I was lucky enough to have my name drawn for an allotment near thomond park. Only 35 available. I think about 160 people (maybe more) applied. Problem is, Limerick city coucil are charging 200 euro per year for it and it's only 7m x 1.5m.
I'm pretty sure my brother in law gets his one in London for about 20 quid a year and it's nearly half an acre.
Reckon I'd have to grow a lot of exotic veg to get my money's worth...
I'm inclined to tell them I'm not interested so that someone else who's willing to pay that kind of extortion can have my plot & have a chance to grow a few spuds.