A Phádraig naoimh blog post lá ar do shon. (A St. Patrick’s Day Blog Post for ye.)


Well, it’s a day that celebrates green, right?

Here’s an interesting site based in (where else?) Ireland, where a team of people experimenting with the creation of an ecovillage -as part of Sustainable Projects Ireland.  It’s called Cloughjordan Ecovillage.

From their site:

Incorporated in 1999, the company is a registered Educational Charity run along co-operative principles. The company provides its members with fully serviced sites which have either outline planning permission, or full planning permission for certain buildings. All buildings are built by members in line with the overall Master Plan design, and with our Ecological Charter specifications.

As a community we aim to share out the rights and responsibilities of making this project work successfully. Our evolving decision-making processes are founded on the Consensus Model, with practical structures in place to ensure that we achieve our aims.

The ecovillage is one of Ireland’s most exciting ecological projects. There is space for 114 low-energy homes, 16 live-work units and 50 acres of beautiful land dedicated to woodland and food production. A renewable energy centre provides heat to all homes and plans are in place for community buildings and a green enterprise centre.

The Village features:

»  114 low energy homes and 16 live-work units
»  A solar- and wood-powered community heating system
»  Pedestrian pathways lined with fruit and nut trees
»  A streamside walkway
»  50 acres of land for allotments, farming and woodland
»  A green enterprise centre and hi-spec broadband
»  A centre of education for sustainable living
»  An eco-hostel for visitors
»  A nearby train station and local car-sharing scheme
Click on the link below for more:



Enjoy, and best of the season to you!