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South Dublin Allotments Association is listing the following as sources of useful and interesting information on allotments and growing your own food, but does not necessarily support every viewpoint expressed on each website.

Griffin Allotments - Size : 105 metres squared (15M X 7M). Charges: 150/YEAR (including insurance). Sheds/greenhouses allowed. Help available on site on request. Secure storage. On-site car parking. All allotments are rotovated and ready for planting. Leisure/BBQ area, toilet facilities and tea-making facilities. Contact: Donal or Shane Griffin - e-mail: shanegriffin98@gmail.com, Tel : Donal: 086 2457587; Shane: 086 8951454, Address: Griffin allotments, Aylmer road, Newcastle, Co. Dublin.

Directions: from Dublin: take N4 out of city. Turn left in Lucan onto the R120 towards Adamstown and Newcastle. Continue straight on the R120 for approx. 3 miles until you reach a left turn for the Nangor Road (site of burnt out Polly Hops Pub/Miltown Cross on Google Maps). Turn left here and continue 200 yards and then take the next right. Continue another 200 yards and take the next right turn which brings you onto Aylmer Road. Griffin Allotments are the first entrance on left (indicated).

St. Anne's Allotments in Clontarf are now up and running. A website has been set up by one of the new allotmenteers. www.StAnnesAllotments.com

Turvey Allotments, run by Fingal County Council, are located near Donabate at the north end of County Dublin. A website has been set up by one of the allotmenteers. www.turveyallotments.com

A new but rapidly growing(!) organisation is Grow It Yourself Ireland. GIY groups are setting up all around Ireland. Check out www.giyireland.ie for more details.

Grow Ireland provide free blogs for allotments, community gardens, transition towns, etc. and also has links to other blogs, news items and so forth.

Last June 2007 RTE's Nationwide programme came out to the allotments in Tymon Regional Park and chatted with the allotmenteers there. Click this link and then the item labelled 'Allotment gardens growing in popularity' to watch the programme aired on 1st July 2007.

Rathbeggan Lakes Allotments. Another new private allotments site, located between Clonee and Dunshaughlin just off the N3 in County Meath.

Grow Your Own, Ireland's first private allotments site, Oldtown, Co. Meath.

The Organic Centre, Rossinver, Co. Leitrim

Wild About Veg, a catalogue of heritage seeds from Heritage Gardening, based in Westmeath.

Irish Seed Savers Association, Capparoe, Scariff, Co Clare

South Circular Garden, Dublin City

An Irish woman's urban farming diary, recipes, tips etc.

Slow Food Ireland

Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association

Composting Association of Ireland

An Tairseach - Dominican Farm and Ecology Centre, Co. Wicklow

Cultivate, sustainable living and learning centre

Bakker, a major seed and plant catalogue company

An allotmenteer's diary

National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners (UK)

The Allotment (from the TV programme)

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