EcoLearn 2016 Programme of Events

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April 2016

Saturday 2nd April

Bees & Willow

11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm, €10 including tea & honeycake

Creating living willow fencing with Lian Callaghan & planting bee-friendly flower beds in former Nursery.
Participants will receive priority purchase of surplus honey when available.
The purpose of the living willow fence is to create a protective boundary around the apiary, to provide early pollen and to encourage the bees to fly high on leaving the hives.
Please support this initiative to help create a Community Apiary that demonstrates best practice in Cloughjordan.
To book your place please call Tara 087 743 4117 or Veronica 086 085 1576

Saturday 2nd April
Introduction to Baking Real Bread
11am – 5.45pm Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread school €95 incl. lunch

This course will give you a fundamental understanding of the best types of flours to use, how to get the best results baking in your home oven and how to best incorporate home baking into your daily routine. It is suitable for complete beginners as well as the more experienced home baker who is looking to enhance and deepen their skills.
You will bring home with you a selection of breads, fresh sourdough starter and the confidence to bake real bread at home!
http://www.riotrye.ie/book/#/

Wednesday 6th April
Ecovillage Learning Community
Measuring our Ecological Footprint: Learning the Lessons
7.30 WeCreate Workspace. Donation

This session will examine what we can learn from the measurement of our EF, focusing on the five components of our consumption impacts: energy, waste, food, transport and water. Discussion will draw on the results for the ecovillage as a whole; members who got their individual household EFs are invited to share the lessons to help enrich and deepen what we can learn. All attending will be encouraged to offer their lessons. The objective is to arrive at a deeper understanding of what we can all learn from each other. Dr Vincent Carragher, who carried out the measurement of the EF for us, has kindly agreed to participate in these sessions. He will give an initial overview of the distinctive features of the ecovillage’s EF and will lead the discussion.

Saturday 9th April

Sourdough Course
11am – 5.45pm Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread school €95 incl. lunch

You will gain an understanding of how to blend flours and flavours and refresh your sourdough starters. Using temperature and various fermentation techniques, you will learn how to work with the subtle and complex textures, flavours and forms of your breads.
You will bring home with you a selection of breads, fresh sourdough starter and the confidence to bake real bread at home!
http://www.riotrye.ie/book/#/

Beginning Thursday 21st April
Unconsciously Awake

An 8 week course in Lucid Dreaming and Mindful Sleeping

Donation-based, 11am – 12.15pm, Thursdays, Venue TBC

An introductory course to explore lucid dreaming and bring curiosity & awareness to the subtleties of sleep. (A lucid dream is a dream in which you realise you’re dreaming while actually sound asleep) Learn to remember your dreams, extend some awareness into the usual unconscious ‘black out’ period of sleeping and make some use of the third of our day we usually switch off for.
Using these practices of the night, we can bring a rich curiosity to going to sleep and use this state to explore the depths of our unconscious mind for learning, self growth and, of course, fun! – Allowing the night to be of more benefit to our waking lives than simply getting a good night’s sleep.
For more details or simply interested in lucid dreaming, contact Aaron 087 7661667

Thursday 21st April
Measuring our Ecological Footprint: Planning to reduce our impact.
7.30 WeCreate Workspace. Donation

This session will discuss ways we can together reduce our EF, drawing on the lessons of the previous session. Vincent will offer some ideas as to what we could do. The objective is to elaborate a plan to reduce our EF and to decide on when we are going to measure it again with a view to finding evidence of our success.

Saturday 23rd April
Sourdough Course
11am – 5.45pm Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread school €95 incl. lunch

You will gain an understanding of how to blend flours and flavours and refresh your sourdough starters. Using temperature and various fermentation techniques, you will learn how to work with the subtle and complex textures, flavours and forms of your breads.
You will bring home with you a selection of breads, fresh sourdough starter and the confidence to bake real bread at home!
http://www.riotrye.ie/book/#/

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th April
Permaculture Design Course FETAC (QQI) L5 (Weekend 1)
Cultivate Course at WeCreate Workspace

This QQI L5 registered Permaculture Design Course provides participants with a balanced combination of theory and outdoor practical place-based learning. The course emphasises both ecological and social permaculture covering topics such as perennial plants, agro-forestry, soil health and new ways of thinking about land management. A lively, participatory and thought-provoking experience is guaranteed.
http://cultivate.ie/permaculture/1240-permaculture-design-course-level-5-at-cloughjordan-ecovillage
For more details and booking contact Philippa at philippa@cultivate.ie or on 0505 56060

