Database of research on the ecovillage

The following documents are the output of research done on the ecovillage;

Kirby, Peadar (2020): ‘Cloughjordan Ecovillage: Community-Led Transitioning to a Low-Carbon Future’, in David Robbins, Diarmuid Torney and Pat Brereton, eds: Ireland and the Climate Crisis, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 287-303

Donohoe, Tara (2020): ‘Citizen Engagement with Smart Technology in the Rural Setting: Lessons for the Sustainability of Smart Cities’, thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of a BA (Mod) in Geography, Trinity College Dublin.

Ranz Mc Donald, Camille (2019):The production and liveability of space in Cloughjordan Ecovillage ”, MSc thesis, University of Amsterdam, 2019.  The-Production-and-Liveability-of-Space-in-Cloughjordan-Ecovillage-Camille-Ranz-Mc-Donald.pdf

Papadimitropoulos, Vangelis (2018): ‘Sustainability and Resilience in the Collaborative Economy: An Introduction to the Cloughjordan Ecovillage’, in Journal of Public Policy and Administration, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2018, pp. 49-60. doi: 10.11648/j.jppa.20180204.12,

Carragher, Vincent and Michael Peters (2018): ‘Engaging an ecovillage and measuring its ecological footprint’, in Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, (8): 861-78.

Nelson, Anitra (2018): Small is Necessary: Shared living on a shared planet, London: Pluto Press, pp. 143-48.

Salter, Ellen (2017): “The Imagined Utopia: An Analysis of Socio-Psychological Sustainability at Cloughjordan Ecovillage”, BA dissertation, University of Nottingham.

Sempere, Joaquim (2018): Las Cenizas de Prometeo: Transición energética y socialismo, Barcelona: Pasado y Presente, 115-120.

Casey, K, Lichrou, M., and O’Malley, L. (2017): “Unveiling Everyday Reflexivity Tactics in a Sustainable Community”, Journal of Macromarketing, 37 (3), pp. 227-39:

Kirby, Peadar (2016):Cloughjordan Ecovillage: Modelling the Transition to a Low-Carbon Society”, in Ernest Garcia, Mercedes Martinez-Iglesias and Peadar Kirby, eds.: “Transitioning to a Post-Carbon Society: Degrowth, Austerity and Wellbeing”, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp 183-205

Oliver Moore et al. (2014): “Reflexive resilience and community supported agriculture: The case that emerged from a place”, Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development,

Cunningham, Paul A. (2014) “Exploring the efficacy of consensus-based decision-making: A pilot study of the Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Ireland”, International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, Vol. 7 Iss: 2, pp. 233 – 253

Angela Espinosa and J. Walker, (2013): “Complexity management in practice: A Viable System Model intervention in an Irish eco-community’, European Journal of Operational Research, 225, pp 118-129

Campos, Pedro (2013): Striving Intentionalities: Vision and Practice in Cloughjordan Eco-village”, MSc thesis, Lund University

Casey, Katie (n.d.): Case study of discourses in Cloughjordan ecovillage, MSc minor thesis, University of Limerick

Nessa Winston, (2012): Chapter 5 Sustainable Housing A Case Study of the Cloughjordan Eco-Village, Ireland, in Anna Davies (ed.) Enterprising Communities: Grassroots Sustainability Innovations (Advances in Ecopolitics, Volume 9) Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp 85-103