Repair Café – every last Sunday of the month!

On Sundays, from 2:30 to 5:30, join us for our Repair Café. Bring your bike, buggy, clothes, crockery and garden tools to be fixed (hopefully!). You can learn, you can share skills and you will meet a lot of people!


The idea: We throw away vast amounts of stuff – stuff which could get a new lease of life after a simple repair. Lots of people have forgotten that they can repair things themselves or they no longer know how. Repair Cafés are free meeting places where people come together to repair things together. In a local Repair Café, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need on clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, etc. You’ll also find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields. Visitors bring their broken items from home and in the Repair Café, they start making their repairs with the specialists. It’s an ongoing learning process.

Repair Cafés help people in the community whose skills may not always be valued to get involved again. It helps neighbours from different backgrounds connect with each other and allows valuable practical knowledge to be shared. Repairing things at a Repair Cafe means things are being used for longer and don’t have to be thrown away. This reduces the volume of raw materials and energy needed to make new products.

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March in the garden


March will be a great month for the garden!

Friday 24th in the morning – free event with Dermot and planting potatoes – all you ever wanted to know about growing spuds!

Saturday 25th – all day extravaganza with the Five Lamps Arts Festival & our annual spring Fair!

Sunday 26th sees the launch of our #RepairCafé! (More on this later).

Five Lamps Arts Festival + Spring Market = day of fun at Mudisland!!

This year, Mud Island’s popular Spring Fair will be on Saturday 25th March from 12 to 6 pm- we’ll have a wonderful array of local Arts & Crafts, Artisan Products and Mud Island Merc for sale and it will be a perfect opportunity to support the garden and local producers. The Cottage Cafe, also a great source of income for the garden, will be selling teas, coffees and delicious home baked treats. If you’d like to volunteer an hour or two of your time to help out in the cafe, please let us know at and we will be in touch.
We’re also delighted to be collaborating again with the Five Lamps Arts Festival – they’ll be hosting events in the garden from 10 am!
10 to 2 pm – Imagination Playground – for 3 to 12 year olds (or anyone who wants to nourish their inner child!). It’s a ‘breakthrough play space concept designed to encourage child-directed free play, using large blue foam blocks of various shapes, chutes, balls, connectors and more“.
2 to 3 pm – Ceoltoiri Cluain Tarbh band – traditional Irish music
3 to 4 pm – Cikada Circus – two acrobats welcome you into a world that yo-yos between harmonious and the absurd, where lines are blurred between humans and nature…
We look forward to seeing you in the garden on the 25th!

Why not can check out the rest of the Five Lamps Arts Festival?