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Cloughjordan is a quaint town with one main street and three smaller branches. The town is anchored by St. Kieran's Church of Ireland church, which is bordered by a stone wall and mature lime trees. The Militia Houses stand to the left of the church, while the modern St. Kieran's hall sits to the right, on the site of the town's first school. The simple Methodist Church is also located on the main street, with the Catholic Church of SS Michael and John on Templemore Road creating a dramatic entrance to town. Cloughjordan House, the oldest and most historically significant building in the town, is located on the Shinrone Road.


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Cloughjordan House

Cloughjordan House has a variety of colourful accommodation options for guests. There is on-site accommodation for up to 86 guests. The attention to detail leaves each finished room with a sense of its own personality and flair, meaning every lodger has a unique experience of the venue.


Cloughjordan Eco Village

Step into the world of the Cloughjordan Ecovillage, where a pioneering group called Village Education Research and Training (VERT) is propelling the movement towards sustainable living. With a passion for encouraging best practices, VERT offers enriching courses right in the heart of the eco-village.

This remarkable project exists to build a community that is fully committed to ecological, social, and economic sustainability. Nestled upon a vast 67 acres of farmland, the eco-village seamlessly merges with the existing village of Cloughjordan, connected by a charming street opposite the Church of Ireland church.

Imagine being one of the first residents to settle into this visionary eco-village, where the principles of sustainability come alive in every aspect of daily life. Since December 2009, these pioneers have made this extraordinary community their home, igniting a new way of living.

But the movement doesn't stop there. Cloughjordan also houses "Cultivate," an organization dedicated to promoting sustainable living and continuous learning. This hub of knowledge and action further empowers residents and visitors alike to embrace a greener, more prosperous future.

Within the eco-village, another exceptional project awaits: Cloughjordan Community Farm. Established in 2008, this initiative draws members from the surrounding area, uniting them in their pursuit of wholesome, organic, and biodynamic food. By cultivating the land harmoniously, this farm endeavors to supply its members' families with a substantial portion of their nourishment.

Discover the Cloughjordan Ecovillage, a haven where sustainable living thrives and where inspired individuals work together to forge a better world. It's an opportunity to be part of a movement that intertwines the wisdom of the past with the promise of the future.

Eco Village


Located at the crossroads of Nenagh, Birr, Borrisokane, and Moneygall, the charming village of Cloughjordan emerged as a bustling settlement during the Norman era of the 13th and 14th centuries. Back then, the De Marisco family, under the rule of King Henry II, were granted land in Ormond by the Butlers. One branch of the De Mariscos (known today as Morris or Morrissey) settled in this area, where they established a magnificent stone castle and manor house fortified by a surrounding moat.

Norman Lord

Holy Land

Legend has it that the first De Marisco to call this place home was a noble Norman knight who embarked on a remarkable journey to the Holy Land to participate in a Crusade against the Saracens. It is said that he returned with a precious stone from the River Jordan, which he incorporated into the doorway of his castle. Hence, the village obtained its name from this extraordinary artifact – the Stone of Jordan, or as the locals call it, Clough Shiúrdáin, better known as Cloughjordan.

Cromwellian soldier

Cromwellian Rule

During the late 17th century, Cloughjordan underwent further development under the Cromwellian grantees. Colonel John Harrison, a distinguished officer in Cromwell's army, was granted a vast estate of 1,484 acres around Cloughjordan as recognition for his military services. Showing his vision and resourcefulness, Harrison built Cloughjordan House on the site of the original De Marisco castle, incorporating remnants of the ancient structure into his grand abode. To this day, a portion of the castle wall, boasting an impressive thickness of seven and a half feet, stands as a testament to Cloughjordan's rich history.

Barrow Forts

Friendship Stone

In October 2018, the community received a Friendship Stone from the Jordanian Authorities, sourced from Bethany Beyond the Jordan. This gift served as an invitation for the community to visit Jordan and explore the connections between Cloughjordan and the Kingdom of Jordan.

To further enhance the connections, Ambassador Omar Nahar visited Cloughjordan in July as part of the Cloughjordan - Kingdom of Jordan Connects event. Local community groups and Tipperary County Council hosted a special reception for the Ambassador and the Cloughjordan community, discussing potential future collaborations between Tipperary and Jordan.

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