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SOLAS Garden Centre in Portarlington: St Patrick Celebrations

Solas St Patrick's Day Main

Last week, SOLAS Eco Garden Centre in Portarlington hosted a lively garden festival that drew in gardening enthusiasts from near and far.

The event was a smashing success, with attendees eagerly participating in a variety of activities throughout the weekend.

Co-owner John Carey, though unable to fully immerse himself due to customer demands, expressed his excitement for the event and his intention to prioritize attending talks and gardening demonstrations in future festivals.

With glowing feedback from customers, SOLAS is already considering the possibility of hosting similar events later in the year.

Meanwhile, SOLAS continued to buzz with activity throughout the week, as students from several local schools attended newly introduced educational courses.

These courses cover a diverse range of topics including gardening, sustainability, business, food, and fashion, providing invaluable knowledge and skills to eager learners.

As the weekend approaches, SOLAS gears up for another round of festivities, this time in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.

The garden centre is set to become a hub of excitement, offering a family-friendly environment complete with live music from local band New Rule, captivating Irish dancing performances by SRLT Scoil Rince Lar Na Tire School of Dance, and a host of activities including a St Patrick’s photo booth, face painting, and craft workshops for children.

With the stage set and the tri-colour bunting fluttering in the breeze, SOLAS promises a weekend filled with “craic” and camaraderie for the whole family to enjoy.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, March 17 – St Patrick’s Day

Celebrate St Patricks Day at SOLAS. We will have live music, Irish dancing, children’s activities, Photo booth with props and much more…..Have the Craic this Paddies Day at SOLAS

Book Craft Events here. 

For More updates and SOLAS events see here

Saturday, March 30

Easter Chocolate Making Workshop

Get into the Easter spirit with an Easter Chocolate making workshop for kids

Dive into the world of chocolate & see what it’s like to be a Real Master Chocolatier

Food at Solas

Irish I had a pizza… if that sounds like you than we welcome you to come and celebrate St. Patrick’s day in our heated food courtyard. We have full food menu available, with delicious artisan pizza, homemade Irish beef burgers and halloumi mouthwatering vegetarian burgers.

As a weekend hot special, our chef welcomes you to try his signature beef Guinness stew served with mash.

For the ones in a rush, we have ready to go sambos, served with side salad, crisps and any drink for just €10.

Solas Heated Courtyard open daily Monday–Friday, 10am-4pm, and weekends, 10am-5pm, (last food order 30 minutes before closing).

Product of the Week @ SOLAS

Ceramic & Recycled Planters at SOLAS.  At SOLAS we have a wide selection of planters to suit your taste. Add a touch of colour to your room with our range of recycled pots. For that vintage feel we have terracotta and ceramic pots.

See our full range instore in our Main Shop and Also in our Green house. We’re sure you’ll find one that suits.

Plant of the Week @ SOLAS

Primrose or Primula polyantha. How wonderful is it to see so much colour in early spring!?

Primroses are fabulous for brightening up the garden borders or containers after the dreariness of winter. At Solas, we have an amazing array of colours and variations just waiting to go home with you.

Just try not to take them all!

SOLAS Weather

It looks as though the rain will hold off for a dry St Patricks Day. Sunday the 17th is to be the warmest of the days and a long over due weekend of gardening is set for the people of Laois.

SEE ALSO – Check out the Solas Eco Garden Centre website here