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SOLAS – May Bank Holiday markets, music and events

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This is a double market weekend with the SOLAS farmer’s market on Saturday and the monthly craft market on Sunday.

SOLAS should be at it very best this weekend as the summer season continues to provide mainly dry weather – if not quite summer temperatures.

SOLAS – Events

An action-packed weekend @ SOLAS including:

  • Saturday 30th April
    • Decorate the May Bush @ 2pm
  • Sunday 1st May
    • Planting Demo- ‘Herb Basket’@12
    • Music DJ Filip from the Port Art Collective From 12-4pm
  • Monday 2nd May
    • Children’s Craft from 12pm ‘Make a May Flower Crown’
    • Face Painting from 12pm
    • Planting Demo- ‘Herbal Tea Planter’ @12pm
    • Traditional Irish Music Comhaltas @ 2pm

SOLAS – Eco Shop

Once a plastic bottle, but now a propagation kit. Our range of ‘Gro-Sure VISIROOT’ Propagator kits are ideal for growing all types of seeds and cuttings. The transparent base makes roots visible to the eye – perfect for propagating & pricking out tasks – see range on

SOLAS – Flowers and Plants

Huge array of Perennials now available in our Greenhouse including ‘Lamium Dead-nettle’ which is a Flowering groundcover perennial, ‘Phlox Alpine Candy Stripes’ (long flowering Perennial) & ‘Scabiosa Blue’ As ever advice available 7 days a week from our horticulturists Veronica and Anna.

SOLAS – Food

New to the menu this week is the ‘SOLAS Salt and Chilli Ham Hock Hash’.

Also look out for our selection of grown on site herbs in the food area which were planted last weekend by visiting children as part of our ‘Earth Day’ celebrations


Monthly Craft Market

This Sunday May 1st from 11am-4pm will feature

  • A wonderful selection of jewellery from first time exhibitor ‘Beautiful Beads’
  • Amazing array of Belgian chocolates from Bart
  • Artists M Rowley and Photographer Dan O’Neill will be present
  • Calou Candles bringing their range of Soy candles and wax melts
  • Eimear’s Cakes will offer selection of her fabulous cakes
  • A range of Woodwork, Perfumes, Pottery, Hats, Macrame, Knitwear and fashion

Weekly Farmers’ Market

This Saturday 10am-2pm will see the full range of bakery, fresh meat, fish and organic beef.  As ever the focus of the market is on fresh, local and organic

  • First time exhibitor:  ‘The Outdoor Herbalist’ with their range of 50 types of Herbal teas
  • Range of foods crepes and pancakes from another first time exhibitor ‘Fun Food’

SOLAS Weather

Temperature over the coming Bank Holiday weekend will be 13-14 degrees. Mainly dry with some showers forecast on Sunday.

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