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Popular County Antrim Sunflower Field announces opening date

The massively popular Portglenone Sunflower Field has finally announced a definite opening date for 2021 which will be welcome news to sunflower lovers and selfie snappers.

Damian and Karen McAllister who own the field and host the fundraising spectacle every year have said that they will be open for everyone to visit from tomorrow (Saturday 21 August), from 10am - 8pm everyday. This year all funds raised from the Sunflower Field will go to a charity that is close to the family’s heart.

Karen commented:

“Our charity this year is Bowel Cancer UK in memory of my lovely Mammy who I lost 3 months ago to this disease. It was her wish that we open the field this year for this charity.”



• The Portglenobe Sunflower Field is open everyday from 10am - 8pm.

• There is no need to book, but please adhere to the Covid-19 guidelines.

• Dogs are allowed as long as they are on a lead and stick to the paths provided throughout the fields. Please bring poop bags, and please dispose of these in the bins provided.

• Entry prices are: Adults £2.50, children (Under 16) £1.50. Please bring correct amount of money. No card machine is available.

• The field is on the Gortgole Road in Portglenone, about 3 miles from the town on the left hand side. If you GOOGLE ‘Sunflower Field August’, it will show on your maps for directions.

• Parking is road side. There is a field for parking, but is weather permitted.

• Please wear suitable footwear and be prepared for all weathers.

• There are no refreshments at the field but there are a few places in Portglenone where you can go if you fancy a bite to eat. Please use the bins provided for rubbish.

• There are no toilets at the field. There are public toilets in Portglenone or in the cafes in the town.


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