Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy, officially opens CDCFE’s Floristry Pop-up shop “Wild Blooms”

The Professional Floristry course at Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education welcomed Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy this week to officially open their pop-up flower shop “Wild Blooms” in the CDCFE Kilbarrack campus.

The shop opened for two days, selling spring flowers which were locally sourced by the professional floristry students. Displays were made using upcycled and sustainable materials. Many of the bouquets were arranged using locally foraged flowers and proceeds from the venture will go to the “Feed our Homeless” charity. The event was organised as part of the retail display and work experience modules on the course.

The ribbon was cut by Lord Mayor Conroy who commented that she was “impressed by the creativity and skill of the women of the course who made the decision to return to education and are mothers juggling family life”.

Course coordinator Anita Elliot says “The Lord Mayor’s visit was such an honour for the professional floristry students and the college, there was great excitement. The students worked so hard to bring this event together and the experience really prepares them for working in a professional setting”.

Applications for professional floristry and over 60 other courses are now open online for programmesstarting in September.


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