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Garden Group Tour: Sonairte, July 29th Sunday 2012

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  • Date: Sunday 29th July 2012
  • Time: 11.30 am on location.
  • Details: Trevor Sargent will be our personal guide for this fantabulous day out.
  • Numbers: 22 places max. Book by comment only below

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. More ? – see Catgeory Garden Group

What’s at Sonairte ?

I’ve been there many times. All organic and one hand talking to the other. Sonairte, The National Ecology Centre site is divided into three areas: The Organic Garden, Nature Trail and River Walk, buildings which house our EcoShop, Sunflower Cafe, Bee Boles Beekeeping Museum, and Information Centre. Also note: It’s not for commercial, run voluntarily and a real treasure of a place to go to.

Please Note:

  • There will be a charge for the tour of €5, paid to Sonairte. Its a rarity for Garden Groupees to pay anything at all, but Sonairte is entirely voluntarily run and managed. They will however throw in cuppas in their amazing coffee shop for us after. Which is very nice of them.
  • 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.
  • Wanna sponsor, is that even the right word [?], team up with The Garden Group ? or got a location we might like ? I’ve turned it down so far. Contact details below and I make good caffeine. It’s good to talk.

Garden Group-ees Note:

  • Booking: via comment – here/ below only. Its easier to count numbers.
  • Contact me: see below. Not a problem and do ;)
  • 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. do come on your own. I do. You won’t be alone.
  • 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 usually suggest picnic. On this occasion I’ll take the homemade coffee shop option. First time ever for me. But do if you wish. Easy come, easy go.
  • Anything else: leave a comment below or gimme a call.
  • Directions: Sonairte is in Laytown, Co. Meath, 25 km north of Dublin.
    By Car
    Northbound from Dublin on the M1, take the exit for Julianstown. Look out for the brown tourism sign in Julianstown and turn right. You will spot Sonairte from a distance when you see the white wind turbine on the hilltop. The entrance to Sonairte is on the right just after the turbine.
    By Rail
    From Dublin take Drogheda train from Connolly Station to Laytown. Turn right under bridge and walk 5 minutes towards Julianstown. Click for Dublin to Laytown train timetable.
    By Bus
    New bus service from Dublin by Matthews Coach Hire stops outside centre. Click here to view the timetable.
  • More info: visit

Contact Me:

Ireland Garden Group

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