Bonsai Ireland… Nearly!

 

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Well last year in July I posted this message calling for a gathering of the clans in Ireland to get a South based club up and running. After some initial momentum, things seemed to stall for various reasons. However in recent weeks it looks like we are on the verge of not one but two clubs making a start, albeit under the one club banner of Bonsai Ireland.

Dublin and Cork look like the first takers in this enterprise and we hope to have a website up and running in the near future, perhaps even with a Forum for Irish Enthusiasts to connect and discuss ideas etc. This main portal will then link to the separate groups within Ireland giving them control of their own content.

Cork are looking at having a first meeting in September, giving themselves time to gather interest and promote over the Summer.

Dublin are exploring the option of meeting at the Botanic Gardens, which was actually were the last club in Ireland met about 15 years ago.

We do have a list of email addresses for those who expressed an interest last time and we will be making contact with you once we have more to tell you. However, in the mean time, if you are in Ireland and are interested in either Cork or Dublin based study groups/Clubs, please click on the contact me tab above to register your interest.

Those of you out West, feel like you are missing out? All we need is someone with the motivation to take the first step and get a meeting organised. We will help. Go on, ya will, ya will, ya will 🙂

As part of the deal, my local Club, the Northern Ireland Bonsai Society has agreed sister club status for any club under the Bonsai Ireland banner. This will allow close working in regards to workshops, schools etc.

Irish Bonsai Club – Interested?

Back in November I asked, Does anyone Irish still do Bonsai?

Well, things have moved on and I’m doing my bit to assist with the start up of a Bonsai Club/Study Groups in Ireland.

Adam, from Cork, is determined to get the ball rolling and I’ve offered my personal support and also that of our club The Northern Ireland Bonsai Society.

Adam is currently gathering names and email addresses to assess where the majority of those interested live. The club will then be tailored to fit the make-up of the group. I can see study groups starting in Cork, Dublin and Galway or, at the very least, getting people in contact with each other in these areas. These groups will all be part of the one club organising events,  trips workshops etc.

There’s no name yet, there’s no website yet but this will come soon. The question is:

Are You Interested?

If the answer is yes, drop an email to Adam at irishbonsai@gmail.com to register your interest.

This is it folks, now is your chance. It takes someone to step up and you have waited for many years for this to happen. Step up now and get this going. If it doesn’t happen now, how much longer will you have to wait??!!