Grow, little trees, grow!

Some 30 adults and 20 children got together today, Saturday 12 February 2022, to plant 16 fruit and 4 nut trees. Not only did they get those 20 holes dug and those 20 trees planted in just about 120 minutes, they also had a lot of fun!

Video: Hans Zomer

The trees will now grow up (we hope) to be the Kelly’s Bay Open Orchard – the first of many which the Skerries Open Orchards Project (SkOOP) hopes to plant.

If anyone sees this who is living in Skerries and is now thinking: “There’s a bit of land near me which would be great for such an open orchard,” please do get in touch with sustskerries @

You can read more about this project on

Sustainable Skerries would like to thank ChangeX for funding this project, as well as Fingal County Council, who were very helpful when we discussed our plans with them and also promised to help out with signage.

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