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A convivial evening featuring a Night Orchard meal with Cloughjordan ingredients, slam poetry, compelling conversations, live acoustic music and DJs to finish. What more could a body and mind ask for!?! What’s the next step for a local food culture? Can food be a tool to help communities really thrive in uncertain times? And how much fun can we have finding out? Shared food, words and music are great ways to bring people together – SpeakEATsy is a novel take on these simple ingredients and an impulse to cultivate community. SpeakEATsy has emerged from Cloughjordan Ecovillage, an ecosystem of food innovation in the Irish midlands, where people have chosen to live work and play together. Join hosts Dr.Oliver Moore and Davie Philip from Cloughjordan, out back in the idiosyncratic aesthetic splendor of Billy Byrnes, for an experience that is far more than the sum of its parts – food, poetry,…

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The good people of Cloughjordan Community farm need to rebuild their barn – or, better still, build a better one! This unique community owned and operated farm in Cloughjordan Ecovillage is holding a fun fudraiser with a set of Get-Up-To-Get-Down DJs from the Pressure Drop and Ruaille Buaille stables!!! DJs Will Softly and Frank Bouchier of ‘Ruaille Buaille‘ join Ollie Moore and Paul Ryan of ‘Pressure Drop‘ for what is the penultimate Dance Party ever in Club Aras na nGael! Global Beats and Reggae Treats will abound – expect afro house, cumbia, dancehall, funk, disco, and what works to make magic feet move and groove! Prior to the dancing, there will be a presentaiton on cloughjordan ecovillage and farm, a discussion following on from this, while chai and hot veggie food will also be available – fresh from the farm! Tickets just E5! Visit the Facebook page here

A convivial evening meal with spoken word, music and compelling conversations, this happening is far more than the sum of its parts: it’s a confluence of influences and inspirations delivering a full sensory and intellectual workout! A deep discussion will be held with Easkey Britton, a big-wave surfer who is using her passion for the ocean to create social change and connection across cultures, and Fergal Smith (pictured), a professional surfer who has returned to the land to start a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm near Lahinch. Live acoustic music, slam poetry and global beats from DJs complete the aesthetic. Book early as this one books out!   Buy SpeakEATsy Ticket online now, options: Ticket 1 (no food contrib.) €25.00 EURTicket 2 (I’m bringing a dish) €15.00 EUR   See this one minute snippet for more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTg4DBJoGkk   An evening with food at it’s core – bring a dish to share…

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SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY FAIR – Féile na nÚll, Apple Festival @ Cloughjordan Ecovillage     It’s that colourful time of year, Féile na nÚll the Apple Festival and Sustainable Community Fair takes in Cloughjordan Ecovillage. From 11am there will be a Little Food Fair with stalls from Night Orchard, Wildfire Pizza, Back Lane BBQ, Lime Tree, Walnut Books and Harmony Gardens.  Throughout the day there is apple pressing – bring your own apples! There is also an apple bake contest and activities for all the family. Some of the highlights are a workshop on our relationship to money,  a preview of local playwright Joanna Ryan-Purcell’s(Banba Theatre) adaptation of Children of Lir on the Cloughjordan Community Amphitheatre and a presentation and guided tour of the Ecovillage.(see the full schedule below) That evening from 7.30 there will also be a SpeakEATsy. This is a shared meal, live music, spoken word and a public conversation with professional surfer turned organic farmer Fergal Smith. Booking can be made here.…

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