The name Sonairte is derived from a middle Irish word meaning “positive strength“.
It is also an acronym, encompassing many of the aims of the centre:
Reconcilation and inner peace
We are delighted to welcome you to our website so that you can experience a taste of who we are and what we have to offer.
Opening times 10.30am – 4.30pm
Wednesday to Sunday inclusive
Sonairte is a great place for a day out for all the family strolling the Walled Organic Garden, exploring the Nature trail, or having a picnic. Visit our Information Centre, follow our Heritage Trail or call into our Bee Museum. You can also enjoy a meal in the Sunflower Cafe, or choose from a delicious selection of cakes, teas and coffees. Last, but not least ,make yourself at home in the Eco Shop where you’ll find a wide selection of Irish and Fair trade gifts and foodstuffs. We are open Wednesday to Sunday inclusive 10.30am to 4.30pm and look forward to welcoming you in person.
Tours or courses for your group are available any day or time by arrangement
Farmers markets take place from 12pm to 5pm on the second Sunday of the month.
We are open in the evening for special events and courses
Entry to Sonairte is free.
More Varieties and more Fun with Potatoes than you ever thought possible … Come and enjoy a day out at Sonairte’s ‘Potato Day’.
Saturday March 22nd, 11pm – 4pm
Admission Adults €5, children free, members free
Sonairte: The National Ecology Centre Ltd is a registered non-profit taking Company Limited by Guarantee.
Company Registration number No.138410, registered at the Companies Registration Office, Parnell Square, Dublin 1. The Company has Charitable Status (CHY8901). Sonairte’s land and production methods are certified as organic by IOFGA, symbol holder number 210