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.

2021

Kennedy, Naoise

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

2020

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

2020

Collins O’Reagan, Muireann

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

2020

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.

2019

Ranz Mc Donald, Camille

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

2018

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.

2018

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.

2017

Salter, Ellen

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

2016

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

2015

Ó Broin, Deiric and Kirby, Peadar eds

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

2014

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

2014

Casey, Katie

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

2013

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

2013

Campos, Pedro

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

2012

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