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One Last Dance – An Chéad Damsha -Friday 26th October, 8-10pm, WeCreate Workspace


 Instantdissidence presents  One Last Dance – An Chéad Damhsa  A perambulating dance between Guildford (the location I lived in when I first arrived in the UK as an Erasmus student in 1994) and Cloughjordan (the rural Irish village that I am moving to post-Brexit).  Following the Brexit vote I am leaving, and One Last Dance – […]

Free Reed Gathering 15th-17th September 2017

A series of music concerts, sessions and workshops in Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary on September 15th – 17th. Featuring Andy Irvine and Don Baker in a very special double bill on Friday night, and a rare Irish appearance by world-renowned maestro harmonica player Brendan Power on Saturday night. These concerts will take place amuigh faoin spéir […]

NATURE & COMMUNITY 1.30pm | REWILDING 3.00pm – SUNDAY 21st MAY 2017 (free event)

13.30 – 15.00 – Starting at the Community Amphitheatre  NATURE & COMMUNITY A talk with ecologist and RTE’s “EcoEye” presenter Anja Murray will be held in the stunning location of the new outdoor Community Amphitheatre in Cloughjordan ecovillage. This will be followed by a guided tour of the biodiversity and tourism elements of the project. […]

Nordberg String Orchestra at Cloughjordan Amphitheatre, Friday 2nd June, 1pm (free event)

  Friday 2nd June, 1pm Nordberg String Orchestra The Cloughjordan Amphitheatre (free event)   The first concert in the Amphitheatre will be given by the Nordberg String Orchestra, a children’s orchestra from a neighbourhood in Oslo, founded in 2011. The players are aged 9 to 14 are passionate about playing their instruments. In this picture […]

‘It would make anyone’s heart lift!’ – President Higgins opens the ecovillage amphitheatre, Friday 21st April

  Cloughjordan Community Amphitheatre was officially opened by President Michael D Higgins on the eve of Earth Day 2017.   In a rousing speech to the gathered crowd of 350 people the President praised the latest development in the Cloughjordan ecovillage as “a work of vision, of reimaging.”   With seating capacity for 250 people, […]

We need your help to bring this exciting project forward!

Cloughjordan Arts CLG, the not-for-profit company developing the Cloughjordan Community Amphitheatre, is seeking to raise €20,000 to complete the first phase, and to open the facility for public performances in Summer 2017. So far the company has raised and spent €60,000. This money was raised through local fundraising combined with a 1916 Centenary Special Projects […]

Community Amphitheater Meitheal

Amphitheater rainbow construction

This Saturdays Meitheal at the Community Amphitheater may be rescheduled due to bad weather, check back on our Facebook page for updates..  

Voices Rising 2016


Amphitheatre Project 2016

Amphitheatre 2016

Another milestone on site today with the concrete for the stage plinth, and toilet hardstand being poured. The wet weather delayed this operation for the last week. The stage dimensions are approximately 6mts(W) x 7.5mts(D) – which is sized to accommodate medium sized touring shows. The plan is for one big final push now before […]