Pearse College has 133 plots, each measuring 80sq. metres, aside from 5 raised beds which provide wheelchair accessible growing spaces. Ten plots are retained by the College for use as common areas and student plots. The remainder is leased to local people.
Most plot holders are local residents, drawn from Dublin City Council’s, Crumlin and Drimnagh Allotment waiting lists.
An important aspect of allotment life is the development of a community. Many plots have been taken up by families and groups of friends. Consequently, Pearse College Allotment community is made up of between 130 and 250 individuals. More experienced growers provide advice and tips for beginners, and people gather to chat when taking a break from work.
Location: Pearse College of Further Education, 113 Clogher Road, Crumlin, Dublin, D12 X8E2, Ireland