About Carrick-on-Suir Community
Carrick-on-Suir Camphill Community is where people with and without learning disabilities live and work together with a mutual relationship. It is based in a small town called Carrick-on-Suir, meaning in Irish (Rock on the River), in Co. Tipperary. The town is lacated 27 km north-west of Waterford which is on the south-east of Ireland.
Carrick-on-Suir Community was founded at Michelmas (29th.September) 1996 bya group of people from Grangemockler Community. Initially the group lived at the Slate Quarries at Ahenny which is outside of Carrick-on-Suir, while they purchased a small farm and house (February 1997) in Carrick-on-Suir. They commuted from the Slate Quarries to the farm everyday.
One of the guiding principles for us in the beginning was that the community would be formed by the individuals in the community, a principle which still lives with us in meeting the diverse needs of individuals. Following a period of pioneering in the Slate quarries, we moved to our first town house - Brogan in January 1998. We continued building many diverse living situations and workshops in the town and on the farm.
Our most recent additions are three houses in a housing estate adjacent to the farm. Over the last eighteen years we have grown from 8 to 45 people resident in the community.