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Cloughjordan eco-village makes slow progress due to economic downturn

2/2/2015 | Authur: Shane Harrison

…Five years ago I visited Ireland’s first eco-village at Cloughjordan in County Tipperary and I recently returned to see how the experiment has developed…

Irish Times

Built to last: at home in Ireland’s first ecovillage

27/5/2014  | Author: Brian Keane

…Ireland is in the throes of another housing crisis. Conventional housing is wasteful. If Cloughjordan is a viable model for a new, resilient Ireland, capable of facing whatever the future has in store, why is it not being considered as a working template as we prepare to build again?…..

Irish Independent

On the edge of a Utopia in Rural Ireland. An Irish town is reinventing itself with a self-sustainable ‘model community’

2/2/2014 | Author: Ciaran Walsh

…Utopias have a bad history. Describing a housing estate in a small town in Co Tipperary as Utopian might seem like a bad joke, except that the same development was awarded a gold medal at the UN-backed International Awards for Liveable Communities (LivCom) in December….

Irish Independent

29/11/2013 | Author: Douglas Dalby

A New Concept in House Building

….Closer to home, in Co Tipperary, the eco-village in Cloughjordan is probably the most famous citizen development in Ireland to date. The site comprises almost 70 acres; a third of it residential…..

Irish Independent

23/5/2011 | Author: John Meagher

Welcome to the (eco)friendliest village in the country. One of the last vibrant building sites in Ireland is breathing life into its area

…Reams of scaffolding, dozens of builders in fluorescent bibs, the persistent din of construction. It reads like a memory of those heady Celtic Tiger days when house-building seemed to be our national hobby. And for the country as a whole, building work on such a large scale is a thing of the past — a relic of a different age. But there is one part of Ireland where residential construction is enjoying a boom. Welcome to Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary….

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