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Boating Blooms in Phoenix Park

12th May 2008

Alright, this one's not technically Afloat, per se, but award for paint job of the year goes to landscaper Peter Donegan and his 33-foot lake cruiser.

'Pour L'amour de Jeux' (For the love of the game) arrived in the Phoenix Park at the weekend, and will be sitting pretty in a flowerbed during Bloom 2008 celebrations this June Bank Holiday weekend.

Pour l'amour de jeux arrives in the Phoenix Park

Painted in shocking pink, the 11-metre craft is the centrepiece for Donegan Landscapers' floral display.

Becoming a flowerpot usually means the death of an oceangoing craft, but Donegan hopes to breathe life into the Park with a garden anchored by his nautical centrepiece.

Click below for the dramatic video of the 'launching' of L'amour de jeux Team

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