Sunday 24th April
Food Sovereignty Proclamation Meal (#FoodSov)
Time & Venue TBC

Meet, eat and tweet: “a fair, eco friendly, local meal” hosted as part of the #FoodSov social media movement in support of The Irish Food Sovereignty Proclamation; how we value our local food, our agriculture systems and our communities and how we want to change them for the better.
For more information:
http://www.foodsovereigntyireland.org/proclamation.html
http://olivermoore.blogspot.ie/2016/03/april-24th-irelands-food-sovereignty.html

Sunday 24th April
Farm Members Meeting & Food Sovereignty Lunch
Midday at Djangos Hostel



Tuesday 26th April
Learning Journey To Cloughjordan Ecovillage
For Community Groups Based in Clare

Cultivate in association with Clare County Council

This unique experience for PPN members will visit Cloughjordan Ecovillage to see the many environmental features, and to explore

how we improve participation in the development of sustainable communities and the local economy.
To book a free place contact Cepta McDonagh – Environment Section, Clare County Council, envawareness@clarecoco.ie

Wednesday 27th April
Learning Journey To Cloughjordan Ecovillage
For Community Groups Based in County Limerick

Cultivate in association with Limerick County Council

This unique experience for PPN members will visit Cloughjordan Ecovillage to see the many environmental features, and to explore
how we improve participation in the development of sustainable communities and the local economy.
To book a free place contact Sinead McDonnell – Environmental Awareness Officer, Limerick County Council
sinead.mcdonnell@limerick.ie

Thursday 28th April
Learning Journey To Cloughjordan Ecovillage
For Community Groups Based in County Tipperary

Cultivate in association with Tipperary County Council

This unique experience for PPN members will visit Cloughjordan Ecovillage to see the many environmental features, and to explore
how we improve participation in the development of sustainable communities and the local economy.
To book a free place contact Corena Ward, Tipperary PPN Coordinator, ppntipperary@gmail.com

Saturday 30th April
An Enquiry into A New Story for Humanity

Cloughjordan Ecovillage – 19.00-22.00 – Venue TBA

This feature length film offers a gateway into the evolutionary consciousness that will propel us as a species to recognise and embody our interdependence in harmony with the planet and in partnership with all life. Featuring Satish Kumar, Elisabet Sahtouris, Charles Eisenstein and many more.

May 2016

Sunday 1st May
Revolutionary Vision 1916 and 2016: Thomas MacDonagh’s Legacy
Fís Réabhlóide 1916 agus 2016: Oidhreacht Thomás MhicDhonnacha

The Ecovillage session in the Cloughjordan Honours Thomas MacDonagh Weekend.
15.30 Bilingual Tour of the Ecovillage leaving from Sheelagh na Gig on Cloughjordan Main Street
16.30 Presentation in the Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre
The weekend is a celebration of the heritage and culture of Cloughjordan and legacy of Thomas MacDonagh. In this bilingual talk, Professor Peadar Kirby will compare the vision that motivated Thomas MacDonagh and his comrades with the vision that motivates the promoters of the ecovillage today. He will examine the lessons we can learn from the life and work of Thomas MacDonagh.

Sa chaint dátheangach seo, déanfaidh an tOllamh Peadar Kirby comparáid idir an fhís a spreag Tomás MacDonnacha agus a chomrádaithe céad bliain ó sin agus an fhís a spreagann lucht an éiceaphobail sa lá atá inniu ann. Scrúdóidh sé na ceachtanna is féidir linn a fhoghlaim óna shaol agus a shaothair.
For more information on the full weekend programmel please contact the Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre http://www.macdonaghheritage.ie

Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May
‘Sharing the Music’ Training with Susie Ro Prater
Django’s Hostel & WeCreate Workspace – €280

A weekend residential training for aspiring Harmony Singing facilitators and choir leaders.
limited to 20 participants – FULLY BOOKED!

