Irish Seed Savers Association

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Irish Seed Savers Association exists as a living testimony to the richness and wealth of the agricultural legacy of our ancestors. Irish Seed Savers Association was founded by Anita Hayes in 1991. The work was initially done on a small farm in Co. Carlow before moving to Capparoe, Scarriff, Co.Clare in 1996.
ISSA now have an eight hectare site in Co. Clare with purpose built facilities. We have a seed bank containing in excess of 600 rare and endangered vegetable varieties. We also have native woodland, an apple orchard and nursery. There are presently three Richel polytunnels and one greenhouse. Recently we were donated a container which is being converted into a special room for seed drying.