Our Location:

Dublin Road Business Park
Portarlington
Co. Laois
R32 RPX8
(The a space in eircode when searching on google maps)

Garden Centre Opening Hours

Every Day
9:30am to 6pm
We are open 7 days a week

Farmers Market Opening Hours:

Saturdays Only, from 10am to 2pm
Find out more here



Why Visit Us:


Come spend a day in our new eco garden centre in Portarlington built almost entirely from shipping containers. Immerse yourself in eco & sustainable gardening principles with our 20,000 sq ft eco store, relax is our spacious food court & take a scroll through our extensive plants areas
We have lots of attractions and things of interest for young and not so young visitors
  • Enjoy Barista coffee, fresh food & stone baked pizzas
  • Indulge in our large selection of crepes, ice creams and toppings
  • See our “Living Wall” & edible walls
  • Take a walk through our large eco shop with over 5,500 items
  • Sample local produce & talent in our weekly farmers market

Our education centre will run talks on

  • Sustainable planting and gardening
  • Chemical free gardening
  • Gardening tips for all year gardening
  • Using bio waste for a healthy garden

Park Map:



Menu at Chill Food Court:



Gluten Free:
Note: All pizza's are now available on gluten free base

Soup: Fresh, Homemade Soup     4.50€
Tomato & basil, served with brown soda bread

Quiches: Served with Salad         6.95€
Quiche Lorraine, smoked bacon & onion
Goats cheese & spinach

Gourmet Sausage Rolls             8.95€                     
Chorizo & black pudding
Roast garlic & pork


Chef Sambo                                                
Cajun chicken wrap, cheddar, mixed peppers         6.00€ 
Moroccan spiced falafel, vegan seeded bap,
smash avocado & rocket                                      7.50€ 

Nachos
Chilli Beef nanchos, salted tortilla chips, red onion &
pepper salsa, mature cheddar, guacamole and sour cream  9.95€ 

What else is on offer in our food court





Getting Here:

Traveling by Train
There are approx. 20 times daily between Dublin & Portarlington
And approx 10 trains daily from Cork, Galway & Limerick
The Train station is just a 20min walk from Solas
See map below for directions (Yellow Line)

Traveling by Bus
Dublin Coach runs a shuttle bus service to & from Monasterevin
This bus leaves Monasterevin at ten to the hour, Every hour until 10pm
The bus stops Tom Carey's Grocery Store.
This shop is a 20min walk to Solas
See map below for directions (Purple Line)

Traveling by Car or Private Coach (From Dublin)
We are located on the Dublin Rd (also called the Lea Rd or Monasterevin Rd R420)
We have a spacious car park & overflow car parks suited to cars, buses & coaches
From Dublin Exit the M7 motorway at Monasterevin , continue through Monasterevin & follow the R420 to Portarlington
See map below for directions (Blue Line)

Traveling by Car or Private Coach (From Cork, Limerick, Kilkenny)
We are located on the Dublin Rd (also called the Lea Rd or Monasterevin Rd R420)
We have a spacious car park & overflow car parks suited to cars, buses & coaches
From Cork, Limerick, Kilkenny Exit the M7 motorway at Portlaoise (Junction 16), Take R44 then R419 Folllowing signs Portarlington
Continue Past Emo & turn right at Blackhall bridge, turning onto canal road. Continue straight until you reach a T junction. Turn right on R420
See map below for directions (Green Line)

Traveling by Car or Private Coach (From Mayo, Galway)
We are located on the Dublin Rd (also called the Lea Rd or Monasterevin Rd R420)
We have a spacious car park & overflow car parks suited to cars, buses & coaches
From Mayo, Galway, Exit the M6 motorway for Tullamore, Portlaoise (Junction 16), Take R44 then R419 Folllowing signs Portarlington
Continue Past Emo & turn right at Blackhall bridge, turning onto canal road. Continue straight until you reach a T junction. Turn right on R420
See map below for directions (Red Line)
Contact Solas