Peter Donegan. Speaker at Dublin Garden Festival

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It was a real honour to be asked to speak at the inaugural Dublin Garden Festival that took place at Christ Church Cathedral. And I was on the bill speaking alongside a host of well respected names from the Irish gardening community.

Inside the transformation was florally out of this world wonderful and if you didn’t manage to make it there a browse through Lorna’s review or a leaf through the festival programme should get you a really great taster of just what was achieved over the three days. The images of me were taken just as I was setting up pre my talk on the Friday at 2pm. My thanks to Cara Daly for sending them on.

To Nuala and Deirdre and the fantastic team at Christ Church Cathedral for looking after me; and to you who paid to hear me and others speak about my greatest passion, it was a real honour. Thank you.

Expert Speaker: Dublin Garden Festival. Friday June 13, 2014

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DUBLIN GARDEN FESTIVAL AT CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL

Bringing the outside inside! Friday 13 – Sunday 15 June, 2014 Featuring THE BEST OF IRISH GARDENING TALENT. Diarmuid Gavin :: Dermot O’Neill :: Helen Dillon :: Peter Donegan :: Gerry Daly and lots more…

I’m talking day 1 of the 3 day festival alongside a host of very lovely and far more intelligent than I am names. And though I’m [mildly] unsure where the expert gardener title came from, who am I to argue with Nuala when she tells me she is a big fan and I get all big headed and before I know it I’m booked to speak Christ Church Cathedral. It’s all good.

If I’m really honest, I’m really looking forward to this one. And though it is a very different stage and set up from my last talk at the also very wonderful Clare Garden Festival – it’s also Christ Church Cathedral. And it’s Dublin. And it’s pretty damn good value when you consider what you get for the days entry price. And I’ll be there. And that, is just fantastic. ;)

Hollar if you’re heading along. We can do a selfie. Alright enough of that. Further info below…. ;)

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On the same billing day as myself:

Expert Garden Talks @ Clare Garden Festival 2014

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image above and below courtesy: Clare Garden Festival 2014

Pictured above (l-r) Expert Garden Speakers: Peter Donegan, Peter Dowdall, Carmen Cronin [Clare Garden Festival] , Susan Turner and Bernard Hanrahan [Chairman, Clare Agricultural Show Society]. And below on stage, mid flight getting a little help from Aisling.

Photographs taken April 27th 2014 at Clare Garden Festival, The Old Showgrounds, Ennis Co. Clare. There, I was one of 4 Garden Experts on the days billing to do expert garden talks.

Expert Garden Speaker: Clare Garden Festival 2014

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I’m not too sure where the expert and celebrity speaker title came from, but it’s in the press release [see below] and who am I to argue with that ? ;)

Demonstration and Talk: Sonairte National Potato Day 2014

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  • where: Sonairte Ecology Centre, Laytown, Co. Meath
  • Date: March 22nd 2014
  • Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Admission: Adults €5, children free, members free

What’s happening:

Via The Sodshow:

I did a talk and demo at Sonairte’s Potato Day 2013 and due to popular demand, they’ve asked me back. My wry wit aside, what I do know is Sonairte is one of the most beautiful places in Ireland that I simply cannot recommend highly enough and it’s National Potato Day a highlight on my calender.