Monday 2nd May
Harmony Singing Workshop with Susie Ro Prater
11am to 5pm, Cloughjordan Methodist Hall

€45 waged/€35 unwaged, student, retired (cost includes a light lunch)
Booking deposit required – Email Jenny Fahy to book info@jennyfahy.com or phone 086 3123429

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th May
Permaculture Design Course FETAC (QQI) L5 (Weekend 2)
Cultivate Course at WeCreate Workspace

This QQI L5 registered Permaculture Design Course provides participants with a balanced combination of theory and outdoor practical place-based learning. The course emphasises both ecological and social permaculture covering topics such as perennial plants, agro-forestry, soil health and new ways of thinking about land management. A lively, participatory and thought-provoking experience is guaranteed.
http://cultivate.ie/permaculture/1240-permaculture-design-course-level-5-at-cloughjordan-ecovillage
For more details and booking contact Philippa at philippa@cultivate.ie or on 0505 56060

Wednesday 11th May
Housing Ourselves Co-operatively
Cloughjordan CoHousing in association with Cultivate
10am – 5pm – WeCreate Workspace

New models of housing will be needed in order to ensure homes for people on lower incomes and to contribute to mitigating the effects of climate change. Following on from last year’s ‘Housing Ourselves Co-operatively’ held in October 2015, this event will comprise of a series of discussions with keynote presentations from people involved in the various aspects of developing Co-Housing schemes. Cloughjordan Co-Housing has been working on designing and financing a Co-Housing scheme in Cloughjordan Ecovillage. We would like to share our progress as well as progress being achieved by other groups in Ireland on the various aspects and elements entailed in making Co-Housing a reality. The event aims to bring together those interested in setting up a co-housing project, community development and housing agencies, planners, architects and social finance organisations to look at making Co-Housing a reality in Ireland.
For full details and booking see www.cultivate.ie or contact Davie at davie@cultivate.ie

Saturday 14th May
Serious Sourdough
10am – 6pm Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread school €120 incl. lunch

This course builds on our Sourdough Course. It will expand on those techniques already learned and introduce you to a new range of possibilities for working with natural fermentation.
It is suitable for home and professional bakers alike who already have some experience baking sourdough breads, as well as professional pastry chefs who wish to broaden their repertoire.
http://www.riotrye.ie/book/#/

Wednesday 18th May
Rise Up: The power of the arts to inspire change
Cloughjordan Arts in association with Cultivate
10am – 5pm WeCreate Workspace

A one day symposium on the role of the artist in times of transition. The focus will be on 1916 and the power of the arts and creativity today to change our sense of what is possible in the world. Hosted by Cultivate in partnership with Cloughjordan Arts.
For more details and booking contact Davie at davie@cultivate.ie

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd May
Permaculture Design Course FETAC (QQI) L5 (Weekend 3)
Cultivate Course in WeCreate Workspace

This QQI L5 registered Permaculture Design Course provides participants with a balanced combination of theory and outdoor practical place-based learning. The course emphasises both ecological and social permaculture covering topics such as perennial plants, agro-forestry, soil health and new ways of thinking about land management. A lively, participatory and thought-provoking experience is guaranteed.
http://cultivate.ie/permaculture/1240-permaculture-design-course-level-5-at-cloughjordan-ecovillage
For more details and booking contact Philippa at philippa@cultivate.ie or on 0505 56060

Saturday 21st May
Bees and Honey
Cloughjordan Community Apiary

Learn about bees and honey production at our community apiary; an initiative to build capacity and demonstrates best practice in beekeeping in Cloughjordan.
To book your place please call Tara 087 743 4117 or Veronica 086 085 1576

Sunday 22nd May
Biodiversity and Livelihoods in Cloughjordan Ecovillage
12.30pm – 2.30pm, Cloughjordan Ecovillage

Starting from WeCreate Workspace, Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Cloughjordan, County Tipperary
RTE’s “EcoEye” presenter Anja Murray will give a presentation and lead a tour of the biodiversity elements of Cloughjordan Ecovillage. The focus of this session will be Biodiversity and Livelihoods, the theme of the national Biodiversity Week. Anja Murray is an environmental policy analyst and ecologist. She has long been an environmental advocate and has been active in highlighting the importance of protecting our natural environment, wildlife and ecosystems. This is a free event held in association with the Cloughjordan Community Development Committee’s 2016 National Biodiversity Week Programme, Supported by Notice Nature and the Irish Environmental Network.
For more details contact learning@thevillage.ie or see www.thevillage.ie
For the full programme of this year’s Cloughjordan Biodiversity Week see www.cloughjordan.ie

Saturday 28th May
Voices Rising: An incendiary evening of stories, songs, poems and conversation.
This is a Cloughjordan Arts event in Birr Theatre & Arts Centre. 8pm €10/15

