A Charleville woman, a member of Charleville Flower and Garden Club, will be among the contestants at the prestigious World Flower Show which is to be held in the RDS Dublin from June 18th to 22nd. 

Geraldine McCarthy will be competing in the Class 15 Vertical Thoughts section at the international event.

The World Flower Show is held every three years in one of the member countries of the World Association of Flower Arrangers.  Over the 4 days, 600 leading floral artists from all 31 member countries will compete at the highest level.  This is the first time Ireland has hosted this spectacular event.  The numbers expected to attend are in the region of 20,000 and the show is expected to generate revenues of €10 million for the local economy.  Previous host countries have included USA, Japan, UK, New Zealand and South Africa.

Delegates will come to Ireland from as far afield as Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Uruguay, Pakistan as well as from Northern Ireland and the UK.  Many will avail of the post-show tour packages to visit other areas of the country. The RDS Industries Hall will host a full selection of trade stands of Irish and international exhibitors: these will range from floral art accessories and jewellery to Irish crafts and foods. 

Many members of Charleville Flower and Garden Club will be attending the event to support Geraldine.