The Sunflower Café opens  from 10:00am to 4:30pm


See our Menu here


Eco Shop, Nature Trail & Gardens are open 10:30am to 4:30pm


Sonairte is an interactive visitor centre promoting ecological awareness and sustainable living. We have been serving and growing with the local community for over 26 years.

Sonairte is a great place for a day out for all the family – stroll the Walled Organic Garden, explore the Nature Trail, or have a picnic. Visit our Information Centre, follow our Heritage Trail or call into our Bee Museum.

You can enjoy a light snack or a full meal in the Sunflower Café, or choose from a delicious selection of homemade cakes, breads, scones, teas and Greenbean organic coffee. Delicious soups are made daily from the freshest ingredients. Special diets can be catered for as everything is made fresh to order.

Last, but not least, make yourself at home in the Eco Shop where you’ll find a wide selection of all the big names in Irish eco cleaning products and green beauty items, as well as gourmet and health foodstuffs, seeds, feeds and tools for gardening fans, and many handmade and Fairtrade gifts.

Tours or courses for your group are available by arrangement.

We are open in the evening for special events and courses. 

Courses will be listed on our Education page from time to time.

Food & Craft Markets take place on the last Sunday of every month from 11am to 4pm, featuring a range of high quality handmade, artisan, upcycled and unusual items. Please see our Facebook page for dates.

Sonairte: The National Ecology Centre Ltd is a registered non-profit taking Company Limited by Guarantee.


Sonairte’s land and production methods are certified by The Organic Trust.