Could it be that we could now bring bonsai into the last clubless Provence in Ireland?!
Nearly 3 years ago we helped start the Munster Bonsai Club and a year year the Leinster Bonsai Club. Both are still going strong. Cork and Dublin are the main anchor cities for these clubs and therefore offer a good population in which to recruit new members.
The hard part of bringing coverage to all of Ireland was always going to be the wild west! Connaught lacks the population density of the rest of Ireland but what a place to go hunting yamadori :-) I have contact with a few bonsai enthusiasts over that way in Galway and Sligo but never anyone willing to give setting up a club or study group a go...... until now :-)
I've been contacted via my blog by Tim, who not only wants to try and start a club but also has 40 years experience in bonsai. A great starting point for any club.
So my question is, do you live in Connaught and want to join Tim in starting a Club? Perhaps a study group would be a more accurate description of it to begin with, but from small acorns and all that. Tim is based in Ballaghaderreen in County Roscommon.
Interested: Please contact me by replying to this post below or via the CONTACT US page. I'll not add a direct contact for Tim here as I don't want to make his email address visible on the net.
Come on people, this is your chance bonsai in the West of Ireland.