WHAT IS THE RELEVANCE OF ECOVILLAGE IN THESE CHALLENGING TIMES? KAREN LITFIN University of Washington, Author of ‘Ecovillages: Lessons for Sustainable Community’JULIE LOCKETT Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread School, Resident of Cloughjordan EcovillageJONATHAN DAWSON Schumacher College, Former President of the Global Ecovillage NetworkAround the world ecovillages have acted as micro-laboratories and destinations for learning how […]
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The event the format of initial short reflections from four ecovillagers on living and working in the ecovillage, followed by a panel of supporters reflecting on the importance of the ecovillage, its challenges moving forward and the lessons it offers wider society.
Minister Eamonn Ryan opens the event.
The six panel members include:
Mary Murphy, Maynooth University, Tim Crowley of Martello Low-Carbon, Anne Dolan of Mary Immaculate, Paul Kenny of the TEA, Heather Sullivan, SUNY Potsdam, Ger Darcy, Tipperary County Council and Karen Ciesielski of the IEN.
Find out more – click here The Cloughjordan Ecovillage models the transition to a low-carbon society. What’s unique about the initiative?The Cloughjordan Ecovillage models the transition to a low-carbon society and shares its learning through various educational activities. With 55 low-carbon homes, a carbon-neutral district heating system, a community farm, green enterprise centre, a planned […]
As you may not be able to visit us this year, you can now learn with us directly through our online webinar series, bringing the lessons of Cloughjordan Ecovillage to you. Our new modules are designed to facilitate online learning; featuring introductory sessions to more in depth modules, we offer interactive presentations and facilitated conversations […]
Listen to Recording THE FUTURE THAT AWAITS US with Kim Stanley Robinson A conversation with acclaimed science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson, marking the forthcoming publication of his new book The Ministry for the Future (Orbit, 2020) and the launch of Communities for Future. Amid the anxiety of Covid, we risk losing sight of the greater […]
Listen to Recording IRISH AND ECOLOGY / An Ghaeilge agus an Éiceolaíocht / DEEP LISTENING SERIES https://youtu.be/ViGH4C6PLNE ——————————————–
As you can’t visit us during the current Covid-19 restrictions, you can now explore the Ecovillage from home. Take a stroll around Cloughjordan Ecovillage on a sunny afternoon in April 2020 during the lockdown. Meet some of our members, explore the land and hear about the many ideas and projects you’ll find here that make our […]
“The Path of Ecovillages” documentary gives an opportunity to discover the worldview and the philosophy of life shared by inhabitants of ecovillages from 9 different countries: Ireland, Canada, USA, Bolivia, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, India, and France. By Fanny Boegeat and Yoan Svejcar.
Due to present circumstances and in line with government advice all events will be postponed until further notice.
REGENERATIVE & COOPERATIVE APPROACHES TO FOOD Saturday 7th March – with additional Friday evening and Sunday events. WeCreate Workspace & Cloughjordan Community Farm, Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Tipperary, Ireland COLLABORATIVE DISTRIBUTION I POLICY MATTERS I FOOD SOVEREIGNTY I BETTER FARMING Facebook Event Full Schedule PDF Everyone is encouraged to book through NOTS Bookings will further enable […]
Seeking Hope in Dark Times – Being Present EXPLORE THE CHALLENGES OF CLIMATE CHANGE – SOW THE SEEDS OF AN ACTIVE HOPE Saturday 4th April 2020, Heritage Museum, Cloughjordan 11:00 to 4:30 Seeking Hope in Dark Times – Grounding Hope Saturday 9th May 2020, WeCreate, Cloughjordan Ecovillage 11:00 to 4:30 Faced with the stark […]
Save the date for the next SpeakEATsy on April 18th in Cloughjordan Ecovillage. Places strictly limited to 60. Event details to follow soon. This convivial evening is hosted by Ollie Moore, Mel White, and Davie Philip with a sumptuous meal, led by Johanna Taferner of the Night Orchard, using spectacular, seasonal ingredients from Cloughjordan Community […]
Walking a Sacred Path WORLD LABYRINTH DAY Saturday 2nd May 2020 WeCreate, Cloughjordan Ecovillage 12noon – 1:30pm Join us for an introductory talk and presentation on Labyrinths, followed by an opportunity for a guided walk of our 7 Circuit Celtic Labyrinth. Labyrinths are part of our ancient yet living traditions. In community with Labyrinth Walkers […]
Michael Cronin (1776 Professor of French, TCD, Ollamh le Fraincis 1776, Coláiste na Tríonóide) April 2020 Michael Cronin will give a bilingual talk on the subject of his new book on Irish and ecology in which he argues that endangered languages like Irish ‘offer a way of engaging with the non-human world which can teach […]
Elements of Change Festival WE’RE GOING TO PARTY LIKE IT’S 2029! Saturday 27th June and Sunday 28th June 2020 Cloughjordan Ecovillage In 2029 we’ll be on the cusp of the 12 year deadline set by the IPCC. What will the world look like? We’ll need: collaboration, community resilience, arts & expression, music & dance, food […]
