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Lydia Peppard

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Health Service Executive

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The advise that I would give to someone considering this job is to do their Leaving Cert and do the Transition year as this would give an opportunity to get some job experience or do some voluntary work within the community.

Do a Level 5 FETAC health related course. The skills and qualities that are needed to do this type of work are a real sense of caring for other people, communication skills, listening skills, be able to take and give constructive criticism without causing or taking offence, patience a willing to give your best effort to your work.
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Teagasc and Pieta House to build a Garden of Hope for Bloom

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Teagasc and Pieta House to build a Garden of Hope for Bloom


Wednesday, May 03, 2017 




Teagasc and Pieta House to build a Garden of Hope for Bloom

Teagasc, in association with the suicide prevention charity Pieta House, are delighted to be exhibiting a show garden for the first time at this year’s annual Bloom event in the Phoenix Park in Dublin from Thursday 1st to Monday 5th June.

The Teagasc Garden of Hope provides a peaceful space for spiritual renewal, reflection and ease. A sense of intimacy is enhanced by the circular format used throughout.

The circular form encourages contemplation and walking to relieve stress in a calm and secure setting. A fusion of planting, sophisticated colours and changing water flow creates an uplifting space in which to pause and replenish one’s well-being.

The garden aims to evoke serenity and a connection with nature to raise the spirit. The positive contribution of Pieta House is recognised universally and is celebrated through the creation of this garden. Darkness into Light, which is the charity’s flagship awareness event, will be represented through the colour scheme of the planting.

Announcing details of the Teagasc / Pieta House garden at Bloom, Dermot Callaghan, Head of the Teagasc Horticulture Development Department said: “Developing a show garden at Bloom 2017 was an appealing challenge on two fronts; it afforded Teagasc the opportunity to combine our horticultural talents from across the organisation to deliver a show garden; it gave us the opportunity to work with and support Pieta house by designing and delivering ‘Teagasc Garden of Hope’.”

Brian Higgins, CEO of Pieta House said: “We are delighted to be involved with Teagasc in bringing the Garden of Hope to Bloom. Having just had the biggest ever Darkness Into Light walk in the Phoenix Park at the weekend, it’s lovely to be returning to the park for Bloom. “We would like the Garden of Hope to be reflective of the work that we do in helping people to see a bright and positive future. It is fantastic that through the generosity of Teagasc we will be able to allow clients to reflect within the beauty of this garden. A modified design of the garden will move to a permanent home at one of the Pieta House centresonce Bloom comes to an end.”

John Mulhern, Principal at the Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture at the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin said: ”Our Teagasc designers, Laura Cassin, Louise Jones and Linda Murphy combined their talents to come up with the design and have enlisted the expert help of Teagasc landscape construction specialist Paddy Smith and horticultural staff and students from across the organisation to deliver the final garden at Bloom.”

In addition to the Bloom show garden, Teagasc Horticulture will be exhibiting in the floral pavilion with a stand which reflects the major role Teagasc plays in horticultural research, advisory and education in Ireland. 

Bloom 2017, organised by Bord Bia, will run for five days over the June bank holiday weekend in the Phoenix Park, Dublin from Thursday, 1st to Monday 6th. The show continues to grow each year and is now widely regarded as Ireland’s largest garden, food and family festival, attracting over 100,000 visitors last year.

Full details here