Notorious troubadour Fergus Costello, champion spoken-word poet Cormac Lally (Scene of the Rhyme), and activist-rapper Temper-Mental MissElayneous (Connected, RTE 2) share the stage in a show that mixes poetry, storytelling, humour and music with revolutionary passion! Music and additional stories will also be included by Cloughjordan based performers.
A fundraiser for the Community amphitheater project in Cloughjordan Ecovillage. Box office hours: Monday – Friday – 1pm-5.30pm – 057 9122911

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th May
Applied Permaculture Course – (Weekend 1 – second weekend is 11/12 June)
Cultivate Course in WeCreate Workspace. Cost for whole course €225 (€75 deposit)

This advanced course is for those that have previously taken a PDC or FETAC introduction course and is an excellent bridge for those seeking to complete a Diploma in Permaculture.
For more details and booking contact Philippa at philippa@cultivate.ie or on 0505 56060 or fill in the form on Cultivate’s website here.

Tuesday 31st May
Sourdough Course – Riot Rye
11am – 5.45pm Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread school €95 incl. lunch

You will gain an understanding of how to blend flours and flavours and refresh your sourdough starters. Using temperature and various fermentation techniques, you will learn how to work with the subtle and complex textures, flavours and forms of your breads.
You will bring home with you a selection of breads, fresh sourdough starter and the confidence to bake real bread at home!
http://www.riotrye.ie/book/#/

June 2016

Thursday 9th June
Cap Global Carbon
Feasta: The Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability and Cultivate
10.00 – 17.00 – WeCreate Workspace

The current international regime of nation-state governments has failed to ensure that the global economy operates within planetary boundaries. This event will explore the potential for Feasta’s proposal to introduce a citizen led, global-scale licensing scheme to limit the global production of fossil fuels “CapGlobalCarbon”.
For full details see www.feasta.ie

Friday 10th June
On the Commons: Open Source Circular Economy
WeCreate FabLab and Cultivate
10.00 – 17.00 – WeCreate Workspace

This event is for people interested in accelerating a commons approach to the circular and local economy. This will be a local event in a global hackathon called OSCEdays and will be focused on hands-on action rather than a traditional conference with presentations. We will be focused on local challenges and connected to and communicating with an international network of experts and activists through the OSCEdays Platform, where challenges, questions, ideas, documentation and skills can be shared.
For full details see www.cultivate.ie and for booking contact info@cultivate.ie

Saturday 11th June
On the Commons: Community FabLab Open Day
WeCreate FabLab and Cultivate

On the Commons continues with a Fab Lab open day and a continuation of the projects initiated in the OSCEdays event.
For full details see www.cultivate.ie and for booking contact info@cultivate.ie

Saturday 11th June
Introduction to Baking Real Bread
11am – 5.45pm Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread school €95 incl. lunch

This course will give you a fundamental understanding of the best types of flours to use, how to get the best results baking in your home oven and how to best incorporate home baking into your daily routine. It is suitable for complete beginners as well as the more experienced home baker who is looking to enhance and deepen their skills.
You will bring home with you a selection of breads, fresh sourdough starter and the confidence to bake real bread at home!
http://www.riotrye.ie/book/#/

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th June
Applied Permaculture Course – (Weekend 2 – weekend 1 is on 28/29 May)
Cultivate Course in WeCreate Workspace. Cost for both weekends is €225 (€75 deposit)

This advanced course is for those that have previously taken a PDC or FETAC introduction course and is an excellent bridge for those seeking to complete a Diploma in Permaculture.
For more details and booking contact Philippa at philippa@cultivate.ie or on 0505 56060

Sunday 12th June
Street Feast
Market Square, Cloughjordan Ecovillage, 1.30pm owards

Come and join the community of Cloughjordan for a pop-up bring & share community meal! Or “Street Feast”!
Open to absolutely everyone, no limit on numbers – the more people, the more food. the more food there is, the more people we need there to eat it. Simple – the more, the merrier. For those new to Bring & Share: simply bring a dish for lunch, a dessert, or an edible of some kind along with yourself and instantly we have a diverse menu for all to enjoy.
The meal will be in the market square in the Ecovillage, from 1.30pm onwards.
Please bring enough plates and cutlery for yourselves & musicians, feel free to bring instruments!