Circle Dance weekendon 15th and 16th February 2020 – Sunday workshop led by Tony Wrench & Faith – St. Kieran’s Hall, Cloughjordan Saturday : 7.30pm to 10.30pm – an evening of guided harmony singing and dancing -take part or sit back and enjoy! €10 Sunday afternoon : 2.30 to 5.30pm – Circle dance workshop €10 […]
Saturday 2nd November I Cloughjordan Ecovillage Finding Signs of Hope Amid Climate Despair11.00 – 14.00 I WeCreate Through reflection and conversations, a keynote by Peadar Kirby and discussion with members of Cloughjordan Ecovillage and XR, this session will explore what brings us hope and how we might face eco-anxiety and climate despair. Price €10 (Free for Ecovillage & Farm […]
This family-friendly festival weaves a spectrum of elements together for a unique programme of events. From scheduled workshops to Open Space, from walks and talks to collaboratively walking our talk and from musical treats to revolutionary feats – counter the culture of passive audience and bring this community festival to life! Come on the train […]
COMMUNITY REVITALISATION THROUGH COOPERATIVE APPROACHES TO FARMING AND FOOD. WHEN: SATURDAY 23rd MARCH 2019 WHERE: WeCreate Workspace & Cloughjordan Community Farm, Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Tipperary, Ireland BOOK NOW – CLICK HERE Feeding Ourselves is the annual conference that brings together agro-ecological farmers, community food advocates and anyone with an interest in good food, good farming and community […]
The Joint Oireachtas Committee on climate action visited Cloughjordan Ecovillage recently as part of a wider field trip to explore the energy transition in Tipperary. The committee has been charged with coming up with proposals based on the 13 recommendations of the Citizens Assembly on climate change. On a tour of the ecovillage resident Iva […]
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The 3rd annual Apple Festival and Community Fair takes place in the ecovillage at Cloughjordan. This festival, which coincides with the European Day of Sustainable Communities, celebrates the yield of apples, those that tend to the trees, who work the land and those who create delicious food. The day features a number of talks, workshops and […]
Lessons from the Amazon – A Talk with Nicola Peel followed by conversation with Iva Pocock Nicola Peel has worked in the Ecuadorian Amazon for 18 years. She has helped find solutions to oil spills and turning waste into a useful resource. Iva Pocock is a journalist living in Cloughjordan who works with community led […]
Join us for an inspiring conversation with Sinéad Cullen : artist and environmental architect and John Shiel : Narara Ecovillage, Australia. Followed by a conversation led by Davie Philip. Thursday August 23rd 2018 I 7.30pm – 9.00pm WeCreate Workspace I Cloughjordan Ecovillage FINDING SOLUTIONS INSPIRING PEOPLE Sinéad Cullen has a passion to learn how we build and sustain resilient […]
Join us for the Feeding Ourselves gathering! See Full Schedule This is the annual coming together of small farmers, community food advocates and anyone with an interest in good food, good farming and rural revitalisation. This year’s focus is on community supported agriculture, cooperation, regenerative agriculture, citizen science, better agri-food policies and other people and planet […]
A talk and conversation with Pádraic Fogarty, author of ‘Whittled Away’, on the Cloughjordan Community Amphitheatre. 15.00: Tour of Ecovillage leaving from Sheelagh na Gig bookshop on Main Street 16.00: Talk in the Cloughjordan Community Amphitheatre A tour of the ecovillage followed by a talk in the new Cloughjordan Community Amphitheatre with Pádraic Fogarty, author […]
The Ecovillage is located in the heart of Cloughjordan, a small rural town in Co. Tipperary. It is a vibrant, sustainable neighbourhood currently home to 100 adults and 35 children living in 55 low-energy homes with a renewable energy heating system, edible landscapes, community gardens, and allotments. Among the ecosystem of organisations based in Cloughjordan […]
Exploring new models of housing, smaller homes and more liveable neighbourhoods for healthier and more sustainable local communities. In an era of housing crises, ecological deterioration and social fragmentation, the need for more sociable, affordable and sustainable housing is vital. Co-housing has become mainstream in many European countries but is relatively new to Ireland. Groups […]
Complementary beer from the award winning White Gypsy Brewery. A delicious shared Community Farm meal by Night Orchard Spoken word poetry from Mel White and Dave Rock Live music from Nicantsaoi(aka Maggie McEntee) and Roj Light Conversation with US community activist Brittney Johnson Pressure Drop DJs to finish Saturday 7th April | 19.00 till late […]
On Saturday 4th November 2017 a FULL MOON story telling event was held by the ‘Dark Sky Group’ in the new Skybowl Garden in the Ecovillage. We would like to thank the performers on the night: Bee Leitner, Mel White, Andrew Lummis and Nigel Quinlan who ended the story telling with a rollicking tale. Many thanks to John […]
Features citizen soil scientist, David Beacher and the Cloughjordan community farm’s own Kevin Dudley. This afternoon event is aimed at food growers, farmers and other people interested in soil and agroecology. It will introduce the GROW Observatory is an EU-wide project supporting the emergence of a citizens’ movement to share knowledge and help monitor our […]