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

Skip Delivery

We have organised a skip for Friday 23rd September and will be collected Monday 26th September.
Skip is for allotment waste only.

NO DUMPING, and no household waste. Respect the environments, allotments and your fellow allotment holders.

New Allotment Committee

We have a new committee. List of names below. Please email us with any queries or issues you have. Email: turveyallotmentassociation@gmail.com.

Brendan Black, Kevin Cooke (Vice Chairman), Paul Daly (Treasurer), Fiona Durcan (Secretary), Tracy Healy, Tony Lane, Alan Preston (Chairman).

January 2016

What to do now

Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs Turvey Allotments
  • If vegetables have gone over, pull them up and compost them, if they not diseased. Most vegetables pull out easily when the soil is soft.
  • Take the opportunity to clear out weeds. Later the soil will grow colder and wetter and these removal jobs will be more difficult.
  • Conditions are ideal for planting spring cabbage which benefits from making root growth while there is still a little heat in the ground.
  • Lift potatoes before the small underground slugs become active, and the soil becomes sticky.
  • Place pumpkins on a flat stone or piece of slate or wood if the ground is heavy and wet.
Greenhouse and House Plants
  • Greenhouse tomatoes. melons, chillies and peppers continue to ripen although growth is winding down.
  • Be careful not to over-water in the greenhouse from now on. Water should be given only on the basis of need and soil and compost should be just moist, not wet.
  • Ventilate on dry, breezy days to air the greenhouse.
  • Take in tender plants such as fuchsia and angels trumpet in the colder parts of the country.
  • Pot up some hyacinths and other bulbs for indoor display at the end of the year. These are buried outdoor in a cool place and brought into the greenhouse in November.
    (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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Sanuk Thai supports Turvey Allotments

Sanuk Thai - Supporters of
Turvey Allotment Scheme

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