Balbriggan Allotment Association has a great day planned for Saturday, 20th October, from 10am – 3pm. Please keep it free if you want 20% off the rental cost of these new Fingal allotments, or if you just want a great day out and a bit of sociable exercise. One could learn much on the day as the tasks include (a) making a demonstration allotment (b) preparing a pig rearing area, (c)putting up posts and wire, and painting a gate. A great group Conservation Volunteers Dublin will be there to share the knack and know-how, if this is all a bit new to you!
There will be free lunch (soup and sambos), but bring some grub and water too as you may just work up an appetite in the autumn sun! (Forecast seems good so far!) The man to contact for more details is Hans Visser, Biodiversity Officer in Fingal County Council. Hans has done great work with many others, Catherine, Zoe, Tom and loads more. Hans would remind you a bit of Obama, with the ‘yes, we can’ attitude.
Knocknagin Lane is the location , one km or so north of Balbriggan on the old N1. Turn left off the old N1 on to this country road where you see a sign for a ‘pet store’ if coming from the south. If coming from north of Balbriggan, cross the Delvin Bridge and keep an eye out for a right turn. If coming by car on the M1, turn for Balbriggan at the Naul/Balbriggan exit, come in to Balbriggan and turn north at the T junction when you see the Milestone Inn. Drive north until you leave the town behind. At the top of the hill, look out left for Knocknagin Lane. If coming by train, walk 50 metres to Drogheda Street where Bracken Cabs will take you to Knocknagin Lane for a couple of euro. On the bike, just stick to the old N1 and follow the directions above. Happy allotmenteering!