Posts Tagged ‘plots’

Attirory Allotments, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Touted as the first commercial allotments in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim, Attirory Allotments are now available to rent.
These plots within a secure gated premises are of limited availability, and given on first come first served basis. Expert advice and encouragement are at the allotmentees disposal if required, so the plots are well worth a look.

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Corrib Garden Allotments, Portacarron, Co. Galway.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

A child, and family friendly allotment scheme in Co. Galway.

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GreenAcre Allotments, Ballyvorheen, Cappamore, Co. Limerick

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

GreenAcre Allotments are set in the Scenic countryside of Murroe, in the foothills of Slieve Felimn, just 20 minutes from Limerick city.

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What vegetables can I sow this month?………. A Guide.

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Here’s a handy list that I compiled in response to that eternal vegetable growing query that crops up as soon as spring arrives, “Am I too late to sow… (Insert vegetable of choice here)? (more…)

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Hillside Allotments, Ballinagran, Co. Wicklow.

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Up and running since February, Hillside Allotments are  situated in Ballinagran, Co. Wicklow.

All the plots come fully prepared with water on tap and free manure.
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A new allotment project may be sprouting up in Tralee.

Monday, April 13th, 2009

I have heard that a new allotment may be sprouting up in Tralee next year, Leader funding depending.
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Ballygroman Farm Allotments, Co. Cork.

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Bring along the family to Ballygroman Farm Allotments in Co. Cork and see the advantages of having your own allotment.
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New allotments for Shannon in County Clare.

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

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Castlefarm Allotments, Castlefarm, Narraghmore, Athy, Co Kildare

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

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Allotments and community gardens could benefit from the Ideas Campaign.

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Have you seen this yet…. The Ideas Campaign ?

The co-founder of the Sunday Business Post, Aileen O’Toole is behind this initiative which aims to harness the minds of the country.

The blurb goes: “the Ideas Campaign is an independent initiative by citizens for citizens, designed to capture people’s ideas for stimulating Ireland ’s economy.”

“This grassroots campaign is about the positive aspects of economic activity that often receive little media attention, and the need to focus on solutions instead of the problems,” she says. “It is about setting a challenge to people to be innovative and creative.”

The Ideas Campaign.

The Ideas Campaign.

So basically the Ideas Campaign is about asking people for ideas to stimulate economic activity, and one of those sections is “Agriculture and Food”

Some of the ideas submitted so far relating to allotments and fruit/vegetable growing include……..

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1. My policy idea is to introduce small half acre ‘plots’ for the general population to produce their own produce - after all we are in a monetary “wartime” situation.

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2. Every town in the country should start a community garden whereby a piece of land is given by the county council to a community group who will develop the land and grow fruit and veg and subsequently have a low cost weekly market.

There is a lot of land lying idle at the moment which, if worked, could yield good food. We would be a happier nation out working in the garden in tune with one another and with nature. A community cafe could be built on the land - a simple ‘Seomra House’ where everyone could congregate for soup and eat produce from the community.

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These are not my ideas I swear :) , but those of others that are interested.

Although some of the ideas are a bit “happy-clappy”, I’m sure there is a basis for something substantial there.

Have a look at the site and see what you think yourself.

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