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SOLAS: Great Food and Plant Propagation workshop this weekend

Last weekend’s ‘Vintage Motorcycle’ event was a great success and raised over €960 for Ulemu Malawi, a charity run by two Laois natives helping to improve the health and education of people in Malawi.

It is just great to be able to use SOLAS as a community hub for such worthwhile events and something we are keen to promote.

The focus at SOLAS is very much on the two big events over September and October namely the arrival of the Gerbola circus at the end of the month and packed actively calendar next month as part of Halloween celebrations.

Events @ SOLAS


  • 10 am to 2 pm: Visit our weekly Farmers Market and explore the finest local farm produce and crafts, including ‘Croft Treats’, whose cakes and buns have become a market favourite.
  • 12.15 Midday to 1pm: Zumbinis – Sing, dance, & play as you bond with your child


  • Noon-1pm: Plant Propagation Workshop: Learn how to propagate your own plants with our expert Horticulturalist including:
    • Hardwood cuttings demonstration.
    • Bring in your own plant material
  • Horticulturist and co-owner John will can show you how to take your own cuttings and to put up so you can bring home ready to go for the season ahead

Coming Soon

  • September 28-October 1 – Circus Gerbola is coming to SOLAS from September 28 to October 1. Times to follow later.
  • October 15 – Pumpkin patch opens
  • October 28-31 – Haunted house: www.thegardenshop.ie/haunted-house/
  • October 28-31 – Chocolate making, Halloween afternoon tea, Halloween parties … see October  https://ecogardenshop.ie/events/


Food @ SOLAS

Now that the weather gone a little bit cooler do not despair! SOLAS Food court has got you covered for breakfast, lunch, and something sweet.

From barista crafted hot drinks, made with locally sourced milk and coffee, to fresh hot vegetarian breakfast, burgers, and salads.

With the help of our veggie suppliers, Farmer J and Red Shed, we make every dish with fresh ingredients.

Find us daily in SOLAS Food Court open 10 to 5pm.


Discover the vibrant world of Dahlias at SOLAS garden centre! These stunning flowers come in a myriad of colours, from rich reds to delicate pastels, adding a burst of beauty to any garden

Easy to care for, they thrive in well-drained soil and full sun. Whether in beds or as cut flowers, Dahlias are a versatile and eye-catching addition to your garden oasis.

SOLAS – Shop

EarthBuddy Soil Revive is an organic biologically complete living soil for making liquid extracts, growing mix and top dressings. Formulated to a custom mix soil mix by blending thermophilic compost with premium vericast (worm compost).

Their goal: to inspire a healthy soil revolution, where everyone integrates it into their lives.

SOLAS Weather

The weekend weather forecast for the weekend is dry and mild conditions with the best of the weather forecast for Sunday.

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