Cloughjordan Ecovillage, founded in 1999, is Ireland’s first ecovillage.  The ecovillage is located in Co. Tipperary.  After almost a decade of co-operative development, our first residents moved into their homes in 2009.

Our aim is to serve as a model of sustainable living, that can be an education, enterprise, research and service resource for all. We work to; minimise pollution to the air, water and land; demonstrate a new approach to rural regeneration; facilitate systems whereby people can create local and sustainable work; and provide for the cultural, artistic and non-material needs of the residents of the village and surrounding community.

We are pioneers in sustainable living. This has led to a number of achievements such as: being a finalist in the 2020 Transformative Cities awards, President Michael D. Higgins opening our Amphitheatre in 2017, being selected for the European Union’s MILESECURE-2050 project, and winning a gold medal in the 2013 “Green Oscar’s”.

Key milestones

Our Timeline

Established in 1999

Our Story

Sustainable Projects Ireland first pitched their idea of Ireland’s first ecovillage to the public in the Central Hotel, Dublin in 1999. After searching for a site for three years, the 67 acre site in Cloughjordan was chosen. Although the financial crash of 2008 caused a major setback to the project, with many planned residents dropping out of the project, hard work and determination kept the project going ahead. In 2009 the first residents of Ireland’s first ecovillage proudly moved into their newly constructed homes in Cloughjordan Ecovillage

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Our Town

Local Services

What they say about us


Meet our residents/members

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors are ecovillage residents that ensure that Cloughjordan Ecovillage serves as a model for sustainable living. The Board is currently working towards moving the ecovillage along a new stage of development.