Mayo girl Emma O Shea is crowned Solus Brightest at Bloom

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Mayo girl Emma O Shea is crowned Solus Brightest at Bloom

It could be a megawatt smile or a radiant glow, a brilliant hat or style down pat, dazzling designer or bargain chic, a child’s delight or love at first sight or maybe even just a sunny disposition!


On Sunday June 5th at 2pm at the Solus Garden at Bloom in the Phoenix Park, Emma O Shea (8) from Balinrobe in County Mayo was chosen as the Brightest at Bloom on the yellow carpet from ten finalists. Last year's winner Ruth Doyle (11) from Balinasloe Co Galway came back to hand over her crown in the dazzling sunshine. Solus Brightest at Bloom was a nod to ladies’ day but all-inclusive, open to ladies, gentlemen, children and all sunny dispositions young … and not so young!  It is not just about fashion but more about luminosity, brightness and light. 


Solus invited all attendees at Bloom to take a bright ‘selfie’ and upload it to the Solus facebook page #BrightestAtBloom.  Finalists were invited to attend Bloom on Sunday June 5th to the ‘yellow carpet’ where a winner was chosen.  Solus offered a prize for the Brightest at Bloom of a helicopter ride over the beautiful Coley Peninsula followed by a VIP lunch for the winner and all finalists will received a hamper of chocolates and new energy efficient Solus light bulbs which could save up to 30% on energy bills.


Bord Bia’s Bloom event took place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin from Thursday 2nd June – Monday 6th June. The festival, which is celebrating its 10th birthday this year, is now widely regarded as Ireland’s largest gardening, food and family festival. Bord Bia’s annual showcase of the best of Ireland’s horticulture and food industry will once again feature a range of impressive show gardens, food features and family entertainment.


Solus is an Irish owned company that has been established for over eighty years and now supports 63 jobs in Ireland.  Solus is committed to providing a complete range of energy saving lighting products for all applications possible. This has enabled consumers to be confident in knowing that they can rely on Solus to supply their lighting needs well into the future at competitive prices. 

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