Database of research on the ecovillage

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

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


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:


Peadar Kirby (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,


Paul A. Cunningham , (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


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


Katie Casey (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