Permaculture Design Course (Ireland)

Join this strong team of expert teachers for 12 days of intensive heads, hearts & hands-on permaculture learning at the beautiful 'Carraig Dúlra' in the SouthEast of Ireland.

This 8 year old permaculture smallholding site lends us the fantastic opportunity to explore practical elements of land-based permaculture interconnected with community engagement initiatives & permaculture based livelihoods. Earth care, People care & Fairshares in action!

The diverse teaching team offers a high standard of engaging teaching methods; practical, theoretical & experience based learning in a collaborative, productive & fun learning environment.

There will be a practical element to each & every day! Forest Gardening, Landscape water harvesting systems, Natural building, Woodland skills, & Foraging weave through the course and we will visit other nearby projects.



25 June - 7 July 2015



This course is aimed at anyone who has not yet completed a full Permaculture Design Course, (which is an essential pre-requisite for anyone who wishes to attend the IPC convergence). This course is designed for you if you want to learn more about: Observation skills... Landscape water harvesting... Permaculture Ethics & Principles... Food Production... Community economics.... Trees & Woodlands... Communication Skills... Natural Building... Urban Design... Forest Gardening.... Patterns in Nature... Design Methods & Planning tools... Wild plant identification.... Food foraging.... Soil analysis & fertility... Site surveying.... Edible landscaping.... Personal Resilience... and more!

(If parents want to come with their children, then please contact us directly in advance to discuss the age of the child and possibility of arrangements.)


Capacity of the event

 8 - 24



The standard course fee is €1,000 (waged).
If you feel you qualify, you may opt for one of the following sliding scale fees (this is an honour system, we won't be checking wages etc!)

€800 for low waged

€600 for unwaged

We also ask that those people/organisations who can afford it consider:

€1,200 good wage/organisation


Travel Arrangements

Students will need to arrange their own travel to our nearest train station. We can collect them from there. Details are on our website:




Students have a choice of accommodation - such as bringing your own tent, borrowing a tent, or staying in a yurt or caravan.

All high quality ingredients provided on site for meals (special diets can be accommodated on request) which the students will collectively cook on a rota - this is a great way to learn new recipes! In general the main meals will be vegan based, and extra snacks, organic farm eggs and other ingredients are available for individual sale.


Contact name

Suzie Cahn

Thu, 25/06/2015
Low Waged