The following are some basic rules for all garden users and are based on the rules abided by in most other community gardens in Dublin.

  1. For insurance purposes, the community garden can only be used by local residents who have access to the site and members of Mud Island Community Garden Group.
  2. Children are only allowed in the garden accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  3. All gardeners are encouraged to bring their own tools for digging and planting
  4. Gardeners are expected to help out with weeding, digging, watering etc. and in return are allowed to take food for their own consumption
  5. Strictly no alcohol or banned substances allowed in the garden
  6. The garden will only be accessible on specified days (to be defined) where gardeners are welcome to dig in.
  7. Key keepers must never duplicate keys or lend the keys to someone not involved with the community garden.
  8. For security purposes, gates to be secured when the garden is not being used.
  9. A list of all key-holders will be held by the Secretary (or other office-holder), indicating present holders.


Local Residents

  1. Those working in the garden must have due consideration for residents in the immediate area, they must refrain from being on site before 9am and after 9pm during Summer months (March to October) and 9am to 5pm during Winter months (November to February). Any work that involves loud noise must be kept within the official time limits laid down by Dublin City Council.
  2. Access for residents must not be hindered by activities of the gardening group.
  3. Full consideration must be given to local residents and no nuisance should be caused to local residents.


Health and Safety

  1. The community garden must be maintained with full consideration of the health and safety of all involved in the project.
  2. Tools must be safely placed and supports must be appropriate and firmly secured, not posing a risk of injury.
  3. Water butts, compost bins and other containers must be contained within the community garden’s boundaries.
  4. The surrounds around raised beds must be of a suitable material for its purpose and height, and must be well fixed and supported.
  5. Pets must be kept under restraint at all times. Pet foul must be cleaned up, and persistently barking dogs must be removed.
  6. Rocks, stones, and other debris removed from community garden must be carefully disposed of.


Environmental and Legal

  1. The community garden must be maintained in an environmentally friendly manner and for sole purpose of growing crops for private and domestic use.
  2. Chemicals and pesticides must be avoided and those not approved by the Department of Agriculture are strictly prohibited.
  3. Illegal plants must not be grown.


Key Holder Contacts:

Fionnuala Halpin

email: tel: 085 7106115


John Hannigan

email: tel 085 7470607


Maeve Foreman

email: tel: 086 168 3702


Breda Jackson

Email: tel: 0870624321


Mary Kennedy

email: tel: 0871319554


Paul Redmond

Email: tel: 086 8292556