Celebrating the first European Day of Sustainability

A weekend of events in West Cork to mark European Day of Sustainability: Enniskeane, Clonakilty and Kinsale.

All Welcome.

Please join us!


Open Day at The Hollies Centre for Practical Sustainability 

Saturday 23rd September, 2.00-5.00 pm

with tours of organic gardens, cob buildings, cob building demonstration, refreshments

contact 023 8847001


Official Opening of the new Culture Dome at the Clonakilty Community Garden

Friday 22nd September

The evening will feature a special performance by drummers from the day’s earlier Recycled Rythyms workshop as well as songs from lands distant and near.
John Bowker, one of Irelands leading drumming and singing facilitator, will be leading a free workshop teaching rhythms and rainforest chants. From 5.00 – 6:30pm at Clonakilty Community Arts Centre, in which rubbish and unwanted household items will be turned into musical instruments. The workshop will conclude with a fun procession through the town before joining the celebrations at the community garden. This event is also in connection with Irish Culture Night.

Cycle without Age

Saturday 23rd September

– meet up at O’Donovan’s Hotel back patio

1.00pm Tri-Shaw pilot training (bicycle rikshaw for people with limited mobility)
2.00-4.00pm come visit the ‘Silver Bullet’ (Tri-Shaw), be a passenger for our pilot training, experience the joy of Clonakilty’s volunteer cycle project where cycle pilots can take up to 2 passengers that aren’t able to cycle due to age or physical limitation, everyone can feel the wind in their hair with this beautiful bike. Text Jack Kelleher on 087 1622322 for more information.

Clonakilty Chocolate – talk & tasting 

Saturday 23rd Sep 4.00 pm.

Proud recipients of the Cork sustainable food awards, founder Allison Roberts will give a 45 minute talk about their social enterprise, Fairtrade supply chain, closed loop systems at the micro-factory HQ, limited to 12 places, text 085 7574338 to book.


Transition Town Kinsale

Sunday 24th Sep 2.00-4.00pm at the Community Orchard, Sáile Community Centre.

Fruit and Nut Tree Planting & Maintenance Talk with Thomas Riedmuller (permaculture teacher at Kinsale College) and The Community Orchard Harvest with Margret Thuillier (Transition Town Kinsale) 

– followed by a tour of natural buildings (cob cordwood amphitheatre and roundhouse) and gardens of Kinsale College to show case ground breaking permaculture, drama and cookery courses at this unique further education college, where the Transition Town movement started 12 years ago. Tour by Thomas Riedmuller and Klaus Harvey, more info: text Thomas 083 3136839

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