After the visit of Entente Florale adjudicators to Inistioge last Friday, many of those who had worked hard over the recent weeks and months were able to unwind at a gala dinner in Mount Juliet Hotel.
It was an opportunity to kick back and savour the joy of getting a momentous project over the line - truly a triumph of teamwork and graft.
“For me, it’s been very positive — it’s a great example of cooperation beween the community and the local authority,” local councillor Michael Doyle told the Kilkenny People.
“They’ve achieved a lot. The local authority did anything they could, and the same for local people — young and old, all pulling together.”
The 2018 Entente Florale Awards Ceremony will be held in Tullamore on September 22. The awards, based on overall marks achieved, range from bronze, silver, to gold plaques.