President performs the official opening of Bloom 2017
Thursday, 01st June, 2017
Location: Phoenix Park, Dublin
President Higgins opened Bord Bia’s "Bloom" event, in Dublin's Phoenix Park.
The annual Bloom festival is Ireland’s largest gardening, food and family festival.
The President visited a large number of show gardens and delivered a speech to formally open the festival. In his speech, the President paid tribute to the festival organisers and spoke of the importance of sustainable food production for both our economy and our health and well-being.