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 over 30 years and the centre is run almost entirely by dedicated volunteers together with Tus and Community Employment (CE) scheme hosted staff. The centre is open to the public, and  we also take 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 that protects and supports biodiversity. Sonairte 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 Information Centre, follow our Heritage Trail or call into our Bee Museum.

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

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For more information please contact us on hello@sonairte.ie or call 041 98 27572 (usually Thurs – Sat) to speak to our team.

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

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