Saturday 25th June
Eco-Learn: An Ecovillage Experience
11am to 5pm – Cloughjordan Ecovillage – €35 with €5 reduction if you travel by train

A taste of of life in our community for those interested in building, living & working in Cloughjordan Ecovillage. This special even, which includes presentations, tours and visits to homes, is designed for all the people who are considering a shift to living on a more sustainable basis.
Online booking: http://www.thevillage.ie Enquiries to learning@thevillage.ie

Saturday 25th June
SpeakEATsy
8pm to late – WeCreate, Cloughjordan Ecovillage

Presented by Cloughjordan Community Farm, WeCreate, Riot Rye, and the Night Orchard.
An evening of food, conviviality and conversation with words and poetry to engage and challenge you, music to entertain and, in the very end, make you move your body.

Saturday 25th June
Sourdough Course
11am – 5.45pm Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread school €95 incl. lunch

You will gain an understanding of how to blend flours and flavours and refresh your sourdough starters. Using temperature and various fermentation techniques, you will learn how to work with the subtle and complex textures, flavours and forms of your breads.
You will bring home with you a selection of breads, fresh sourdough starter and the confidence to bake real bread at home!
http://www.riotrye.ie/book/#/

July 2016

Saturday 23rd July
Introduction to Baking Real Bread
11am – 5.45pm Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread school €95 incl. lunch

This course will give you a fundamental understanding of the best types of flours to use, how to get the best results baking in your home oven and how to best incorporate home baking into your daily routine. It is suitable for complete beginners as well as the more experienced home baker who is looking to enhance and deepen their skills.
You will bring home with you a selection of breads, fresh sourdough starter and the confidence to bake real bread at home!
http://www.riotrye.ie/book/#/

August 2016

Friday 12th – Sunday 21st August
Permaculture Design Course
Cultivate, WeCreate Workspace

Join the ecovillage’s resident experts of permaculture, gardening, farming, perma-facture and green building for this unique, yearly opportunity to learn invaluable design and practical skills. This is Cultivate’s 8th year holding the UK Permaculture Association accredited Permaculture Design Certificate (“PDC”) Course at Cloughjordan Ecovillage. http://cultivate.ie/permaculture/1244-2016-permaculture-design-certificate-course-at-cloughjordan-ecovillage
For more details and booking contact Philippa at philippa@cultivate.ie or on 0505 56060

Saturday 13th August
Sourdough Course
11am – 5.45pm Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread school €95 incl. lunch

You will gain an understanding of how to blend flours and flavours and refresh your sourdough starters. Using temperature and various fermentation techniques, you will learn how to work with the subtle and complex textures, flavours and forms of your breads.
You will bring home with you a selection of breads, fresh sourdough starter and the confidence to bake real bread at home!
http://www.riotrye.ie/book/#/

Friday 19th to Monday 22nd August
All Ireland Permaculture Gathering 2016

The All Ireland Permaculture Gathering is about bringing people and ideas together who share a common interest in sustainable and ethical methods to building a better world.

First held in Co. Wicklow in 2011 between 200 & 300 people have attended the gathering each year since. It is a weekend camp to support the development of Permaculture in Ireland & Northern Ireland by providing an opportunity to network, celebrate and learn together. It is not a passive event laid on by others, but rather an active participatory gathering which is co-created by a year team and camp attendees. People come and host talks and workshops, share skills and information and participate in this dynamic community event. For further information contact learning@thevillage.ie

Saturday 27th August
Introduction to Baking Real Bread
11am – 5.45pm Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread school €95 incl. lunch

This course will give you a fundamental understanding of the best types of flours to use, how to get the best results baking in your home oven and how to best incorporate home baking into your daily routine. It is suitable for complete beginners as well as the more experienced home baker who is looking to enhance and deepen their skills.
You will bring home with you a selection of breads, fresh sourdough starter and the confidence to bake real bread at home!
http://www.riotrye.ie/book/#/

September 2016

Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th September
Global Green at the Electric Picnic

This pop-up ecovillage is a diverse community of cultural creatives, activists, artists, musicians, foodies, hackers, social entrepreneurs and slam poets, brought together by Cultivate, supported by an alliance of learning providers from Cloughjordan Ecovillage. This dynamic and convivial, green edge of the festival showcases new musical acts, offers the most authentic food on site and hosts discussions on radical ideas for a community-led future that works. The theme of Global Green in 2016 is ‘Making the transition to a resilient and low carbon society’ and will be highlighting the work of Cloughjordan Ecovillage.
For more information see www.electricpicnic.ie

Saturday 24th September
Eco-Learn: An Ecovillage Experience
11am to 5pm – Cloughjordan Ecovillage – €35 with €5 reduction if you travel by train

