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Pub Quiz – Heritage Garden – Sat 1st March 8pm at McCloskey’s, Donnybrook


Pub Quiz Saturday 1st March 2014, 8pm
McCloskey’s, Donnybrook

Teams of up to 4 – €20.00 per team, pay on the night

Fabulous Prizes


Pub Quiz

In aid of:

The Heritage Community Garden,
Bloomfield Avenue, Donnybrook, Dublin 4  Volunteer-led walled garden on Bloomfield Avenue
– Events – Workshops – Volunteering – Free Organic Gardening Ideas –

Sandra Austin MC on the evening
Contact: Jacqueline Kelleher 086 4095763
Venue: McCloskey’s, 83 Morehampton Road, Dublin 4 (01) 6684345

Like many volunteer-led Community Projects, here at the Heritage Community Garden we require day to day materials in order to maintain and create a beautiful community garden and ensure a bountiful growing season. In order to help this along, We’ve decided to organise a pub quiz to help us fund our third year in the Heritage Community Garden Project. We hope to see you there.


Christmas Wreath Workshop – Sat 7th of December

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Sat 7th Dec ’13. 10am – 2.30pm. €15 inc. materials.

Learn how to make beautiful, individual Christmas wreaths at the Heritage Community Garden.

All growing materials provided and collected from the grounds of Avila Carmelite Monastery

Just €15 including materials for a wreath to take home.

Book with Jean on 083 1007042. Places limited

Make a Plastic Bottle Coldframe for CGN and Bloom ’13


Make a plastic bottle coldframe for the Community Garden Network garden at Bloom 2013 – A workshop at The Heritage Community Garden.
Sunday 26th of May – 11am to 3pm. Free. With Sandra Austin.

Upcycled plastic bottles

Upcycled plastic bottles

The Community Garden Network will have a small (2m x 3m) ‘postcard’ garden at Bloom 2013, and we need YOUR help to make one of the integral items for the garden – a coldframe made from recycled wood and plastic bottles.

Our postcard garden is called “All Part of the Pattern”, and will be “a garden reflecting the ideals and focus of community gardening in Ireland – social inclusion, improved nutrition, building community, sharing skills and knowledge. We are all – however different – part of the pattern of our community.”

A focal point of the garden will be a cold frame made from recycled wood and plastic bottles – “as well as being conscious of environmental issues, most community gardeners need to be inventive, as they’re working with limited resources”

Please come along and help to make the coldframe on Sunday, 26th May, at 11am in The Heritage Garden, Donnybrook.

P.S. We’ll need lots of plastic bottles, so please bring along any 500ml bottles (like the ones below) you might have.

The Craft of Beekeeping: A Complete Introduction to Beekeeping



Gain the confidence, practical experience and skills needed to successfully start beekeeping.

Date: Saturday June 15th, 2013
Time: 11am – 4pm
With: Peadar Lynch.
Cost: €75. (10% discount available for members of Dublin Community Growers and Cultivate)

This practical, hands-on workshop will demonstrate basic beekeeping techniques and show you how to successfully manage your bee colony through the seasons.

  • * Getting started, honey bee basics.
  • * What equipment do you need?
  • * Exploring the hive.
  • * Handling and managing bees.
  • * The beekeeping calendar.
  • * Gardening for bees.

Teas and coffees available, please bring your own lunch!