18-May-13: Balbriggan Allotments held their official opening today and the stars of the show were One Direction. One Direction are the allotments own herd of pigs and RTE were onsite to film the pigs release as they have become real celebrities in their own rights.
Cllr Ciaran Byrne and Kathryn Marsh, former Director of Sonairte officially declared the allotments opened along with Catriona Redmond from the Balbriggan Allotments Association Dr. Anthony Heijenga, scientist and recognised expert on energy conservation was on hand to talk about the willow 'Fuel Allotment' pilot initiative
The Balbriggan Allotment Scheme is unique in that it includes a community orchard, pig rearing area, training allotment and a beekeeping area. There are many excellent reasons to sign up for an allotment such as growing your own fresh seasonal vegetables and fruit, reduce your household food bills, take part in a social outdoor activity and make new friends and many others. A fantastic resource for the local community