SOLAS Bank Holiday Weekend – TV Cameras, Farmers’ Market & Jazz


RTE TV cameras made a welcome return to SOLAS last weekend when on Friday 22 July the crew filming the 3-part environmental programme ‘What Planet are you on?’ followed the Ryan family from Portarlington as they visited SOLAS to shop at a specially convened Farmers Market featuring ‘The Red Shed Organic farm’, ‘Taste of Laois’ and ‘Refillz’ stalls. The Ryan’s next moved to the Food Court to choose from the food menu which clearly indicated which options had low carbon footprint.   


            David Maher Co-owner of SOLAS explains “we are so grateful to Naomi and her family for making the film crew aware of what we are doing here at SOLAS which led to us being included in the programme. The weather, atmosphere and crowd on the day made this a really special event which I believe will come across brilliantly on TV. It is yet another milestone in our journey to make SOLAS a national destination for sustainable living”

The show is due air in October 2022 as part of science week.



Our Featured option this week is:

  • Grilled Halloumi burger with crispy onions and tomato salsa

Other Specials for the weekend:


  • Pancakes with Nutella or Berries
  • Halloumi Burger
  • Avocado Toast
  • French Toast
  • BBQ burger
  • Beetroot and Feta Cheese Salad


SOLAS Events


  • Bank Holiday Monday 1 August 2-4pm: Join Jazz Musician Mario for an afternoon of relaxing jazzy tunes (Free Event)
  • Wednesday 3 August: Finlay's Fresh whole milk 'Moo Cow' automatic glass bottle milk and milkshake dispensing machine is due to be installed @ SOLAS. See Instagram @moo_cow_fresh_milk. The hope is to have it fully operational by mid-August
  • Saturday 6 August 2-6pm: Agri Innovation Development Workshop Free Event aimed at the local farming and food producing community
  • Sunday 7th August: Clothes Swap as part of our Craft Market. To be part of this contact Georgina on                                                                             


Weekly Farmers’ Market

  • This Saturday 30 July 10am-2pm will see a sold-out market full range of bakery, fresh meat, fish and organic beef.  As ever the focus of the market is on fresh, local and organic


SOLAS – Plants

This week is a planting combination of the week! Beautiful mix of blues, purple and orange such as our Crocosmia 'George Davidson' Montretia or our Salvia 'Rockin Sky Blue'. Perfect for a late summer border and also very popular for bees. As ever our team of horticulturists will be on hand this bank Holiday weekend.

SOLAS – Shop

Our featured shop product this week is our range of Metal wall art panels. These decorative garden features are perfect on a rendered wall or used as a backdrop for luscious planting. Available in store and online


SOLAS Weather

The weather for the weekend is again forecast to be warm, a little cloudy but dry


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