‘Helping Communities Bloom’ Weekend in Dungarvan

All are being urged to come along to Dungarvan in Co. Waterford on the weekend of April 21st to 23rd for what promises to be a ‘blooming‘ event focused on positive mental health and GROWing stronger together.Dungarvan poster

GROW’s Dungarvan Group in conjunction with St. Mary’s Church of Ireland and West Waterford Festival of Food will host a ‘Helping Communities Bloom’ weekend which will feature floral displays and afternoon tea.

It will be followed by a much-anticipated talk, co-presented by the former Governor of Mountjoy Prison and GROW Patron, John Lonergan and Caroline Crotty, Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Area Coordinator for GROW.

The official opening of the weekend will take place at 7.30pm on Friday, March 21st. Afternoon tea will be served from 12 to 5p.m on both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and all donations go to GROW and St. Mary’s Church of Ireland. A talk, fittingly titled ‘How to be Happy and Content’, will be co-delivered by John Lonergan and Caroline Crotty in St. Mary’s Church of Ireland at 7.30pm on Monday, 24th April 2017.  Caroline-Crotty2


The talk will provide a road-map to help you find happiness and contentment in your life. ‘Happy people’ work hard at being happy, it just doesn’t happen by chance. You are guaranteed an enjoyable, relaxing evening and you might even go home with a smile on your face!

You will discover some of the ‘secrets’ of happiness and contentment if you come along to St. Mary’s on April 24th. The talk is suitable for people of all ages and backgrounds.

While the talk is free, admission is by ticket only. Tickets are available on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday at St. Mary’s Church of Ireland or by contacting 0877855107.


  • Date: 21st April 2017
  • Where: Co. Waterford