Basic CMYK


Common Ground is part of a growing network of community based projects that are springing up around the country. Here are a few based around Wicklow that we have already set up connections with….


Established in 2007 Carraig Dúlra Ltd is a social enterprise set up by Mike and Suzie Cahn.

Its activities and programmes are run throughout County Wicklow and beyond. These are all linked to helping to support people maintain or develop their connection to the natural world. Or they are spaces created to learning about, or develop new adaptions, which Suzie and Mike and their community of support believe we need in our own and our communities lives, to help us to live more justly, healthily and sustainably into a resilient future.

Grow It Yourself – Bray


Macalla Farm – Clare Island


Macalla Farm (formerly Clare Island Retreat Centre) is a small, family run retreat centre and working organic farm situated on Clare Island off the west coast of Ireland. We are passionate about yoga, mindfulness, food and horses. The wide range of residential courses on offer for 2016 reflects our diverse interests and areas of expertise: yoga retreats which integrate a deep awareness of both body and mind, mindfulness and cooking retreats which explore our relationship to food as well as one-of-a-kind courses combining yoga and mindfulness with horsemanship.

Hips and Haws Wildcrafts is the newest project by Courtney Tyler.


Based in the Wicklow Mountains, Hips and Haws is the place to come for information and workshops about:

  • Wild Food
  • Slow Food
  • Food and Drink Fermentation Workshops and Demonstrations
  • Folk Herbalism
  • Green Living – how to reduce your carbon footprint
  • Permaculture/ Sustainability
  • DIY/ GIY
  • Wild Crafting- what to create with wild flowers and herbs
  • Foraging Walks
  • Jewellery classes