50 acres in Co. Tipperary

About Grangemockler Community

We are a community of adults with special needs and international volunteers set on 50 acres in Co. Tipperary. We aim to create a warm home atmosphere, a rich cultural life, and meaningful work for all members of the community. We are about forty people in total living in four households. Our main areas of work are the farm, garden, and weaving workshop but we also go out to Kilkenny, Clonmel and Carrick-on-Suir to work and attend activities there.

In our community we work together to create an environment that encourages each person to develop his or her full potential and volunteers play a very important role. Volunteers help us with the day to day care of adults with special needs, which may include physical care, emotional support, or simply companionship. You may be asked to help us maintain our houses, cook meals with veg from the organic garden, or help out in one of the workshops. The contribution volunteers make to our cultural life brings diversity and an every-changing dynamic to our community life.

We are part of a network of Camphill Communities in Ireland and we offer an Introductory Course for all volunteers in the area where you can learn more about life and work with people with special needs while meeting volunteers from other communities.

We are within walking distance to a bus stop, and just about half-way between Dublin and Cork for those who wish to travel while they are here. We are about 20 minutes by bus from Callan, where there is the excellent KCAT center for the arts. After completing one year voluntary work in the community, volunteers may enquire about being supported to join KCAT for a second year, either part-time or full-time.

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