St Mary’s Church in Navan is a blaze of colour this weekend. They are holding their Flower Festival with the theme ‘Land and Sea’. It is part of the celebration of the Bicentenary of St Mary’s Church.
A special Preview event was held onthe evening of Thursday 26 May, during which the Flower Festival was officially opened by Serena Williams-Ellis. She lives in Ardbracken House, which was once the home of the Bishops of Meath. The Rector, Canon John Clarke, welcomed over 50 guests and then asked Bishop Pat Storey to say a prayer. Rev Eileen Armstrong read the poem ‘Drop a Pebble in the Water’.
After Serena Williams-Ellis cut the Opening Ribbon guests had an opportunity to view the excellent floral displays.
The Festival was organised by Leona Rennicks assisted by Margaret Kingston. It was the work of a dedicated team of people who made the whole event possible, as well as support from generous sponsors..
Flower Clubs from Navan, Trim, Ardee, Drogeda, Maynooth and Tipperary put in a vast amount of work to make the displays.
The Festival is open from Friday 27 May to Sunday 29 May, from 11am to 8pm