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Corduff Allotments

26 January 2010 18:04:24

Corduff Allotments are conveniently sited on the old Dublin Belfast road, easily reached from Malahide, Swords, Balbriggan and Lusk  The allotments are on a working livestock farm, the ground chosen to develop as allotments has been in permanent pasture for many decades and should therefore prove highly productive. 

Initial facilities will include:

v     Parking as well as being on a bus route

v     Locked storage for tools

v     Combination locked gate to actual allotments

v     Rabbit fencing

v     Conveniently sited taps for watering, water will be metered

v     Composting facility


v     The allotments will be in two sizes 160sq.m and 80sq.m.

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Jacinta D Jacinta D 26 January 2010 18:13:24

:) Are you thinking of getting one, Mairin?

chilipepper chilipepper 26 January 2010 18:23:04

Sounds great Mairin, will you go for one, is there a waiting list....

Johnplotman Johnplotman 26 January 2010 20:32:47

Good luck with whatever you choose to do Mairin.So of the members at the G.I.Y meeting last night spoke about them.An allotment holder has opened some about 30 min drive from where i live.

Mairin Mairin 26 January 2010 20:51:38

I am not going for an allotment, at least not yet.  Behind the in-laws, there is half an acre of ground.  Normally, the men (father in law, husband and brother in law) grow potatoes in some of it.  Last year, the brother in law grew a few other veg so I asked if we could have 2 drills.  I was told I could have 5-6 if I wanted them but the veg I grew before was on at container quantities and I don't want to be overwhelmed.  I want to grow sunflowers too because they are good growers for children and pumpkins for Hallowen.  We'll see how we get on this year as the plan is that in the afternoons we go up and spend time up there.  If it goes very well, I might look into getting an allotment.

Mairin Mairin 26 January 2010 20:51:48

Jacinta, they wouldn't be too far from you.  All you would have to do is come off the M1 at the Donabate interchange and 5-7 mins later you would be at them.  

But they are contacting people who put their names down last year first so if you are interested, let me know and I'll give you their mobile numbers.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 26 January 2010 20:53:16

Yea pretty close alright, Mairin. But I don't think I could afford €400 a year.

Mairin Mairin 26 January 2010 21:06:13

Don't know where you came up with €400 - the small ones are for €145 and the larger one for €255. 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 26 January 2010 21:08:44

I logged onto Corduff Allotments and got that price, together with the water rates it came to 400. Maybe I read it wrong.

Mairin Mairin 26 January 2010 21:17:24

What website did you go into?  I got an emai from her today and there wasn't a mention of water rates. 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 26 January 2010 21:23:05

North County Leader. Sorry, just went back into it to check. As usual, I misread it. Oops. Yea I was thinking 400 seemed an awful lot. No worries. Is this in Lusk? If so, it would be too far from me.

Johnplotman Johnplotman 26 January 2010 21:29:31

Mairin i will be calling around by the man with the allotments here to see price and size.It will be interesting to see are they near the average size,around 250 square metres.

Mairin Mairin 26 January 2010 21:57:17

Jacinta, they are on the old main Belfast road and there are little roads which would bring you into Lusk.  The address is Lusk but to be honest, you wouldn't walk it from my house to it onless you wanted to spend the day walking. 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 26 January 2010 21:59:52

Its still too far from me, Mairin. I only literally drive to work and back. Or just short distances. I am the biggest chicken when driving.

Cloncaw Cloncaw 26 January 2010 23:00:38

Bound to be snapped up in no time, Jacinta you have to believe you can do it and eventually through time you will it's mind over matter. Independance is a great thing.


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