City Council invites applications to lease allotments

Galway Daily news City Council invites applications to lease allotments

The City Council is inviting applications to lease any of their allotments which become available over the next two years.

Galway City Council currently operates two areas of allotments at Merlin Woods and in Shantalla.

An allotment is a plot of land which is made available for non-commercial gardening or food growing.

Applications are now being invited for anyone who wants to be considered for any plots that become vacant at these two sites, or any newly developed site, over the period of 2020-2022.

These applications will remain active for a period of two years. After this, or when the allotments are re-advertised, any unsuccessful applications will be destroyed.

In order to qualify for one of the 50sqm allotments you must be a resident of Galway City, and your application must specify the area being applied for.

Applications forms can gotten from the city council Customer Services department, or online at

The closing date for applications is 4pm on Friday, June 12.

Galway City’s allotments were closed during the full stay at home phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, but reopened with restricted access as of May 18, when the first phase of easing the lockdown began.