Visitors to the Adare Methodist Church Flower Festival are in for a tasty treat. With a reputation for baking some of the best cakes, scones, tray bakes and biscuits in the country, members of the congregation are all set to make sure that every visitor is treated to a slice of famous Methodist hospitality. The Adare Methodist Church Flower Festival will be open on Friday 10th May between 7.30pm – 9.30pm, Saturday 11th May between 10.00am – 6.00pm and Sunday 12th May between 12-noon – 7.00pm. Admission is €8 per adult which includes a cup of tea/coffee, a slice of cake and plenty of chat. Pictured with Superintendent Minister of the Adare and Ballingrane Methodist Circuit, Rev. Liz Hewitt (l-r) are members Katie Purser (8), Katherine Purser, Sophie Purser (6) and Rebecca Purser (née Ruttle), three generations of one of the founding Methodist Palatine families in the area whose ancestors can be traced right back to the early 18th century when the family emigrated to Ireland from what is now modern-day Germany. Pic Sean Curtin Photo.