Ecovillages have been central to a wide range of research. From anthropology to ecology and the wide variety of disciplines in between.  Ecovillages model how human activities can integrate harmlessly with the natural world. Demonstrating low-carbon living, community resilience, and agricultural sovereignty among other aspects.  Click on the author’s name to access a full copy of each of the publications.


Kress, Maximilian

‘Exploring the Role of Eco–Communities in Fostering Environmental Stewardship: A Study of Volunteer Tourism at Cloughjordan Eco–Village’. Master-Thesis, Linnaeus University, Sweden.


Muzzarelli, Andrea

‘Education for sustainability through communities of practice. Information, meaning, identity, and the building of a “Learning Alliance” in the Irish Ecovillage of Cloughjordan’. Doctor of Philosophy, Information and Communication Studies, University College Dublin, Ireland.


Petrušić, Mislav

‘Visiting Food Sovereignty Exploring the Interaction of Food Sovereignty and Tourism’, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU, Master’s Programme.


Kennedy, Naoise

‘How to mainstream sustainable consumption in Skibbereen, using learnings from Cloughjordan eco-village’, Applied Research Project, Cork University Business School.


Kirby, Peadar

‘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


Collins O’Reagan, Muireann

‘The Social Sustainability of Intentional Communities in Risk Society: Cloughjordan Ecovillage, an Ethnography study.’


Donohoe, Tara

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


Ranz Mc Donald, Camille

“The production and liveability of space in Cloughjordan Ecovillage ”, MSc thesis, University of Amsterdam, 2019.


Papadimitropoulos, Vangelis

‘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.


Carragher, Vincent and Peters, Michael

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


Salter, Ellen

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


Kirby, Peadar

‘Cloughjordan ecovillage: Modelling the transition to a low-carbon society’, in Ernest Garcia, Mercedes Martinez-Iglesias and Peadar Kirby, eds: Transitioning to a Low-Carbon Society: Degrowth, austerity and wellbeing, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 183-205


Ó Broin, Deiric and Kirby, Peadar eds

Adapting to Climate Change: Governance Challenges, Dublin: Glasnevin Publishing.


Cunningham, Paul A.

“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


Casey, Katie

Case study of discourses in Cloughjordan ecovillage, MSc minor thesis, University of Limerick


Espinosa, Angela and Walker, Jon

“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

 “Striving Intentionalities: Vision and Practice in Cloughjordan Eco-village”, MSc thesis, Lund University


Winston, Nessa

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