It’s time to get organised people!
After years without an organised bonsai scene in Ireland we now have a new drive to fulfill the needs of bonsai enthusiasts across this Island. As Chairman of the NI Bonsai Society, a club that has been running from 1986, I get many requests from people all over Ireland looking to get involved in Bonsai as a hobby. Some travel up to our events from as far away as Cork, but many can’t commit to this. This is a missed opportunity as far as connecting like minded people goes.
Well, this is now coming to an end! With the hard work of Paul Masterson in creating the Bonsai Ireland Hub,you can now sign up and chat and connect via the the new hub site. Each member club will be showcased and we will share information about bonsai events across Ireland. We are also hoping to use it to launch new clubs as we go along. Munster, under the leadership of Adam and Piotr is already up and running, and we hope Dublin will follow shortly.
We are not trying to match the other bonsai forums out there doing a great job, just trying to fill a need here in Ireland. However, if you are an ex pat, or have Irish blood (probably most of the Western World!) then you are welcome to join the Overseas Irish Group.
The Hub is up and running but no doubt there will be changes as we try and meet the needs of the members. We now need you to sign up and get involved to allow us to test things out and ensure that all is in working order. Just click on the logo below to visit the hub. Come on, ya will, ya will ya will ;-)
Don’t know why it took so long but the NI Bonsai Society is now on Twitter @NIBonsai
Why not give us a follow, click image below for link ….
Just wanted to share this link to the website of our sister club, the Munster Bonsai Club, part of what we hope to be a collective of clubs across Ireland coming under the banner of Bonsai Ireland.
Piotr and Adam have got the club up and running and we are keen to see it grow from strength to Strength. If you are in Munster or nearby please show your support.
Click on the image to visit.
Friday night saw a few new faces at the club with one signing on the dotted line, welcome aboard Kris. After 2 months of guest speakers, is was actually nice to slip back into Workshop mode, I didn’t realise how much I missed it.
Who’s that behind the Yew…. I wonder :-)
One common feature of out meetings, smiling faces.
Ben pointing out Brendan’s Movember tash :-)
Roy and Ronnie checking out one of the display trees, gutted that I forgot to get a snap of Roy’s Korean Hornbeam, colour was stunning.