Category: Events

Community Gardens forgotten again in new Planning and Development Bill

Community Gardens Ireland was disappointed to discover that community gardens have again been left out of the new Planning and Development Bill 2023 which was published by the Government this week. The role of Local Authorities in the reserving of land for allotments is outlined under current legislation, the Planning and Development Act 2010. Community […]

Community Gardens Bill passes first stage in Dáil

Justyna Traore, Committee Member of Community Gardens Ireland, has been instrumental in setting up new community growing spaces in Waterford City. When speaking before about the impact Top of the City Community Garden has had in her local community in Waterford City, she said the following: “You could see it during Covid, people found peace, […]

Greenpeace, The Waiting List, and Ireland’s Local Authorities

Last month, Greenpeace published a brilliant video which demonstrated the amount of people on a waiting list for an allotment in the UK. Over 174,000 people are on a waiting list for an allotment in the UK, which is just under the population of the cities Limerick and Galway combined. For England, there is a […]

Local Authority Climate Action Plans are being Reviewed – Allotments & Community Gardens

The Climate Action Plans for each local authorities are under review at present – these will be the plans used for climate action locally the next 5 years. This is incredibly important to contribute to. Community Gardens Ireland have performed a review of previous climate action plans / adaptations strategies and have found gaps in […]

National Allotments and Community Gardens Week – Review 2023!

A huge thank you to all the community groups all over the country who took part in the first ever National Allotments and Community Gardens Week 14th – 21st October 2023! It was an incredibly busy week and we were overjoyed to see so many community-led initiatives be highlighted over the week. Here are some […]