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GLAS 2016: Mike Neary and Carol Marks, Bord Bia, greet Andrew Doyle, Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture in the Department of Agriculture.


Trade visitors flock to GLAS 2016

Ireland’s annual GLAS trade show, in Dublin’s Citywest Hotel Event Centre on 21 July 2016, attracted hundreds of buyers and sellers in Ireland’s horticulture, sportsturf, grounds maintenance and related industries.

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Along with its core focus on amenity horticulture for the retail and landscaping sectors, GLAS continued to attract trade visitors in forestry, greenkeeping, sportsturf and retail sectors.

Each year, outstanding products and exhibits are recognised with an awards programme judged by horticulture experts Gerry Daly and Paddy Gleeson; and Carol Marks, horticulture specialist at Bord Bia. These were the awards made at the 2016 event on 21 July:

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For Quercus palustris “Green Pillar”, John Murphy of Annaveigh Plants in Co Tipperary, receives the ‘Best Plant 2016’ Award from Minister Andrew Doyle TD; pictured with Carol Marks, Bord Bia; Gerry Daly and Paddy Gleeson

bestproduct
For Finale 150 Herbicide, Liam MacMahon of NAD receives the ‘Best Product 2016’ Award from Carol Marks, Bord Bia; Gerry Daly and Paddy Gleeson

best-hort
For their outstanding exhibit, the team at Ben Vista Nurseries, Co Antrim is pictured with Carol Marks of Bord Bia, Gerry Daly and Paddy Gleeson, receiving their ‘Best in Show’ award in the horticulture category.

best-trade
The team at Bord na Mona, pictured with Carol Marks of Bord Bia, Gerry Daly and Paddy Gleeson, receiving their ‘Best in Show’ award in the ‘trade supplier’ category.