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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:16 am    Post subject: Allotment Culture in Ireland. Reply with quote

How come allotment culture hasn't caught on in Ireland 'til recent times?
There are many throwovers from the UK that the Irish enjoy thoroughly, from UK television stations and newspapers, to popular music, to Premier League football.

But allotments are a rarity here, especially council-owned allotments. Dublin City Council have no allotments and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council have recently locked up their only allotment (preventing users from harvesting their crops).

Is this allotment defecit likely to change? With the rise of the Green Party (strong advocates of "grow your own") in recent years it seemed likely however nowadays they've only a handful of councillors nationwide (none in Dublin) so maybe political movement for allotments will be on the wane.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I reckon there will be an increase in the number of people using allotments or growing their own in their garden (like me).
People will begin to see it as a good way to save a bit of cash and eat healthy
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:34 am    Post subject: Re: Allotment Culture in Ireland. Reply with quote

Gautama wrote:
How come allotment culture hasn't caught on in Ireland 'til recent times?
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More people in the citys now. In years past most country people had a back garden with a few rows of spuds

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