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 Farm, Riot Rye Bakery, the RED gardens and other local providers.

Guest speakers in recent years include Mark Boyle, Ella McSweeney, Paul Kingsnorth, Cara Augustenberg, Mary Reynolds, Lorna Gold and Rob Hopkins.

The elements that weave an evening SpeakEATsy together vary. Sometimes solo musicians, singer songwriters or full bands play. Sometimes traditional poets, performance poets or other performers take to the stage. Sometimes we hear from a panel, other times it’s an in-depth interview. And sometimes, your own dining table chews on rounds of questions and digests conversation starters.

Whatever happens, bring your dancing shoes too as our Pressure Drop and Anacalypsis DJs will get you out of your seat and onto your feet well into the wee small hours.

Expect a full mind and body workout.

Nourish yourself at SpeakEATsy.

Next iterations: April 18th 2020 and October 17th 2020

Events in Cloughjordan Ecovillage 02nd Nov 2019

Saturday 2nd November I Cloughjordan Ecovillage
Finding Signs of Hope Amid Climate Despair
11.00 – 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 Members, half price to Cloughjordan residents) Tickets on the door only. 

‘Tar Abhaile’ at Cuan Beo, the Community Farm’s recently established Grow Hub.
11.00 – 17.00 I Cloughjordan Community Farm 

·      Herbal tea bar: Rachel and Jeanne will be offering warming autumnal teas to enjoy on site, and custom blends to take away.
·      Harvest Soup: Enjoy a bowl of tasty fresh soup prepared on the campfire from our farm veg which we hope to harvest on the day with participants, weather permitting.
·      Mandala in the polytunnel: Nature, art, pattern and ritual. In our Mandala space in the polytunnel Lian will explore eco-printing and create a combined artwork marking the  onset of winter.

Plant Sale all day on Sun 3rd Nov: this sale is to allow people to buy a useful souvenir from their day and to raise funds for our Grow Hub. Will, our Hub’s land steward, will be on hand on Sunday to offer planting and growing advice.

A Walk on the Wildside of Cloughjordan Ecovillage 
16.00 – 18.00 I Leaving
 from the Community Farm Cuan Beo Tunnel. (Near Step Rd Entrance) 
A walking conversation with Mary Reynolds, Deirdre O’Leary, and Rachel Hussey to some of
the wildest corners of Cloughjordan Ecovillage. 
Price €10 – Very Limited Places – Tickets from Sheelagh na Gig Bookshop – Leaving from WeCreate

SpeakEATsy – A Taste of the Wild Side 
19.00 – late I WeCreate  
A convivial evening with a delicious Meal by Night Orchard with Cloughjordan Community Farm produce. After dinner conversation with Ella McSweeney RTE, BBC) and Mary Reynolds. Mary is a nature activist, reformed landscape designer, author of The Garden Awakening.  Performance poetry with Mel White (XR)  Music from Deirdre O’Leary (Crash Ensemble). Film and photography from Eoin Campbell (XR) and dancing with Anacalypsis and Pressure Drop DJs. 
Places strictly limited to 60 – €40  Remember it is a bring your own bottle event. 
November Events

SpeakEATsy @ Cloughjordan Ecovillage, 23 September 2017

A convivial evening meal with spoken word, music and compelling conversations, this happening is far more than the sum of its parts: it’s a confluence of influences and inspirations delivering a full sensory and intellectual workout!
A deep discussion will be held with Easkey Britton, a big-wave surfer who is using her passion for the ocean to create social change and connection across cultures, and Fergal Smith (pictured), a professional surfer who has returned to the land to start a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm near Lahinch. Live acoustic music, slam poetry and global beats from DJs complete the aesthetic. Book early as this one books out!

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An evening with food at it’s core – bring a dish to share and tickets are €15. For an evening feast and a night out from cooking then come along for only €25.
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Consider coming earlier for a full day out and enjoy the Sustainable Community Fair & Apple Festival in Cloughjordan Ecovillage! –

This event is part of Convergence, Cultivate’s sustainable living festival (see for full programme), and is a fundraiser for Cloughjordan Community Farm.

SpeakEATsy – 23rd September 2017, Cloughjordan Ecovillage, 7.30pm

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