Sonairte is open to the general public on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday’s from 10:30 am until 5:00 pm. Come and visit our Eco-shop, gardens and our Reuse, reduce, recycle shop. Cafe is open on saturday and sundays and provides vegetarian and vegan menus.

Admission is €2 per Adult and €1 per child, this is to help maintain sonairte as we are a charity based organisation


For more information, to buy our produce and products, to volunteer or to book tours please contact us on or call 041 98 27572 (usually Weds-Fri) to speak to our team.

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Welcome to Sonairte

Sonairte is a visitor experience which promotes a love of the outdoors, organic produce, eco-awareness and sustainable living. We have been located at The Ninch, Laytown for 30 years and the centre is run almost entirely by dedicated volunteers. It is open to individuals and families. We are also taking bookings for organised groups, whether school or college tours, special interest groups, gardeners, active retirement groups, Dawn Chorus or Bird watching groups etc. or various courses. Our walled garden is producing tasty, organic produce. It is a place like no other and has something for everyone. Stroll the Walled Organic Garden, explore the Nature Trail,  have a picnic, visit our Shop and the Information Centre, follow our Heritage Trail or call into our Bee Museum.

We are currently selling raised beds suitable for the avid or even novice gardener. For more information please call or email the above.

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. 

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