A small field on the outskirts of Tinahely in south County Wicklow is blooming with sunflowers, ready for you to immerse yourself in, paint, photograph, sit and listen to the bees happily feeding and also to pick some home for display in your own home.
Visitors are invited to the Sunflower Field on the Furlong Family Farm, in rural south County Wicklow, from Wednesday 9th to Sunday 13th August, 11am to 5pm.
This is truly a beautiful way to raise some funds and support the work of Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services. The Furlong Family have kindly given up their field for this wonderful experience. Lloyd Furlong explains why they are supporting Wicklow Hospice; “We felt that after getting to know how the hospice works, and seeing what a good job they do, we decided as a family to give something back. When we became aware of the need for fundraising to meet the costs of services provided in the hospice, we felt we wanted to do something to help”.
The entrance to the field can be found by taking the L3216 road (signposted Shillelagh) from the R747 at Lugduff Service Station, and following the road for 700m to the field entrance on the left. Take care on approach as traffic may be busy entering and exiting the site.
There are no toilet facilities on site, there is a coffee dock with refreshments and there are numerous coffee shops and toilet facilities close by in the lovely town of Tinahely.
Donation can be made on the day with all proceeds to Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services, Wicklow Hospice. Cash and Card will be accepted or you can donate via the QR code when you arrive. An online donation page is also available for anyone who would like to support this initiative – https://www.idonate.ie/event/sunflowerfield
Visitors are advised to bring along their own cutting implement, and as sunflower stalks are quite thick, a secateurs would be preferable. For more information please call Allison in Wicklow Hospice on 087 4146363.