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

  • The vegetable garden has gone past its summer peak.
  • Watch sweet corn as it is becoming ready, also parsnips, potatoes and swede turnips.
  • Get rid of all old crops when they are finished and make sure not to let weeds get away and go to seed.
  • When lifting potatoes, make sure to get out all small potatoes because these will become 'ground-keepers', and can carry blight and blackleg disease.

Greenhouse and House Plants

  • Keep picking greenhouse tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers as soon as they are ready, otherwise cropping tails off quickly.
  • Stop feeding most greenhouse plants now because they will have enough in the pot to keep them going and they are better going into winter a little 'harder'.
  • Stop feeding house plants except those that flower in winter.
  • Take cuttings of evergreen shrubs and trees and insert them in pots of two parts peat/one part sand in the greenhouse, covering them in white polythene.
  • Pot up some freesia corms when available for wonderful scent in spring
  • 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.
Click here for your some great local businesses >>

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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

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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