Monday, February 12, 2018

Any old bikes, for Kilcullen in Bloom?

Bike painted for Market Square Consultation Day.
There's a call out for a couple of old bikes to paint and use in flower displays for the Kilcullen in Bloom 2018 programme, writes Brian Byrne.

A pre-launch of KIB will take place at the Easter Market planned for Saturday 24 March, prior to Holy Week. Up to 20 stalls are already signed up, and the KIB presence will include a raffle for some great prizes. The main launch will be in May.

In addition to stalls for crafts, gifts, and food at the Easter Market, there will be storytelling for children in the Heritage Centre during the day, organised by Mary Orford. An Easter Art Competition will also be part of the attraction for young people.

Closure of the Market Square to traffic on the day has already been organised. The market will run from 9am to 4pm.

"The Christmas Market was a huge success and we're looking forward to an even busier Easter one," says Antoinette Buckley, principal organiser of both events.

The stands already signed include Woodbine Books, Secret Kloset boutique, Conor Williams Photography, Cynthia Hegarty Gifts, Jane Russell Sausages, Catherine Mulrennan Flowers, Markus Landscape & Garden, Kilbarri Cookery, Camphill organic veg and preserves, Eamonn O Toole Gifts, Armelle's Kitchen, Vintage Gifts, Brophy Design, River Cafe, Gaineamh Glass Art, Orla Crafts, and Joe O'Connor Engraving.

There will also be music by DJ Georgia, face painting, and more.

"The committee will be advertising the event in the weeks coming up to it,"says Antoinette. "We'll also be providing help to the stall-holders in set-up on the day."

If you have a couple of old bikes for the KIB displays, please send pics to 086 3702554 and collection of the selected ones will be arranged.