Falling Fruit 2019

Falling Fruit Project 2019

2019 Launch -15 August 2019

Falling Fruit is warming up for the 2019 season of fruit harvesting for charities. This is our fifth year in operation and huge thanks is due to the wonderful volunteers and donors who have kept it going and to the charities who distribute the fruit to people in need. With your help we can make 2019 a very fruitful year 💚
To see how you can help us this year please visit our website – //www.fallingfruit.ie/get-involved/
We would like to find individuals or groups around the country that could organise the Falling Fruit initiative locally. These could be Tidy Towns groups, environmental groups or outdoor activity groups 💚
If you would like apples for home use – making apple cider vinegar or cider, chutneys, etc. – we will be happy to provide you with all you need in return for a donation to a charity. This worked beautifully last year 💚
To donate your crop, to volunteer or to help in any way please email bernie@fallingfruit.ie Thanks in advance.

29 August 2019 

Picking begins – in Ranelagh! Huge thanks to Tiina who did great work and donors – the Noonan O’Donovan Family and the O’Sullivan Family in Ranelagh. Fruit went to Penny Dinners and the Macro Community Resource Centre.

31 August 2019

A lovely afternoon picking apples in Rathfarnham. Many thanks to the Paic Brophy family for the donation and for helping with the picking. Volunteers Patricia, Catalina and Catalin travelled some distance to help – huge appreciation! Ruth very kindly transported the fruit from Rathfarnham to Dublin 3. Fruit will go to Little Sisters of the Poor and to KARE Social Services on Monday and some windfalls will go to Dublin City Farm. Huge thanks to all involved!

2 September 2019 

Apples from Rathfarnham were delivered to KARE in Raheny today for Meals on Wheels. Huge thanks to Theresa Burton who stored and delivered the fruit!


5 September 2019

Huge thanks to these wonderful Falling Fruit Friends who went out of their way to get a fresh tasty fruit donation to a charity – Patricia, Deirdre, Jeff and Pawel – picking and transporting! Apples gratefully received from Brenda in Glenageary and Margaret in Dundrum. Charity – a Community Outreach Centre in Tallaght. 

7 September 2019

At Airfield Food Festival

13 September 2019

A fabulous lunchtime fruit picking event at British Embassy Dublin today. Huge thanks to the Embassy for the generous donation of delicious apples. Many thanks to volunteers Patricia and Ilona and the Embassy staff who picked the fruit and Patricia who delivered it to FoodCloud.

19 September 2019

Fruitful Wednesday – we visited Lynn and Clive in beautiful Kilquade in Wicklow and had a glorious morning picking a rich crop of apples. Huge thanks for the donation and to volunteers Ilona and Richard. Special thanks to Ilona who transported the fruit to FoodCloud.

19 September 2019

Today we had a very friendly and fruitful pick at Intel in Leixlip. Our fantastic volunteers, Ilona, Ruth and Michelle were helped by an able Intel team on this glorious sunny morning. Great appreciation for the donation. Ilona again kindly took care of the delivery. Special thanks to Ciara Beausang who suggested this! All fruit went to FoodCloud.

Intel 24 September 2019

“We recently partnered with Falling Fruit Ireland to harvest apples from a 300-year-old orchard that is located at our Leixlip campus. The apples collected will be shared with FoodCloud who work to provide surplus food to local charities”

30 September 2019

Falling Fruit participating in TCD event – a talk and an info stand. 

10 October 2019

We are very grateful for the generous donation of apples from the RHSI Walled Garden at Russborough House in Blessington this week – 12 crates – kindly picked by the garden volunteers. The fantastic FoodCloud people collected and transported apples for juicing. Huge thanks to all involved!

10 October 2019

Camphill Community Mountshannon fruit picking in Clonlara today!
Falling Fruit was very grateful for an apple offer from Geraldine in Clonlara, Limerick – 6 trees. We connected her with a wonderful community – Camphill – in Co. Clare who picked the fruit for juicing. We hope that this will be a fruitful connection for next year and further!

27 October 2019

A golden autumn day picking apples in Sutton. Huge thanks to donor Desmond Stark and to volunteers Helen, Pat, Catalina and Catalin who picked and to Helen and Pat for transporting the apples. Fruit will go to KARE in Raheny on Tuesday and some to Tom for private use in exchange for a donation to Inner City Helping Homeless. Huge thanks to all!

31 October 2019

A great apple morning in Donabate – generous donation of apples from Beaverstown Golf Club. Huge thanks to the members who picked and to Margaret who contacted Falling Fruit initially with the offer.

1 November 2019

One of our final fruit picks of the 2019 season perhaps – wonderful mild and sunny morning at UCD orchard picking apples. We are as always hugely grateful for the donation – thanks to David and to Bredagh who made it possible. I cannot thank our fantastic volunteers enough for all their work – Deirdre, Geraldine, Patricia and Roger Yates. Special thanks to Roger Yates who transported yesterday’s pick and today’s to FoodCloud in Tallaght today. We delivered 600Kg approx – for juicing. Other apples will go for private use in exchange for a donation to a charity. And of course, we have windfalls for our friends at Back Into Daylight Animal Sanctuary and Child Vision 


2 November 2019

 Special delivery this morning – apples for the horses at the Equine Centre in ChildVision Drumcondra. Thanks to Roger Yates for the transport.


5 November 2019

Delighted to deliver a cash donation to Inner City Helping Homeless today. Falling Fruit provided 50Kg of apples to James for personal use and in return he donated €60 for charity. This was our second such donation – previously Tom donated €65 for 65Kg of apples for charity making a total of €125. Huge thanks to James and Tom and the kind apple donors – Beaverstown Golf Course and Desmond Stark.


9 November 2019

1,500 Kg approx of fruit (apples and pears) prevented from going to waste by Falling Fruit this year. 1,200 Kg apples were juiced for charity. The last of our apples were distributed this week – delighted that some will go to @MyLovelyHorseRescue thanks to Katarina Kmecovana. Huge thanks is due to the wonderful volunteers who picked the fruit and often transported it. Special thanks to the donors and to the charities, especially FoodCloud who supported us!


21 December 2019

Greeting for the Solstice and the Season of Goodwill and a huge thanks to all of you who helped promote and support the Falling Fruit Project this year by sharing posts, ‘liking’, commenting, spreading the word offline and for all the goodwill you generated around it.
Merry Christmas – Happy Holiday, from Bernie and the Apple Crew!