About this listing
The Makery is a Community Craft Centre in the heart of Cloughjordan. We offer courses in arts and craft and have the space for meeting other people for a chat.
- One Double double bedroom with shared bathroom.
-One Single Bedroom with shared bathroom
- Access to community kitchen
Interaction with Guests
Because The Makery is a community space, it is often unpredictable exactly when people are going to be coming in and out of the building. As a fellow community member you are free to come and go as you please and to interact on any level you feel comfortable with. In Cloughjordan, a friend is always just around the corner, ready to chat or to leave you in peace.
The greatest thing about the neighbourhood is the diversity of things to do. Long before Cloughjordan was home to Ireland’s first eco-village, Cloughjordan was a diverse town where the community intermingled and socialised within seven different religious practices.
Today Cloughjordan also attracts a wide range of Sustainability-minded people, which results in a wonderful range of options for visitors. From our own community space for handmade arts and crafts to the base for The Anthrophosophical Society of Ireland. From Cultivate’s educational activities to Cloughjordan Community Farm, FEASTA, VSI, RED Gardens, and our own Low Carbon Cafe.. There’s never a dull moment.
Cloughjordan is proud to also be the birth place of Thomas MacDonagh, signatory on the Irish Declaration of Independence. This cultural figure gives Cloughjordan many reasons to celebrate.
- We are very lucky to be one of the few remaining rural towns in Ireland to still have a fully functional train station, acting as inter-city connector with Dublin and Limerick plus regional connector with Roscrea and Nenagh.
- There is also a local bus service daily to the neighbouring towns including Birr.
- The M7 motorway (Dublin-Limerick) is less then 10km.
- Hitch-hiking is very common on roads leading into Cloughjordan
- and bicycle routes are clearly marked on the quite country roads.
Other Things to Note
The people who use The Makery most often include active members of The Anthrophosophical Society of Ireland and Cloughjordan Community Farm. Our members also make up a group of people that include a chef, a couple of crotchet craftspeople, two writers, serveral loomers, a few book-binders, a baker, a felter, a soap maker, a group of bee keepers and many painters.
For details on workshops and courses being run in The Makery check out our website: (website hidden)
You could also look us up on (website hidden).
About the Host, The Makery
What is the Makery?
The Makery is a Community venue that promotes arts and crafts as meaningful activity , by providing affordable space and equipment for a range of creative pursuits.
What happens at The Makery?
As a venue for a wide variety of workshops,demonstrations and classes,it encourages anyone with arts and crafts skills to share them with others.
The Makery also opens its doors for people to meet, explore and chat and sometimes you might get the chance to enjoy some lovely locally prepared food (Mon-Tue Honesty Cafe).
For our Air BnB Guests we provide a Continental Self Service Breakfast including some of our locally sourced food products ie. Riot Rye Bread and Mossfield Farm Milk.
There are two bedrooms available sharing one bathroom and a kitchen where you can prepare your own food.
The Makery is situated in the heart of Cloughjordan which gives easy access to the local pubs (every Thursday traditional Music at Grace's down the road), the Heritage Centre and their library, Ireland's only Eco-Neighbourhood (every Sat&Sun donation based tours (email hidden) Gig Bookshop) and lots of other possibilities to explore the locality.
We are looking forward to meeting you and to share our wonderful Community Centre with you.