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 contact Fingal Co Co on (01) 890 5000 or email allotments@fingalcoco.ie or visit their website.

Latest News

Annual BBQ and Open Day

Saturday August 6th 2016 – 2pm at the crossroads in allotments. Bring your own produce, food, refreshments, BBQ’s, chairs etc. Open day - family & friends all welcome! The Allotment Association AGM will also take place to elect a Committee. Email turveyallotmentassociation@gmail.com

May 2016 - Allotment Committee

We have established a committee and will shortly issue details once it's formally agreed & roles assigned. We have 9 allotment holders who've volunteered for this. We have already met with Fingal Co Co on a number of issues you raised. We will shortly be issuing a communication to all allotment holders. The association will be purchasing a pool of replacement small posts, mulch, and other sundries for distribution shortly.

January 2016

What to do now

Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs Turvey Allotments
  • Do not let weeds go to seed now, especially chickweed, to avoid building up trouble for years to come.
  • Raspberry and tayberry canes that have finished fruiting could be pruned out and the new canes tied into position.
  • Finish off any remaining summer pruning of over-vigorous apples and pears, shortening the long whippy shoots to about finger length.
  • Plant out new strawberry runners while the gorund is in good condition, and prepare for planting other fruits later in autumn.
  • Control all weeds and dig the soil deeply, ensuring that it is a sunny site with deep well-drained soil.
Greenhouse and House Plants
  • Tidy up the greenhouse now and do not over-water or splash water about to reduce grey mould disease
  • Continue to train and side-shoot tomatoes and cucumbers. Allow only existing fruit to develop. Remove pea-sized green tomatoes and unwanted flowers and trusses. 
  • Take cuttings of evergreen shrubs, such as camellia and rhododendron, and root them in pots of compost with sand added. Some bottom heat in a propagator  is an advantage in rooting these plants.
    (source www.garden.ie )

Local Business

Derek Behan - Local butcher with Organic and Free Range produce

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