Welcome to the Camphill Greenacres website
Camphill Community Greenacres is a small life sharing Community with people with special needs. We aim to develop the Camphill impulse in the context of an Irish urban setting. To achieve this, we have set ourselves the goal of achieving a Sustainable Community. This can be described as an attempt to integrate the ecological, social, economic and spiritual aspects of life towards creating a harmonious and inclusive place to live.
We are living in three houses within walking distance of each other in south Dublin. Our neighbourhood is a beautiful, peaceful place, yet has easy access to the cultural life and stimulus of Dublin city centre. It is near Dundrum and Stillorgan villages, and close to The Airfield Trust, Dublins only city farm (where once in a month we have a market).
There are plenty of possibilities around us to live life to the full!!Besides the daily running of the households, some of us have jobs in the wider community. We have an allotment nearby where we grow organic vegetables and tend the gardens of the 3 houses. We also have a weavery, pottery and drama, music and art workshops. There are many colleges nearby which offer wonderful opportunities for further education and training.
In Greenacres we try to create a home that encourages each individual to grow and develop their gifts and discover their hidden talents. Our Community is still in its pioneering stage and life is therefore very dynamic. Our vision is to have a constellation of houses in our neighbourhood, held together by a shared cultural life. Having now established some of our houses, we aim to focus next on developing a public arts center. This would be a place of inclusion and a meeting point between us and our neighbours.