Ireland Garden & Gift Store:

The Enable Ireland Garden Centre on Sandymount Avenue, Dublin 4 was set up in 1990 to provide horticultural training for adults with a physical disability and very soon progressed into a fully functional garden centre open to the public. Since then we have added a gift store with fabulous gifts for every occasion including Danu pottery, jewellery, Irish craft gifts, Aine chocolates, Foxford rugs and much more.   While providing employment and training for Enable Ireland services users, the store also stocks a wide variety of shrubs, trees, herbs, climbers, terracotta pot, containers, compost, tools, and everything you might need for your garden.

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