Cultivating Liveable Communities County Laois

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Cloughjordan-Ecovillage-smallWednesday 26 June 2013 | 10.00 - 16.00 | €Free but booking required (see below) | WeCreate, Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Tipperary

A workshop and fieldtrip that explores how we can nurture our communities to be healthier and more sustainable, backed by local economies that are stronger and more resilient.

This free workshop, held in the new WeCreate Work Space in Cloughhjordan Ecovillage, focuses on how people and groups can work with and learn from each other to sustain the economic, environmental and social well being of our local areas. The methodology used in the workshop is participatory with an objective to facilitate collaboration towards enhancing the liveability of our villages and towns.

The fieldtrip includes a visit to the Cloughjordan Community Farm, the Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre, the education gardens and allotments, the eco hostel and the Ecovillage, Ireland’s largest eco-neighbourhood. Cloughjordan is the winner of the national Green Community award 2012 & 2013 and in 2012 was a runner up in the Irish Times ‘Best Place to live in Ireland’ contest. The community is one of Ireland's nominees for the 2013 International UN Liveable Communities Award.


If you are active in the development of your community, involved in community enterprise and local business, want to support local producers or are engaged in making your community a better place to live in any way, this event will be of interest.

Booking is required as places are limited to 30 people.  Please book your free place with Ann-Marie Kelly, Environment Awareness Officer, Laois County Council:  Phone 057 867 4331 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“An excellent workshop that provided me with the opportunity to network, share knowledge and go back to my community with the skills to work with others.” - Viv O’Connor, participant at Limirick Liveable Communities Workshop

“Energetic, thought provoking, a stimulus for action.”  - Greg Whelan, participant at Tipperary Liveable Communities Workshop

“Informative, refreshing and realistic; a great introduction to new ways of working.” - Regina Stewart, participant at Tipperary Liveable Communities Workshop

“I loved the pace of this workshop, it was informative, creative and it helped me see a new direction for my community initiative.”  - Peadar Casey participant at Clare Liveable Communities Workshop