Monday November 30, 2020

Is now the time for an urban Gaelteacht?

Carol Tallon Talking PropertyA forward-looking Irish-speaking community in the heart of Dublin would be a fitting symbol of the recovering market.

9th March, 2014
Among all the initiatives to encourage home-buyers, and families in particular, to set up home in the city, a Gaelteacht might just be the most effective one.

I recently came across the concept of modern co-housing, which is best described as contrived or intentionally created communities. Each community generally consists of private homes among shared facilities, including social areas. In terms of planning, like-minded people come together with a shared vision, ethos and aspiration for their surroundings. The term like-minded' seems to be the glue that sustains such communities, similar to Cloughjordan Eco Village. This initially struck me as being quite insular,...

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