Great Green Outdoors
Knockanacree Woods covers 41 hectares or just over 100 acres. The dominant tree species is Beech. They crowd together with their smooth grey trunks and dense, soaring light green canopies, creating a cathedral-like impression. In Autumn, they glow with warm colour as the leaves turn spectacular shades of russet, gold and brown. Hazelnuts are plentiful on the woodland edge and along with the seeds of the Scots Pine trees ,provide a rich source of winter food for the resident Red Squirrels. There are three looped walking trails to choose from of varying distances, each offering different views of the woodland. FIND OUT MORE
EdVisits at Cloughjordan Ecovillage
Come to visit and learn in Ireland’s only ecovillage
Guided tours at 3pm every every weekend start at the bookshop, Sheelagh na Gig, on Main Street, opposite the Village Green. Tours last approx 1 hour, no booking necessary. €5 per adult [kids free].
Tours for Groups, lasting from a few hours to a full day, can be tailored to your particular interest. Available for all variety of groups including colleges, schools, companies, community groups, tourists etc. Pre- booking essential. Prices from €10 - €25 per person, depending on size of group and length of tour. Contact education@thevillage to design your own programme. FIND OUT MORE
If your visit to Cloughjordan gives you a taste for sustainable living, why not visit Gaia Ecotecture while you're here to discuss your future plans? Experts in both new eco-builds and low-carbon retrofitting, architects Sally Starbuck and Paul Leech have worked on diverse projects from the eco-village itself to cultural restorations at the Four Courts.
The Gaïa ethos is a joyful, positive view that enhances design quality and greatly improves quality of life. Not limited to technical/energy issues alone, it encompasses space, natural light, passive solar, natural materials for air quality and health, colour theory and a general sense of vitality. FIND OUT MORE
Scohaboy Bog and Sopwell Wood
Sopwell Wood comprises of over 147 hectares of conifer and broadleaf forest and a 70 ha section, approximately, of Scohaboy Bog to the south west of the property. As part of a LIFE-Nature conservation project - LIFE09 NAT/IE/000222, Scohaboy is one of 17 project sites on 636 ha of raised bog habitat that are owned by Coillte that are being restored. Visitors can access the bog and see the conservation works for themselves via a 400m bog bridge that leads to a raised viewing platform. From here there are uninterrupted views.
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Cultivate Living and Learning
Based in Cloughjordan the Community Resilience programme develops resources and delivers training in community resilience - the capability of communities to hold together, learn, adapt and maintain their ability to function in response to change.
Where sustainability aimed to change the world, resilience looks for ways to manage change in an uncertain world.
Our Permaculture offerings include:
• Full Permaculture Design Certificate Course
(U.K. Permaculture Association certified)
• Weekend FETAC L5 Courses
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