A taste of of life in our community for those interested in building, living & working in Cloughjordan Ecovillage. This special event, which includes presentations, tours and visits to homes, is designed for all the people who are considering a shift to living on a more sustainable basis.
Online booking: http://www.thevillage.ie Enquiries to learning@thevillage.ie

October 2016

Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th October
Schools for Resilience Training Seminar
A Cultivate Course at WeCreate Workspace

This seminar will introduce a new approach in environmental school education and ESD, Education for Sustainable Development, based on community action and a constructivist approach, in which students will define the most adequate solutions to their local community. Schools for Resilience is a set of teaching materials aimed to nurture capacities in community sustainability and resilience, using a holistic and comprehensive Place Based Learning methodology. The module is competency based and fosters initiative, a sense of place, entrepreneurship and creativity around adaptation to challenges such as climate change.
For full details and booking see www.cultivate.ie or contact Davie at davie@cultivate.ie

Monday 17th – Saturday 22nd October
Convergence Sustainable Living Festival

Convergence is a sustainable living festival that Cultivate Living and Learning, have curated since 2000. For this, the 21st Convergence, a number of workshops and facilitated conversations are being offered across the island. A number of Convergence events will be held in Cloughjordan.
For full details and full schedule see www.cultivate.ie or contact Davie at davie@cultivate.ie

Sunday 23rd October
Féile na nÚll – The Harvest, Horse and Apple festival
Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Riot Rye, Cloughjordan Community Farm, Cultivate and WeCreate.

A weekend festival celebrating food, horse ploughing, apples and rural tradition.
For further details learning@thevillage.ie

Thursday 27 October
Virtual Currencies, Blockchain and Local Communities
10.00 – 16.00 WeCreate Workspace,

Organised by Cloughjordan Ecovillage in collaboration with the School of Law at the National University of Ireland Galway.
Virtual currencies and blockchain technologies are touted as solutions to some of the issues involved in the transition to a low-carbon, decentralised and more resilient economy. This workshop will explore the possibilities of these tools for transparency and governance,, discuss practical challenges in moving from hype to real applications, and report on a pilot project based in the eco-village.
For further details learning@thevillage.ie

November 2016

Tuesday 8th – Thursday 10th November
‘New Ways of Teaching and Learning’ Facilitation Training
WeCreate Workspace – Cultivate

Develop your competencies in facilitating learning and using new tools to host transformational conversations in your community. A three day training hosted by Davie Philip, Cultivate Living and Learning and Chris Chapman, the Change Exploratory, in association with WeCreate and NICER Training. The course will provide an introduction to active, experiential and place-based learning methods. It will look particularly at the changing role of the trainer / facilitator, as we become more of a catalyst, rather than just a transmitter of knowledge. The full three-day intensive course will deliver both an introduction and an in depth exploration of facilitation and provide learners with the new tools and processes to facilitate learning, foster better functioning groups and cultivate flourishing communities.
For full details and booking see www.cultivate.ie or contact Davie at davie@cultivate.ie

Many Ongoing drop-in classes & meet-up’s in Cloughjordan including:

Yoga

(mixed ability) Mondays 11am-12.30pm and 8pm-9.30pm
Contact Grainne for more information: 086 8518321

(beginners) Wednesday 6.30pm – 7.45pm (advanced) 8pm – 9.15pm
Contact Majella for more information: 086 1536354

Cloughjordan Circus Club

Circus classes for those aged 8 to 80! Skills taught include juggling, diabolo, stiltwalking, tightwire, unicycle, hula hooping and more For more information contact Jo on 086 373 5232

Martial Arts

Kick boxing for all ages every Thursday contact Patrick 086 167 5034

Non Violent Communication

Study group and occasional workshops contact Aaron 087 766 1667

Dark Skies Community –

contact Gemma 086 8612959

The Cloughjordan Writers’ Group

Meet every Sunday in Sheelagh na Gig bookshop from 1.30 to 3.30. Anyone who is serious about writing well and providing supportive comment to other writers is welcome to attend.

Ciorcal Comhrá

Meeting Wednesday evenings in the Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre, all levels of Irish welcome. Contact Annemarie 087 976 4968

Cloughjordan Amnesty International Group

Meeting monthly and hold occasional letter writing marathons, all welcome, contact Patrick 086 167 5034

Cloughjordan to Palestine Group

An informal group of people who would like to develop connections and actions for justice in Palestine. Contact Ben 087 900 2377