If you are visiting Cloughjordan Ecovillage, there are a number of attractions we recommend visiting found both in the ecovillage and original town. All attractions are within walking distance and are sure to make your visit more enjoyable.
Located within the ecovillage, our Amphitheatre is a multi-purpose facility with a 300-audience capacity that is capable of staging a diverse range of cultural events. Built using a permaculture design process, it symbolizes our dedication to both the Arts and the natural world. Our amphitheatre is run by Cloughjordan Arts, whose website can be found here.
Poet, dramatist, and signatory of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, Thomas MacDonagh is remembered and celebrated here in the Thomas MacDonagh Museum. This museum archives his life and has exhibitions of his personal belongings and wares.
Local Cafe and Restaurant that offers home cooked food in Cloughjordan. This lovely establishment offers lunch and coffee, with a diverse and unique set menu on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Visit Sheelagh na Gig Book and Coffee Shop, a friendly and unique independent bookseller featuring books on poetry, politics and ecology along with gifts and wholefoods.
Saint Michael’s and Saint John’s Catholic Church
Built during 1898-1898, the St. Michael and St. John’s Catholic Church features beautiful stained window glass pieces by both Irish artists, Harry Clarke and Evie Hone. Located on the east of Cloughjordan town, this Church serves for both the liturgy needs of parishioners and an attraction to visitors of the town.
The Beara-Breifne Way is Ireland’s longest national waymarked trail. The route has been created by local communities in a unique collaboration. The Ormond Way is 83 km long and takes walkers into Cloughjordan, birthplace of the patriot Thomas MacDonagh.
Scohaboy is Tipperary’s flagship peatland conservation site and is amongst the most important raised bog systems remaining in the Atlantic region of the EU. The Cloughjordan Community Development Committee are the local partners in the restoration project with the National Parks and Wildlife Service and Coillte Forest, boardwalks and a viewing platform allows the visitor to safely see the site.
This 200 year old deciduous woodland of mostly beech trees hosts 200 more species than a spruce forest. New loop walks have been developed by the community. Quiet observation will reveal a world full of activity and life. Song birds flit through the tree canopy, sparrowhawks hunt the small birds, while signs of fox and badger and red squirrel are visible. Springtime brings a profusion of bluebells and Wild Garlic on the eastern side of the woodland and a carpet of Wood Anemone flowers on the west.