Cork ARC House Flower Festival in aid of Cork ARC House

Cork ARC House Cancer support flower festival

A FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS in aid of Cork ARC Cancer Support

A Festival of Flowers will be held at St Mary’s Church, Passage West, on May 29th  30th and 31st to raise funds for the Cork ARC Cancer Support House. Cork ARC is a specialised centre for people with cancer and where you can find information, practical help and emotional support for those suffering from cancer. The centre is a safe haven and helps to reduce the distressing impact and challenges that cancer can have on both patient and their families.

The festival is the first ever to take place in St. Mary’s Church. An appropriate theme of the Festival is “The Journey through Life” which is a reflection of the great voluntary work carried out by Cork ARC. The exhibits will cover a wide range of topics: ‘Where it all began’ will display a kitchen fireplace of long ago and the equipment that was used to prepare family meals. Other exhibits will include: ‘Bringing in the Catch’, ‘Will my Anchor Hold’, ‘Journey through the Woods’, ‘Hats from the Past’, ‘School Around the Corner’ and ‘Fisherman’s Journey’. There will be a few surprises too with many pieces reminding us of the bygone days. Also included in the Festival will be plant sales and bric-a-brac.


A preview of the Festival of Flowers will be held on Friday the 29th May, with a wine and cheese reception at 7.30 pm. at St Mary’s. Well known Cork soprano, Fiona O Reilly, will be opening the festival prior to performing with the local folk choir. The concert will be conducted by Jackie O Cornell in what promises to be a memorable evening’s entertainment. On Saturday, the festival will be open to the public from 11.00 am to 5.30 pm and on Sunday, from 12 noon, until 5 pm.


Cork ARC Cancer Support House is located at Cliffdale, 5 O’Donovan Rossa Road, Cork, close to the main gates at UCC. It is a lifeline for cancer patients and their families on their difficult journey. The house depends on voluntary donations, and this important event will hopefully bring in much-needed funds to continue the good work.


Tickets for the opening concert cost €10 are available at Cork ARC House and from both Chriss Bailey and Maeve McManamon, They will also be on sale at the door.

Contact numbers:
Chriss Bailey 086 3943156
Maeve McManamon 086 8832389
Cork ARC Cancer Support House 021 4275050


For further information, please contact
Maeve McManamon
Passage West Flower Festival
086 8832389

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