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Irish Seed Savers Association
Capparoe, Scariff
Co. Clare,
Phone : 00353 - 61 - 92 18 66     00353 - 61 - 92 18 56
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Irish Seed Savers Association grow, conserve, & distribute Irish organic vegetable seeds, grains and fruit trees on a twenty-acre site in Co. Clare with purpose built facilities.

We have a seed bank containing in excess of 600 rare and endangered vegetable varieties and apple orchards containing over 100 heritage Irish varieties. We also have a young tree nursery, a school garden, native woodland and a shop and cafe. There are presently five polytunnels and one greenhouse.

We are especially grateful to the many Subscribers and Friends of Irish Seed Savers. Without their financial support we would be not be able to continue to expand this very important work.

The site is open to visitors all year round and is particularly worth visiting in spring at apple blossom time or in autumn at fruit, grain, vegetable and seed harvesting time.

ISSA Apple Project
In the early 1990´s ISSA began a search for the last surviving traditional Irish varieties of apple. We have now found over 140 different types of Irish apple trees and they are all thriving in our orchards.

ISSA Grain Project
Until 1997 Ireland was the only country in Europe without a collection of native Irish cereal varieties. These varieties had been developed by Irish farmers over hundreds of years. To date, 25 native Irish oats and several wheat, barley and ryes have been collected. Some of these long lost Irish grains were found as far afield as Russia and Norway.

Opening hours :
Tuesday to Saturday 9:30-17:00

Admission price :
ISSA Supporters - FREE (Check our website for details)
Non-members - €4 Entrance Fee

Offer :
Guided tours are available on request for groups. We also run a wonderful range of workshops on various subjects around Organic Gardening and Sustainable Living at Irish Seed Savers throughout the year.

Events :
Events and shop see

Restaurant, Description :
Teas, coffees, snacks and soup

Infrastructure :
  Picknick  Kiosk-Verkaufsladen-Hofladen  



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