Upcoming Events

Members are eligible to attend events in any part of Ireland, so don’t limit your browsing to your own location. The categorisation by geographic region is for administration and organisational purposes only.

Non-members are very welcome at our events though there will be a charge for insurance purposes. Do come along and join us and, perhaps, become a member.

We occasionally list events of other groups in the ‘Other Events’ category, generally for groups we regularly work with. These are not part of the official IGPS programme but may be of interest to members.

The Role of Urban Gardens in Pollinator Conservation @ National Botanic Gardens
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dr Jane Stout of Trinity College Dublin will explain how bee and hoverfly decline has stimulated widespread concern and actions, public and private, to conserve pollinators. This talk will address the challenges to pollinator conservation in urban areas, discuss current research both in Ireland and elsewhere, and introduce guidelines developed by the All Ireland Pollinator Plan.

Role of Pollinators

Organised with the Alpine Garden Society & the Irish Garden Plant Society

Summer Outing to Tullynally Castle @ Tullynally Castle
Jun 17 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

This is simply an advance note to tell members that our summer lunch outing this year will be to Tullynally Castle, Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath.

Booking for the event will not open until mid May but the following link will whet your appetite and might encourage you to join us for the day out: TULLYNALLY CASTLE



Photograph “borrowed” from the Tullynally Castle website – see the link above for more images and information.

Summer Lunch at Tullynally Castle @ Tullynally Castle
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tullynally Castle  Lunch and guided tour of gardens

A light lunch followed by guided tour of the gardens at 2.30 p.m.  Cost includes admission, lunch and guided tour.


The Gardens at Tullynally date back over 350 years.  The Pakenhams settle here in the 17th century and three generations still live here as their family home.  The layout of the gardens and magnificent parkland date mainly from the early 1800s, but the present owners, Thomas and Valerie Pakenham have added many new features. To appreciate this wonderful garden a look at their website www.tullynallycastle.ie is recommended.  You will also find a map indicating how to find the location.

A booking link will be added here after May 15th or you may book by returning booking form to Ricky Shannon, 48 Sydney Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.


Visit to Josh & Mary Wilkinson, Skryne, Co. Meath @ Skryne
Jul 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Saturday, 15th July, at 2.30 p.m.  Visit to Josh and Mary Wilkinson at Skryne, Co. Meath.   

**********       NUMBERS LIMITED TO 25.    **********


This has been described by some of our members as one of the most beautiful and tidiest vegetable gardens they have ever seen.

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Directions from the M50.  Take the N3 for Cavan/Navan – this will shortly become the M3. There is a Toll along this motorway.  Continue for 32 kilometres and take R147 signposted Skryne.  Drive a further 4 kilometres.  Our turn is first on left hand side – L50000 this is a narrow road.  House is on the right side and will be indicated – we will enter by one gateway and exit by the other.

There will be tea/coffee and some tray bakes.  Donation  to Multiple Sclerosis – to Ricky on the day.

Kirsten Walker,  has kindly invited us to her nursery which is nearby in Skryne.  Directions will be given on the day to those participating.   Bookings by E-mail to shannon.ricky2@gmail.com or by texting a message to Ricky at 086 3511281.

There will be no admission charge to the garden but a donation to “Multiple Sclerosis Ireland” has been suggested — talk to Ricky when booking!