Turvey Allotments

Sow, Nurture, Harvest for Life

Ag Cur, Ag Cothú agus ag Sábháil don Saol

Turvey Allotments

About the allotmentsFingal Co Co

Turvey allotments are owned and run by Fingal County Council in north county Dublin.This website has been set up independently by an allotment holder to provide help and information. Turvey Entrance to Turvey Allotmentsallotments are situated on the Donabate / Portrane penninsula in Fingal. There are 232 plots - click here to see the layout map >>

If you wish to apply for an allotment - please visit Fingal Co Co Website or alternatively contact Fingal Co Co on (01) 890 5000 or email allotments@fingalcoco.ie or visit their website.

Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs

  • If not already done, apply some wood ashes, a source of potash, to fruit trees or a fruit fertilizer to improve growth and yield, but not rich compost or manure when tends to promote soft growth and diseases.
  • Check for greenflies on fruit trees and bushes but do not spray when the blossoms are open in case of damaging pollinating bees and other insects.
  • All kinds of vegetables can be sown, especially carrots, cabbage, peas, onion sets, potatoes and cauliflower.
  • Sow seed onions, and sets can be planted.
  • A first sowing of French beans can be made.
  • Sow herb seeds too.

Greenhouse and House Plants

  • Plant out greenhouse tomatoes in the greenhouse soil or in pots, or growbags.
  • All greenhouse plants should be well watered and liquid fed to grow them on strongly and take advantage of improving weather conditions. 
  • Sweet corn should be sown by now but can be put in right away, if not.
  • Courgette seeds and runner beans can be sown mid-month for planting out at the end of May.
  • Watch for greenflies and red spider mites, especially on peach trees.
  • Summer bedding seeds sown this late will flower late in the summer and it might be better to wait and buy plants.
  • See www.garden.ie for more information.

Local Business

We like to promote and support growers, suppliers and any small business in our area. From organic and free range farms, garden centres, to your friendly local mechanic. The list brings you direct to the suppliers with contact details. If you would like to add your business here, please contact us.
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Allotment Opening Hours
Jan - Feb 8am to 5pm
Mar, Apr - May 8am to 7pm
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep 8am to 9pm
Oct 8am to 7pm
Nov - Dec 8am to 5pm

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Useful Links

Click here for some useful links to independent websites for information sources. Here are some links to organisations of interest.

Fingal Co Co

Transition Towns Donabate Portrane

Birdwatch Ireland

Newbridge House and Traditional Farm
Newbridge House and Farm - Donabate