Entries by Maggie McEntee

Féile na nÚLL 2021 – The Community Apple Festival. Saturday the 18th & 19th of September – Cloughjordan Ecovillage

Part of the European Day for Sustainable Communities.A CELEBRATION OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES TAKING ACTION FOR A HEALTHIER, FAIRER, REGENERATIVE EUROPE. Saturday 18th September  I 19.00 to 22.00 I €10.00 Cloughjordan Community Amphitheatre, Cloughjordan Ecovillage SHAKALAK I THE WOOD OF O I SPOKEN WORD WITH  MEL WHITE AND JOHN CUMMINS I DJ OLLIE MOORE I STORIES AND […]

Ecovillages and the Low Carbon Transition | Deep Listening Series 5

Listen to the next episode in the Deep Listening Series:

Ecovillages and the Low Carbon Transition | Deep Listening Episode 5


With Anitra Nelson, Australian author and activist, Duncan Stewart, TV presenter and environmentalist, Sean McCabe from the TASC Climate Justice Centre, and Fran Whitlock from GEN Europe in discussion on the possible role that ecovillages play in the low carbon transition.Anitra Nelson is an Australian author and activist who has written extensively on housing and the low-carbon transition and who has visited our ecovillage. Her book Small Is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet, features examples from a range of countries on how ‘eco-collaborative housing’ can address the great social, economic and sustainability challenges that we face today.
Duncan Stewart is an award-winning architect and television producer and a leading Irish advocate for climate action and community.

Sean McCabe is the Executive Manager of the TASC Climate Justice Centre working on a participative decision-making mode that gives people and communities ownership of the transition to a zero carbon society.

Fran Whitlock is the Communications Manager of Global Ecovillage Network Europe. From 2019 to 2021 she was a council member and Co-President of ECOLISE.eu – The European Network of Community-Led Initiatives for Climate Action and Sustainability.

Through exchanging different views of the subject, this webinar enriches our understanding of the major challenges we all face in moving to a low-carbon society.



The Relevance of Ecovillages in these Challenging Times | Deep Listening Series 4

WHAT IS THE RELEVANCE OF ECOVILLAGE IN THESE CHALLENGING TIMES? Cloughjordan Ecovillage | Deep Listening Series | Episode 4  What is the Relevance of Ecovillages in these Challenging Times?  Around the world ecovillages have acted as micro-laboratories and destinations for learning how we build sustainable communities and make the transition to a low carbon and […]

Listen to Twenty Years a-Growing | Celebrating 20 Years of Cloughjordan Ecovillage

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.

Cloughjordan Ecovillage Finalist in Transformative Cities People’s Choice Award

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 […]

New Online Webinars| Education in Sustainability

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 […]

The Future that Awaits Us/Cloughjordan Ecovillage/Deep Listening Series with Kim Stanley Robinson

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 […]

Bringing the Ecovillage to you…

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

“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.

Feeding Ourselves | 7th March 2020

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 […]

SpeakEATsy | April 18th in Cloughjordan Ecovillage.

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 – Cloughjordan Ecovillage 12noon – 1:30pm

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 […]

Irish and Ecology/An Ghaeilge agus an Éiceolaíocht, Friday 22nd May | 8:00pm | The Heritage Museum, Cloughjordan

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 […]

Circle Dance Weekend

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 […]

Events in Cloughjordan Ecovillage 02nd Nov 2019

  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 […]

Feeding Ourselves 2019 conference – 23rd March 2019

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 […]

Feile na n’Ull, Apple Festival – 22nd September 2018

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 […]

ECOLearn – Better Ways of Living, 23rd August 2018, Wecreate Cloughjordan Ecovillage

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 […]

Feeding Ourselves: Rural Revitalisation through a Cooperative Approach to Farming and Food – 26th & 27th May 2018

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 […]

Restoring Biological Diversity, Strengthening our Resilience – Sunday 27th May 2018

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 […]

ECOlearn – An Ecovillage Experience – Saturday 2nd June 2018, Wecreate, Cloughjordan Ecovillage

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 […]

Housing Ourselves: A cooperative approach to regenerating, redesigning and reimagining housing – Saturday 9th June 2018, WeCreate, Cloughjordan Ecovillage

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 […]

PAST EVENT: SpeakEatsy: A Convivial Evening – Sat 7th April 2018

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 […]

Dark Skies Event in the Ecovillage

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 […]

The Soil Salon Convergence Event @ WeCreate Cloughjordan Ecovillage, 30 September 2017

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 […]