Offaly businesses flower at Bloom

Offaly businesses will be strongly represented at Bord Bia’s Bloom 2012

Offaly businesses will be strongly represented at Bord Bia’s Bloom 2012

Bord Bia has announced the return of Bloom, its hugely successful gardening, food and family festival, which will take place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin this June Bank Holiday weekend. The popular event, which is now in its sixth year, attracted more than 90,000 people last year. This year Offaly will be well represented with three food companies at the event. Prue & Simons from Birr will be on display in the Artisan Food Market while Rudd’s Fine Foods, also from Birr will be on display in the Love Irish Food Pavillion. Meanwhile Carroll Cuising from Tullamore will display their good in the Meat & Fish Markey.

Bloom 2012 will run over five days, from Thursday May 31 to Monday June 4 on a 70-acre site at the Visitors Centre in Dublin’s Phoenix Park.

President Michael D Higgins will officially open Bloom on Thursday May 31 in his first appearance as Bloom Patron.

This year’s event will also offer expanded walking space in which to enjoy the spectacular show gardens, food and family features.

For food lovers, Bord Bia is building on the success of the popular Food Village which was introduced last year, with an even bigger showcase planned for 2012.

Bloom is a family friendly event with many interactive child-orientated features and best of all children can enter for free! The ‘Budding Bloomers’ kids zone will contain a vibrant mixture of fun and educational features