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Aspects Irish Literature Festival

20th September - 6th October


Shane Connolly
Shane Connolly

Sunday 6 October

Shane Connolly discusses Flowers, Food and Drink

Clandeboye Courtyard

‘I love seasonality above all things. Snowdrops in January symbolising “hope”; roses for all the different aspects of love in summer; tulips for fascination in spring; lilac in May symbolising “first love” and “memories of love,” and so the list goes on. So I go to the season first and then work out the flowers I’d like to suggest.’ Shane Connolly
Having trained with some of London’s leading flower designers, Northern Ireland native Shane Connolly set up his own company in 1989. Since then he has built an impressive reputation as a floral designer, with a small gifted team of florists, artists and craftsmen working in North Kensington. He designed the wedding flowers for both TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and proudly holds Royal Warrants for both HM The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales. He lectures internationally and has published widely on flowers and flower arranging, most recently with Discovering the Meaning of Flowers: Love Found, Love Lost, Love Restored.