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The Glucksman Craft and Design Fair is on today and tomorrow and is well work a visit as it will showcase high quality, Irish craft and design in the award-winning building at UCC, Cork. 

The Craft Fair, which has been established since 2008, has developed into a successful partnership between the gallery, craft-makers and designers within Ireland. Opening times are 10am to 6pm today and from 11 to 5pm tomorrow.

Clonakilty Flower Club will hold its November club night on Monday, November 10, in Fernhill House, Clonakilty at 8pm. There will be a talk on art appreciation by Judy O Connell, followed by a demonstration by club members. All are welcome.

Aherla Flower and Garden Club are hosting a Christmas Demonstration by Mary Coleman on Tuesday, November 4, at The Parish Centre, Ovens. Commencing at 8pm. Everyone welcome, visitors €5. Refreshments served.

Ballincollig Flower & Garden Club will host a Christmas demonstration by Beatrice Hartog, AOIFA on Monday, November 10, at 8pm in Oriel House Hotel Ballincollig. Entry €5 and everyone welcome.

The Lough Flower and Garden Club will host a Christmas Flower Arranging Demonstration by Sandra Jackson, AOIFA Demonstrator, on Tuesday next, November 11 at 8pm in the SMA Centre, Wilton, Cork. Tickets available at the door on the night, admission €7. Everybody welcome, get some great ideas for Christmas. Members please note change of date.

Kanturk Flower and Garden Club will meet in the Temperance Hall, (next to Alley Bar) at 8pm on Wednesday, November 12 at 8pm with guest speaker Alan Whetham from “Just Roses“, Kilfinane, Co Limerick. Alan will speak on rose care. Everyone welcome,admission €5, including refreshments.

Youghal Flower & Garden Club will hold its AGM followed by club members’ demonstration on Wednesday, November 12, at 8pm at the Walter Raleigh Hotel. Everybody welcome.

Skibbereen Flower & Garden Club will hold a Christmas demonstration by Beatrice Hartog at West Cork Hotel on Wednesday November 12 at 8.15pm.

Macroom Flower & Garden Club will host a charity gala floral demonstration by Theresa Collins AOIFA, Tipperary, on Thursday, November 13, at 8pm in Coolcower House supporting Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and Macroom branch of Meals on Wheels. Tickets and further details 087-9821708 and 086-3046608.

Conna & District Flower and Garden Club will hold a Christmas gala demonstration by Una Fleming AOIFA on Wednesday, November 19, at 8pm in Conna Hall. Christmas sales and home produce table from 7.30 to 8pm. Admission €10 – non members; €5 – current members. Door raffle plus supper included. Supporting Motor Neuron Disease Ireland.

The National Botanic Gardens will hold a lecture on Thursday, November 15, on the topic: Lismore Castle Gardens, Past and Potential by Head Gardener at Lismore, Darren Topps, who will discuss the established planting at the historic property and will outline plans for the future development of its gardens. The event, which is organised by the Irish Garden Plant Society, will be held at 8pm in the Education and Visitor Centre at Glasnevin.

And on Sunday, November 16, the Botanic Gardens will host a tour of its 219-years old landscape based on the theme ‘Irish Roots —walking through the garden’s past’. The history-themed tour, which will explore Glasnevin’s association with poets, plant-hunters and philosophers, will begin at 2.30pm at the Education and Visitor Centre.

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