Ciara Brehony

Ciara is an artist with a particular interest in community work as social sculpture. Over the last ten years in particular she has been involved in a number of projects that have looked at how we feed ourselves, how we educate our children, and how we house ourselves. The People Care ethic of permaculture is her particular passion.

She is a founder of Common Ground Bray, a local co-operative, community-based group dedicated to promoting a co-operative, mindful and ecological lifestyle, with a particular focus on food sovereignty and how we feed ourselves.

She is also a founder of the Wicklow Democratic School, Ireland’s first democratic school for self-directed education, and Common Ground Community Led Housing, whose vision is of a new paradigm for housing, living and working in Ireland.