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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.
http://www.rathbegganlakes.com

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

The Organic Centre, Rossinver, Co. Leitrim
www.theorganiccentre.ie

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

Irish Seed Savers Association, Capparoe, Scariff, Co Clare
www.irishseedsavers.ie

South Circular Garden, Dublin City
southcirculargarden.blogspot.com

An Irish woman's urban farming diary, recipes, tips etc.
www.growyourownfood.blogspot.com

Slow Food Ireland
www.slowfoodireland.com

Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association
www.irishorganic.ie

Composting Association of Ireland
www.compostireland.ie

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

Cultivate, sustainable living and learning centre
www.cultivate.ie

Bakker, a major seed and plant catalogue company
www.bakker-irl.com

An allotmenteer's diary
www.digmyplot.co.uk

National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners (UK)
www.nsalf.org.uk

The Allotment (from the TV programme)
www.allotment.info


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