Garden Group Tour: Rathbeggan Lakes – Sun 5th Feb 2012

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  • Date: Sunday 5th February 2012
  • Time: 11.30 am on location.
  • Details: Dave Robinson, Manager/ Owner of Rathbeggan Lakes will be our personal guide for this wonderful day out and the first official gig of 2012.
  • Numbers: limited to 18

Garden Group Tour To @RathbegganLakes Sun Feb 5th (mp3)

New To The Garden Group ?

There’s no membership. It’s very simply people who like the great outdoors with a side order of horticulture, should you ask the question. There’s no membership and I try to keep it as free as possible. This usually comes by people likle Dave donating me and you their time and venue.

What else have we done – see Catgeory Garden Group

What’s at Rathbeggan Lakes

Dave tells me – they have 85 allotments, a viewing tower, a new geometric garden, a two year old orchard and new mini woodland walk! And that’s without going near the lakes themselves. We also have a small coffee shop on site.

Please Note:

  • There will be no charge for the tour of the gardens – but – and only on this occasion you can make a donation to Temple Street childrens Hospital should you wish.
  • Children, kids, Grandads and families are more than welcome. Very much a case of the more the merrier so long as you say hello, goodbye and thank you.
  • I do this garden group for free. This is year 3. The best thing you can do to help is come along – the day you don’t is the day I scratch my head – also: Garden Group for 2012.

Garden Group-ees Note:

  • Booking: via comment – here only. Its a very easy numbers count.
  • Contact me: see below. not a problem ;)
  • Other: My suggestion is car pooling from Dublin City or Swords meeting point. Most of you know each other. If you are stuck and wanna go just leave a comment noting that – it will be easily solved. 
  • Dress Code: this is Ireland. See weather.
  • Duration: 1.75 hours or longer if you are enjoying yourself
  • Weather: the weather…. your guess is as good as mine.
  • Lunch: I had suggested bringing a picnic. That’s what I will be doing anyway. All things going good it’ll be a flask of coffee and some nice sambos!
  • Anything else: leave a comment below or gimme a call. 
  • Directions: Rathbeggan Lakes, Dunshaughlin, County Meath – on the old N3 now called the R147 and are easily found by taking Junction 6 on the M50 and then leaving the M3 at exit 5. See what you think. Dave Robinson
  •  – or – see Google Maps
  • More info: Rathbeggan Lakes Facebook or

Contact Me:

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16 replies
  1. Tricia
    Tricia says:

    Can I come please please? I’ll be driving from the city centre and can approximately clean the inside of my car beforehand if anyone wants a lift..

  2. peter donegan
    peter donegan says:

    @Julie and Calum great news ! Look forward to it.
    @Jennifer and J as always an absolute honour to be in your company.
    @Niamh brilliant stuff. Really great to know you’re coming along

    And that including myself and Tricia makes 7. Looking forward to it now 😀

  3. Mary Pierce
    Mary Pierce says:

    i would like to come on the tour of Rathbeggan allotments on Sunday. I will be with Tricia S from the City Centre GIY Group.

  4. Mary Pierce
    Mary Pierce says:

    Peter – I really enjpoyed the tour of Rathbeggan Allotments – really interesting and picked up some good ideas. Jerry’s living willow fence definitely the best! Mary

  5. peter donegan
    peter donegan says:

    Hi Mary,

    So glad you enjoyed it and great you enjoyed your first garden group outing. My favourite bit was the compost heap and the introduction of worms, the last place one might think inspiring.

    Look forward to seeing you on the next gig. Best wishes ’til then 😉


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