THE BLOOM FESTIVAL 2014

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Last weekend I decided to take a day to wander around the lovely Bloom Festival in the Phoenix Park. Not being massively into gardening, I still enjoyed rambling through the cleverly constructed gardens and stopping at every food stall along the way.

I knew to expect a few homegrown (excuse the pun) businesses, but I didn’t quite grasp how huge the event would be. Turns out that there’s dozens and dozens of Irish small businesses making everything from cheese to chocolates, fudges and cupcakes and of course a wide selection of excellently brewed craft beers. It was great being able to pick up a box of fudge and a glass of cider (wew.manofaran.com has the most delicious selection of fudge I’ve come across) and ramble around the park.
Lyric fm had a stage as well as a fashion stage (Bairbre Power had taken it over for the

weekend and showcased all kinds of floral dresses), a gardening stage and a cookery stage too. I didn’t pay too much attention to the shows, but I quite liked sitting and watching the concerts from afar.
Overall, the festival was absolutely wonderful and I was thrilled that I decided to attend. It was just a perfect place to ramble about on a bank holiday weekend.
Next up will be the Taste of Dublin Festival in the Iveagh Gardens. I already know to expect an excellent outing and a pending food coma.
Sorcha x
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